27 Top Attractions In Johor

Before you know it, it’s the weekend!

Make the most of those two days and take the family somewhere new!

Now, Johor is the obvious choice for many Singaporeans and you’ve probably already been there.

But, there are actually tons more things to do in JB than just visiting Legoland!

Here’s a list of the best 27 Johor Attractions!

So if you’re lost for some trip ideas, you will definitely find something to pique your interest in Johor again!

 

Top 27 Johor Attractions

Waterpark & Theme Park In Johor

Theme parks are a fantastic way to spend time with loved ones!

Be it the famous Legoland or a cartoon-oriented Johor theme park!

1. Check Out The New Aquarium At Legoland Malaysia

Its reputation as Malaysia’s first international theme park aside:

Legoland Malaysia has been delighting hundreds of foreign and local visitors with their 8 zones with different rides, shows and other attractions!

Furthermore, the latest addition to their list is an ocean aquarium with interactive displays, a touch pool and a viewing tunnel!

Aquarium at Legoland Malaysia

Image credits: legoland.com.my

Highlights:

New Aquarium At Legoland

Tips:

  • Book online if you don’t want to waste time queuing up for tickets.
  • 1-Day Combo Ticket is better than 1-Day Sea Life Ticket.
  • Click here if you want to know more about Legoland ticket package!
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-597 8888 (9:00am – 7:00pm Daily)
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee:
1-Day Combo Ticket (Theme Park + Water Park + Sea Life)
RM 313 (Adult: 12 to 59 years old)
RM 250 (Child: 3 to 11 years old or Senior Citizen: 60 years old & above)

1-Day Combo Ticket (Theme Park + Sea Life)
RM 278 (Adult: 12 to 59 years old)
RM 221 (Child: 3 to 11 years old or Senior Citizen: 60 years old & above)

1-Day Sea Life Ticket
RM 95 (Adult: 12 to 59 years old)
RM 74 (Child: 3 to 11 years old or Senior Citizen: 60 years old & above)
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2. Have A Splashing Good Time At Desaru Waterpark

There are more water parks around Johor but we’ll just touch on the biggest one!

Desaru Waterpark is right along the Desaru coastline and with 4000 acres, it’s pretty huge!

Also read: How To Go Desaru Waterpark From Singapore

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Waterpark Float

A plethora of slides and rides await you!

You won’t have trouble finding a hotel in this area either!

Highlights:

  • Largest wave pool in Asia with an artificial beach
  • Giant kids play area
  • Riptide and the Kraken’s Revenge roller coaster are two of their most exhilarating rides!
  • Practice or learn surfing in their surf simulator environment

Desaru Waterpark Kraken Revenge

Tips:

  • No designated smoking area in the whole park
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed. There are security bag checks!
  • Lockers are for rent at RM20 for the small ones or RM40 for the large ones
  • No refunds for bad weather or ride closures
Address: Jalan Damai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +603-2203 9696
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee:
One Day Ticket
Adult (12 to 59 years old)
Regular: RM137
Mykad: RM129

Child (3 to 11 years old & Senior Citizen: 60 years old & above)
Regular: RM102
Mykad: RM96

Infant & Toddlers (Below 3 years old): Free
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3. Take Your Kids To Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is an indoor park that is worth visiting if you have anyone in your travel group that is an avid fan of the loveable Japanese character!

The theme park stays true to the theme and you can explore Hello Kitty’s house!

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Ride a teacup, watch some live performances, go through a maze, or make some souvenirs to bring back home!

You can head up to Thomas Town upstairs for all their fun rides after that!

Hello Kitty Land

Highlights:

  • Other characters that your kids will recognize are Barney, Bob The Builder, Pinggu and Angelina The Ballerina
  • Best place to keep toddlers entertained!

