It's also better for us in terms of comfort and flexibility. Our only concern was finding a safe place to park the car in JB.
Forget parking in JB Sentral as it's always full because it is only 4 - 5 storeys high. The situation is so bad that cars even TRIPLE parked in front of designated lots.
So the better bet is to park at Sun Parking (for location click here Sun Parking), an outdoor parking space adjacent and walking distance to JB Sentral. The open space is huge so it might be a longer walk depending on where you park.
Security is good. We made it a point to let the staffs know the number of days we are parking and they helped to get us a better parking lot.
Parking fee is at RM12 per day and for our 4 days, we paid RM45 cos we collected the car at about 1pm.
All in we spent about RM330 for the drive down including petrol, toll, parking and causeway link bus to and fro JB/SP.
For the bus, we make it point to take the JB-Singapore coach which takes us directly to Queens St. (near to Bugis MRT).
The fare from Singapore-JB is S$3.30 per adult. It's free for children below 7. For senior citizens above 60, there's 25% discount.