ROYAL ABU BAKAR MUSEUM
(The Grand Palace Johor)
This beautiful palace was commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar who
laid the foundation stone in 1864. One of the oldest buildings
in Johor Bahru, The Grand Palace has a cosmopolitan architecture
with clear Anglo-Malay influence. Today, the palace assumes an
additional role as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, displaying treasures
of the royal collection
PASIR GUDANG RACING CIRCUIT
The Federation International Motorcycle (FIM) has given the honour
to this circuit to host one of the legs of World Motorcycle Championship
in 1998. It is one of only two legs to be held in Asia. Despite
its international status, this circuit is open to any motorsport
enthusiasts to sample the thrill and spill of high speed adventure.
GUNUNG LEDANG RECREATIONAL FOREST
Crystal clear rivers and breathtaking waterfalls in tranquil,
unspoilt environment welcome visitors to this area. Various amenities,
including rest shades, dressing room, camping sites, food stalls
and car park provided here. There are also tracks leading to the
summit of Gunung Ledang.
ENDAU-ROMPIN NATIONAL PARK
Located on the Johor-Pahang border, this 2 ½ century old
extensive low land forest is home to several rare and endangered
species. This park is popular with conservationist and nature
lovers who enjoy the wildlife and virgin environment.
GUNUNG ARONG RECREATIONAL FOREST
This forest of towering and shady trees and natural setting offer
a refreshing retreat for visitors. There are popular picnic spots
by the riverside, a garden and a well-equipped playground. Other
facilities include rest shades, dressing room, toilet and treetop
huts. Jungle trails are also provided for the more adventurous
GUNUNG BELUMUT RECREATIONAL FOREST
Lush greenery and ravishing wilderness await visitors. It is haven
for camping, picnics and mountain climbing. Gunung Belumut promises
exotic vegetation and breathtaking waterfalls.
JOTIC (Johor Tourist Information Centre)
JOTIC is a one-stop center for visitors to get a better understanding
of Johor. Besides, the availability of informative print materials
like brochures on Johor, there are shops selling various types
of handicrafts, which are mostly Johor's very own. Occasionally,
visitors are entertained with live cultural performances. Traditional
food can also be savoured at the centre's food court.
GUNUNG PANTI RECREATIONAL FOREST
This recreational forest is a haven for those who like to camp.
Facilities including campsites and temporary accommodation are
provided for visitors. Rare species of flora and fauna can be
This island was gazetted as a Marine Park due to the abundant
marine life and rare species of fish and coral. Giant leatherback
turtles come ashore to lay eggs yearly. Spacious and comfortable
cottages are available for booking.
Kukup is a fishing village with houses on stilts at the water's
edge. There are numerous restaurants on stilts serving delicious
seafood. Handicraft and delicacies such as keropok, belacan and
cencaluk are available in Kukup.
This picturesque town is well known for its delicious and inexpensive
foodstalls and restaurant. The tree-lined Tanjung is ideal for
evening strolls. The waterfalls at the foot of Mount Ophir (Gunung
Ledang) is accessible from Muar.
Lying close to Pulau Rawa, Pulau Besar has been developed into
an island resort, with chalets and restaurants. The glistening
beaches, crystal blue waters and spectacular coral reefs are enchanting
ISTANA BUKIT SERENE
His Majesty The Sultan of Johor resides in this palace. Perched
on high ground with a 350 m tower, the palace is a landmark to
travellers coming from the north. It contains one of the most
beautiful gardens in Johor and a private zoo.
KOTA TINGGI WATERFALLS
The waterfalls are a favourite spot for picnics and relaxation.
The water cascades 34 m down into a pool deep enough for swimming.
Fully furnished chalets complete with cooking facilities are available
MAWAR (Majlis Wanita Johor-Johor Ladies Council)
The existing Mawar house was stored at a great cost to preserve
the rich architectural design cum heritage of Johor. The completed
building is a stunning yet functional structure blending well
with the new majectic Mawar Building.
The town of Mersing, 135 km from Johor Bahru City is one of the
staging points to the islands of Pulau Tioman, Pulau Rawa, Pulau
Besar, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Sibu Tengah, and Pulau Tinggi. Visitors
normally stay overnight at one of the hotels in this fishing port
to catch the ferry services to the islands as the high tide is
usually at 9.00 am.
This sundrenched beach of Johor Bahru, stretching over 7 km provides
city tourists a variety of water adventures from canoeing, sailing
SULTAN IBRAHIM BUILDING
The massive building on Bukit Timbalan dominates the skyline of
Johor Bahru. The Saracenic character and fine mosaic detail particularly
of the Grand Hall make this one of the most interesting buildings
in Johor Bahru.
This is a beautiful coral island covered with white coral sand
and tall palm trees. Rawa has many caves for exploration and offshore
coral reefs rich with marine life. It is a haven for fishing,
skin-diving, scuba diving, shell collecting, lobster-hunting and
underwater photography. Chalet accommodations are available.
This tropical paradise has clean white beaches, clear blue waters
and rich in marine life. One can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling,
fishing, windsurfing and boating here.
THE ROYAL MAUSOLEUM
The Royal Mausoleum has been the final resting place for Royalty
of Johor. The Mausoleum is situated along Jalan Mahmoodiah. An
area where one can't help but appreciate the serene and tranquil
atmosphere befitting a resting place for eternity. The Mausoleum's
architecture is one of a fine, unique and aesthetic design of
The village of casuarinas is 8 km northeast of Johor Bahru and
situated on a 20 km stretch of untouched beach in the southeast
corner of the Peninsular. Ideal for swimming, boating, canoeing,
fishing, snorkelling or jungle trekking. Golf enthusiasts can
also play on an international 18 hole course.
SULTAN ABU BAKAR MOSQUE
Officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim in 1890, this mosque
is considered one of the finest in Malaysia. It took 8 years to
complete at a cost of RM400,000. Its architectural design and
setting atop a hill with sweeping view of the Straits of Johor
makes this mosque a famed landmark.
Lovers of ceramic art will find Ayer Hitam a haven for potteries,
earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. The town is popular transit
point for visitors stopping for lunch or dinner on their way to
Johor Bahru or Kuala Lumpur.
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