Tips:

  • Senior citizens accompanying children can go in for free
  • It is cold inside the indoor theme park – bring an extra jacket!
  • Activities here are for little children of preschool age
  • Avoid going during school holidays
  • Click here if you want to know Hotel Near Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +603-2203 9668
Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday
Entrance Fee:
1-Day Single Park Ticket
RM95 per person (free for children below 3 years old)
Note: Malaysians get a 20% discount
1-Day Two Park Ticket (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town)
RM139 per person
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4. Play Angry Birds Franchise Games At The Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Theme Park is Inside Komtar JBCC mall.

This indoor theme park is a children’s playground and parents may not be so impressed.

Angry Birds Activity Park in KOMTAR JBCC

But children can bounce to their heart’s content here on the trampolines, scramble through the obstacle course or jump into the foam pit!

Besides this, there are games and activities like go-karts!

Highlights:

  • Close to JB immigration checkpoint
  • Cinemine – where you can watch or play Angry Birds related videos and games!

Angry Birds Activity Park JB

Tips:

  • Best for kids aged between 3-10 years old
  • Bring your own socks or buy theirs at RM3/pair.
  • Lockers are available for rent.
  • Lounge area for parents who want to watch their kids from afar
Address: Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Contact: +607-266 9924 or +607-266 9925
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday / Holidays:
3 sessions available:
10:00am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Entrance Fee:
Malaysians:
Single entry: RM60 (SGD$20.00)
Annual pass: RM180 (SGD$60.00)
Family pass (4 pax): RM218 (SGD$72.70)
Family annual pass: RM700 (SGD$233.30)
Non-Malaysians:
Single entry: RM75 (SGD$25.00)
Annual pass: RM230 (SGD$76.70)
Family pass (4 pax): RM280 (SGD$93.30)
Family annual pass: RM850 (SGD$283.30)
Note: Family tickets are for two adults and two children.
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5. Entertain Your Kids At Fanpekka

Yet another mall-based theme park but in Aeon Tebrau.

Other than the kid-friendly gym, there’s an area where they can build houses, or pretend that they are a fireman or a doctor!

FanPekka Johor Bahru

And there are numerous toys all over too so kids will have an amazing time here while learning new things!

Clean and well-kept facilities and the wonderfully friendly staff will probably entice you back too!

Role Play Leikkimokki Area in Fanpekka at Aeon Mall Tebrau City, Johor Bahru

Highlights:

  • Attached cafe serving all sorts of food

Tips:

  • Bring along clean socks to avoid the extra charge of RM6/per person for buying socks.
  • Guardians need to pay to enter, even if the guardian switches place with another family member later.
  • Can be full of people during a school break or weekend!
Address: Lot S102 Fanpekka, 2nd Floor AEON Mall, Tebrau City (New Wing), No.1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Contact: +607-351 7681
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM12 (Adult) ~RM60 (Child: 2-12 years old)
Note: Free of charge for infants younger than two years old
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Eco Farm & Park In Johor

It’s so refreshing to be out among greenery and away from the city once in a while!

Plus, the kids get to experience something new!

6. Meet Goats And Sheep At The Kluang UK Farm

When one thinks of Johor eco parks, the first one that comes to mind is the Kluang UK farm!

Part of UK Agro Resort and the largest goat and sheep farm in Malaysia:

UK Farm Kluang (Goat)

Their 4000 sheep have close to 100 acres of grazing land!

Take a tour around the farm and try some recreational activities!

Tourists Can Feed Goat at Goat Pens, UK Farm Kluang

Highlights:

  • Wide range of facilities (e.g. farm mart, accommodation, karaoke, restaurant, etc)

Tips:

  • Farm visit takes about 2-3 hours
  • Apply mosquito repellent
  • Road in is bumpy and more suited to a 4WD
Address: Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-759 7555
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM47.70 (Adult), RM37.10 (Child)
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7. Learn About Organic Vegetables At Zenxin Organic Farm

Growing organic vegetables is a lot more complex than what you see on the surface:

Zenxin Organic Farm is open for visits from the public.

