Tuck in southernmost of Peninsular Malaysia, Johor is often overlooked in favour of the trendy Singapore just across the strait. Johor has so many wonderful things to brag. Here are the places you mustn’t miss when you travel to Johor.
1. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is one of the largest architectural feats in Johor Bahru that boasts of Victorian-Moorish architecture style from the late 19th century. The beautiful mosque sits on top of a hill and overlooks the Straits of Johor, which allows you to catch the silhouette of Singapore on a clear day. Up to 2,000 worshippers can be accommodated at any given time. Contact a travel agent to book your trip to Malaysia.
2. Desaru Fruit Farm
Situated on 100 acres of land, Desaru Fruit Farm is packed with hundreds of tropical fruits and plants as well as a petting zoo and a koi fish pond. The farm has been awarded “Best Agro-Tourism Site” by Malaysia Tourism Awards 2010. Since Desaru Fruit Farm practice sustainable tourism, all the trees are planted and harvested the most environmentally-friendly way and only organic compost is used as fertilizer. This farm is one of the best places to travel to in Malaysia to discover the country’s representative fruits.
One of Johor’s biggest pride, Legoland Malaysia is Malaysia’s first international theme park which opened in 2012 in Iskandar Puteri. It’s the first Legoland theme park in Asia and has over 40 interactive rides, attractions and shows. It’s an exciting place for both kids and adults, especially Lego lovers as everything at this theme park is made of Lego. If one day isn’t enough to navigate the park, check in at the Legoland Hotel next door. Book your tickets now with a travel agent.
4. Bukit Layang Layang
Bukit Layang Layang is the official venue for the annual Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors and kite enthusiasts around the world. On normal days, the place is frequented by joggers and family and friends on picnics. Located at the Pasir Gudang Recreational Park, Bukit Layang Layang is just a 30-minute drive away from Johor Bahru. Get in touch with a travel agency in Malaysia to arrange your trip.
5. Hakka Heritage Gallery
Bekok’s one and only museum is dedicated to the Hakka community in Malaysia who originated from the Hakka-speaking provinces in mainland China. The gallery will transport you into a different era, way before eclectic became trendy, with vintage household appliances, rattan furniture, farming tools, toys and trinkets used by the Hakkas in the past. Entrance costs RM5 per person. Contact a travel agent to arrange your visit.
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