Hutan Bandar MBJB

Hutan Bandar is located between Jalan Tasek Utara Road and Jalan Yahya Awal, Johor Bahru. It covers an area of ​​50 acres and only about 1.5 km from the city center.

The forest was developed by the Research and Consultancy Unit of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1987. The aim is to create a special recreation that integrates with the original element and minimize the tree cutting. The design integrates the elements such as topographic structures, water resources, flora and fauna with the facilities provided. The result is a verdant green environment with aesthetic value and beautiful scenery.

The concept of the forest is ‘Family Recreation Park’. It offers a cozy, comfortable and harmonious nature environment. Facilities such as food court, children’s game site, gazebo, campsite, toilet, changing room, chalet, lecture hall, surau and BBQ facilities are provided.

The forest also has seven lakes and a swimming place for children.

This urban forest has been selected as one of the destinations in the Prosperous City program organized by the World Health Organization W.H.O in 1994.

Image by: Hutan Bandar MBJB FB 

Operation Hours

Daily: 7.30 a.m – 11.00 pm


There is no entrance fee. However, some facilities are charged need to be booked in advance.


Jalan Tasek Utara, Kolam Ayer, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

It was surprisingly clean, green and well-looked after. And how authentic was the forest in the city? I could hear the sounds of crickets and other unrecognizable insects when I was there so it should be “foresty” enough.

Cikgu Zainal

This recreational park is special because the original appearance is maintained as removal of trees in the area was kept to a minimum. The result was, this valuable piece of land kept its physical and aesthetic values, providing scenes of beauty and serenity for all.


Hutan Bandar recreational park remains the only natural retreat for city slickers to enjoy a nature walk around its seven lakes and pockets of children’s playground with fun challenges for kids of different ages.

Peggy Loh

Nearby Attractions

Chinese Heritage Museum

Johor Chinese Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Johor Bahru Chinese. The museum displays various collections of documents, porcelain ware, photos, old coins, musical instruments and other artifacts relating to the Chinese community.

Danga Bay 

Danga Bay is Johor Bahru’s first and massive waterfront city. It stretches along a 35 kilometers scenic waterfront facing the Straits of Johor and covers an area of approximately 450-acre.

Istana Bukit Serene

Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The palace was built facing the Straits of Johor and completed in 1933.

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