Off the Beaten Track in Johor
If you have seen all the “must visit” and “should visit” attractions in Johor and want to see something different, below are some options.
Around Johor Bahru and Iskandar Region
Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory
Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory was first open in 1919. This little bakery offers delicious buns, cakes and biscuits baked in a charcoal oven. The bakery is located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee street. The place still retain the old style, like it was almost a hundred years ago. It is mostly untouched except for the restoration of the oven roof.
Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park
Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is a popular water park located in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru. It consists of water park, adventure park and sports & leisure park. Each park offers various attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Angry Birds Activity Park
Since its inception in 2009, the Angry Birds game has garnered 2.5 billion downloads globally. Angry Birds is now coming to life at the Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru. It is Southeast Asia’s first Angry Birds theme park. The indoor park is strategically located on the third floor of the new Komtar Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC).
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 tree cutting.
Little Paris is the picturesque row of shop houses located in Mount Austin. It was built in homage to the shopfronts of Paris. The place comes to life at night with little garden lights strung up in the trees brighten up the surroundings. The shops’ lovely outdoor decorations that mimics the style of Parisian streets gives the impression that the place is in Europe.
Beyond Johor Bahru and Iskandar Region
Amigos Horse Riding
Amigos Horse Riding is a stable that offers horse riding lesson and horse riding activities for the visitors. The place is run by Mr Mousouloo. It was founded in June 1st, 2004. It aims to make horse riding accessible and affordable to all Malaysians and increase appreciation towards horses.
HS Farm Stay
HS Farm Stay is a unique open farm that encourages appreciation towards plants, animals and the environment through education and interactive activities. The visitors can explore different parts of the farm dedicated to different species of fruit trees, plants and animals. They will also learn how to cut down waste.
UK Farm was first established on two acres land located in Parit Yaani, Batu Pahat in 2003. The highlight of the farm are the Jamnapari goats, which were imported from Indonesia. The initial business revolved around the production of fresh goat’s milk, goat’s meat and commercialize toiletry products.
Zenxin Organic Park
Zenxin Organic Park is the first and the largest organic farm that open its door to the public in Malaysia. It offers both educational and recreational experience relating to organic farming for the visitors.
Teluk Sengat Crocodile World
Teluk Sengat Crocodile World is located in Kota Tinggi, Johor. It is the largest crocodile farm in the peninsular of Malaysia. This farms offers the visitors an experience to interact with the crocodiles while at the same time learning some facts about them. The visitors too, will have a wonderful opportunity for some nice photo sessions with the reptiles.
Desaru Fruit Farm
Desaru Fruit Farm is a 180 acres well maintained tropical fruitland located in Kota Tinggi district, Johor. It was awarded Malaysia’s “Best Agro- Tourism site” in 2006 and Innovative Tourism Attraction – Agro Tourism Conservation in 2010 by Malaysia Tourism Awards.