Johor

Johor Travel

Johor is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia after Pahang. Johor has great tourist attractions, from resorts, waterfalls, recreation forests, beaches to mosques and historic palaces. There is also the added allure of its traditional music and dances like Tarian Kuda Kepang, Ghazal and Tarian Zapin. For nature lovers, the countryside and beaches beckon, and for more adventurous tourists, there are scuba diving and jet skiing. Major golf courses also await the avid golfer across this state.

Johor Attractions

Islands and Beaches

  • Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Besar
  • Desaru
  • Rawa Island
  • Sibu Island
  • Besar Island

Natural Attractions

  • Kota Tinggi Waterfalls
    Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is a favourite picnic spot for locals and tourists alike. Fully furnished chalets with cooking facilities are available for hire.
  • Endau-Rompin National Park
  • State Zoo
  • Gunung Pulai Recreation Park
  • Gunung Ledang

Towns & Infrastructure

  • Johor Bahru
  • Istana Bukit Serene
    Perched on a high ground with a 350m tower, Istana Bukit Serene is the residence of the Sultan of Johor. The palace ground contains a beautiful garden and a private zoo.
  • The Royal Mausoleum
    The final resting place for the royalty of Johor, the beautiful Royal Mausoleum is set amidst a tranquil and serene environment.
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
  • Abu Bakar Royal Museum
  • Art Gallery
  • Sultan Ibrahim Building
  • The City Square
  • Johor Causeway
  • Johor Port
  • Johor Circuit, Pasir Gudang
  • Aw Pottery
  • Air Papan
  • Kukup
    The fishing town of Kukup is known for its picturesque stilt-houses and numerous seafood restaurants. The town is also famous for its handicraft and local delicacies such as keropok, belacan and cencaluk.
  • Muar
  • Batu Pahat
  • Pontian
  • Mersing
  • Tanjung Piai
  • Ayer Hitam
    The little town of Ayer Hitam is a haven for potteries, earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. The town is also a popular transit point for visitors travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.


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