Tag Archives: Johor

Mawar Gallery, Johor

The first of its kind in Malaysia, the Mawar Gallery showcases the “Gracious and Famous Ladies of Johor”. Housed in a building about 100 years old, the permanent gallery is an amazing achievement towards the recognition of women in Johor, especially to those who have publicly contributed to the knowledge and achievements of Johor. Portraits […]

Homestay Felda Semenchu, Johor

Joining a homestay programme is a great way to experience local culture in a close-to- authentic setting. The Homestay Felda Semenchu programme presents a golden opportunity to get acquainted with the lifestyle of the Johor Malays. Take part in the many activities with the locals: learn to shuffle the traditional Malay way in dances like […]

Sungai Lebam Wetlands, Johor

Watching fireflies, or lightning bugs, is one of the main attractions in the Sungai Lebam Wetland Preservation area. Catching sight of the synchronised blinking lights for the first time is a magical experience. Fireflies emit light at their lower abdomen to attract mates and also scare away predators. They are harmless, but visitors should refrain from […]

Tanjung Piai National Park, Johor

If you’ve ever dreamed of falling asleep to the lilting sounds of the ocean, or waking up to the splendour of the universe, Tanjong Piai presents itself as a natural wonderland at the southernmost tip of Asia. Located 90km south of Johor Bahru’s city centre, Tanjung Piai’s natural wonders have been gazetted into a National […]

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor

On top of a hill in downtown Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore, stands the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia. The construction of the mosque marked the start of Johor’s modernisation process in 1892, which was commissioned by the “Father of Modern […]

Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor

This architectural wonder was completed in 1866. It was commissioned by the late Sultan Abu Bakar and is also known as the Grand Palace (Istana Besar Johor). Following a Renaissance style, the building was constructed by local artisans under the supervision of an European architect. The original furniture of the palace was made in England […]

Kota Tinggi Waterfall, Johor

The waterfalls are located at the foot of Gunung (Mountain) Muntahak. It cascades down some 34 meters from the mountain. The natural beauty of the area is refreshing, and provides an escape for busy city-goers. The cooling river waters also provide an ideal place for swimming, and a nice spot for picnics. It is a […]

Gunung Ledang, Johor

Shrouded in mystical legends and folklore, Gunung Ledang continues to charm and intrigue locals and visitors alike. According to the legend of the Princess of Gunung Ledang, the Sultan of Melaka wanted the Princess’ hand in marriage and she, not wanting to marry him, demanded that the Sultan present her with seven jars of women’s […]

Desaru Fruit Farm, Johor

Situated on 100 acres of land, Desaru Fruit Farm offers visitors a fun time learning about the country’s tropical fruits. Packed with over 100 varieties of tropical fruits, 10 species of plants, a petting zoo, koi fish pond and other attractions, a visit here promises an interesting experience for the whole family. Learn how to […]

Desaru Beach, Johor

Desaru’s beaches are among the best in Johor. Many returning visitors agree that its white sandy beaches are a sight to behold. The beaches are clean, lined with casuarina trees and stretch 25 kilometres long. Here, visitors can enjoy fun- filled activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking as well as other outdoor activities. Take […]