Top 20 Things To Do for an Ultimate Johor Experience (2019 Edition)


Being with friends or with people you love is one of the greatest feelings we can feel, especially if you are having fun together! Now, discover the top 20 activities to do with your loved ones as we feature Johor and explore its great landmarks! Plan your next trip after reading this!

1. Visit Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

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Step into the magnificent glass temple found only in Malaysia! Listed in the Malaysian Book of Records in 2010, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is both a place for spiritual connection and a tourist attraction. It is in fact made with 300,000 glasses in different colors and has an elegant style! You can take pictures with your friends!


Location: Jalan Tun Adbul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Opens daily, 6:00am – 3:00pm


2. Have fun at Legoland Malaysia


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We had fun playing with legos as kids, now you can play with bigger and more complicated legos in Legoland Malaysia! Have fun with exciting activities including riding at the world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Lego Coaster and enjoying the water at the Legoland Water Park. Find adventure with your friends or family at one of only eight Lego-themed parks in the whole world! 


Location: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor

Hours: Mon-Thu, 10:00am – 6:00pm; Fri-Sun, 10:00am – 7:00pm


3. Conquer the legendary Gunung Ledang


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Ever heard of the legend Puteri Gunung Ledang? If yes, then you should consider climbing the same mountain that is in the story! Like how difficult it is to get the princess in the story, Mount Ophir in the Gunung Ledang National Park is very challenging to climb. Dare to climb with your friends and as your reward, behold a breathtaking view of Puteri Waterfall once you reach the top!


Location: Gunung Ledang National Park


4. Be close to animals at Johor Zoo


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I mean, who doesn’t love animals? Whether wild or domesticated, you can sight and even feed many different types of animals here at Johor Zoo, including bears, camels, tigers, and many more. A perfect place for both learning and having fun for children! As young as they are, they will learn how to care for the lovely animals! 


Location: Jalan Gertak Merah, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sun, 9:00am – 6:00pm


5. Explore the state mosque with Victorian architecture


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Standing on top of a hill is a magnificent old mosque that was constructed from 1892 to 1900, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque. It has stunning Victorian-style architecture and can accommodate almost 2000 worshippers inside. The outside of the mosque is also beautiful, overlooking the greenery that surrounds it. 


Location: Jalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor


6. Get wet and wild at Desaru Coast Adventure Park


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Ready for some adrenaline rush? Another water park to explore in Johor is the Desaru Coast Adventure Park! Dare for a crazy ride with your friends in their Kraken’s Revenge and The Tempest! Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is in fact one of the largest in the world. 


Location:  Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00am – 6:00pm


7. Stroll Danga Bay Park 


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Danga Bay is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru. Ride some of their cheap but exciting rides with the affordable price of RM4 to RM8! Don’t miss the iconic carousel they have! Night walks with someone or with your friends is very ideal here, especially that during the night, the park is at its most beautiful state with the help of colorful and bright lights. Just strolling the park is already fun and relaxing!


Location: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sat, 7:30pm – 2:00am; Sun, 7:30pm – 12:00mn


8. Enter the world’s longest and largest dragon tunnel


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Yep, you read it right! Enter the world’s longest and largest dragon tunnel called the Fortune Dragon or Prosperity Dragon which extends 115 meters long. Outside it is a colorful dragon statue, but once you step inside, you will find stories to read and paintings to admire. It’s like an art museum in a dragon’s stomach!


Location:  83700 Yong Peng, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sun, 8:30am – 9:00pm


9. Chill at Malaysia’s “Little Paris”


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No need to save lots of money to travel to Paris in order to feel the romantic atmosphere of the place. Feel like you are in the City of Love as you tour the what they call Little Paris in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru! There are boutiques selling fashion clothing, salons for beauty needs, and of course, cafes to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and croissants! At night, the place will be more mesmerizing as they light up the city lights.


Location: Jalan Jaya Putra 1/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor


10. Drop by one of the oldest temples in Johor


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Chinese Old Temple, located at Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru is one of the famous historical landmarks of Johor. It is in fact more than 130 years old and is now surrounded by skyscrapers in every corner. The temple is still being visited by pilgrims and other tourists to witness the place rich with history and cultural preservation. 


