Top 80 Johor Attractions (2020)

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Johor is the southernmost state of peninsular Malaysia and is closest to our neighbour country, Singapore. Sharing the same maritime as Singapore and with a booming tourist economy, it is only natural that Johor has so much to offer in terms of shopping, theme parks, pristine beaches and many more. With so many places to visit, here is a list of the top Johor attractions that you should check out.

Batu Pahat

1. Tropical Village Ayer Hitam

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Tropical Village Ayer Hitam is a miniature amusement park best to visit with family and kids. Spanning across 32 acres of land, you will find many replicas of buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal, just to name a few. Also, don’t forget to visit the Haunted House, Mirror House and Dinosaur Train during your time here for a memorable ride.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM10 | Child – RM5 (4 to 12 years old)

2. Soga Perdana Amenity Forest (Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana)

Soga Perdana Amenity Forest

Soga Perdana Amenity Forest is a recreational forest best for activities such as jungle trekking and mountain hiking. There are cement stairs and handrails to assist you on your journey to explore this lush green forest. Escape from the bustling town and take a nature stroll learning about the many flora and fauna here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

3. Minyak Beku Beach (Pantai Minyak Beku)

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Pantai Minyak Beku means Frozen Oil Beach derives its name from the trees which are located in this area. It was told that in the olden days, the locals will cut the bark of the trees and oil will be flowing out from them. If you are visiting this area, you would still be able to see those trees with dark fluid flowing from them.

Another reason why you should visit this place is for its serene beach and also the chiselled rocks that are carved by the waves over time.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

4. Batu Pahat Well (Perigi Batu Pahat)

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Located just next to the Pantai Minyak Beku, this Batu Pahat well was dug by fleeing Siamese soldiers during the reign of Sultan Mansur Syah. You should definitely visit this place to see this abnormal phenomenon of a fresh water well just a few feet away from the shore.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

5. Batu Pahat Antique Market (Pasar Karat Batu Pahat)

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Pasar (market in the Malay local language) is a place that locals come to buy local produce for their daily use. Not only that, you will also find vendors selling strollers, kitchen utensils, toys and many more. While strolling at the market, you will get to see weird and rare antiques and items here on display or for sale.

Antique collectors should definitely make their way here as you never know that you might come across a valuable and one of a kind loot.

Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday, 7:00am – 1:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

6. Batu Pahat Walk

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Don’t know where to grab food after a long day of activities? Make a trip to Batu Pahat Walk for a local treat. Located along Jalan Rahman, food stalls are all lined up cooking up a storm for customers. They are open till late, so if you are looking for a late night supper, this is the Johor attraction you should be at.

Opening Hours: Daily, 5:30pm – 12:30am
Entrance Fee: Free

7. Batu Pahat Monument (Tugu Batu Pahat)

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This Batu Pahat monument could be seen from afar, with its unique design of two hands holding on the chisel. Pahat is a chisel in Malay language, which is no coincidence that it is in the middle of the Batu Pahat town. Come here to learn about the history of this Johor attraction.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

8. Penggaram Square (Dataran Penggaram)

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Penggaram Square is a must-visit landmark for its historical significance. An open field located at the heart of Batu Pahat is where all the national and cultural celebrations are being held. Come here in the evening when colorful neon lights are switched on to welcome visitors.

Don’t forget to take a picture or two for remembrance.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

9. Batu Pahat Botanical Park (Taman Botani Batu Pahat)

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Located 20 kilometers away from the Batu Pahat town, you will come across this very beautiful and lush recreational park for a relaxing stroll in the park. Walking around the wooden bridge surrounding this big man-made lake will take your breath away. Do bring your picnic mat along for a relaxing evening getaway from the city.

Opening Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

10. Parit Tengah Village Pineapple Farm (Ladang Nanas Kampung Parit Tengah)

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While many people have eaten pineapples, not many know how does one grow this sweet tropical fruit. Being one of the biggest pineapple farms in South East Asia and the seventh in the world, one can learn how pineapples are being grown and harvested here.

If your name is Morris or Josapine, you should definitely visit here. Why? Simply because these are the names of the types of pineapples you can find here.

