Planning to spend a weekend in Johor but not sure what to do? Worry not! There are plenty of activities you can do in Johor, Malaysia.
Johor sits just across from the border with Singapore, which makes it a popular destination for many tourists. Johor is a great choice for a weekend getaway or even a full-fledged vacation. You will find amusement parks, high-end shopping malls, and religious sites fused with rich historical and cultural value.
Check out our list of 10 fantastic things to do in Johor.
Legoland Malaysia is everyone’s favourite place. Your trip to Johor is not complete without visiting this amusement park. It is Malaysia’s first international theme park and has been operating since 2012. It features giant Lego sculptures and offers more than 40 fun rides across 8 different zones.
Don’t forget to include Legoland Malaysia in your itinerary and get a ticket theme park pass at a special price here.
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor
Contact: +607-597 8888
Monday to Thursday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Friday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 7.00 am
Desaru Coast Adventure Park
Another must-visit theme park located in Johor, Desaru Coast Adventure Park is one of the world’s largest water parks. It is time to get wet and wild and have a fun time in the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia. Integrated within the premium destination resort of Desaru Coast, this new water park features more than 20 rides, slides, and other thrilling attractions.
Have a splashing joyful time with family and friends at Desaru Coast Adventure Park and get your ticket at a special price here.
Address: 4, Jalan Danau, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor
Contact: +607-878 3828
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Angry Birds Theme Park
The Angry Birds Theme Park is a huge theme park dedicated to the iconic character of Angry Birds. Located inside renowned shopping mall Komtar JBCC, it sprawls over 2,415 meters square and offers numerous rides and amusement arcades. It also has daily shows and performances featuring the Angry Birds characters.
Address: Komtar, Level 3, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +607-300 5090
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Johor Premium Outlets
Another reason why Johor is a popular destination for tourists is the bargain shopping opportunities here. The best shopping deals can be found at the Johor Premium Outlets. One of the shopping heavens in Malaysia, it offers both local and international branded goods that are sold at competitive prices. Be it Coach, Furla, Ralph Lauren, or even Jimmy Choo, you can get them at pretty affordable rates.
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
If you like to shop in a more local setting, have a pit stop at Pasar Karat. It is a large flea market that offers a variety of affordable trinkets, souvenirs and household items. You can even get cheap but fancy clothing here. It also has a wide range of street food and beverages at a reasonable price. It is certainly the best way to be part of the hustle and bustle of the city at night.
Address: 26, 20, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Monday to Friday: 6.00 pm – 12.00 am
Saturday to Sunday: 7.30 pm – 12.00 am
Danga Bay is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru. This beachfront area is located nearby Istana Bukit Serene and relatively unexplored by tourists. Have a relaxing stroll along the beach and catch the sunset at Danga Beach. If you are looking for some cheap thrills, hop on the carnival rides at Danga Bay World Theme Park.
Address: Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Danga Bay: Daily, 24 hours
Danga Bay World Theme Park: Daily, 7.30 pm – 2.00 am
Istana Bukit Serene
Currently, Istana Bukit Serene is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor and is no longer open to the public. However, its beautiful and exquisite exterior allures many tourists. Visitors can still admire the well-maintained gardens outside the palace. The highlight of this attraction is the fascinating sculpture of four arches united under a crown.
Address: Jalan Kolam Air, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
If you are into architecture, don’t miss out on this place. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque was built at the end of the 19th century, with a mix of British colonial architecture, Moorish design, and traditional Islamic motifs. One of its signature features is the four minarets that resemble traditional clock towers from the British era.
Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
Fun fact: this Hindu temple is the first and only glass temple in the world! It is so remarkable that Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple has been listed in the Malaysian Book of Records. The colourful temple is embellished with 300,000 pieces of tinted glass ornaments. This unusual structure is definitely worth a stop.
Address: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +607-224 5152
Opening Hours: Daily, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Firefly Valley Leisure Park
Spend your night in nature and enjoy the shimmer of fireflies at Firefly Valley Leisure Park in Kota Tinggi. You can take a boat tour out to the mangrove swamp during the night. Enjoy a breath-taking spectacle of hundreds of fireflies throughout the journey.
Address: Jalan Jemaluang, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
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