Location: Lot 653, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sun, 7:00am – 5:00pm


11. Admire Johor from the sky bridge


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Behold the beauty of Johor from above! Skyscape in Level 34 of Menara JLand has some fun activities to offer to anyone who wants to come here, including taking pictures at the LED Tunnel, playing in the VR room, etc. But what is really exciting is the Sky Bridge. It is an observation deck 150 meters high above the ground, so you’ll surely be able to see anything over the horizon! 


Location: MENARA JLAND, 8000, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor


12. Snap away at the Instagram-worthy Spring Labs


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Tired of going to big malls where the crowd goes? Then Spring Labs is your place to go! The place is actually relaxing because of the cute and colorful striped buildings and stores that serve delicious dishes. Have fun taking pictures together with your friends in this very Instagrammable place! 


Location: Jalan Ekoflora Utama, Taman Eko Flora, Johor

Hours: Opens daily, 9:00am – 10:00pm


13. Catch the latest movies luxuriously


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Watching movies should be luxurious and not uncomfortable! Emperor Cinema shall make sure that you feel like royalty while you watch the blockbusters on the big screen! They have comfortable seats that are noticeably quite different from other cinemas. The food is also superb because they serve delectable Hong Kong dishes! Treat your loved ones to the cinemas now!


Location: Emperor Cinemas Malaysia Sdn Bhd 1-C &2-C R&F Mall, Mercu 1, Jalan Tanjung Puteri, 1, R&F, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor.


14. Weekend trips to the islands


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Be mesmerized by the hidden beauty of Johor found in its islands! Clean white sand, refreshing environment, clear water, and a breathtaking sight of nature: four elements of any island beach you can find in Johor! One of the great examples is the Tinggi Island, which is visited by many people from outside Johor for its magnificence. Check it out, too! 


15. Feast on the best food Johor has to offer


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In every travel or trip, there will always be food trip! And of course, Johor will not be left out when it comes to authentic delectable dishes that warm the stomach! Johor is a house of many different cuisines because of the diversity of people travelling here. All you have to do is try one restaurant wherever you are in Johor and you’ll not be disappointed.


16. Ride bikes without a license


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If you and your friends are riders, then this feature probably excites you more to explore Malaysia! Ride dirt bikes in the wide forest park and release your stress. No need to worry if some of you don’t own a driver’s license yet, you can still enjoy a ride here at Tristan Park! The instructors will guide you carefully. 


Location: 11, 21, Jalan Kekabu 7, Taman Desa Cemerlang, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor


17. Have a fun time go-karting


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The thrill does not end there! Raise your adrenaline once more as you play go-karting with friends! Drive 160 kilometers per hour and beat your opponents in a race in the longest go-karting circuit in Malaysia, Permas Go-Kart. Feel the thrill in every ride! 


Address: Jalan Bunga Matahari, Taman Plentong Baru, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am – 6:30pm; Sat-Sun, 8:00am – 6:30pm


18. Go cafe hopping in town


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Coffee lovers, you will not be forgotten! Johor is known as a home to thousands of coffee shops for every occasion. Whether you want your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or even late-night coffee fix, no problem! There are cafes available near you. Just check out some of our lists that feature some of the must-visit coffee shops in Johor and get your tummies ready for a great cup!


19. See the night sky light up with stars and fireflies


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The night sky can be seen anywhere, yes we know that. But here in Johor, this activity can be more fun to do while also admiring fireflies! In Firefly Valley Leisure Park, there is a small boat that will take visitors to a swamp and waiting there are hundreds of fireflies that light up the night together with the stars! You need only RM20 per person for this experience. 


Location: Firefly Valley Leisure Park, Jalan Jemaluang, Kota Tinggi, Johor.


20. Visit Johor Bahru’s old town


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And as the cliche line goes “last but not the least,” visit Johor Bahru’s old town! Explore Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and its neighboring streets. The old buildings standing here are historical and are intentionally preserved. Now, it is one of the best tourist attractions Johor offers! 


And that’s it! Those are just some of the fun things to do in Johor. There are definitely many more! Have you chosen which ones to do on your next trip?

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