11. Batu Pahat Dato’ Onn Gallery (Galeri Dato’ Onn Batu Pahat)

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This was once the residence for Allahyarham Dato’ Onn Jaafar the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, when he was just a state minister of Johor. Built in 1938, this estate has been converted to be a memorial gallery to showcase Johor cultural and heritage.

Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Entrance Fee: Free

12. Batu Pahat Old Street Commercial Centre

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One of the most famous Johor attractions, Batu Pahat Old Street Commercial Centre is the place for tons of fun, shopping and eating all day long. Not only do the colonial design buildings look really nice in pictures, there are also many cafes lined up serving some of the best desserts in Kluang.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

13. Wet World Batu Pahat

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Wet World Batu Pahat is a water park that boasts its own huge wave pool and interactive water activities, ideal for family outings and a wonderful time bonding with each other. If you are visiting this area, you should also stay for the night show at the Glow Park.

Opening Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM30 (RM20 for Malaysian) | Child – RM27 (RM18 for Malaysian)

Johor Bahru

14. Stulang Laut Beach (Pantai Stulang Laut)

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A place that is often visited by locals in the evening, this is a perfect place to catch the sunset near the city of the city. Take a stroll and breathe in the sea breeze while hunting for food in the nearby Stualang Food Court.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

15. Danga Bay

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Located in the city, Danga Bay is a recreational place with alot of things to offer. For family outing, you may opt to visit the theme park. Rides such as the Merry Go Round, spinning teacups and the classic Pirate Ship can be found here.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6:00am to 2:00am (till 12:00am on Sunday)
Entrance Fee: Free

16. Johor Zoo

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A small zoo in the city, though not as big as one would imagine, it has 100 different animals which is good enough for you to spend a few hours at this Johor attraction. There is also a lake in the vicinity where you can ride on cute small boats with your children.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am to 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM2

17. Legoland

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Would there be anyone who is not familiar with LEGO? Located in Johor, this is Malaysia’s No. 1 International Theme Park located just a causeway away from Singapore. There are rides, slides, shows and if you want a place to stay for the night, there is Legoland Hotel.

If you are a Lego lover and collector, this is the Johor attraction that you should definitely be at.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM231 (RM189 for Malaysian) | Child – RM185 (RM149 for Malaysian)

18. Puteri Harbour Indoor Park

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Located just a stone’s throw away from Legoland, this is another kids paradise. From the outside, the theme park looks like a shopping building but once you step in, magic happens. There are merchandise to be bought and multiple floors dedicated to various kids favourite brands such as Thomas Town, Pingu, Barney, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

19. Angry Birds Activity Park

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Located in Komtar JBCC Mall, head up to Level 3 to where the Angry Birds Activity Park is. Upon reaching the entrance, you will be greeted with drawing of the infamous birds and if you are lucky, you will get to catch the bird’s dance performance. The park is generally for kids, however, parents will still get to wait and watch over their children at the refreshment area.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM75 (RM60 for Malaysian)

20. Dinosaur Alive Water Theme Park

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It seems like Johor is a wonderful place to bring your family especially if you have kids. This next place you should visit is the Dinosaur Alive Water Theme Park. Imagine Jurassic Park but in a theme park, how exciting is that! Apart from entering the park through the mouth of a giant T-rex, you will also get to see a 85-foot-long Brachiosaurus walking around mingling with the crowd.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM50 | Child – RM30 (5 to 12 years old)

21. Mutiara Rini Urban Forest Park

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Located in the heart of Johor Bahru, this urban forest is the lung of the city. For a breath of fresh air, you can visit this place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. There are plenty of places to jog and also for a picnic, as the huge trees provide shade from the afternoon sun.

Opening Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

22. Taman Merdeka

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Another ideal place for jogging and outdoor adventure is the Merdeka Garden. This park was built to signify the hardship that the nation went through in achieving independence. This can be seen through the 9 lawns that represents the phases that the nation went through in the fight for ‘Merdeka’, which is Independence in Malay.

Opening Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

23. Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum

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There is no way you will not be able to recognise this building, as you will be able to see the hanging red lanterns adorning the building from afar. This museum not only tells the story about how the Chinese people first arrived in Malaysia, but it also has historical artefacts which dates back to the 1800s.

