Johor was known in its early days as ‘Ujong Tanah’ meaning Land’s End. The present name Johor comes from an adaptation of the Arabic word ‘Jauhar’ which means precious stone or jewel.
The state located in southern Malaysia linked to Singapore by causeways, is known for beaches and rainforest. Desaru Beach has a strip of resorts, while Endau Rompin National Park’s mountainous jungle shelters waterfalls and wildlife like elephants. Capital Johor Bahru’s diverse history is reflected in the Victorian-era Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a glittering Hindu shrine.The state has high diversity in ethnicity, culture and language. The state is known for its traditional dance of zapin and Kuda kepang.
Here, we will show you the must-see destinations and must-do activities that will thrill you for sure. With so many places to go, a trip to Johor able you to enjoy both mother nature and city atmosphere.It can be overwhelming, we have we’ve rounded up the best attractions that’ll guide you in and around this amazing city.