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Johor

Johor borders Malaysia's neighbouring country Singapore and boasts some of the most diverse attractions. From ancient rainforests to breathtaking golf courses, relaxing beaches to buzzing nightlife, historical buildings to modern architecture, Johor will enthral any visitor.

1. Endau-Rompin National Park

The 92,000-hectare Endau-Rompin National Park straddles along two states, on the South of Pahang and north of Johor. This lowland dipterocarp forest is home to a wide variety of exotic plants and animals.

Endau Rompin

2. Sibu Group of Islands

Escape to tropical paradise at the Sibu Group of Islands. Spend a relaxing day at the beach, or live it up and take part in water sport activities like snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

Sibu Island

3. Gunung Ledang

Those with an adventuring spirit will love the 1,276-metre Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir. On a two-day trek, you'll be greeted by beautiful vistas of flora and fauna. On a good day, you might even see the Straits of Malacca and the Sumatran coastline.

Gunung Ledang

4. Danga Bay, Johor Bahru

Located on the popular Lido beach, Danga Bay is a one-stop destination for shopping and entertainment. Try the delicious local fare, shop at the Danga Festive Street Mall, or just visit the various Rumah Limas, traditional Malay houses unique to Johor.

Danga Bay

5. Johor Craft Village, Kota Tinggi

On the outskirts of Kota Tinggi is the Johor Craft Village, a centre for handicraft and cultural performances.

Portery

6. Tanjung Balau

Tanjung Balau is popular beach that has a quaint, planned fishing village by the same name nearby. Also nearby lies the Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum with exhibits illustrating the life of a fisherman.

Danga Bay

7. Desaru coastline and fruit farm

A breathtaking coastline located at Kota Tinggi, the waters at Desaru are perfect for swimming, canoeing, water-skiing and catamaran sailing. Or you could play golf, learn how to fly, or take part in a go-cart race. Nearby is also the Desaru Fruit Farm, home to a 100 varieties of tropical fruits.

 

8. Royal Abu Bakar Museum

Once the main palace of Johor, this place was built in 1866 and is surrounded by an extensively landscaped garden. The museum features the Sultan of Johor's impressive collection of rare treasures as well as historical artefacts belonging to the Johor Royal Family.

 

9. Local Fare Foods

Johor offers a mouth-watering spread of delicacies, and visitors would be missing out if they don't try the flavourful Laksa Johor, the wholesome Lontong and delectable Mee Bandung.