Top 10 Things to do in Johor, Malaysia

November 11, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Johor (/dʒəˈhɔːr, ˌdʒoʊ-/) or Johore is a Malaysian state, located in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. The state capital city of Johor is Johor Bahru. The royal city of the state is Muar and the old state capital is Johor Lama.

1. Legoland Malaysia

Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru 79250, Malaysia 607 597 8888
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Legoland Malaysia

Reviewed By niceguynic - Taguig City, Philippines

I didn’t have much expectations going to Legoland. Price was ok compared to Disney where in you have to queue for an hour per ride. Malaysian crew were polite and courteous. Rides were unique (well because I’m so used to Disneyland) my daughters loved the horse ride in the Kingdom Zone.
The Water Park section is a tad small compared to Singapores Water Park but all in all it’s a more controlled environment for my kids which is great.
A must try if you haven’t experienced Legoland Park yet.
Food is where it needs some work. Compared to other theme parks Legoland is on the poor side on the food department.
All in all great experience for me and my daughters.

2. Gunung Lambak

Kluang, Malaysia
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 101 reviews

Gunung Lambak

Reviewed By stpn_fz - Singapore, Singapore

Some notes :
- One of the first hills a new hiker would climb. As challenging as you want it to be.
- Popular among locals and Singaporeans. Expect large groups.
- Permits still not required, I think.
- Two trailheads.
- Fairly short but steep, wide, well-trodden trail.
- Ropes to aid climbers on the steep sections.
- Good views from its peak.
- Ample parking, shower facilities.
- Head to nearby Kluang for a celebratory meal.
Enjoy.

3. Johor Premium Outlet

Kulaijaya Persiaran Indahpura, Kulai 81000, Malaysia 607 663 1188
Excellent
16%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 677 reviews

Johor Premium Outlet

Reviewed By IanW-QLD - Brisbane

While you must respect that this is Malaysia and not Europe or Australia you generally have pricing expectations when you visit a "Premium Outlet" of "Direct Factory Outlet"; some stores here are ridiculously expensive and I honestly doubt that they are at all viable for the local market.
The choice of brands are fantastic - we saw European products that we did not know existed - you are literally spoilt for choice.
The location is pretty remote; we took a taxi over and then rang them to collect us to take us back to JB. This worked out really well.
The architecture and the layout of the whole establishment was first class; we were impressed with the size and variety of retailers; although many were anything but "Outlet Sores" as their pricing was absolutely ridiculous by any standards!
The food court was definitely set up for local cuisine and once you realised that it worked on a card system it was fine; we enjoyed the local fare which was very moderately priced for the quality of the food.
There are also some decent cafe's dotted around the area and it was easy to find refreshment and public toilets.
While I personally am not a huge fan of "Outlet" precincts this one is one of the best we have visited and my wife managed to locate exactly what she was looking for; so it was a great day out for us.

4. Tanjung Emas Park

Muar, Malaysia
Excellent
22%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Tanjung Emas Park

Reviewed By BenYorkie - Malaysia

Easy to find in Muar and a large park. Its at the side of the river mouth and there's a good riverside esplanade which is well laid out and makes for a pleasant walk.
Nice Gardens and a play area for the kids.
Relaxing and enjoyable.

5. Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Lots 1289 Jalan Sembilan, Kota Tinggi 81940, Malaysia
Excellent
31%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Reviewed By Johnstanno - Singapore

We are there during the feeding time (around 4pm) and enjoy seeing the crocs fighting over food! The owner gave us an excellent tour of the farm, providing us info about the animal.
You could even take photo with a small Croc (after paying a small sum.. RM 2 I think).
A must to visit!!

6. Pantai Minyak Beku (Frozen Oil village)

Jalan Minyak Beku, Batu Pahat 83200, Malaysia
Excellent
26%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Pantai Minyak Beku (Frozen Oil village)

Reviewed By Berhan M

60 years ago, it was THE place to go for locals to enjoy seaside picnics before the existence of some other seaside retreats in Batu Pahat. It's actually a rocky seaside/beach near a fishing village though children enjoy swimming and playing in the water. On weekends you will find anglers fishing both during the day and night as well as family and friends enjoying barbecue especially at night. Now there are food stalls selling fresh catch of the day that open from morning till night. It's not a 5-star seaside but good enough for the locals and perhaps visitors for a short weekend "beachy" getaway.
Historically, the beach was founded and named when the Siamese sailed down southwards from Malacca to look for fresh water. They dug a well on the hard rock using chisel and not water but thick oil oozed from the ground. Thus, came the names "Pantai Minyak Beku" (Frozen Oil Beach) and Batu Pahat Town (Chisel Stone Town).
Another most interesting tale about Minyak Beku is that it was believed once that if you wish to hold a wedding feast you could come to the well and call upon the spirit of the well to lend you some cookery utensils such as pots, pans and plates. Unfortunately, some people never returned the utensils or they were in a broken state that the spirit of the well has stopped being kind to the locals anymore.

7. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 202 reviews

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers.

Reviewed By Grant T - Melbourne, Australia

There is no doubt that this is an impressive structure and well worth a visit but be aware that it is in all true sense of the word - under renovation and, according to our guide, has been for some time so don't expect to be able to go inside and view it. Its all peeled paint and cracked masonry from the outside. I would say you would need to spend no longer that 10 minutes given its 'at work' status.

8. Street Art Kluang

25 Jalan Merdeka, Kluang 86000, Malaysia
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Street Art Kluang

Reviewed By Kim025Singapore - Singapore

The art mural walk is very near to the railway station. It is a lovely walk along the back alley and there are many murals to look at. There are also some 3-D artwork on the street. Definitely worth looking at when in Kluang as it depicts some icons of Kluang such as Gunung Lambak and the famous Kluang coffee.

9. Desaru Beach

Jl Desaru | Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
Excellent
14%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 164 reviews

Desaru Beach

Reviewed By Ang T - Singapore, Singapore

A beautiful beach to enjoy the sea breeze. The waves are strong and the air is fresh. No lifeguard around within the vicinity. Not much activity on the beach and there’s a parking charge of RM4 per vehicle. One and only toilet to be found on the entire beach.

10. Batu Pahat Mall

Jalan Kluang, Batu Pahat, Malaysia
Excellent
18%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Batu Pahat Mall

Reviewed By LWM_2010_10 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This is clearly an example of where an insignificant rural town also needs to have a shopping mall so it can boast "development".
The mall houses the obligatory fast-food restaurant chains. Looks like shops are selling items that were left over from the sales at KL malls 2 years ago.
On top floor many shop lots boarded up with notice that something exciting will open soon (haven´t seen anything happen in the 3 months I am in BP).
Maintenance seems an issue in the mall. Broken tiles, dirty walls, smelly toilets, leakage in ceiling on top floor. On the roof the concrete reinforcement bars are sticking out as if another floor will be added in better times.
There is absolutely no nice atmosphere here that makes shopping a nice experience.

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