JOHORE / JOHOR

 

 

SOUTH MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque in JohorJohor, also known as Johore, is the southern gateway into the Peninsular Malaysia and is linked to Singapore by road and rail. Its proximity to Singapore has made it a popular destination among Singaporeans as well as other international tourists visiting the island republic whereby visitors can do their shopping here and also try out the different types of Malaysian cuisine and admire its tourist attractions.

 

Johor is the only state in the country that boasts of a beautiful coastline stretching along the Straits of Malacca to the South China Sea and the eight districts which made up this modern southern state are Johor Bahru, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Segamat. The state is endowed with many natural attractions that Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque    provide numerous opportunities for a wide range of outdoor recreational and leisure activities and this place is packed with tourists from Singapore during the weekends.

 

When in Johor Bahru, the capital city of the state, take time off to tour the city or shop around. Interesting spots and famous places of interest commonly visited by tourists are the Royal Museum, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, the Grand Palace, the Johor Art Gallery, the Mawar Handicraft Centre and Dataran Bandaraya built in 1994 to commemorate Johor Bahru's declaration as a city. Souvenir and handicraft stores and modern shopping complexes all offer a multitude of items at reasonable prices. 

 

Kukup in Johor is a famous fishing villageThose who yearn for jungle adventures will find the Endau Rompin National Park in the north eastern border of the state to be a haven for unspoilt nature. The park is home  to many unique and endemic varieties of tropical plants and visitors have reported occasional wildlife sightings. The popular Kota Tinggi waterfalls, 56 km north of Johor Bahru is a refreshing spot for picnics. A drive through the large tracts of oil palm and coffee plantations in Kluang makes a pleasant and eye-opening experience. Head for Kukup, a picturesque fishing village on the southwest coast and visits its fascinating fish farms. Round off your trip by stopping at the town to taste the fresh and delicious seafood              Kukup fishing village

offerings. Or visit the mangrove swamps of Tanjung Piai to see among its main attractions which are its unique and exotic aquatic life.

 

Johor's premier beach resort is at Desaru, a magnificent 25 km stretch of sandy beach flanking by South China Sea. The resort has three hotels and is just the right place to unwind and indulge in a host of watersports adventures such as fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, boating, canoeing, swimming and jungle-trekking. Off Johor's eastern coast, amid the clear blue waters of the South China Sea are the islands of Pulau Rawa, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Aur, Pulau Besar and Pulau Pemanggil. All these idyllic islands have plenty of accommodations and offer excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, sailing and other activities.

 

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PLACES OF INTEREST IN JOHOR / JOHORE

Capital City of Johor

  1. Johor Bahru

Attractions in Johor

  1. Aw Pottery

  2. Balai Seni Nusantara

  3. Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim

  4. Batik Anggun

  5. Batu Pahat

  6. Dataran Bandaraya (City Square)

  7. Desaru

  8. Endau Rompin National Park

  9. Handicraft Centres in Johor Bahru

  10. Istana Bukit Serene

  11. Joe Leather Craft

  12. Johor Art Gallery

  13. Johor Bahru Duty Free Zone

  14. Johor Lama

  15. Johor Tourist Information Centre (JOTIC)

  16. Kampung View

  17. Kompleks Budaya & Kraf Johor

  18. Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

  19. Kukup

  20. Mersing

  21. Muar

  22. Pasir Gudang

  23. Persatuan Pelayang Johor

  24. Royal Abu Bakar Museum

  25. Royal Mausoleum

  26. Sultan Abu Bakar Monument

  27. Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

  28. Teluk Ramunia and Tanjung Balau

  29. Temenggung Daing Ibrahim Monument

  30. Ulu Tiram Estate

Famous Islands of Johor

  1. Offshore Islands at Seribuat Archipelago

  2. Pulau Besar (Big Island)

  3. Pulau Rawa (Rawa Island)

  4. Pulau Sibu (Sibu Island)

  5. Pulau Tengah (Middle Island)

  6. Pulau Tinggi (Tall Island)

 

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