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Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar)

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Address: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Attractive green area, but closed to the public

I walked around the outskirts of this park whilst on a day trip to JB from Singapore. Unfortunately, this pretty area of parkland is fenced off from public access, so it isn't... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2015
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
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467 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was informed by the guard that this place is not yet open to public/ tourists. We are not allow to enter into the area

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Thank Lee C
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I used to have great memories of this place as a children at age 3-4. Not sure my age when i first went there. Overall i notice it is still clean with regular maintenance. This is the first spot i will recommend to my foreign buddies in Johor for the first time.

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Thank Sze Wei E
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Whenever time permits, its a truly lovely place to be! We Johoreans are so blessed and proud that our Sultan thinks of his people , to have a place like this, so near his residence.

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Thank Prameela_Rajaratnan
Malaysia
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a beautiful place on the main high way .it is full in the morning and evening with health caution walkers .nice place to relax and click pictures

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2 Thank pceoscj
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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241 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Great opportunities to visit this place, This place remind us to the old architecture for us to remember.

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Thank RENERONO
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

I am very much surprised that its a very good place for tourists to visit and the Sultan of Johor has such lovely ideas of doing this he is really a man who has magic touch of making this country a good one long live the Sultan. Its peaceful and good place to walk around and relieve your stress.

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2 Thank Susan R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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500 reviews
328 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

Been go this park several times since I have my own children. This is a good place for the kids run and down on the green field. Of course we were only allowed to walking around the park beside the palace (Istana Besar).The palace museum just beside this park. You can just sit on the slope field and enjoy very... More 

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3 Thank hweeying
Singapore, Singapore
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3,408 reviews
1,916 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

I walked around the outskirts of this park whilst on a day trip to JB from Singapore. Unfortunately, this pretty area of parkland is fenced off from public access, so it isn't actually possible to go inside. instead you have to admire the gardens from outside. The advantage is that it is in quite an accessible location within a fairly... More 

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2 Thank KGB777
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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213 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

There have been no recent updates on this park, and rightfully so, as it remains closed to the public almost 2 years after the park was closed for renovations. The grounds were supposed to be open to the public early this year. There have been no news confirming when this little green lung in Jb will re-open. The museum is... More 

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11 Thank ceemohan
JB
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Been enjoying the garden since my childhood days. Currently closed for some refurbishment works. Probably be re opened next year 2014. Best recommended spot to relax would be the small hill next to the old palace facing the seaview. You can even watch the sunset if you're not shooed away early by the guards ( the garden is closed to... More 

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2 Thank StarryNite_travel

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