Endau Rompin National Park Mersing
The 92,000-hectare Endau-Rompin National Park straddles across two states, on the south of Pahang and north of Johor, taking up about 48,905ha of land Rich in flora and fauna, this lowland dipterocarp forest shelters wildlife such as the endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, elephants, tapirs, tigers, wild boars, deer, monkeys, gibbons, sun bears, civets and binturong as well as the rare fan-palm (livistona endauensis). There are some 26km of jungle trails within the park, the most popular being the grueling 16km trail from Kuala Jasin to Batu Hampar and Buaya Sangkut.
- Go jungle trekking camping, bird watching in the rainforest
- Enjoy picnics by the waterfall
- Embark on a 4 x 4 off road adventure
- Savour the beauty of nature as you go on a river safari or white-water rafting trips
- Visit the friendly orang asli (indigenous people)
Escape to the tropical paradise at the Sibu group of islands. Comprising the Sibu Besar Tengah, Sibu Kukus and Sibu Hujung islands, they are a beach lover’s fream come true. Spend a relaxing day by the seaside or take part in watersports activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. You can also visit the nearby kelong or fishing platform where anchovies are caught or head for the villages to see how the locals live.
Gunung Ledang National Park Ledang
Those with a spirit of adventure should head for the district to Muar and scale the 1,275m Gunung Ledang or Mount Ophir. During the two-day trek, you will be greeted by view of beautiful flora and fauna and spectacular waterfalls. On a dear day, you might even be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Straits of Malacca and the Sumatran coastline.
- Learn more about nature at the Gunung Ledang Legendary park
- Picnic by cascading waterfalls and flowing strams
~ Legend has it that a beautiful fairy princess once lived at the peak of Gunung Ledang
Pasir Gudang Kite Museum
The first of its kind in Malaysia, the museum is dedicated to the traditional Malay kite known as the wau. Here, you can view a collection of more than 200 traditional and modern kites in various colours and designs. Pasir Gudang is the venue for the grand, annual World Kite Festival.
- Create your own wau-making workshop
- Learn about the origin of wau and the various techniques of making as well as flying it
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm – 5.00pm. Open daily
Danga Bay is an up-and-coming waterfront development located along the popular Lido Beach. It is the ideal destination for youth groups, couples and families as well as businessmen and corporate executive. It offers an amazing variety of attraction as well a 150-berth marina, making any visit a memorable experience.
- Sample a mouth-watering range of Asian and European cuisine available at the International Marina Club
- Enjoy a dinner cruise along the waterfront with live entertainment and Karaoke
- Board a water taxi for a scenic view of the city skyline and visit fish farms
- Choose from a wide variety of activities and attractions that include over 20 different rides at Danga World, a fun-filled mini theme park
- Get close to over 180 species of birds, reptiles, insects and animals at the Petting Zoo
Fireflies, Kota Tinggi
As dusk falls, charter a boat and go on an excursion along the Lebam River. Keep your eyes on the bank and watch as it is gradually illuminated by colonies of fireflies. These unique creatures feed and live on the berembang trees that grow by riverbanks. You can witness this rare natural phenomena in Kota Tinggi as well as a few other places in the country.
~ Tropical fireflies in Malaysia are believed to have the unique ability to synchronies their flashes within large groups.
Desaru Fruit Farm
Over 100 varieties of tropical fruits and 10 plant species are cultivated at the 100-acre Desaru Fruit Farm. Savour delicious seasonal fruits like durian, rambutan, mangosteen and pulasan or non-seasonal fruits like cempedak, jackfruit, kedondong, ciku, jambu air, pineapple, mango and guava.
- Go for a tour of the fruit orchard
Opening Hours: Open daily 8.30am – 6.00pm
UK Farm Agro Resort
Come and experience modern farm life at the 100-acre UK Farm. With a breeding capacity of 4,000, it is believed to be the largest goat and sheep farm in Malaysia. As it is located within a resort, it provides facilities such as a restaurant, farm mart, conference room, chalet, dormitory, barbeque area, open stage, campsite and karaoke. Activities here include guided tours of the farm and visits to the Jakun Village, Herb Sanctuary, Passion fruit factory, ostrich park, mushroom and vegetable farm as well as the Mini Zoo.
Opening Hours: Open daily 9.00am – 6.00pm (Monday – Sunday)
Zenxin Organic Park, Kluang
At the Zenxin Organic Park, you get to see for yourself how organic vegetables are grown. Apart from that, you can also take part in recreational activities such as cycling, walking tours around the park or simply feed fish at the pond. There is a park café, a flower nursery and a farm mart, which is a one-stop organic food shop stocked with a full range of products.
Opening Hours: Open daily 8.30am – 6.30pm
Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya
Nicknamed ‘Johor’s Living Legacy’, Kota Iskandar is an iconic development which serves as the state’s administration centre. It is also a notable new tourism destination with a multitude of world-class attractions including Legoland Malaysia and Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park. Embracing Islamic design philosophy, kota Iskandar harmonises humanity with Johor’s rich history, culture, heritage and nature. A guided tour is available to take you around this fascinating township to marvel at its beautiful architecture, from the Sultan Ismail Building to the Johor State Parliament, Malaysia’s first experiential parliament opened to visitors.
Hutan Bandar MBJB
This verdant 20-hectare park is located in Johor Bahru, a mere distance of 2km from the city centre. Its recreational facilities blend with the natural surroundings, offering urban dwellers a tranquil sanctuary to indulge in outdoor pursuits. Attractions in the park include the Jazz Corner at the Tembusu Courtyard, Orchid Garden, Sevem Lakes and the Ecology Park
- Go for a jog stroll around the park
- Let your kids splash around the wading pool
Opening Hours: 7.00am – 7.00pm