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, we have 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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

If you are planning to visit the must-see Church of the Immaculate Conception, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to check out the beautiful India Mosque, take:

If you go to Pandan Lake Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you check out a temple, such as Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Johor Bahru.

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

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January

January in Johor Bahru is hot, very 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 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you vacation in Johor Bahru during February, you will probably find that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy 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 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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March

March for Johor Bahru can be sweltering, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

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

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May

May in Johor Bahru is constantly 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).

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June

In June, Johor Bahru is constantly hot, 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%.

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July

In July, Johor Bahru can be sweltering, 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%.

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August

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

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September

In September, Johor Bahru can be sweltering, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 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 September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

Traveling to Johor Bahru in October, you will notice that it is consistently hot, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

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

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December

Traveling to Johor Bahru in December, you will notice that it is hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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