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Johor, Malaysia

Johor is the fifth largest state in Malaysia and located on the Southern of this country. With Johor Bahru as its capital city, this area offers a lot of tourists’ attraction that is suitable for everyone. Not only that, Johor is also the first state in Malaysia that use constitutional monarchy system – acknowledging King as the head of state. Apart from its city tour with shopping centers or amusement parks around the state, Johor also hosts to some charming natural attraction, like Ophir Mountain – one of the highest peak in Southern Malaysia and famous for hiking, Sibu Island – a golden beach with clear sea water, and Aur Island – one of the most favorite place for diving. Of course, no visit to Johor is complete without tasting their delicious foods influenced by the Arab’s culture.

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About Johor

Enjoy the beauty of tourist attractions in Johor if you visit Malaysia. Its location on the peninsula makes it full of beaches and seafood eateries. The state, with its capital in Johor Bahru, combines modern tourism with nature, offering something special for all types of travellers. Johor is famous as a stopover point for traders since the 9th century so that you can find various cultural patterns. Malay, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian cultures combine in multiple aspects of life, from architecture to cuisine. The Malaysian government has built many facilities in Johor to accommodate the growing number of tourists each year. Senai International Airport has gone through several renovations to be able to serve five million passengers every year. Toll roads and overpasses connect Johor with other cities in Malaysia and even Singapore. Meanwhile, trains and buses make land transportation easy for travellers. Johor has several areas full of tourism potential. Johor Bahru offers religious, shopping, and culinary attractions. Mersing is a coastal city close to Tioman Island. Muar offers an old city, rivers, and seafood. Gunung Arong Recreational Forest and Endau-Rompin National Park provide natural beauty. Johor is also famous as a popular destination for family tourism. A variety of playgrounds, thematic amusement parks, and pools (waterparks) offer excitement for you and your family.

Top Things to Do in Johor

Johor has many interesting places as tourist destinations, for example

Legoland

Legoland is the first international theme park opened in Malaysia. Located in Johor Bahru, Legoland offers a variety of fantastic arenas built from LEGO blocks. Each area offers a variety of fun activities. For example, children can drive toy cars, take a mini train, or watch a show in LEGO City. Land Adventure invites children to have Indiana Jones adventure and a variety of exciting rides. You can find tickets cheaply at Traveloka.

Mersing

Mersing is suitable for you who love island attractions. This coastal city is a starting point for visiting several small islands, such as Sibu, Rawa, and Tinggi. The crystal-clear beaches on these islands are excellent locations for snorkelling, swimming, or diving. If you want to get around downtown, there are many exciting destinations to visit. Sri Subramaniam Temple, Masjid Jamek Bandar (Jamek Mosque), and beautiful beaches in the village of Air Papan must be your destinations.

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is suitable for a vacation with children. Located on Puteri Harbor, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town presents a "city" full of colourful Hello Kitty figures. You can take pictures together at Dream Photo Garden, work on art projects with your children at Wishful Studio or have fun at the Kitty Teacup Ride game. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town also has a Purrfect Stage that presents performances by Sanrio characters. Don't forget to explore Hello Kitty’s House and Hello Kitty in Oz for an exciting adventure.

Muar City

Muar is a historic city in Muar District and has existed since the time of Sultanate of Malacca. Muar is famous for its various historic sites, such as Kubu Bentayan Fortress, the tomb of the legendary martial arts warrior Panglima Lidah Hitam, as well as the historical site of Kota Buruk (Fort of Ruins). Muar is also the origin of the birth of Ghazal, a typical Johor musical tradition influenced by Persian culture. You can visit Muar to enjoy local cuisine, ranging from Malay, Chinese, to Indian cuisine. The culinary centres at Muar Bus Station and Jalan Bentayan are famous for affordable food. Don't forget to taste coffee in a variety of traditional stalls (Kopitiam), complete with their signature toasts.

Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast is a pool known for its Tidal Wave Beach, a giant wave pool resembling a "beach". This wave pool is for visitors with a minimum height of 122 cm. Younger children can play in Kids Ahoy, a play area with 13 slides and shallow water surface. You can also test adrenaline by riding Kraken’s Revenge, a ride that combines a roller coaster with a water slide. Enjoy a variety of high slides, such as The Tempest and the challenging Super Twister. If you want something more relaxed, you can try the Penawar River current pool or relax in the tourist lodges at Beachside Cabanas.

Endau-Rompin National Park

Located on Bukit Tenasserim, Endau-Rompin is a national park passed by Endau and Rompin River. This area has a 26 km exploration track. You can see Buaya Sangkut Waterfall and Seri Mahkota, climb Mount Bekok, or relax in the hot springs. Since the rainy season can endanger visitors, Endou-Rompin National Park is closed from November to March. You can fish or camp here.

Top Culinary in Johor

Johor has many delicious culinary options from various cultural backgrounds. Here are several recommendations

Roti Canai Bukit Cagar

Roti Canai Bukit Cagar is on Jalan Jim Quee, Johor Bahru City. This shop sells handmade rolled bread as its main menu. The rolled bread is famous for being warm, soft, and crispy on the outside. You can order rolled bread, curry sauce, anchovies sambal, and dhal. Teh tarik (Malaysian pulled tea) will be a perfect beverage. This shop is only open from 6.30 to 11.00.

Ya Wang

Johor has many Chinese restaurants, but Ya Wang is famous for a roasted duck as its main dish. This restaurant is on Jalan Segget, Johor Bahru. At first glance, it looks simply. However, a row of whole brown-coloured roasted ducks will immediately attract the eye. You can order duck meat with herbs and spring roll skins, or culinary such as duck meat noodles. Ya Wang is open from 08.00 to 18.00.

Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory

Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory is a cake shop in Johor Bahru which is famous for its banana sponge cake, baked in an old-fashioned oven. Hiap Joo banana sponge cake has a sweet and natural fragrance, with a special taste from an old wood-burning oven. Hiap Joo is open from 07.30 to 17.30, but you have to get in line, especially on weekends.

Where to Stay in Johor

Johor has a variety of accommodations with various rates, suitable for a comfortable rest while you are travelling

KSL Hotels & Resorts

KSL Hotel & Resort is a 4-star accommodation in Johor Bahru. The hotel is located in the business and shopping districts and is close to public facilities, such as railroad tracks and hospitals. The hotel is suitable for a family vacation, with facilities like a children's pool and a playground.

Grand Sentosa Hotel

Grand Sentosa Hotel is a 3-star accommodation in the shopping district of Johor Bahru. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with facilities, such as restaurants, salons, and family rooms.

Pariss Hotel Johor

Pariss Hotel is a cheap accommodation solution near LEGOLAND. Its facilities include a swimming pool, a restaurant, a spa, Wi-Fi, and shuttle services. The rooms are quite spacious, suitable for families.

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