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Johor Bahru dating guide advises how to pick up Malay girls and how to hookup with local women in Johor Bahru. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more on how to date Malaysian women, where to find sex and how to get laid in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The city of Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor, a state at the southern tip of Malay peninsula. Johor Bahru is connected to Singapore directly by road and acts as a gateway for exploration of the island nation. The city is situated along the Straits of Johor at the southern end of the Malaysian peninsula. Johor Bahru has experienced massive development in the fields of administrative buildings, schools, religious buildings, and railways connecting to Singapore. The city has a total urban area of 1024 Kilometer square and a total urban population of more than 1.2 Million as of 2010. Out of the total population, around 50% of the people are Muslims, followed by around 34% Buddhists, and around 12% Hindus. The remaining 4% constitutes of other religions like Christianity and Sikhism.

Johor Bahru Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 3 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 2.5 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 3.5 / 5

Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5

Attitude of girls: 3 / 5

Nightlife in general: 3.5 / 5

Locals' English level: 3 / 5

Moving around the city: 4 / 5

Budget per day: US$50 - $300

Accommodation: US$8 - $155


Girls in Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the fourth largest city of Malaysia by population. Therefore, it has a lot of diversity in terms of the attitude and behavior of girls. You can find girls who are so liberal that they will have sex with you on the first night of introduction, and then, there will be girls who will hesitate to talk. A lot depends on religion, education, and upbringing of these girls. All of these factors are explained in detail below.

Religion plays the most important role in deciding whether a girl will be conservative or liberal. The predominant religion in Johor Bahru is Islam and thus, Muslim girls are ought to be conservative. Islam has strict rules that are against dating and relationships. Therefore, Muslim women will refrain from getting intimate with a stranger, especially a non-Muslim. Although Muslim girls in Malaysia are not as conservative as Muslim girls in some middle eastern countries but are still more conservative compared to other girls of the city. Buddhist girls are not known to be conservative but are quite shy. Buddhism has no rules and regulations regarding dating and relationships and Buddhist women are free to get into relationships. But, Buddhist women are shy and religious and prefer longer relationships. The same traits apply to Hindu girls as well. Hinduism has no restrictions for dating and relationships but Hindu girls are shy and prefer long term relationships.

Education plays an important role in the liberalization of people. More than 66% of women in Malaysia that are over the age of 25 have completed secondary education and more than 43% of Malaysian women are a part of the labor force. This statistic shows that the majority of women are educated and a considerable number of them are employed. But, this data also reflects that a massive number of women in Malaysia are not well-educated and are dependent on male earners. This information is necessary for you because the liberal and friendly nature of women depends a lot on their education and profession. But, since Johor Bahru is one of the bigger cities of the country, education, and employment of women is much better in the city.

Another important factor is the upbringing of the women in Johor Bahru. If a girl has grown up in a highly conservative family where a lot of rules and restrictions were imposed, she will tend to be conservative in nature. On the other hand, if a girl has grown up in a liberal environment with no restrictions and rules, the girl will obviously be more open-minded and friendly.

Local Malaysian girls
RatingLooks Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5

The local Malay women have typical south-east Asian features with wheatish skin, small eyes, and a slightly broader nose. They look pretty, have filled up assets and are aware of the latest dressing trends. Other than Malay women, you will find Buddhist women and Hindu women. Buddhist women have small eyes and white skin and look really pretty whereas Hindu girls are known to have brownish skin, medium to large eyes and wavy hair. Overall, the women you will find in Malaysia are alluring and well dressed.

RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 3 / 5

Women in Johor Bahru are friendly, and most of them are liberal as well. Most of the girls in the city are educated, and many of them are office workers. This type of working environment facilitates the liberalization of women and make them more friendly, and open to strangers. However, religious and family barriers may be a problem and, therefore, the above rating is justified.

How to Pick Up Girls

Malaysian girls are fond of good looking foreign men. If you are a westerner, you have a decent chance of picking up girls, irrespective of the country you belong to. You may have to put in some effort when it comes to picking up girls in Johor Bahru. You will be able to pick up girls a lot more easily and quickly if you are at the right place at the right time. These spots will be discussed in further sections.

