Johar- The Jewel of Malaysia


ImageJohar, the southernmost state of Peninsular Malaysia, is characterized by pineapple, rubber and palm plantations, spectacular national parks, quaint fishing villages and 5-star resorts. Here, you’ll find serene beaches, islands that are a diver’s paradise, and some of the best golf courses in the country.

Johor Bahru (JB), the state capital, boasts of historical landmarks, world-class hotels, glitzy malls and numerous options for dining and entertainment. Here’s a tour of the state…

Must See

ImageEndau-Rompin National Park

This 800 Park is home to several exotic species like deer, elephants, leopards, tigers and the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros. Here, you can also see spectacular waterfalls, giant fat palms, climbing bamboo, as well as tapirs and bearded wild hogs.

Rawa Island

Rawa Island off Mersin is one of the most beautiful islands around. It is famous for its white coral sand, tall palm trees and offshore coral reefs, which make diving a not-to-be missed experience here.

Labis Hot Spring

Visitors throng this place to enjoy a warm bath and the healing qualities of this natural hot spring. The area is also ideal for hiking and picnicking.

Desaru Fruit Farm

Many different types of tropical fruits are grown at this farm. Their experienced guides show you around on a leisurely bullock-cart ride or in your own vehicle.

Must Do

ImageGunung Ledang

Also know as Mount Ophir, this mountain is named after a beautiful princess- Gusti Putri- who spurned the hand of the Sultan of Malacca. This place is a magnet for picnickers, nature lovers, birdwatechers, rock-climbers and jungle trekkers.

Hutan Bandar

This public park offers recreational activities for the whole family. Kids will enjoy the well- equipped playground, as well as the open air swimming pool. There are many open spaces too, where you can enjoy a picnic, a game of football or a spot of kite-flying, rock climbing and jungle trekking.

Must Experience

Sibu Island

From high above, the island looks like a bird with its wings outstretched. Its quiet ambience makes it ideal for a relaxing getaway, though you can also indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing and sailing.

ImageDanga Bay

This is Malaysia’s premier waterfront city and the largest recreational park in Johor Bahru. Besides being a rustic residential getaway, it is also a great place to hang out, eat and shop till you drop.

Heritage Places

Masjid Jamek

Built in 1999, this breath-taking mosque in Muar is fashioned after the Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim. The two mosques form a spectacular landmark for those who enter Muar from the river mouth.

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Preached on a hill-top, this mosque combines neo-classical Western and Islamic architecture, and is one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia.

The Royal Mausoleum

These burial grounds have long been the final resting place for Johor Royalty. Unique in design and aesthetically pleasing, the mausoleum also exudes a peaceful ambience.


KSL City

This 880,000sq.ft. mall boasts 420 retail shops. 50 foods and beverage outlets, and an eight screen Cineplex.

AEON Tebrau City

Almost half of the mall’s three level floor area is occupied by the JUSCO hypermarket. Here, you can also pick up international fashion brands like Giordano, MNG, Esprit, Dorothy Perkins, and many more.

City Square

With over 200 retailers, a host of entertainment options and restaurants, karaoke and salons, this place guarantees non-stop good times.

Plaza Pelangi

Everything you desire can be found here- from house ware to fashion wear, perfumes, cosmetics and more. The supermarket and bookstore are well-stocked and there are plenty of dinning and leisure options too.

Johor Premium outlets

This collection of 80 stores- a 3 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur offers an extensive selection of legendary brands, as well as savings of 25% to 65% everyday.

ImageThe ZON Mall

Occupying 5 levels and more than 400,000 sq.ft. of indoor retail space, this mall has approximately 200 stores, with everything shoppers desire. Come to the Zon Mall for a unique shopping, leisure and entertainment experience.   


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