Johor Bahru, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Johor Bahru, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Johor Bahru, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Johor Bahru, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Johor Bahru, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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What to wear/what to pack for Johor Bahru, Malaysia by month

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January

If you visit Johor Bahru during January, you may notice that it is hot, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

February

February in Johor Bahru is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

March

In March, Johor Bahru is extremely hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Johor Bahru, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

April

If you visit Johor Bahru during April, you will probably see that it can be sweltering, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

May

May in Johor Bahru is consistently hot, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

June

In June, Johor Bahru can be sweltering, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Johor Bahru, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

July

In July, Johor Bahru can be very hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Johor Bahru, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

August

August for Johor Bahru is extremely hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

September

September here is extremely hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

October

In October, Johor Bahru can be very hot, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Johor Bahru, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

November

If you are traveling to Johor Bahru in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot, extremely rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

December

In December, Johor Bahru is pretty consistently hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Johor Bahru, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to visit the majestic India Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the building; you should check with the Johor Bahru tourism authority.

If you go to Country Garden Central Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

Activities for Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Johor Bahru.

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