DNA Paternity Testing in Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru has had a facelift, what was a down at heel, chaotic border town is now a cleaner brighter tourist destination, the capital’s sidewalks have been replanted and the place has been injected with new vigour. The police have seen off the sketchy salesmen who lurked in the side streets and congregated along Jln Tun Abdul Razak, where, off this main street you will find a bustling little hive of activity from food hawkers to interesting old colonial architecture. It does have an urban buzz here and there are many cosmopolitan corners to discover.
JB as its known is connected to Singapore by road and railway along a 1038m causeway via which Singaporeans invade weekly for the shopping and excitement of a weekend away. It seems few foreign travellers hang around here even though it has the potential to be a budget base for Singapore. Well now they should, as we discovered there are plenty of options here for lodgings and fascinating temples and architecture as well as the delightful spicy food and shopping outlets.
JB is in for a massive further makeover as part of the Iskander redevelopment so watch this space. There are some pretty temples to visit and the Sri Mariamman Temple is the most photogenic: covered in pastel coloured Hindu gods set against a jet blue sky makes for the perfect photo op. It is located downtown between Jalan Trus and Jalan Ungku Puan but don’t mistake it for the Glass Temple which is near the Tebrau Highway. You can go inside but you must take your shoes off and let yourself be tempted to buy flowers and incense in the area to complete the meditative, spiritual experience.
If you enjoy a peaceful stroll, walk down to the Istana Gardens: it’s open to the public and offers green lined pathways and a view out over the Johor Straits. If you want to shop til you drop take a taxi to the Johor Premium Outlets, it takes an hour from the centre of JB but is worth it for all the designer bargains to be had in this two storey shopping metropolis. There is a more local shopping complex in the centre of JB, City Square is one of them, and it is also a popular meeting place amongst locals and foreigners alike.
For museums and galleries try the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, a marvellous palace, once home to the royal family and built in the Victorian style in 1866. Atop of the hill, Bukit Timbalan, visit the Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim building, an imposing melange of Islamic and colonial designed by Palmer and Amp. If you’re feeling energetic take a walk to the Sultan Abu Bakar mosque as well, stunning whitewashed walls and blue-tiled roof makes this mix of Islamic and Victorian architectural influences another place of interest for the traveller in Malaysia.
DNA Paternity Testing in Malaysia
International Biosciences accept orders for DNA Paternity Testing from Johor Bahru and the surrounding areas and throughout Malaysia. We also have an authorised sample collection facility in Kuala Lumpur for legal cases.
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