Tourist Tips & GuidesWritten on 13/05/2013 09:25:04
Journey to Johor
Visitors can reach the State of Johor by international flights to Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru. The Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Johor Port are the main entrance via sea. There are also a highway and rail network that are the best in Johor.
Visitors who wish to come to Johor or would like to enter Malaysia must have a passport or valid travel document with a minimum valid period of 6 months upon the last date of entry into Malaysia.
Commonwealth citizen (restricted) do not need a visa to enter the State of Johor. ASEAN nationals do not require a visa for social and business visits if the duration of the visits do not exceed one month.
Business HoursGovernment offices are open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are public holidays. Banking hours generally start at 9.30 am and end at 4.30 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday. Shopping malls and supermarkets are open daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.
The weather in Johor is generally tropical climate with average temperatures from 25.5 º C to 32 º C. The humidity is high throughout the year.
The State of Johor is 8 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 16 hours earlier than the standard time of the United States Pacific.
Simple and casual shirts are encouraged throughout the year.
Bahasa Malaysia is the official language but English is widely used. Other languages are Chinese and Tamil.
Drug trafficking is an offence and may be subject to mandatory death penalty.
Items such as video equipment, cameras, radio cassette players, watches, pens, lighters, cosmetics and fragrances are tax-free in he State of Johor. Visitors who bring taxable goods may have to pay a deposit (refundable) to bring in the goods.
Laws on Distribution of Currencies
Starting from October 1, 1998, all visitors are required to fill out a form for declaration of currencies upon arrival or exit of Malaysia. Permanent residents and non-permanent residents are allowed to bring not more than RM1, 000 cash.This page has been read 11652 times