Rent a bicycle and cycling at Zenxin Organic Farm

You can either take a tour by yourself either on foot or by cycling around the 100-acre farm.

Learn what it takes to produce organic fruits and vegetables, all without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides!

Farm Tour at Zenxin Organic Farm

Highlights:

  • Restaurant on-site that prepares meals using vegetables straight from the farm!
  • Market to buy their fresh produce
  • Flower nursery – you can buy gardening supplies here!

Tips:

  • Go for the morning tours to avoid the midday heat
  • Wear comfortable shoes and apply mosquito repellent!
Address: Plot 47A & 47B, Batu 9, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-759 5196
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Closed On: Wednesday (Except Holidays)
Guide Tour:
Weekdays: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
Weekends: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm
Entrance Fee:
RM15 (Adult), RM10 (Child: 4 to 11 years old)
Free entry for children ages 0 to 4 years old
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8. Visit The Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Home to some 1000 crocodiles of a certain saltwater species, this crocodile farm is the largest one in Peninsula Malaysia!

Crocodile Farm at Teluk Sengat

Crocodile keepers are happy to take visitors around and introduce them to some of the scaly residents without the need to provoke them!

Highlights:

  • See a 155-year-old crocodile!
  • With supervision (and a fee), you can hold and touch a baby crocodile
  • You may get to witness feeding time!
  • There are crocodiles up to 15 feet long!
Address: Lot 1289 & 1290,  Jalan Sembilan,  Kampung Belading, Teluk Sengat,  81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6019-791 5116
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM8 (Adult), RM4 (Child)
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9. See The Sunset At Kukup Fishing Village

A Pontian trip would be incomplete without paying a visit to the 150-year-old Kukup Fishing Village fringed by mangroves at the southern tip of Johor!

There are a few ways to see the village:

  1. Walking
  2. Cycling
  3. Renting a motorcycle

Kukup Kelong JB

You can even have a go at fishing at kelong (fish farm platforms) in this area!

Sample their seafood and take back some fishy goods like cincalok, belacan, keropok lekor and dried seafood!

Kukup Fishing Village

Highlights:

  • Visit one of the last remaining jellyfish-processing houses in Malaysia!
  • Learn how they make cincalok and keropok lekor

 

10. Hop-On A Firefly Boat Tour At The Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

There’s a place in Kota Tinggi where you can see a swarm of fireflies light up mangroves at night!

Boat tours (each lasting 45 minutes) take visitors up close to see the daily phenomenon that occurs when fireflies are ready to find mates!

Fireflies are sadly, not as common as they once were and that tragedy is likely not going to reverse!

Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

Tips:

  • Avoid going during a full moon.
  • Apply mosquito repellent
  • Life vests are provided
  • Come before 7:30pm
Address: Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Contact: +6017-460 7775
Opening Hours: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Entrance Fee: ~RM20 (Adult), ~RM12 (Child)
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11. Experience Horse Riding At Rider Lodge

Fancy going horse riding in Johor?

There are a total of 8 stables in Johor where you can do this! One of them is Riders Lodge.

At Riders Lodge, you can have the pleasure of riding a horse regardless of your former riding background (or lack thereof) and experience!

The Riders Lodge Resort

The stables offer a few packages complete with lodging and many activities such as:

  • Riding lessons and programs
  • Riding camps of different duration
  • Riding trails

horse riding at riders lodge

Highlights:

  • The stables are open any day of the year!
  • Family bonding activity
  • Children can try riding here too!

Tips:

  • Good spot for a wedding photoshoot!
Address: Lot 1302 Kebun Sedenak , 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-652 5330
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12. Have A Picnic At Desaru Beach

Making a Desaru trip?

It only takes one and a half hour’s drive from Singapore!

Stop by Desaru beach to catch the sea breeze and relax a little!

Also read: What Should You Do In Desaru: (Top 13 Things To Do In Desaru, Schedule Now)

Desaru Beach View

The sand on this 6 kilometre stretch of beach is fairly white and clean!

