Useful Information

One of the bus operators called Causeway Link provides the Travel Bus Pass for the tourist. The pass is an all-easy-access cashless travel card that connects to the major theme parks, places of attraction and famous shopping centers of Johor Bahru. It offers unlimited rides with Causeway Link buses for two or three days option. Two days bus pass costs RM 55.00 while the three days bus pass costs RM 80.00. Some outlets also offer special deal and discounts for the pass holder. Remember to bring the pass and the guide every where to ensure smooth travel.

Currency

Johor uses Ringgit Malaysia in their daily transaction. The currency is pegged to US dollar. Malaysians in general won’t trade with other currencies even with US Dollar or Great Britain Pound for fear of receiving fake money. However, some merchants might accept SG Dollar.

Johor is quite advance with the cashless transaction. So, the travelers don’t have to worry if they don’t have the cash handy. Chances are almost restaurants and shop have cashless service machine. However, if one goes at the market or stall areas, please be mindful to bring cash in small notes. Most of the street vendors don’t have bigger notes.

Electricity

The power socket in Malaysia is of type G which is the same as British power socket. It has three pins and the standard voltage is 240 V while the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Adapters are cheap and easy to find. If one stays in the hotel, they can request for the adapter from the reception. If the travelers come from countries that has standard similar voltage between 220 - 240V such as the UK, Europe, Australia and most of the Asian and African country, it is safe to use their own electrical appliances.

However, for travelers from US, Canada and most South America. The standard voltage for their electrical appliances is within the range of 100 V - 127 V. If they want to use their electrical appliances, they must use voltage converter.

Language

Malaysia’s official language is Malay Language and the second language is English Language. Due to its multiethnic population, Mandarin Language and Tamil Language are also widely used in Johor.

The travelers shouldn’t be scared to communicate and talk to the locals. Most of them understand English very well. Malaysia is placed second in Asia behind the Singapore and twelfth in the world for its English literacy rate.

Weather

Malaysia is located at the middle of the equator line. Hence, the weather in Johor is hot and humid with constant rain throughout the year. There's no need for thick clothes. However, travelers have to prepare a raincoat or an umbrella in case of rain.

Tipping

It is not obligated to tip in Malaysia. The customers are charged 10% out of their bills for the services. However, there’s nothing harmful about showing a little bit of gestures to those who serve us.

No Smoking Areas

Almost all accommodations abide by the rules of prohibiting smoking in their premises. Starting 2019, all the eatery places indoor or outdoor will be no smoking areas. The same rules apply for public transportation and highway areas.

Tourist Information

There are several places the travelers can go find information about Johor. For example,the places like Iskandar Malaysia Information Center, Johor Tourist Information Centre and Tourism Malaysia. These places provide information about Johor, guide map and advice on attractions and places to go. skandar Malaysia Information Center is located at Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay. Johor Tourist Information Centre is located at Jalan Ayer Molek, Bandar Johor Bahru. Tourism Malaysia is located at Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru

The information can also be gathered online. There are lots of website services, whether government affiliate agencies or from service provider regarding the Information on Johor can be found.

Useful Contacts

The emergency contact in Malaysia is 999. It connects to other emergency services like police, ambulance and fire services.

It is advisable to keep the embassy of the travelers home country’ phone number. The embassy could provide legal help and take care of its citizens' welfare if something unfavorable happened during the travel.

Also, it is very pertinent for the travelers to keep the phone number the accommodation they stay in and always update them on the itineraries and the number to call for emergency purposes. While overall trip in Malaysia is generally safe, bad things happen. This way, the travelers will be assured that someone will be alerted if something were to befall them.