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Exploring Johor Bahru, Malaysia: A Tropical Adventure

Johor Bahru (Credit Liew Chin Tong)
Johor Bahru (Credit Liew Chin Tong)

Are you looking for a short getaway in Southeast Asia during your visit to Singapore? Don’t worry.  We have got you covered. It’s Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 

Johor is a captivating state in southern Malaysia that beckons travelers with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, Johor has something special for everyone. Let’s explore the top attractions and activities that await you in this tropical paradise.

Johor Bahru City: Where Modern Meets Tradition

Johor Bahru, the bustling capital city, is your gateway to the wonders of Johor. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss:

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Step into a mesmerizing Hindu temple adorned with intricate glass mosaics. The play of light and color here is truly enchanting.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple (Credit Petit Go)
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple (Credit Petit Go)

Local Cuisine

Dive into the culinary scene! Try Laksa Johor, a spicy noodle dish, and savor fresh seafood at local eateries. Don’t forget to sip on a refreshing coconut drink by the roadside.

Laksa Johor (Credit The Star)
Laksa Johor (Credit The Star)

Johor Zoo: A Wildlife Adventure

Located in Johor Bahru, the Johor Zoo is a delightful place for families and animal lovers. Here’s why you should visit:

Animal Encounters

Get up close with fascinating creatures, from majestic tigers to playful monkeys. The zoo’s lush greenery provides a natural habitat for its residents.

Johor Zoo (Credit Spectrum Photo Solution)
Johor Zoo (Credit Spectrum Photo Solution)

Beach Bliss: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Johor’s coastline boasts pristine beaches where you can unwind and soak up the sun. Here’s where to head:

Desaru Beach Resort

A tranquil stretch of golden sand awaits you at Desaru. Take a leisurely stroll, build sandcastles, or simply relax with a book. Thrill-seekers can try jet-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for aquatic adventures.

Desaru Beach Resort (Credit
Desaru Beach Resort (Credit

Historical Gems: Tracing Johor’s Past

Immerse yourself in Johor’s rich history by visiting these landmarks:

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Marvel at the grandeur of this stunning mosque, with its Moorish architecture and picturesque surroundings.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque (Credit Viator)
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque (Credit Viator)

Royal Abu Bakar Museum

Step back in time as you explore artifacts, royal memorabilia, and exhibits that narrate Johor’s royal legacy.

Royal Abu Bakar Museum (Credit TripAdvisor)
Royal Abu Bakar Museum (Credit TripAdvisor)


Johor invites you to create lasting memories. Whether you’re admiring glass mosaics, spotting wildlife, or basking in the sun, this tropical gem promises an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, embrace the warmth, and let Johor weave its magic on you!

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