Come here to learn about the 5 Chinese dialects group and what did they do for a living.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM5 | Child – RM2

24. Sultan Ibrahim Building

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Designed by a renowned British firm in 1936, this building is one of the famous and oldest landmarks in Johor Bahru. Its colonial design has gotten everyone flocking here to take Insta-worthy pictures. The background itself will transport you to somewhere else, and no one could have guessed that it is actually in Johor.

You will not be able to enter the building but you can ask for permission from the security guards to enter the compound of this building.

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

25. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

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This mosque was built under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar between the year 1892 to 1900s. The architecture of this mosque is very unique as it combines the Malay and Western elements into one. This state mosque sits on top of a hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.

26. Istana Bukit Serene

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This royal palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor. Come here for the exquisite art, carving and beautiful tall buildings in the compound. Not fully open to the public but you can still catch a glimpse of the beautiful royal garden.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

27. Rusty Market (Bazar Karat)

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Also known as Bazar JB, it is a flea market located at the end of Jalan Trus. Only opens at night, this flea market sells everything that you can think of, from handicrafts to local produce and food.

Opening Hours: Daily, 6:00pm – 12:00am (starts at 5:00pm on Monday and 7:30pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Entrance Fee: Free

28. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

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Being the first glass Hindu Temple in the world, this temple is fully covered with colorful glass on the interior and exterior of this sanctuary. It is not only beautiful during the daytime when the glass glistens in the sun, but also during the night when they light up the building.

Opening Hours: Daily, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM10 (free for Malaysian)

29. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

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One of the oldest buildings in Jalan Trus amidst the city skyscrapers, this Chinese Temple is the symbol of unity of the 5 Chinese ethnic group that came to Malaysia. Come and see for yourself the Parade of Deities that gathers 300,000 people from all around Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Kluang

30. UK Farm Agro Resort

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Not only is UK Farm Agro Resort one of the largest goat and sheep farms in Malaysia, but it is also a self-suffice resort with many outdoor activities. This is a perfect place for families to learn more about mother nature while it also provides you with a farm-like experience unlike any other.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM47.70 | Child – RM37.10 (3 to 12 years old)

31. Terompah Mastor Gallery

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Terompah is a traditional wooden sandal which is worn by Malaysians in the past. You may even find that some villagers who live in the outskirts still owns them. Visit this Johor attraction to learn more about this traditional craft and you can also custom make a pair of terompah as a souvenir.

Opening Hours: Sunday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Entrance Fee: Free

32. Mount Belumut (Gunung Belumut)

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Mount Belumut is located in Kluang and stands at 3,314 feet above sea level. If you are on a lookout for some adventure, you can schedule a hike up this mountain which will approximately take up to six hours.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Hiking Permit: RM150 (per group) | Amenity Forest: [Adult – RM5 (RM2 for Malaysian) | Child – RM2 (RM1 for Malaysian)]

33. Mount Lambak (Gunung Lambak)

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Just slightly out of Kluang town, you will find Mount Lambak which is a popular trekking spot for both locals and tourists. What is so great about this location is that it provides 2 kinds of trails, the concrete jungle trail, and jungle trail. Regardless of which trail you thread on, you will have to be physically prepared as the trek gets steeper along the way.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

34. Kluang Mall

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Kluang Mall is the number one and largest shopping mall in Johor with over 348,116 square feet of retail space. It offers you a decent shopping and dining experience. If shopping is not your thing, you can consider catching a movie at the cinema here instead.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

35. Street Art Kluang

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Attractive street art can be found here at the streets of Jalan Dato Teah Siew Khor. Just behind the main street, you will be able to see the many beautiful and 3D artworks that are done by local and overseas artists; perfect for your Instagram!

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

36. Zenxin Organic Park

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Zenxin Organic Park acts as an educational and recreational park that one can spend their afternoons at. Tours are offered to visitors to understand more about the organic produce that is grown in this park. You can also opt to move around by yourself by renting a bicycle here.

