Things to Do in Johor
Volcanic rock formations dating back nearly 250 million years and the largest remaining Sumatran rhino population on the Malay Peninsula call the tropical rainforests of Endau-Rompin National Park home. Epic waterfalls like Buaya Sangkut, Upeh Guling and Batu Hampar make the nation’s second national park an ideal destination for travelers looking to trek through scenic landscapes and dive into clear rushing rivers.
While it’s possible to explore the park on a single-day trip, seasoned travelers say three days is the bare minimum required to really experience the rare flora and fauna that make Endau-Rompin National Park so unique. After exploring the trails, trekking to waterfalls and camping in the thick jungles, travelers can meet with the Orang Hulu—a welcoming indigenous people—and learn more about the cultures and traditions of those who call this wild national park home.
More than just a water park, Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is a 3-in-1 park. A rope course with seven levels and over 50 obstacles delivers adventure. Slides, wave pools, boomerangs, and racer bowls form the water-park element. Go-karts, synthetic ice skating, and the Jump Street trampoline zone make up the leisure section.
Tailored specifically to families, Thomas Town can be a fun-filled way to spend a day in Puteri Harbour—whether or not your kids are familiar with the park’s namesake Thomas the Tank Engine. Here you’ll find themed rides suitable for young children, such as Bertie the Bus, Harold’s Helitours, and the Colin Crane Drop, while daily live shows feature characters such as Bob the Builder, Barney the Dinosaur, and Pingu.
Conveniently located inside the Komtar JBCC shopping mall, Johor Bahru’s Angry Birds Activity Park is a small-scale attraction with activities suited to children from preschool age to tweens. Kids can play at the video-game console, clamber over the pirate ship play structure, and drop onto a giant air mattress, while parents relax in the lounge.
Cool off and enjoy water play at Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park in Johor Bahru. Located at the KSL Hotel & Resort, the water park features several pools, waterslides, and other water features, along with animatronic dinosaurs ranging from a 2-foot (0.6-meter) compsognathus to an 85-foot (26-meter) brachiosaurus.
Laser Battle Johor Bahru (near Malaysia’s border with Singapore) is one of the largest laser tag venues in Asia and offers a wide range of arenas and game modes. The popular venue’s laser guns are technologically advanced, offering tournament features that make the game even more fun for large groups and special occasions.
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