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Best Things to Do in Johor Bahru, Malaysia - Certified Fun!

While it is usually a stopover when travelling from Malaysia to Singapore, if you do decide to explore Johor Bahru, you'll discover a variety of interesting things to do. Here is a list of some of the best attractions to check out when you're in Johor Bahru.



Regardless of whether you've visited the Legoland's in Dubai, New York or Florida, the one located here will still be an exciting little experience. If you're travelling with children, the water park will probably be where you spend most of your time. For those seeking something thrilling, there's plenty of crazy roller coasters present here as well. An interesting feature here is the virtual reality roller coaster, which will definitely leave most adults being reminded of the excitement from their younger days.


Desaru Beach

Desaru Beach is a location that is most frequented by Singaporeans who are on the lookout for exciting sunsets, sunrises and thrilling jet ski rides. While this beach may not be suitable for snorkelling, the incredibly soft powder-like white sand is ideal for those who want to kick back and relax. If you're searching for a hotel at Johor Bahru, there's a whole variety of great choices, like the Berjaya Waterfront Hotel for example.


Desaru Fruit Farm

No other fruit has divided people like the incredibly popular durian. While you can easily come across this love or hate affair in the form of ice cream, candy or anything else, most people who love it swear by the actual fruit itself. The Desaru Fruit Farm is the ideal place for durian lovers to pick up some fruit straight from the tree itself.


Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Scary but marvellous, crocodiles are truly fascinating creatures. If you visit the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, you can take part in a thrilling activity. For a mere RM 20 or 5 USD, you'll be given the opportunity to feed pieces of chicken to these massive reptiles. Proceed, however, with extreme caution.


Pasar Karat

The Pasar karat bazaar easily one-ups almost all-night markets everywhere with its exciting offerings. When you're here, you'll be able to groove to the live music that fills the streets while you checkout or browse through the various stalls. The bazaar is popular for featuring many independent clothing brands as well as many different stalls that serve delicious street food. Open until midnight every day, definitely make sure to check this place out.


Johor Art Gallery

What used to be a Japanese military base back during World War 2, the Johor Art Gallery was constructed in the year 1910. It was also the official residence for a Johorian chief minister at some point in time. Today, however, the Johor Art Gallery brings Johor's vivid and colourful history right to the forefront. You can visit this state gallery and witness a whole variety of gorgeous illustrious paintings as well as incredibly intricate sculptures all made by local artists.