To pick up Malaysian girls, you can follow simple and straightforward techniques. A simple confident greet should be enough to make a girl interested. Since Malaysian girls like good looking men, you will have a good chance if your dressing and grooming are sorted. Although Malaysian girls have a special admiration for westerners, even if you are not a westerner but you keep yourself maintained, you still have a great chance to pick up girls in Johor Bahru.

Johor Bahru is also a popular tourist destination with more millions of tourists visiting the city per year. Although not as popular as Kuala Lumpur, or Penang, Johor Bahru is still a quite popular tourist place. Therefore, you can also pick up foreign tourists. You can find them at tourist spots during the day, and clubs during the night. Targeting foreign tourists can be important because picking up girls in Malaysia is not as easy as in Indonesia and Singapore.

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 3 / 5

Picking up girls in Johor Bahru is moderately easy. As mentioned above, Malaysian girls love good looking men. Therefore, if you are a decent looking male with a good personality and confidence, you should be all set to pick up beautiful girls in Johor Bahru. With a decent number of popular tourist spots, you have a good chance to pick up foreign tourists as well. Visiting the right places at the right time is important to pick up girls.

Tips for Daytime

Daytime should mainly be utilized to visit tourist spots. You will find a lot of foreign tourists visiting these places during the daytime. You can visit these places to explore the city and interact with some foreign tourists as well. Some popular tourist places in Johor Bahru are:

  • LEGOLAND
Legoland, Johor Bahru
  • Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
  • Angry Birds Activity Park
Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor Bahru

If you like visiting temples and mosques, you can also visit:

  • Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Johor Bahru
  • The Old Temple Of Johor Bahru
The Old Temple Of Johor Bahru
  • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru
  • Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple, Johor Bahru

If you are willing to pick up local Malaysian girls, you cannot rely on tourist places. You have to step into the city if you want to pick up locals. Best way to pick up local girls during the daytime is visiting shopping malls. Shopping malls are popular destinations among young girls for shopping and hanging out. Johor Bahru has some good malls which are:

  • Paradigm Mall
Paradigm Mall, Johor Bahru
  • Johor Bahru City Square
Johor Bahru City Square
  • Capital City Mall
Capital City Mall, Johor Bahru
  • Angsana Mall
Angsana Mall, Johor Bahru
  • AEON Mall
AEON Mall, Johor Bahru

If you don't like visiting shopping malls, you can also visit city markets like Istana Bazar.

Another good way to pick up locals during the daytime is to visit coffee shops and cafes. A lot of working women visit these places during their lunchtime. You will also find freelancers who prefer working in such places. Some good cafes in Johor Bahru are:

  • Chaiwalla & Co
  • Container Cafe
  • The Replacement - Lodge & Kitchen
  • Bev Cafe

Some good coffee shops in Johor Bahru are:

  • The Brew Orchestra
  • Restoran Kin Wah
  • MyLiberica Sutera
RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 2.5 / 5

Picking up girls during the daytime is not hard in Johor Bahru. Less probability of finding single and naughty girls is the only problem you may face during the daytime. You might not find a lot of single girls roaming around the city during the day. You may find a few girls in malls, markets, or some popular tourist destinations. If you find them, then it can be a good chance to pick up and interact with the girl.

Best Places to Meet Girls

Being one of the biggest cities in Malaysia in terms of population, area, income, Johor Bahru has some great spots to hang out and meet girls. These places are good for both daytimes as well as the nighttime. At these places, you can find girls of all age groups and all type of behaviors. You can know about a girl's nature by her appearance, dressing sense, and basic actions and then decide to approach her. That being said, let's get to the best spots to meet girls in Johor Bahru that are listed below.

  • Whisky House Johor Bahru (bar)
  • Danga Bay Park (park)
Danga Bay Park, Johor Bahru
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru
  • Legoland Malaysia
  • The Bierhaus Sentosa (restaurant)
  • Country Garden Central Park
Country Garden Central Park, Johor Bahru
  • Southern University College
Southern University College, Johor Bahru
  • Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Tips for Nighttime

You should prefer a straightforward approach when making your move during the nighttime. Duty-Free Zone is one of the most popular areas of the city during the night. The area has a few excellent clubs, bars, and restaurants. This area is good for people who are looking for quick sex sessions because a lot of girls visiting this area are horny and looking to have sex. You can also try hitting on bartenders and other females in the staff.

