On the southern end of Peninsula Malaysia lies the frontier state of Johor. The state boasts unspoiled natural attractions which include islands, mystic jungle parks, white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, historical sites and many more fascinating places to visit.
Its capital city Johor Bahru, or JB as it is popularly known sits right next to the national boundary between Malaysia and Singapore where they connected via a causeway. Johor’s vast landscape is distinguished by pineapple, rubber, coconut and oil palm plantations as well as tranquil villages.
Don’t miss out on golf while visiting Johor. The state is home to golf clubs with international standard golf courses such as Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club and Pulai Springs Resort, to name a few. Since it’s a fairly small state, golfers won’t have to worry about travelling too far between golfing and other leisurely activities.
Along the east coast of Johor, travellers can find beautiful islands with crystal clear waters. Pulau Rawa is well known for being a quiet island destination where one can bask in its idyllic surroundings. Nature lovers can visit a number of mountains to hike, most notably Gunung Ledang which is famous for being home to the legendary princess ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang’. Or, trek through the Endau Rompin National Park which encompasses the watershed of the rivers Endau in Johor and Rompin in Pahang.
Families with children can book a stay at Legoland Malaysia Resort and enjoy more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions. The resort has seven themed areas of attractions all ages. Aside from the main park, Legoland also boasts a water park which has more than 20 slides and water-based attractions.
Visitors will find much to see and do in Johor, away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur’s big city environment. It’s the perfect getaway for those who are looking to get back in touch with nature in this part of South East Asia.