6 reasons why you must visit Johor Bahru – a new attraction in Malaysia

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Breaking away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur or other popular tourist destinations like Malacca or Penang, Johor Bahru is a very peaceful city located in Southern Malaysia. Those who have visited this city definitely will be impressed with its low roofs, spacious streets, colorful theme parks and exciting island adventure tour. Read on to discover some best places to see and things to do in Johor Bahru.

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Desaru Fruit Farm

Address: No. 1, Sungai Cemaran, Desaru, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor. Opening hours from 8am to 6pm.

Desaru Fruit Farm (via BigTree Tours)

Come to Johor Bahru, you will find many farms and let yourself relax in the green space, enjoy the delicious fruits at Desaru – one of the most famous fruit farm in the city. With only about RM25 for entrance fee, you were able to enjoy a fruit paradise with over 100 tropical fruits such as durian, jackfruit, orange, guava, etc. The garden houses, lakes,… are also the stunning background for visitors to take the beautiful pictures. Let’s get out of the crowded and bustling cities and enjoy green space of the Desaru Fruit Farm.

Culinary

The foods in Johor Bahru are not only delicious but also bring the typical features of Malaysia’s cuisine. Eating in Johor Bahru is an interesting experience, especially when you “get lost” in the old food streets in here.

The dishes Johor Bahru is characterized by the fragrance of cinnamon, spice of lemongrass or ginger, yellow of turmeric and sweet taste of coconut milk. If you don’t like, you also can eat Chinese dishes available in here. The price for each dishes is not too expensive, costing about 5 – 7 RM/dish.

Johor Bahru’s cuisine (via SG Food on Foot)

Night market

Unlike many famous tourist destinations in Asia, the night markets are usually opened in the weekends; in Johor Bahru, there are various night markets and operated on weekdays. Kampung Bendehara and Kampung Kangkar Tebrau are the most popular night markets in Johor Bahru which often opened on Sundays with full of items from clothes, souvenirs to food, very cheap and easy to bargain. The friendliness and unique culture of local people will bring you a very interesting evening.

Amusement parks

There are many theme parks with unique design that you cannot find in nowhere else. The parks are designed in a unique style, extremely impressive and interesting. These are ideal places to relax especially for family with kids.

Legoland Park (via YouTube)

The first park has to be mentioned is Legoland, a park was built of over 50 million lego bricks, which will bring you back to childhood with many interesting games such as roller coaster, 4D movies, magic shows, etc. Fee for entrance ticket is about 175 RM/person.

The next park we want to introduce to you is Hello Kitty Park. It is filled with pink color, where you can take nice pictures with the huge Hello Kitty cat. This is the largest Hello Kitty Park in the world with an area of more than 100,000m2 and many attractive games. In addition, Angry Bird Park, Dinosaur Park, The Little Big Club,… are the great places for visitors to play and check-in.

Shopping

Johor Bahru is the contiguous place between Malaysia and Singapore, so there are a lot of shopping malls located in here with a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, household items, electronics, toys, etc. AEON / Jusco Tebrau City is a place offering many familiar brands such as G2000, Giordano, Padini,… Johor Premium Outlets: a shopping paradise for cheap goods, sale up to 25-65% at 80 stores of major brands like Gap or Nike,…

Stunning islands

Pulau Tioman Island (via Singapore Limousine)

Do not miss the island discover tours while visiting Johor Bahru. There are many marvelous islands surrounding Johor Bahru like Pulau Tioman, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Sibu Besar.

Pulau Tioman attracts travelers by peaceful beach with warm and clear water. Has been recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Pulau Tioman is the hot tourism spot in Johor Bahru.

Diving in Tioman Islands is also an unforgettable experience of every tourist. Every day has a boat tour take you to diving spots, departure at 10am and return at 4pm.

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