Things that you should do while travelling in Johor

Things that you should do while travelling in Johor

“Selamat Datang ke Negeri Johor Darul Takzim!” which literally means “Welcome to the state of Johor Darul Takzim!” This greeting is portrayed on a big blue sign board which can be seen by most people as they drive into the state border via the North South Expressway.  The state of Johor sits at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia that consists of coastlines on both east and west of the state, neighbouring Singapore to the south and a few states to the north, like Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. The state is well-accessible via driving. As mentioned in the first place, the state is connected with the North South Expressway which stretches from the Bukit Kayu Hitam in the state of Kedah as the northern end of the highway. Besides that, the state is well connected with the West Coast Mainline that operates frequent train services that serve vital cities along the west coast, including the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The capital state city of Johor, Johor Bahru sits at the southern tip of the state which is just opposite to Singapore. Thus, the location of state capitals creates one of the busiest border crossings in the world with the mark of 35k travellers daily. 

Since I have mentioned so much about the facts of Johor, I guess people might start asking me, “So what can we do in Johor?”, “What is so interesting in Johor?” etc. Even some people might have a bad impression towards the state as Johor is a state that is prone to floods during the annual monsoon seasons. Well, despite being the state that is prone to floods, the state has a lot of fun attractions to offer for local and foreign tourists. So without further ado, let’s dive into the highlight of the article, shall we? 

Things to do in the state of Johor: 

  1. Hike up to Gunung Ledang

If you are a nature lover, I can guarantee that this location will not fail you at all. When coming to the state of Johor, you should pay a visit to Gunung Ledang National Park. The national park sits near the state border of Malacca which usually takes around 30 minutes of drive from the nearby town of Muar. The national park consists of the highest peak in Johor which is the Ledang Mount or known by some as Mount Ophir. The mountain is ranked as the 6th most challenging to climb as the hike took five to six hours to reach the summit. On the hiking journey, climbers will face tough terrain and rocky steps which requires full engagement with local guides for safety. If you are not an adventurous person, the national park has a resort where you can have a picnic or swim near the Puteri Waterfalls. 

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  1. Take tour around the town of Muar

If you are a fan of colonial buildings and architecture, you will be full of endless joy while travelling through Muar. The town sits on the mouth of Muar River at the west of Johor Bahru. The town is known for its numerous eye-catching heritage buildings since the town was taken over by former colonials like the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. For instance, the Muar Police Station which is a neoclassical building that dates back during the early 1920s and the Sultan Ibrahim Jamek mosque which was built in 1928 with the blend of architectural style of Western and Middle Eastern. Honestly, the exterior of the mosque reminds me of the buildings in Moscow in which you may have tried to trick your friends that you are travelling to Russia. Besides that, you may bring your family to a river cruise along the Muar River where you may have a nice view of the heritage building along the banks of Muar River. 

  1. Shop at the Johor Premium Outlets

If you are a person who likes to do some shopping, I bet that this will be your favourite mall in the state of Johor. The Johor Premium Outlets in a mall located in Indahpura within the Kulai District. The mall was first opened in 2011 via the joint venture of Genting Plantation Berhad and Simon Property Group. It sits near to the Senai Airport however requires a three hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the North South Expressway. The mall consists of 150 luxury stores which mainly sell high end luxury goods that are all directly from the factory, from Gucci to Calvin Klein.

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  1. Bring your children to Legoland

When you plan a family trip with small kids around, it sometimes can be a headache to find a proper attraction for kids to have fun. Well, no worries! The state consists of a large theme park which is known as Legoland. Opened in September 2012, the theme park was one of the first legoland theme parks in the Asia region. It covers the area that is approximately 76 acres, providing more than 70 different exciting rides and activities, including miniland, legoland kingdom etc. Based on the reviews from visitors, not only children are having fun, even adults are having a lot of fun as well. 

  1. Plan a tour around the state capital of Johor Bahru

Last but not least, it is impossible to convince others to travel in Johor without mentioning the state capital, Johor Bahru. The city not only functions as a border city between Singapore and Malaysia, the city itself has a lot to offer for tourists as well. For instance, you may plan a heritage tour in Johor Bahru as the city consists of buildings that are dated back to colonial times, like the High Court Building, old streets of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and Jalan Dorby. 


The state of Johor has a lot to offer for tourists from both local and overseas. The state is underrated since many of the tourist highlights are carried by cities like Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown in Penang Island. I really hope that this article might provide you a clear idea of the attractions across the state of Johor. 
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