Kempas is a town in Johor Bahru District, Johor. It is situated within the parliamentary constituency of Pulai. Kempas is divided into two parts namely Kempas Baru and Kempas Lama. Kempas is derived from the name of a strong and teakwood. The Kempas Medical Centre and Sekolah Kebangsaan located here. There are a number of exciting things to do in Kempas. From historical sites to cultural attractions. Discover new places to see and unique things to do nearby Kempas. Don't miss out on these amazing sights at Kempas.
Kempas is accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak and other parts of the peninsula. The nearest airport to Kempas is Senai International Airport located in Senai, 15 km drives from Kempas. Travellers may take Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Malindo Air and Firefly flight to reach Senai International Airport. From the airport you may take bus, taxi, uber or grab car to reach Kempas.
You may drive to Kempas where it is about 319 km and 3 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. If you travel from Singapore you may use Singapore Causeway or Second Link Expressway that connect Singapore to Johor as well as the rest of the peninsula.
You may take ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station (KL Sentral) to reach Johor Bahru. The ETS will stop at Gemas and from there you may take KTM to JB Sentral. You can buy joined ticket that it takes 10 minutes to wait at Gemas for between trains. If you travel from Singapore you may take KTM at Woodlands Station to JB Sentral. From there you may take taxi or bus to reach Kempas where it takes only 13 minutes’ drive away.
You can get to Tanjung Belungkor, which is near Desaru, by ferry from Changi Point in Singapore. Ferry services are also available from Batam and Tanjung Pinang in Indonesia to the Johor Bahru International Terminal. From the terminal you may take taxi to reach Kempas.
During your stay in Kempas you may visit Danga Bay of Johor. It is situated along the popular Lido Beach and near to the Istana Bukit Serene, the official residence for the Sultan of Johor. The distance from Danga Bay to reach Kempas is only 6 km. Danga Bay offers a lot of activities with luxury and glam, high end retail outlets and fine dines restaurants. It is considered as the biggest recreation park in Johor Bahru as there are many activities that are suitable for all ages especially for children as it offers interesting activities exclusively for them.
The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a major Hindu temple in Johor Bahru. It is also one of the state's tourist attractions you may visit during your stay in Kempas. The distance from the temple to Kempas is only 9 km. The temple was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the first and only glass temple in the nation on 12 May 2010. This temple is a complete glass structure and is often regarded as one of the most amazing architectural pieces not just in Malaysia but in the entire world. It is a Hindu temple which is one of the oldest in Johor Bahru.
This museum was once the Istana Besar or main palace, the official residence of Sultan Abu Bakar, the father of modern Johor is one of the destinations that you may visit during your stay in Kempas. The distance from the museum to Kempas is only 10.7 km. It was built in 1866, it faces the Straits of Johor and is surrounded by an extensive landscaped garden. The museum features the Sultan of Johor’s impressive collection of rare treasures as well as historical artifacts belonging to the Johor Royal Family.
Visitor may spend time and enjoy shopping at Johor Bahru City Square while staying in Kempas. Strategically located in the heart of the city and only a stone's throw from the customs and immigration checkpoint, Johor Bahru City Square stands out as a central landmark in JB. After many hours of shopping, rest the feet in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes or indulge in a soothing foot massage, then go on to treat the rest of the body at a salon.
Sultan Ibrahim Building is one of the historical landmarks in Johor Bahru that you will not miss. It takes only 22 minutes from Kempas to reach the building. It is located at Bukit Timbalan, this building was the tallest building in Johor Bahru in the 1970's before taller buildings began to emerge. The design is a combination of western and eastern architecture. Today, this building is still one of the tourist attractions in Johor due to its unique design and architecture.
The bustling night bazaar is a must visit destinations during your stay in Kempas. It takes only 11 minutes’ drive from Kempas to Bazar Karat Skudai. Here you can find local delights, crafts, clothes, street food, vegetables, fruits, snacks, jewelleries and many more, all are offered at cheaper price. If you’re lucky, you may even dig into special food or something that never seen before.
Staying at Recreation @ Lovely Homestay is a good choice when you are visiting Kempas. This homestay conveniently located at Kempas City and nearby tourist attractions such as Danga Bay within 6.2 km and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple within 9.9 km. This 3-star property offers great facilities, comfort, and excellent services. With its convenient location, this property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.