An important tip is to try booking a room at a hotel near Duty Free Zone. Firstly, Duty Free Zone is located along the Sungai Setulang and Johor Strait. Secondly, it will be beneficial during the nighttime and all the major clubs, and bars will be at a walking distance from your hotel which will save your money and time of traveling. Duty Free Zone also has some good restaurants where you can have dinner as well.

Your dressing is important at nighttime because many women are looking for guys. And the first criteria on which every woman judges a man is his looks. Therefore, always dress smartly. There is a difference between dressing well and dressing smartly. If you wear a three-piece suit at a club, you are a well-dressed man, but not smartly dressed one. Smart dressing means dressing according to the occasion. Thus, wearing party clothes, or dark semi-formal clothes can help in building a good first impression.

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 3.5 / 5

Chance of hooking up at the night is higher than the day. As mentioned earlier, the number of girls moving around the city during the nighttime is higher than in the daytime. During the nighttime, many girls start coming out in the city to have fun, go for clubbing, and hook up with some good looking dudes. If you dress well and visit a few clubs and bars, you will most probably pick a girl, and if all goes well, you may get laid well as well.

Best Nightclubs to Meet Girls

Johor Bahru has a few good nightclubs where you can go to drink, dance, and chill. In Johor Bahru nightclubs, you will enjoy the music, drinks, atmosphere and the amiable staff. If you are staying in the vicinity of Duty-Free Zone, you will have access to the city's best nightclubs and bars. Some of the nightclubs in Johor Bahru are listed below.

  • Pixie Entertainment
  • 9MM Club Johor
  • KTV Scions Club
  • World Shaking KTV Night Club
  • The Zoo Karaoke

Other than nightclubs, Johor Baru has some decent bars as well. Some of them are listed below.

  • Whisky House
  • Sky 26, Holiday Villa
  • Mulligan's Pub & Bistro
  • Olive The Bay
  • JJ wine & tapas
RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 3.5 / 5

The nightlife of Johor Bahru is good in general. Although not as mesmerizing as of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, but it is still quite decent. You will not have much to do except clubbing, drinking, browsing the markets and roaming around the streets of the city. But the experience is still good and you will enjoy your night out. Moreover, you have a great chance to pick up girls, which is the most important requirement for a lot of guys.

Johor Bahru at night

Mature Ladies and Cougars

Chance of picking up mature ladies in Johor Bahru is not certain because most of the mature women are housewives and prefer staying at home. Therefore you may not find a lot of these women hanging around looking for hookups. You can visit some specific restaurants and bars near big workplaces to interact with working women. However, you can try online dating which is very prevalent in Malaysia, and a lot of mature women also use it. You can also find a few mature women at nightclubs and bars during the nighttime, but the chances are comparatively lower than getting younger girls.

Dating

When visiting Johor Bahru, dating can be a fun and interesting experience. [1], lets you meet local members in Johor Bahru and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. It just takes a few minutes, you simply create an account, upload a few images and tell a little about yourself. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.

Top Dating Tips

If you successfully pick up a girl, you will either hook up, or you will plan a date. If you have a planned date, then you have to keep a few important things in mind to make the most out of your date. The first and most important is to choose the right place. Although it is a fact that you are a visitor and the girl you will be dating will know the city better, but still, you have to decide a good place. You should always avoid clubs, or bars until the girl insists to meet there. A good restaurant is the best place to meet for a date.

Always reach the spot before time as it reflects your interest in the date. Malaysian girls love attention and reaching the place at the time shows that you are excited to meet her. Basic etiquettes like giving a warm, healthy hug, and pulling the chair for her to sit are important and are to be kept in mind.

At the end of the date, don't forget to give her a warm hug, and thank her for coming. As mentioned above, your dressing and grooming are really important. If you don't maintain yourself, firstly you look unattractive, and secondly, it may give an impression that you are careless and irresponsible.

