Johor Bahru, the gem located at the south of Peninsular Malaysia, offers many amazing and thrilling attractions available for local and international tourists. When the Gaya Travel team visited the city recently, we find it fast becoming an ideal family getaway destination. The following are some attractions that are sure to excite visitors when visiting Johor Bahru:
1. Angry Birds Activity Park
Located in Komtar, Johor Bahru City Center (JBCC), this 26,000 sq ft indoor park is filled with all kinds of Angry Birds brought to life. For the uninitiated, Angry Birds come from a popular game app made for mobile devices. The park is divided into four fun-filled zones for visitors, especially children, to try out such as Danger Zone, Utopia, Classic & South Beach. Visitors should take note that it is compulsory for them to wear stockings when entering the park.
2. Pisang Goreng Mawar
This is a must try when anyone comes to Johor Bahru – the famous eatery called Pisang Goreng Mawar that mainly sells fried banana fritters, besides beverages and selected snacks. Banana fritters are local tea-time favourite snack made from carefully selected fresh bananas coated in batter then deep fried to perfection.
What makes it even more special is when it is dipped in the eatery’s own signature spicy soy sauce. Though it sounds odd to those who are unfamiliar with eating bananas with soy sauce, it is guaranteed to make you return for more! Those who want to drive there can simply use Thistle Johor Bahru as landmark, which is just adjacent to the eatery. There’s always a long queue but it is worth waiting. Pisang Goreng Mawar is open daily from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., while the bananas last.
3. Taman Merdeka Musical Fountain
Who knew music and water fountain can be so mesmerising when matched together. At Taman Merdeka, anyone could witness a musical fountain show performance that plays along to local and international music. It is simply nice to sit and just watch. The musical fountain starts at 9:00 p.m. nightly.
4. Kilang Bateri
No.83,Jalan Tampoi,81200 Johor Bahru.
The unique thing about this place is that it used to be an old battery factory, which is now refurbished into a hang out spot that has everything in it, ranging from food, play, retail and a workshop all under one huge roof, which are convenient and pretty awesome. It is interesting to see how the place still maintains its original factory architecture.
5. LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
By now, everyone knows LEGOLAND! This exhilarating theme park attracts visitors from near and far for unlimited fun. It gets better now with their latest attraction, the LEGO ‘Ninjago and the Realm of the Shadows’ 4D theatre. The characters are brought to life on stage through Japanese puppetry technique called bunraku, including video mapping, illusion, stage effects, varied characters and music.
6. Kampung Sungai Melayu Eco Tourism
If you are a nature enthusiast, this is a good place to visit. The Kampung Sungai Melayu Eco Tourism sits on a riverbank surrounded by lush mangrove forest that hosts many flora and fauna for visitors to witness. Take a cruise and experience the wonders along the river, including visiting the mussel farm, which is popular among locals since it cultivates succulent mussels, thanks to the rich nutrients that are present in the waters.
Thank you to Tourism Malaysia for inviting Gaya Travel Magazine to join the familiarisation trip to Johor Bahru.