Opening Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 8:30am – 5:30pm (closed on Wednesday except during public and school holidays)
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM15 | Child – RM12 (4 to 12 years old)

Kota Tinggi

37. Jason Bay (Teluk Mahkota)

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Jason Bay, also known as Teluk Mahkota is located at Tanjung Sendili. Many people tend to flock here not only for its beautiful beach but also for the variety of water sports that are available here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

38. Mount Muntahak (Gunung Muntahak)

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The jungle trail here is easy and there are guided services provided for first time hikers. Not only that, the beautiful view of Kota Tinggi waterfall can also be seen and experienced after a short hike at Mount Muntahak.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM15 (RM5 for Malaysian) | Child – RM10 (RM3 for Malaysian)

39. Kota Johor Lama Museum (Muzium Kota Johor Lama)

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The Kota Johor Lama Museum is opened to the public on October 2007. This wooden building is built on stilts replicating an ancient Malay building. This museum educates the public about Malaysian culture by showcasing many historical artefacts and drawings.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

40. Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

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Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is one of the largest crocodile parks in Peninsular Malaysia, with over 1,000 crocodiles. Here you will get to see stunt shows performed by the caretakers and the star of the show, crocodiles.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM8 | Child – RM4

41. Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

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This park provides many people with the opportunity to witness the fireflies in their natural habitat, not something that we get to see in the city. You will ride a boat through the stream at night to witness the beauty of a thousand tiny twinkling lights produced by the fireflies.

Opening Hours: Daily, 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM20 | Child – RM12

42. Desaru Ostrich Farm

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Have you ever seen an ostrich up-close? If not, here you can. Desaru Ostrich Farm is home to 100 ostriches and there is just so much you can do here. From understanding the animal better, you will also get a chance to buy merchandise made from ostrich eggs.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM20 | Child – RM15

43. Desaru Fruit Farm

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Over 40.5 hectares wide, this fruit farm has over 100 tropical fruits, 10 herb gardens, an animal farm and also a huge koi pond. You will also be able to taste all the local produce on this farm while learning about how to differentiate the different fruit trees.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM25 | Child – RM20 (3 to 11 years old)

44. Koref Desaru Leisure Farm

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Koref Desaru Leisure Farm (KOREF stands for Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm) is indeed a very interesting attraction in Johor to visit. Not only will you be able to stay in the treehouses, but you will also be able to learn how to plant rice at the rice plantation, learn how to row a boat and fishing as well. This is ideal for an educational and recreational getaway.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Price subject to availability

45. Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum

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Located at the beachfront of Tanjung Balau, this Fishermen Museum houses many exhibits such as boats, nets, films, and posters. Come and be educated about seafaring and also fascinating stories.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM4

46. Desaru Beach (Pantai Desaru)

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Desaru Beach is one of the best beaches in Johor. It’s long sandy beaches and pristine sea is something you must witness by yourself. Come to this Johor attraction for a dip and for that holiday tan.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

47. Kota Tinggi Waterfall

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This waterfall not only offers a scenic view but a recreational water park as well. This famous waterfall is always bustling with visitors year in and out, just to catch a glimpse of the majestic cascading falls. For a better view, try climbing up the steps to the upper level.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult – RM15 (RM5 for Malaysian) | Child – RM10 (RM3 for Malaysian)

Kulai

48. Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

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This premium outlet store needs no introduction. It is an impressive shopping destination and you get to buy premium items at a fraction of the cost. As one can easily spend many hours shopping here, there are many cafes and restaurant options nearby where you can grab a quick bite.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

49. Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest

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Not only is Gunung Pulai a great trekking spot, it is also a nice and relaxing picnic area for family and friends. Surrounded by lush greeneries, this recreational forest provides city dwellers an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the many flora and fauna here without traveling too far away from town.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

50. Nanyang Fish Farm

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Nanyang Fish Farm is the ideal place for fish lovers. Under this roof, you will be able to find many different and exotic fishes. They also supply aquariums and other items needed in rearing fish.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

51. Hutan Bandar Putra

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Hutan Bandar Putra is a recreational park filled with user-friendly amenities to encourage visitors to exercise. Besides the usual jogging and cycling treks, this park also has its own observatory tower, giving visitors a bird’s eye view of the place.

