IGCESH 2016 EXCURSION ON 15 AUGUST 2016 | 0200 PM – 0800 PM

Complete your IGCESH2016 experience with excursion around selected high profile developments in Johor Bahru. Registrations are open until 7th July 2016 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum capacity of 50 participants is reached. Participants need to pay RM 50 for excursion registration fee. You can bring your friend/relatives along but the payment is RM 50 per head (children under 12 are free). The excursion will include hi-tea buffet in a five star hotel.

Please fill in the form here to join the excursion. To make payment please refer to this link. Below is the schedule and route.

 Updated on 14.8.2016


Pick-up Point N24 UTM



2.00 pm

Depart from N24

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Visit Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and take group photo

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Travel to HSBC near LED (drop only)

3.15 pm – 3.25 pm

Walk to Salahuddin Bakery

3.25 pm – 3.35 pm

See Salahuddin Bakery

3.35 pm – 3.45 pm

Walk to Hiap Joo Bakery

3.45 pm – 4.05 pm

Visit Hiap Joo Bakery

4.05 pm – 4.20 pm

Take photo around old JB city and walk back to HSBC (Bus Pick up)

4.20 pm – 4.30 pm

Travel to Hotel Selesa

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

High tea and prayer break at Hotel Selesa Johor Bahru

5.30 pm – 5.45 pm


5.50 pm – 6.10 pm

Travel to Country Garden

6.10 pm – 6.30 pm

Walk and take group photo in Country Garden

6.30 pm – 6.40 pm

Travel to Laman Mahkota

6.40 pm – 7.00 pm

Visit Laman Mahkota and take group photo

7.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Return back to UTM (N24)

Hi- Tea Buffet:


Assorted Finger and Croissant sandwich with (egg,
tuna, chicken ham)
Rojak Penang with traditional sauce
Keropok ikan & keropok udang
Cucur Udang with Sauce


Yang chow fried rice
Fried mee mamak
Chicken curry with potatoes
Vegetarian spring roll
Vegetarian samosa


Fresh Tropical Slice fruit
Slice Cake
Mix Fruits Puding
Assorted Malay
Bubur Cha Cha

Coffee and Tea

With N24 UTM as our pick-up point, we will drive by the panoramic view of Danga Bay and Straits view. We will than bring you to Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque a historic mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of the late Sultan Abu Bakar. It is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. It is situated on a hill, with a bird eye’s view of the straits of Johor. The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque was completed in the year of 1900. The architecture of the mosque is a mix of two distinguishable styles. They are Victorian and Moorish styles with a little influence of Malay style. Non-muslims are allowed to enter the mosque. However, decent and modest clothing must be worn as a sign of respect.

Sultan Abu Bakar mosque

Heading south, we will then travel through the bustling city that never sleeps, JB City Centre. Retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city, together we will visit Country Garden Danga Bay.
countrygarden Our excursion will continue to Istana Bukit Serene,  the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor. The palace faces the Straits of Johor and has a bird’s eye view of Singapore. There are two roads that pass around the palace ground. They are Jalan Kolam Air and Jalan Straits View. 

Istana Bukit Serene visit
At the entrance of Istana Bukit Serene, stands proud the Laman Mahkota or translated as Crown’s Garden. Laman Mahkota is a place where the replica of Johor Sultanate’s crown is displayed up high to be viewed by the public. The 20.9 metres high structure with a width of 60 metres and supported by four concrete arches serve to symbolise the crowning glory of the Johor Sultanate. It was constructed to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim bin Almarhum Sultan Iskandar in the sovereign of Johor. Besides the crown, the area is also decorated with beautiful water fountains that shine with coloured lights at night.

laman mahkota visit

There will be a refreshment and prayer break after a long and hectic day. We will bring you to The Hotel Selesa Johor Bahru, a 5-star luxurious indulgences. Situated right in the heart of Johor Bahru, the central business and shopping district of Johor, the luxury hotel features spacious and stylish restaurant with exceptional service. Here you will enjoy high tea and selection of foods served at the Coffee Garden, Pool Side.

Grand Gen Restaurant
Our excursion will continue to Johor Bahru famous historical bakery. The popular Hiap Joo Johor Traditional bakery, has been operating in the old downtown of Johor Bahru since 1919. Hiap Joo bakery was started by an Englishman and was handed over to the great grandfather of the current owner in the 1930s before the former returned home to England. Hiap Joo Bakery is one of Johor’s oldest and best known traditional bakery offering good fresh malt-flavoured breads and aromatic banana cakes. Even in the modern era, breads and cakes in Hiap Joo are still baked using the classical way, wood fire in the same soot coated, clay brick, kiln-like oven since it was founded. The wood used to fire the oven are mostly discards from construction sites brought here by building contractors.

Hiap Joo visit
Next, we will bring you to another traditional bakery in Johor Bahru which is Salahuddin Bakery. It is owned by an Indian muslim and has been operated since 1937. Salahuddin Bakery is just within the neighborhood area with Hiap Joo Bakery. The historical bakery still operates using the ancient ways of charcoal and wood fueled fire oven that bakes bread loaves the classic way. It is a well worth visiting for its cake, bun, curry puffs and breads.

Salahuddin Bakery trip
Last pit stop, we will bring you to the bustling night JB Bazaar, formerly known as “Pasar Karat” which translated as Rusty Bazaar. The bustling night JB bazaar is a must visit for visitors looking for bric-a-bric, preloved items, phone casings, bags, clothes and many more.

JB Bazaar trip
Before heading back to UTM you will have a chance to see LED Sky Screen at Jalan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru. The giant sky screen with its bright, colourful neon light is instilled above Jalan Ibrahim. The sky screen measuring 90m by 20m is a permanent structure and is visible during night time (7 pm to 12 am). Tourists can enjoy the sky view which will change randomly around 6 different images on the sky screen.

JB LED screen trip