Fun and Inspiring Adult-Oriented Fun While Traveling in Johor State

Johor State

March 01, 2016

Johor Bahru in Malaysia is best known as a state that offers fun and excitement for children: Legoland, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, The Little Big Club, Angry Birds Activity Park, etc. Along with a host of zoos, smaller amusement parks and other fun and excitement for the little ones.

There's also lots of fun for adults young and old to do while visiting the second largest city in Malaysia. It's a shopper's paradise, dotted with restaurants to suit any taste, and filled with attractions that offer everything adult travelers are looking for including an escape to nature, romantic backdrops for young lovers, and the occasional Malaysian history lesson during your travels.

Here are a few places you need to put on your list after booking your next trip to Johor Bahru:

Johor Premium Outlets

Traveling affords many of us the opportunity to spend money recklessly and not worry about how much until the bill comes when you get home.

Premium outlets

Johor Premium Outlets has all the premium clothing and accessory brands on the planet, at savings of up to 65% over what you'd pay in other countries around the world. Burberry, Coach, Guy LaRoche, Polo Ralph Lauren, Aigner and many other top fashion brands all have outlet stores here to save money at and/or window shop.

Beaches

There are a number of beaches nearby Johor that are worth spending an hour or even a day at if the weather's cooperating. The most popular and crowded beaches include Desaru and Tanjung Balau which take less than an hour to get to from the JB city center.

Desaru Beach

They have plenty of resorts and restaurants along their large expanse. Traveling a little further out, there are some truly beautiful and all but deserted beach fronts with little to no developments along their span ready to be commandeered by tourists like Teluk Buih, Teluk Gorek, and Air Papan.

Danga Bay

Danga Bay was a hustling and bustling area of JB years ago and some consider it to have become run down over the years. However, this classic harbor area of Malaysia still has plenty to do.

The Danga Bay mall has plenty of affordable shopping outlets within. Then there's the Danga Bay petting zoo for the young at heart and plenty of intimate restaurants for lovers looking for fine dining and privacy.

Gunung Ledang National Park

The park is built around the misty and mysterious Mount Ledang which marries the Malaysian states of Johor and Melaka together. The mountain and the cascading Puteri Waterfalls it contains are the big draw to this relaxing scenic hot spot.

Gunung Ledang

The mountain can be ascended within a day. Typically, hikers report 8 hours as the time to beat to the top. Its mandatory to hire a guide for the climb, as there are places where ropes, harnesses and general guidance are needed for safety reasons. There are plenty of resorts to be found here if you're looking for accommodations outside the city center.

Johor Zoo

The Johor Zoo won't be the biggest you've ever visited, but it is the best JB has to offer. The park features many native and some non-native animals (tigers, hippos, crocodiles, camels, monkeys and snakes and birds of various kinds). There's food and beverage stands and most of the staff speak perfect English if you have any questions about the zoo or its animals.

Larkin Stadium

The Johor Zoo won't be the biggest you've ever visited, but it is the best JB has to offer. The park features many native and some non-native animals (tigers, hippos, crocodiles, camels, monkeys and snakes and birds of various kinds). There's food and beverage stands and most of the staff speak perfect English if you have any questions about the zoo or its animals.

Kukup Fishing Village

Kukup lies on the southern tip of JB. It's a fishing village, but mostly geared toward tourists. You won't find fresher fish anywhere in Johor Bahru than you will here. The village maintains several unique fish farms just a short boat ride out on the Strait of Malacca where the town's located.

Kukup Fishing Village

This place is built on stilts above the water, with buildings connected by wooden walkways. Kukup offers a sense of serenity with nature that's hard to find elsewhere. You can charter a boat to do some fishing or to view the aquatic life that surrounds the area. Regular scheduled ferry boats leaving Kukup allow for trips over to the coastal village of Tanjung Balai located on Great Karimun Island, Indonesia.

Johor Bahru Heritage Walking Trail

The JB Heritage Trail should be at the top of any traveler's list who enjoys history, culture and architecture. Some of JB site's mentioned above are included on the heritage trail map such as Danga Bay and the Johor Zoo.

Many other places will include a variety of Chinese, Indian and traditional Malaysian structures such as the Chinese Temple, Indian Enclave, and the Grand Palace and Royal Abu Bakar Museum. Other historical sites include the JB High Court Building that was built by the British during their rule here years ago.

Accomodation

Obviously there is a lot to do in The State of Johor, but don't forget the most important. An ideal hotel in Johor Bahru for leisure and business travellers.

Read also "Tips to Get Maximum Enjoyment at Legoland in Johor Bahru"

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