What to See in Johor
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The town of Ayer Hitam is known for its ceramic pottery. Lines and lines of shops offer an array of ceramic articles which you can bring back home as a souvenir.
This is a beautiful 26 km stretch of white sandy beaches. Located in the district of Kota Tinggi, there is plenty of accommodation available, from budget resorts to family-run chalets. Families can expect to enjoy water sports such as canoeing or water skiing. There’s even a theme park for the children nearby.
Endau-Rompin National Park
Nature-lovers should not miss the opportunity to visit the Endau-Rompin Park for its untouched forests and a breath-taking beauty beyond words. Some of the wonderful sights here include the gigantic fan palm tree, 248-million-year-old rock formations, legendary waterfalls and great fishing opportunities. The park is accessible via the Mersing district.
The mysterious mountain of Ledang is central to the tale of a Sumatran Princess who spurned the love of a Malaccan Sultan and was exiled here as a result. The mountain attracts climbers, campers and picnickers who come here to enjoy the marvellous scenery set amidst a backdrop of supernatural encounters. Gunung Ledang is located in the Muar district.
The Kite Museum in Pasir Gudang is a fascinating display of colourful kites in all manner of designs and shapes. It also showcases the art of making kites besides hosting the annual International Kite Festival.
Learn all about the cultivation and production of pineapple in Malaysia’s only museum dedicated to this fruit. Located in Pontian, visitors will also discover the many uses of pineapple, from its fruit to the leaves.
The island of Pemanggil has beautiful seas for snorkelling and scuba-diving. It is accessible via the Mersing jetty or Tanjung Leman staging point.
Royal Sultan Abu Bakar Museum
The Royal Museum in Johor Bahru is housed within a palace called the ‘Istana Besar’ or Grand Palace. The museum houses a large collection of royal heirlooms and a record of Johor’s history. This is a great place to learn about Johor’s illustrious history.
Sultan Ibrahim Building
The building is a famous landmark in Johor Bahru, having been built in the 1940s’ with a blend of architecture from the East and West. It was formerly used by the Japanese during the war for storing goods and as a fortress. Today it houses the State Secretariat.