Online Dating

Online dating is extremely popular in Malaysia and almost every single girl uses it. Online dating provides you the luxury to interact with single girls who are looking for a serious relationship as well as a casual hook up. A lot of mature women use online dating as well to find long-term partners and casual hookup partners. Online dating allows you to get comfortable with the person you want to date before actually meeting them. Most popular dating apps in Malaysia are listed below. You may find a few sex workers on this website and you should be careful in engaging with such girls. Lady-boys are also prevalent in south-east Asia and you have good chances of encountering them on these websites.

  • Asian Dating: Asian Dating is the most popular dating website in South-East Asia. With millions of users active on the app, Asian Dating should be your first priority to find single Malaysian girls. Although to unlock all the features, you have to purchase a premium version, but the free version is also good to pick girls.
  • Tinder: One of the most popular online dating sites in the world, Tinder uses your location to show people who are near your location. It offers plenty of useful features which include Like, Crush, and Message. You can also purchase the premium version called Tinder Gold which provides more useful features. A lot of Malaysian girls use this website.
  • Bumble: Another global dating app, Bumble also uses your location to show nearby results. Instead of just dating, you can also make friends, and build a community on this website. This website is also popular in Malaysia.
  • Happn: Happn is also a global dating app that is popular in Malaysia. Similar to Tinder and Bumble, Happn also uses your location but it shows people who you have crossed paths with. This shows you results that are in the near vicinity of your area.
  • Other dating sites like International Cupid, Woo, and Elite Singles also exist and can be tried.

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What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances

Malaysian women are not that judgmental and will not judge you based on your money, looks, and other traits. They will like you based on your actions and your approach. However, you should look decent and dress properly. Malaysian women don't usually differ men on their ethnicity, but they have an admiration for westerners. But that does not mean that you will not have a chance if you belong to different races or ethnic backgrounds.

Rich guys have an excellent chance to pick up girls as well. Malaysian girls like men who are rich and have no problem in draining their pockets. Therefore showing off some of your money in the clubs or bars can help you get approached by some girls in Johor Bahru. Guys that have a good physique and personality will get preferred by the girls Johor Bahru. Malaysian women like smart dressing and may not appreciate hipster or surfer looks. You may not have to wait for too many days to get laid. Women here are horny and may end up getting laid with you quickly. However, you should be patient and respect the time taken by her.

Risks while Gaming

Malaysia is considered as a safe country in general. You will not face any risks unless you mess up with the rules. You will not find many cock-blockers stopping you from getting laid. If you are picking up a girl who is with her boyfriend, you may get into a fight. Don't approach a girl who is with her family as it can lead to issues as well. Other than these few risks, Johor Bahru is a safe place to visit. However, you should always keep your documents and some cash in a safe place.

How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible

To get laid quickly, you should use online dating as it is the quickest and most reliable ways to get laid. Visiting clubs and bars during the night also increases your chances of meeting naughty women who may be interested in hooking up. Getting in touch with gold diggers and sugar babies is another way of getting laid quickly.

Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

The Sugar Baby scene in Johor Bahru is still quite new but there are a lot of beautiful young girls looking for a Sugar Daddy. The best and safest way to hook up with a Sugar Baby is online. At SecretBenefits.com there is a wide selection of nice girls who are looking for an older guy to take care of them. These babes are easy to approach and you can settle everything before meeting up.

Gold diggers are increasing in Malaysia. They can be found in many clubs, bars and online. Sugar babies can be found online and a lot of websites out there dedicated to sugar daddy-daughter relationships.

Swinger Clubs and Naturism

Swinger scene is prevalent in Johor Bahru and you can find a few websites online to join the swinger club community. Public nudity is illegal in Malaysia and there are no nudist beaches in Johor Bahru.

Costs of Living

This section has information about the necessary costs like budget per day, beer (in shop & bar), accommodation ), food in a restaurant, etc.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$50 - $300

A single traveler will end up spending $50 to $300 per day in Johor Bahru including accommodation, food, and transportation.

CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$8 - $155

Hotel rooms in Johor Bahru are not expensive. You can easily get a room for $8 per night if you are on a budget. However if you wish to stay at luxurious hotels it could cost you as much as $155 per night.

CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$2 - $4

You will need to spend between $2 to $4 to get a bottle of beer from a grocery shop in Johor Bahru.

CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$4 - $5

If you want to get a glass of beer in a bar or a restaurant in Johor Bahru, you have to spend between $4 and $5.

CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$3 - $22

It will cost you anywhere between $3 to $22 to get a meal in Johor Bahru, depending on the type of restaurant you choose to eat at.

Accommodation

Duty-Free Zone is the best area to get a hotel for both long-term and short-term stay. Couch-surfing is uncommon but Airbnb works great in the city. Some of the recommended hotels in Johor Bahru where you can stay are listed below:

  • Thistle Hotel
Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru
  • The Puteri Pacific Hotel
The Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bhru
  • Grand Paragon Hotel
Grand Paragon Hotel, Johor Bahru

How to Get There and Move Around

Johor Bahru is one of the most well-connected cities of Malaysia having excellent international connectivity by air and outstanding connectivity within the country as well. This section consists of information regarding the transportation options available in Johor Bahru.

By air:

Johor Bahru International Airport is named as the Senai International Airport and is internationally connected to Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya, Seoul, Medina, and Bangkok by respective international airlines. Johor Bahru is also domestically connected to all major Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru

By bus:

You can travel to Johor Bahru by bus from Singapore. You can also travel to Johor Bahru from all major Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Buses are also used for public transport and are a cheap and comfortable mode of travel.

Local bus at a bus terminal in Johor Bahru

By car:

You can hire a local taxi in Johor Bahru for around $1 per ride. You can also consider booking a taxi online from services like Public Cab and Taxi Online that work smoothly in Johor Bahru.

A local bus and taxi stand in Johor Bahru

By train:

Frequent trains run between Johor Bahru and Singapore. You can also take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru and vice versa.

Railway Station in Johor Bahru

By boat:

Johor Bahru has an international port terminal that has ship services to Indonesia and Singapore. You can enjoy a lot of ferry tours in the Johor Strait as well.

Tour boats docked in Johor Bahru

Visas:

Malaysia allows citizens of 160 countries for visa-free entry for a variable number of days. Citizens of 10 countries can apply for an e-visa and citizens of other remaining countries have to visit the Malaysian embassy in their respective countries.

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

To find work in Johor Bahru, you can browse job sites online. You can also find some office work in Johor Bahru if you visit some of them. Work permit for Malaysia can be obtained easily. You can visit the Malaysian Embassy in your country to get more details.

Internet and Mobile Operators

Malaysia has an average download speed of 9 Mbps, which is very good. Malaysia also has cheap data rates. With excellent connectivity and coverage of internet, and voice calling over the city, Johor Bahru is a great place for busy freelancers, digital nomads, remote workers, and business professionals as well. Some popular telecom companies in Malaysia are listed below.

  • Acasia Communications
  • Ten Ten Telecommunications
  • Isolectra (M)
  • Micro Ocean Technologies
  • Maxis Communications

Gambling and Casinos

Gambling is legal in Malaysia but with some limitations. Malaysia has only four casinos in total and unfortunately, none of them is in Johor Bahru. You can find casinos in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang, and Genting Highlands.

Weed and Drugs

Consumption and possession of cannabis is illegal in Malaysia and can get you arrested if caught with weed. Although you can score some weed easily if you ask the right people about it, but it is advised tto stay away from anything that could lead to trouble.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

Johor Bahru has some excellent gyms such as:

  • R3 Fitness
  • Amber Gym Setia Indah
  • Great Body Gym & Fitness

Johor Bahru also has some exotic spas with beautiful staff, such as:

  • Walea Spa & Retreat
  • SPA Manja
  • Poseidon Spa

STDs and HIV

HIV rates in Malaysia are increasing with around 10 positive cases being reported per day. Therefore, it is always recommended to use protection when engaging in sexual activities with a stranger.

Stay Safe

Johor Bahru has developed a reputation for crime, partly due to the sensationalized reports by the Singapore media of crimes committed against their citizens. Although Johor Bahru's crime rate is indeed higher than Singapore and elsewhere in Malaysia, by taking appropriate safety precautions, you can make sure your stay in the city is safe and peaceful. It is advised that you keep your documents and valuable belongings in a safe place and do not carry a lot of cash when you go out.

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