Decades ago, Johor Bahru is not famous as a tourist destination. But over the years, local government were passionate in transforming the city into one of the most progressive areas in Malaysia. Right now, it is considered as one of the most metropolitan cities in the country and is a host to several interesting places. This is why transport to Johor is fast becoming a lucrative business due to amazing sites in the area. What are the places that one must visit when in Johor?
- Of course at the top of the list, you have Legoland. It is one of a kind in this side of the planet and is easily one of the main attractions in Johor. There are so many things you can do inside the theme park; thus, some tour operators suggest that you should at least spend two nights if you bring along your children.
- Sultan Iskander Complex. If you want to know why, look around first and you will see that it is a mega-construction delight that includes technologically advanced railways station, a modern transportation hub, and various government and local administration headquarters. It is megalomania of construction out there.
- If you have Chinese ancestry, then you should not miss the Chinese Heritage Museum. It may not be as grand as other Chinese Museums in Asia but this museum provides interactive presentation about the Chinese community in the area.
- If you want to be informed about the history of Johor, then a trip to Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, which was commissioned by the “Father of Johor – Sultan Abu Bakar is one of the things to do when you visit this area. The mosque is so grand that it can accommodate at least 2,000 worshippers in one setting.
- Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is listed as one of its kind in Malaysia; the only glass temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples and is located near the railway tracks of Jalan Mohd Talib and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. It was a temporary shelter donated by the Sultan of Johor. The temple was rebuilt in 1991 and officially reopened to the public in 1996.
- Stana Bukit Serene is a royal palace and the official residence of the Sultan of Johor and is famous for panoramic vista of Singapore; thus, making it as one of the most popular tourist sites in the area. The palace was built in 1932 and famous for its Art Deco design.
- Danga Bay is one of the largest recreational areas in Malaysia. It is accessible by buses, trains, private cars, and public vehicles. One can experience various activities that are suitable to different age groups. It has entertainment areas, playgrounds, romantic spots, a mall, and top rated restaurants.
With these seven interesting places, you need a large vehicle as transport to Johor from Singapore or any places in Malaysia as you definitely need to bring several luggages for an extended period of stay in Johor. You cannot see them all in one day.
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