Johor City Guide
Johor is considered to be one of the most developed states in Malaysia. It is also the third largest state situated at the southern tip of the peninsula. With a population of over two million, Johor is a mixture of different ethnicities such as Chinese, Indian and Malay. From an exciting metropolis to beautiful beaches, Johor possesses a myriad of attractions you can choose from. It is favored by many vacationers because of the relaxing environment it offers.
The following are some of the best tourist attractions you can find in Johor:
Built with 40 interactive rides, Legoland is the most popular theme park in Malaysia. It is situated in 76 acres of land inside Nusajaya, Johor. One of the main attractions you can find in this theme park is what they call the “Miniland”. Legoland used over 30 million lego bricks to build monuments such as the Taj Mahal, Petronas Twin Towers and The Merlion Statue. Other attractions include the Land of Adventure, Lego City, Lego Technique and Lego Kingdom.
Endau Rompin National Park
This park covers an area of more than 80,000 hectares. It is considered as the second National Park after the famous Taman Negara. Its name was derived from the rivers Rompin and Endau. It houses hundreds of animal species such as frogs, mammals, birds and insects. It is also home to several varieties of herbs, orchids, trees and medicinal plants.
Pulau Sibu has a wide stretch of golden beach with clear blue waters. It is perfect for beach lovers who are into snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and angling. Visitors can either do all these or other activities such as hiking.
Istana Bukit Serene
This is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. Although it is not open to the public, tourists can get close to the palace and take pictures. The palace was built in 1932 but has undergone several renovations to maintain its beauty.
Royal Abu Bakar Museum
Considered as one of the oldest buildings in Johor, it also attracts the most visitors. Built in 1866, it was once the official residence of the Sultan of the state. However, in 1982, it was transformed into a museum. It now holds a wide collection of artifacts that belonged to the Royal family. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year.
This is considered as the largest recreational park in Johor. It hosts several festivities every year, which is why it is popular among locals and tourists. It is easily accessible through the main roads of Johor.
Pulai Desaru Beach
This 22-kilometer beach stretch offers an amazing view of the South China Sea. It is a place for water sports and other water activities.
Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum
While not as big as other museums in Johor, this museum offers an interesting collection of Chinese artifacts, as well as interactive and multimedia insights of the Chinese culture.