Opening Hours: Daily, 6:30am – 7:30pm
Entrance Fee: Free

52. Putuo Village

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This spiritual Buddist temple combines both religion and leisure in one place. Many weary souls will flock to this place to rest, learning about the ways of Buddha while meditating to seek for peace. One can also enjoy the many cultural show performances.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Mersing

53. Besar Island (Pulau Besar)

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This beautiful island is one of the top Johor attractions boasting fine white sands and clear blue sea. Besar Island was once known as Big Boar Island as wild boars used to roam freely in this area. But now, you won’t get to see them on the island anymore.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

54. Mersing Museum (Muzium Mersing)

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Mersing Museum is one of the oldest buildings in this area and it stores a plethora of artefacts from World War Two. Not only that, you will get to learn of the history of how fisheries became one of the main economies of Johor.

Opening Hours: Saturday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:45pm | Thursday, 9:00am – 3:00pm (closed on Friday)
Entrance Fee: Free

55. Tanjung Leman Beach (Pantai Tanjung Leman)

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Tanjung Lemang Beach is another white sandy beach in Mersing. In this area, there are many luxurious beach resorts. During the holiday season, many families will flock here for some fun under the sun and in the sea.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

56. Gorek Bay (Teluk Gorek)

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Gorek Bay which is located 22km from the Mersing Town, is a beautiful place filled with tall coconut trees and a quiet beach. Along this beach, you can conveniently find delicious local food, making it an ideal tourist spot.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

57. Hujung Island (Pulau Hujung)

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Located on the northeast coast of Johor, this tranquil island is the perfect beach getaway that you are looking for. This serene place is surrounded by luscious greeneries and tall coconut trees. The seawater here is also so clear and rich marine life, making it a perfect snorkeling spot.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

58. Sibu Island (Pulau Sibu)

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One of the many islands in Johor, Sibu Island is one of the most famous Johor attractions. This Island is known as the Golden Beach Paradise of Malaysia and is rich with corals and sea life.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

59. Tengah Island (Pulau Tengah)

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Tengah Island is an unspoiled and private island in between Besar Island and Hujong Island. There are a few luxurious resorts located in this area, and one of them is the Batu-Batu Private Island Resort. It is only 45 minutes away from the Mersing Jetty.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

60. Rawa Island (Pulau Rawa)

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Rawa Island has become popular in recent years and you can get to this Johor attraction in just 20 minutes on a speedboat. It is an idyllic tropical island beach just along the South China Sea.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

61. Aur Island (Pulau Aur)

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Not only is Aur Island just another island of Johor, but it is also a part of the Johor Marine Park. This place is not only famous for the blue crystal waters but the corals and lagoons as well. Something you will need to see for yourself.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

62. Dayang Island (Pulau Dayang)

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Dayang Island is one of the best scuba diving destinations in Malaysia. It is located 2 hours away from the mainland and only has 2 resorts on the island. If you are a diver, sign yourself up for an unforgettable diving session here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

63. Endau-Rompin National Park

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Endau-Rompin National Park is a reserved tropical rainforest in the southernmost of the Tenasserim Hills. Not only is this one of the oldest rainforests in the world, but it also has rock formations that are over 248 million years old, something which will blow your mind away!

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM10

64. Gunung Arong Amenity Forest (Hutan Lipur Gunung Arong)

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Mount Arong is an ideal place for hiking expedition although it is the third shortest mountain in Johor. Recently listed as one of the top tourist spots in Johor, many people will set up their camps here for a getaway to bond with nature.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Muar

65. Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

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Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque is a mosque built under the influence of Westerns and Middle Eastern architecture. The contrasting colors of blue and white on the building are very outstanding and look wonderful in pictures.

66. Bukit Kepong Police Station Muar

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This police station was built to replace the original building which was burnt down during the communist attack in the 1950s. This building holds so much information about the historical events that happened in the past, shaping Malaysia to be what it is today. You can understand more about it by going through the galleries and short videos that are found here.

67. Muar Clock Tower

muar clock tower

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Located in the city center, this clock tower is a popular tourist destination. Surrounded by a small garden, this clock tower was built according to western architecture. Don’t forget to take a picture with this iconic Muar structure when you pass by this are.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

68. Muar River

muar river

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This long river flows through the states of Johor, Negeri Sembilan, and Pahang. There are many attractions set-up next to the river such as a gorgeous city park, a golf course and also a plentiful of food stalls.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours (cruise, 9:30am – 5:30pm)
Entrance Fee: Free

69. Tanjung Emas Park

tanjung emas park

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This beautiful park is located next to the Muar River. The recreational park was designed in a way to outline the river, thus creating the perfect esplanade for both locals and tourists.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9:30am – 11:30pm
Entrance Fee: Free

70. Tanjung Ketapang Park

tanjung ketapang park

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The second park lined after the Tanjung Emas Park, is another recreational park that outlines the shore of the Johor Beach. You can take a stroll or picnic here shaded by the lush green trees.