It can be very windy here but when it’s not, you can go for a swim or try out some water sports like parasailing in the warm water!

Otherwise, watch the sunset or just lounge on the beach!

Address: http://bit.ly/DesaruBeach
Opening Hours: Closes at 7:00pm

 

13. Relax At Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Right along with other Johor outdoor activities:

Is spending some time being one with nature at Kota Tinggi Waterfalls!

There are two waterfalls here:

Both are good for swimming and you can even rent a tube to float leisurely on the water too!

A resort is nearby with a couple of slides close to one of the waterfalls.

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

Highlights:

  • Hiking trails and camping areas are available
  • There are grassy areas in case you want to have a picnic

Tips:

  • Do be careful over the slippery rocks!
  • The water is colder than you expect!
  • Don’t jump into the water! There may be rocks you cannot see!
Address: https://bit.ly/2s0pAZP
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee:
Non-Malaysians: RM15 (Adult), RM10 (Child)
Malaysians: RM7.5 (Adult), RM3.5 (Child)

 

14. Walk On A Mangrove Boardwalk At Tanjung Piai

Nature lovers must take note of the national park at Tanjung Piai!

The park is right at the most southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia and encompasses almost 1000 hectares of mangrove swamps and mudflats!

Tanjung Piai

There is a vast diversity of plant life and animal life that you can find here!

An elevated boardwalk 1200 meters in length makes it incredibly easy for visitors to explore the national park!

Tanjung Piai National Park (Boardwalk)

Highlights:

  • 2 observation towers with views of the mangroves below
  • You can stay at the campsites if you want
  • They have a mangrove education program

Tips:

  • Avoid wearing brightly colored clothes and shiny accessories
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat
  • Don’t feed the monkeys!
Address: http://bit.ly/TanjungPiaiNP
Contact: +607-696 9712
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 8:00a.m – 5:00p.m
Weekends: 8:00a.m – 6:00p.m
Entrance Fee:
Non-Malaysians:
Adult: RM20
Senior (above 50 years old): RM10
Student (below 18 years old: RM10
Child (below 6 years old): Free entry
Malaysians:
Adult: RM5
Senior (above 50 years old): RM3
Student (below 18 years old: RM3
Child (below 6 years old): Free entry
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Best Island Near Johor Bahru

Did you know that there are a series of islands close to Johor?

The most famous of them is Tioman Island but there are others just like it that are less commercialized and just as beautiful!

Just be sure to avoid going towards the end of the year as monsoon season approaches! Unless you’re going for surfing!

15. Embark On A Tropical Escape To Tioman Island

Pulau Tioman is one of the islands accessible from Mersing Jetty or Tanjung Gemok Jetty.

The infrastructure is more sophisticated which is great if you plan to see more of the island than just around your resort!

Island Hopping at Tioman Island

You have more dining options, snorkeling area and more things to do in Tioman island!

There are resorts for budget travellers and those who can afford pure luxury at the more exclusive corners of the island!

Pulau Tioman

Highlights:

  • Plenty of hiking trails
  • This island has a clinic and duty-free shop

Tips:

  • Bring insect repellent as some beaches have sandflies!
  • Water clarity is best during the summer but this is when the island is the busiest too!

 

16. Remote Island Bliss At Rawa Island

With noticeably fewer tourists here on Pulau Rawa, You can appreciate its natural beauty more!

The best part is you don’t have to take a boat trip out for snorkeling as the waters close to Rawa Island are already teeming with fish!

There are only 2 resorts on the island and both charge equally high for at least 2 nights on the island!

Rawa Island (Water Slides)

Highlights:

  • There is a PADI certified dive center on the island

Snorkeling at Rawa Island

Tips:

  • Pack a basic medical kit with you as there isn’t any clinic here!
  • If you bring alcohol, you will be charged corkage fees
  • Don’t count on having stable WiFi here!

 

17. Explore The Lesser Known Sibu Island

Pulau Sibu (or Sibu Island) is another island paradise on this list!

