A City of Contrasts and Diversity
erived its name from Jauhar that means precious stones, stop by Johor for a handful of historical museums, temples and mosques as well as interesting shopping districts and theme parks. Johor is the southern gateway for Singaporeans to enter Malaysia via the Causeway and home to the southernmost tip of Asia, Tanjung Piai. Most travel itineraries skip the state but to those who stray into the southern getaway will be surprised by the postcard-perfect islands, wild jungles and access to authentic Malaysian culture. Next time when you visit Malaysia, let Johor be your gateway to a world of fascination and adventure! .
"With blissful solitude of its postcard-perfect island, wild jungles, historical buildings, exciting theme parks and delectables local delicacies, Johor is the southern gateway to Malaysia you should not miss. Becoming a shopping haven to many, Johor Premium Outlet is the first Premium Outlet Centre in South East Asia that offers luxury premium brand outlet in one roof."
Lego land, Johor
FOLK DANCES & MUSIC
A dance form popular in the state of Johor, Zapin was originally performed exclusively for religious ceremonies but has evolved into a form of entertainment for the locals. Dancers usually perform in pairs and accompanied by a traditional music ensemble consisting of gambus (a short-neck lute), rebana (drum) and many other instruments. Kuda Kepang is another dance that is synonym to the state and often performed during wedding ceremonies and cultural celebrations. During the performance, a legless horse-shaped puppet is straddled to the performers and the musical instruments accompanying the dance are angklung (rattle like musical instrument made out of bamboo tubes), gendang (drum) and others.
Mount Pulai, Johor
A natural wonderland at the southernmost tip of Asia, Tanjung Piai National Park can be reached by car in less than two hours from Johor Bahru's city centre. Bring a pair of good walking shoes and enjoy the mangrove wildlife such as frolic with wide-eyed mud skippers, funny macaques, wild birds and many more.
Endau-Rompin National Park is a protected tropical rain forest in Labis and is known is known for having the largest remaining population of the highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros. You can find other animals that live in the national park such as the white-handed gibbon, Malaysian tiger, Asian elephant, wild boar, tapir, slow loris, deer, long-tail macaques and leopards.
Danga bay is set to be the premier waterfront development in Johor Bahru which includes residential properties, commercial buildings and recreational facilities. It stretches along a 25km scenic waterfront facing the Straits of Johor and located near to Serene Hill Palace, the royal palace for Sultan of Johor. Danga Bay boasts some of the best scenery and famous as a romantic spot for couples to enjoy a fine dining experience overlooking the sea. For children, the Danga World Mini Theme Park offers interesting activities such as pirate ship ride, modest roller coaster, swirling tea cups, a merry-go-round, small Ferris wheel, bumper cars, a flying elephant ride and a few others to take in for an afternoon of fun.
Danga Bay, Johor