Opening Hours: Daily, 6:30am – 11:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

71. Leka Beach (Pantai Leka)

leka beach

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A calm beach lined up by fishing boats and an opportunity to catch fishermen in action. Not only that, you will be able to see one of the prettiest sunsets here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

72. Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang)

mount ophir

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There is a famous Malay fable of a princess with magical powers that live in this mountain, but the forest is also famous for another reason. It is home to many unique and rare plants that could only be found here. Many people who hiked up the mountain also said that it is as challenging as climbing up Mount Kinabalu, another famous mountain from Sabah.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Hiking Permit: RM218 (RM152 for Malaysian) | Waterfall: (Adult – RM1 | Child – RM0.50)

73. Maharani Uptown

maharani uptown

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Maharani Uptown is a sheltered night bazaar place that stretches from Maharani Road to Ali Road. Stalls selling various items that are lined up on the insides of the shop lots will be set up in the evening, providing visitors a wonderful place to shop and to grab some local food and handmade products.

Opening Hours: Friday, 5:00pm – 12:30am | Saturday, 5:00pm – 12:00am
Entrance Fee: Free

74. Don Hu Jurassic Garden Muar

don hu jurassic garden

A Jurassic Park inspired garden in Muar with plenty of dinosaur figurines. Ideal for families as it not only has dinosaurs, but it also has theme park rides and a small bird aviary.

Opening Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 10:00am – 6:30pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Pontian

75. Pontian Royal Park (Laman Diraja Pontian)

laman diraja pontian

Pontian Royal Park is a seaside garden with an unmistakable arch with a royal crown above it. For a nice sea breeze, you can visit this place in the evening when the lights in the garden will all be lit up.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Entrance Fee: Free

76. Pulau Kukup National Park

pulau kukup johor national park

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This national park is one of the largest mangrove reserve lands in the world and is protected by RAMSAR (the wetland association). Mangroves play an important part in maintaining the quality of the water by filtering the pollutants that are found on land. It also boasts a perfect ecology while ensuring the sustenance of many rare flora and fauna found here.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, 9:00am – 1:30pm
Entrance Fee: RM10 (RM5 for Malaysian)

77. Kukup Fishing Village

kukup fishing village

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As its name depicts, this is a fishing village in Pontian, Johor. Over here, you will be able to purchase fresh sea products such as fish, prawn and crackers. There is also a boat to bring you to the middle of the sea where the fish farm is.

78. Bugis Museum (Muzium Bugis)

bugis museum

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This museum that was built in Pontian is to pay tribute to the Bugis people, their history and customaries. Supported by the Johor Heritage Foundation, this is the first Bugis museum in Malaysia. Inside the building, you will be able to find many black and white photographs telling the story of the Bugis race in Johor.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

79. Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm

sri tanjung leisure farm

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Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm is a farm park that brings you closer to mother nature. Come here for a relaxing afternoon understanding the local produce and interact with small animals that call this place their home.

Opening Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee: RM30

80. Nictar Farm

nictar farm

One of the thematic eco-farm attractions in Johor that aims to educate the public about the nature and the farming of honey bees. This place also provides educational tours to their pineapple farm that is located in the same vicinity.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Entrance Fee: Tour is available but price is subject to group size

Segamat

81. Batu Hampar Flower Garden

batu hampar flower garden

The only garden located in the center of the town, this flower garden is often visited by many locals for leisure. Many might not know that the residence of the Segamat District Officer is also located here. So come and visit this place to witness for yourself the beauty of Mother Nature.

With so many Johor attractions to visit that range from nature to the water theme park, you are sure to find something here that is suitable for you. Though the places might be scattered around Johor and you will need to spend a bit of time travelling to and fro these places, the experiences that you will get to enjoy will make it all worthwhile. To top it all off, you can also satisfy your food cravings with delicious local dishes along the way.