You can only get here from Tanjung Leman Jetty (south of Mersing).

Like Tioman Island and Rawa Island, Sibu Island is part of the Johor Marine Park.

Sibu Island Beach View

But unlike the other two islands, sea caves and old shipwrecks are common around this island.

Activities that you can do on Sibu Island include:

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Angling

Clownfish protecting his Anemone at Sibu Island Underwater.

Highlights:

  • The boat trip is very short – just 20 minutes’ from the jetty
  • Closest Johor island to Singapore (3 hours total)
  • True island-feel (no roads!)

You will see the coral and nemo fish when diving in Pulau Sibu

Tips:

  • Not suitable for shore diving
  • Except in the resorts, there are no other shops or restaurants around

 

Must-Visit Shopping Mall In Johor Bahru

Sometimes you just can’t ignore the call of the shops!

Especially with the attractive exchange rates between Singapore and Malaysia!

Also read: 7 Upcoming Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru 2019

18. Hunt For Good Deals At JPO

Boasting a total of 150 branded stores:

Johor Premium Outlets is your one-stop destination for famous designer brands like Armani, DKNY, Tory Burch, Versace and more!

It’s fun to explore the open-air arcades and dip in and out of your favorite stores!

Johor Premium Outlet (JPO)And there are daily deals of up to 65% here!

When you need a breather from all the shopping, you can plop down next to the fountain with an ice-cream from Godiva!

Tips:

  • Do some research first on the latest discounts on brands you’re interested in via their social media
  • There is a food court in addition to all the other dining options
  • The ATM machine is at the entrance
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-661 8888
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
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19. Shop At MidValley Southkey

Johor is brimming with shopping malls and one of the newest ones is Midvalley JB.

The main anchors here are the Village Grocer and SOGO department store!

Also read: Top 12 Shopping Malls Near Legoland Malaysia

Mid Valley Southkey JB

Much like its counterpart in Kuala Lumpur:

Midvalley Southkey has a North, Center and South court!

And joining these are a myriad of other shops that will satisfy any shopaholic!

Mid Valley Southkey Megamall JB Shops

You can find Michael Kors, Coach, Daiso, Uniqlo, Harvey Norman, L’Occitane, Adidas Original and Family Mart here!

Foodies will be eager to try the tantalizing selection of restaurants on the higher floors of the mall!

Address: The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, No. 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +607-336 9288
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
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Culture & Historical Places In Johor Bahru

Go beyond the glossy exterior of shopping malls and wallet-friendly seafood and discover more about Johor’s past at any of these historical places!

20. Witness The Glass Temple Johor Bahru

You’ll not want to miss the first contender in this list!

This stunning Hindu temple, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is one of the oldest in Johor!

It is made of an incredible number of colored glass pieces – around 300,000!

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple JB

Large enough to fit 1500 devotees at a time and open to visitors.

Admire the glass on the pillars, walls, floors, and the beautiful reflection of the crystal chandeliers in the floors too!

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

There is a wall mural in this temple that begs for a closer look:

It depicts a heartwarming message harmony among humans and animals!

Address: 22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Contact: +607-224 5152
Opening Hours:
Worshippers: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Visitors: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

 

21. Stopover At The Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum

Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum is a historical place in Johor you can visit to gain insight into the history of Chinese immigrants in Johor.

The museum has four storeys in total with English signage to explain the unique skills between different Chinese dialects that chose to make Johor their home.

Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum

There is a specific historical period on each floor of the museum.

Collections of once-personal artifacts like musical instruments, photos, coins and porcelain ornaments are on display for viewing.

Address: 42, Jalan Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-224 9633
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM6 (Adult), RM3 (Child)
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22. See Royal Heirlooms At Istana Besar

Once the home of the Sultan of Johor: Istana Besar is the impressive Royal Palace during Sultan Abu Bakar’s rule.

The mostly white exterior of the palace is a perfect blend of both Malay and European influence!

