Friday, Aug 06

Top 10 – Must Visit Places In Johor

By Shawn Tan

10. Johor Premium Outlet

Johor Premium Outlets is home to 150 of the best designers and is a collection of 80 designer and name-brand outlet stores with daily savings ranging from 25% to 65%. Genting Simon Sdn Bhd, which is part of the Genting Simon Group, is a joint venture between Genting Plantations Berhad and Simon Property Group, operates the center.

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9. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a Hindu temple in Johor that was founded in 1922 and is a popular tourist destination. On May 12, 2010, the temple was inscribed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the state’s first and only glass temple. The temple is fully covered in glass and glass mosaic on the inside, making it considerably more ornate than the others.

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8. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is located in Jalan Skudai. It was completed in the year 1900. The mosque’s architecture is a hybrid of two distinct styles. They are Victorian and Moorish in style, with a hint of Malay influence. Non-Muslims are permitted to visit the mosque. As a gesture of respect, however, appropriate and modest clothes must be worn.

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7. Johor Ancient Temple

Johor Ancient Temple the old temple of Johor Bahru is a Chinese temple located in Jalan Trus. This edifice is estimated to be around 130 years old, making it one of Johor Bahru’s oldest constructions. This is a temple that represents the unification of China’s five major dialect or ethnic groups, namely “Teochew,” “Hokkien,” “Cantonese,” “Hakka,” and “Hainan.”

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6. Tan Hiok Nee Heritage Walk 陳旭年文化街

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, a street in Johor Bahru and also one of the city’s oldest districts, is named after one of the city’s founding fathers. A variety of wonderful cafés and restaurants can be found here, as well as a large number of antique shops sprinkled along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee.

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5. Laman Mahkota Istana Bukit Serene

Laman Mahkota Istana Bukit Serene, also known as the royal palace and the Sultan of Johor’s official residence, is embellished with elaborate and distinctive Art Deco-inspired aesthetic carvings. Royal meetings and festivities are frequently held in the palace’s expansive garden, which is guarded by the Sultan’s own army, the Royal Johor Military Force (JMF).

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4. Johor Zoo

The Johor Zoo is located in Jalan Gertak Merah. It is close to the Johor Bahru Palace Grounds and the Royal Museum. It was founded in 1928, making it one of Malaysia’s oldest zoos. Zoo Johor is home to more than 100 different types of animals, including several endangered species. Gorillas, elephants, flamingos, horses, lions, and other animals .

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3. Puteri Harbour

Puteri Harbour Johor is a spot to go for a day or two with family. The family theme park is a great place for families with little children to have fun. This port faces the Johor Straits is accessible to the view of Singapore. It is located in Johor’s Iskandar new development region. Legoland is roughly a 15-minute drive away as well.

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2. Pasar Karat ( Bazar JB )

Pasar Karat is a late-night flea market in Johar Bahru’s Jalan Segget. The market is a hidden gem for consumers because of the vast range of items available, which include anything from fridge magnets to clothing and electronic equipment. It’s a fantastic spot for those who prefer the thrill of buying in a flea market over shopping in a mall with branded retailers.

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1. LEGOLAND Malaysia

Legoland is a chain of theme parks for families based on the Lego building toy system. They aren’t entirely owned by The Lego Group. It houses a LEGOLAND Theme Park, a LEGOLAND Water Park, a LEGOLAND Hotel, and SEA LIFE Malaysia all in one LEGO® inspired site. With over 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows, and attractions, it is the ultimate family vacation destination.

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Johor, a state in southern Malaysia connected to Singapore by causeways, was once known as “Ujong Tanah,” which meant “Land’s End.” It includes several gazetted rainforests, like the Endau-Rompin range, and was the only state in Malaysia not entirely controlled by the British until Independence Day. Visitors will discover that Johor has several magnificent sights to view, particularly those related to history.

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