The grand building is an architectural wonder and was completed in 1866. It was commisioned by His Royal Highness Sultan Abu Bakar and is also known as the Grand Palace (Istana Besar Johor).
Built in the Renaissance style, built by local artisans under the supervision of an European architect. The original furniture of the palace was made in England and ordered by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866.
The palace became the Royal Abu Bakar Museum in 1982, but today, it is still used for state ceremonies and official functions.
Catch the many silverware, ornaments as well as souvenirs by diginitaries at the museum. There are also pictures of the royal family from the reign of Sultan Abu Bakar.
Visit the museum today for an interesting historical journey of Johor’s famous royal family.
Visiting hours: Everyday except Fridays, 9.00 am till 5.00 pm. Ticket counter closes at 4.00 pm.
There are several types of accommodation in Johor Bahru for travellers to the city.