Istana Besar Johor Bahru

Complete with a dome roof at the top of the building!

A striking blue roof complements the overall design!

Visitors are welcome to see the royal collection of antiques and other heirlooms on display at the Royal Abu Bakar Museum too!

Address: 107, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6010-960 1817
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed On: Friday
Entrance Fee: Free

 

23. Drop By Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

In the midst of modern buildings is the Old Chinese Temple in Johor Bahru.

It represents unity among five Chinese clans – “Teochew”, “Hokkien”, “Hakka”, Cantonese” and “Hainan” for over 140 years now.

Main Altar located in Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

At one point, these different clans were at odds with one another.

The temple served to bring them together in a commonplace of worship.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Highlights:

  • Bronze bell that dates back to 1875
  • See the ornate chariots used in former chingays for when the deities are carried out to bless the city in a grand procession
  • The annual chingay (柔佛古庙出游 or 古庙游神) occurs during the 18th to 22nd day of the first lunar month and lasts for 5 days
Address: Lot 653, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-277 7858
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

 

24. Admire The Beautiful Architecture Of Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque sits along Jalan Skudai in Johor Bahru at the top of a hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.

Dating back to 1892 and 1900, this is Johor’s official state mosque with a capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 devotees.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

The architect, Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak’s intentions are apparent in the design of the mosque:

It features both English Victorian and Malay/Moorish elements and the minarets even look like old British clock towers!

Highlights:

  • Other local attractions close by that have connections to the mosque – Like the Abu Bakar Monument and Royal Abu Bakar Museum.

Tips:

  • You can enter the mosque regardless of your religion
  • Dress appropriately!
  • Do not wear shoes and socks inside
Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-223 4935

 

25. Stroll Down Jalan Tan Hiok Nee (Heritage Street)

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee together with two other streets, Jalan Trus and Jalan Dhoby make up Johor’s heritage quarter!

Also read: Jalan Wong Ah Fook Johor Bahru Most Famous Tourist Spot In JB!

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee has an array of cafes and restaurants that bring life back to the post-World War II shophouses that line the street!

You can still find old gems here like the herbal drink stall that has been in business for many generations!

Try the delicious chicken chop by IT Roo Cafe!

Tips:

  • 10 minutes’ walk from Johor Bahru City Square Mall

 

26. Go Through A Dragon Tunnel At Yong Peng Temple

The large and colorful Fortune Dragon Statue (total length of ~100 meters) at Yong Peng Temple is clearly what sets this temple apart from the rest!

Also read: One Day Trip In Yong Peng Johor (Include Yong Peng 1-Day Itinerary)

You can go through the dragon from its mouth and exit through the tail!

Fortune Dragon At Che Ann Khor Batu Pahat Johor

Inside the dragon:

There are many Chinese paintings that tell Buddhist stories and lore – don’t fret!

There are captions in 3 languages – English, Malay and Chinese!

Tips:

  • No photography is allowed within the dragon gallery
  • There are a total of 144 steps inside the dragon and air-conditioning inside the dragon
Address: http://bit.ly/YongPeng
Contact: +607-467 9800
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9:00pm
Entrance Fee:
RM25 (Malaysian Adult)
RM10 (Child less than 135cm or Senior)
Free entry (Child less than 110cm)

 

27. Selfie At The Laman Mahkota Istana Bukit Serene

The eye-catching crown arch in front of Istana Bukit Serene is one of the most noticeable landmarks in Johor.

It was a present from the Sultan of Johor to the people!

Crown Istana Bukit Serene

As the official residence for the Sultan of Johor, Istana Bukit Serene is not open to the public.

But even though you cannot enter the grounds, you can still marvel from a distance and of course, snap a photo or two!

Highlights:

  • Good view of the impressive palace and grounds
  • Beautiful 35m tall tower can be seen

Tips:

  • Go in the evening when it’s cooler
  • No toilets around this area
Address: Jalan Kolam Air, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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