Johor derived its name from Jauhar, an Arabic word that means precious stones. The southern gateway to Malaysia, Johor is linked to Singapore via the Causeway and encompasses an area of 18,986 sq km. It is also where the southernmost tip of Asia, Tanjung Piai, is located.
The state has long enthralled visitors with its diverse range of attractions. Ancient rainforests, pristine islands, world-renowned golf courses and shopping establishments – with so many to choose from, you will de!nitely be spoilt for choice. The state capital, Johor Bahru, is famous for its historical buildings and impressive architecture.
Let Johor be your gateway to a world of fascination and adventure!
Places of Interest:
- Endau Rompin National Park – 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 gruelling 16km trail from kuala Jasin to Batu Hampar and Buaya Sangkut.
- 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.
- Sibu Island
- Gunung Ledang
- Danga Bay
- Sungai Lebam Fireflies
- Desaru Fruit Farm
- Nasuha Herbs and Spices Paradise
- Puteri Harbour
- Tanjung Piai National Park
- Kukup Island National Park