Living in JB

Interesting places:



DESARU, located on the eastern tip of the Malay Peninsula, has clean sandy white beaches and is popular both among tourists as well as locals. The 25km long stretch of unspoiled beach framed by the South China and surrounded by many welcoming resorts.

The numerous places cater to budget travelers as well as families seeking fun in the sun. Activities are largely available and include golfing, horseback riding, tennis, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, snorkeling, jungle trekking, fireflies observing and you can even enjoy yourselves in the local theme park.





The Johor Bahru zoo is one of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928 by Sultan Sir Ibrahim and was handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s and open to the public in 1962.

There are 100 species of animals in the 5ha compound. The entrance fees is RM2 for adults and RM1 for chilren. The zoo opens daily from 8am to 6pm and is visited most during public holidays and school holidays.




ORCHID VALLEY   08:30-17:30

Orchid Valley Johor Bahru is the largest orchid plantation in the world which opened in February 1996. It has become a popular attraction with orchid lovers from around the world. It is located in Gunung Pulai. The 212 acres orchid plantation features about 80 different varieties of the flowers.

The air has to be crisp and cool, due to the nature of the flower, while supplemented with short bursts of sunshine. You can also get a short lesson in orchidology, Also you can purchase cut orchids and orchid souvenirs. You can pick up flowers or potted plants of exotic orchid breeds at very reasonable prices.

The orchid Farm consists of an orchid plantation, an educational corridor, a tourist centre, research laboratory, restaurant, children playground , viewing terraces , waterfalls and lakes.Waterfalls, Lakes and fountain  make theambience , and a tram ride around the farm lets visitors enjoy the breathtaking sights in comfort.




Kukup is a small fishing village located about forty kilometres southwest of Johor Bahru, in the district of Pontian, Johor, on the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia.

It is famous for its open-air seafood restaurants built on stilts over the water.

Some of the restaurants are geared for tour groups, and it is particularly popular with tourists from Singapore.

Regularly scheduled ferries connect Kukup with Tanjung Balai in Indonesia.

Another must visit spot of Kukup is the Kukup national park, a largest mangrove island.Besides mangrove wetland explore, other attraction such as Bird-watching, Malay culture & cuisine, Fire-flies watching, Visit bee-farm, visit coconut farm, and Kelong Visit.

Lastly, do not forget to enjoy delicious seafood in kukup.




Standing tall in the city of Johor Bahru, the palace was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar. The palace overlooks the Johor. The Grand Palace's most distinctive feature is its Anglo-Malay architecture, characterized by its dome of Malay design contrasted with its blue roof of Anglo influence. The Grand Palace is currently used only for investitures, state banquets and royal functions.

The most interesting part of the palace is The Royal Abu Bakar Museum located within the palace. It is a living museum which houses a good collection of royal heirloom, impressive rare artifacts and a good record of the history of the state's royal family.

A small Japanese Garden can be found inside the compound of Palace also.