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6 Spots In Johor That You Can Go For A Calming Jog In The Weekend

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How are you doing friends? If you are starting to have insomnia (a sleeping disorder), exercising is one of the most effective natural remedies that you should try. However, for Malaysian, the first activity that came into our mind when we talk about exercising is jogging. And boy oh boy aren’t we all up for a treat this time. We are so thankful that Johor has a lot of nature-filled parks, and surprisingly most of them can serve as a stunning jogging route.

6 Places In Johor That You Can Enjoy A Long Jog

1. Taman Merdeka

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No introduction needed for this spread of green joy. This 12-hectare park features nine themed gardens that depict the history of the country. And although the kiddie pool is obviously the main attraction, their gorgeous jogging route doesn’t fall short either. It is far from vehicle distraction. Plus! You will be rewarded with the pleasure of warm dusk scenery when you stay until sunset.

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Address: Jln Datin Halimah, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operation Hours:  7.00 AM – 10.30 PM (Daily)

Link(s):  Facebook

2. Hutan Bandar

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The second most popular recreational park after Taman Merdeka, Hutan Bandar (translates to City Forest) is the only forest reserve in Johor Bahru. True to its name, it is a forest within the city. The multiple hill walks that snakes through thick towering trees provide shades and fresh ambiance to its visitors. It is the perfect place to start your day.

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Address: Jalan Tasek Utara, Kolam Ayer, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operation Hours:  7.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Daily)

Contact: 09-780 3184

Link(s):  Facebook

3. Adda Height Park

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A beautifully designed recreational park. Upon arriving, you will immediately fall in love with its landscape. Even with the amazing amount of visitors that it received every day, you will not feel that the Adda Height Park is overcrowding because that is just how spacious this park is.  Often times you will be able to see duck and birds loitering around as well. The jogging route loops around the park and it is impossible to get tired of.

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Address: Jln Adda 2/4, Adda Heights, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operation Hours:  8.00 AM – 7.00 PM (Daily)

Contact: 016-220 5721

Link(s):  Facebook

4. Tanjung Emas Park

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Since this park is situated next to a river, the constant gentle breeze will take your problems away. For sure this beautiful place would be a family outing magnet for the local folks. It is a suitable place for those who just wanted to spend quality time alone or with company. Of course, the huge pavement is great for joggers as well.

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Address: Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor

Operation Hours:  Always open

Contact: 09-780 3184

Link(s):  Facebook

5. Air Papan Beach

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Not many would have chosen to jog at a beach as a weekend exercise but it is a really underrated activity. Air Papan beach is a splendid beach that serves gentle sounds of crashing waves and breathtaking views to its visitors. It is the perfect route for long runs because of its level and wide sandy area.

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Address: J79, Kampung Air Papan, 86800 Mersing, Johor

6. Dataran Tasik Putih Kluang

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Kluang folks have been coming to this soothing park since forever. The very well kept lake is what’s drawing people to keep on coming back. The park provides a lot of greenery with a parcourse or fitness trail for both children and adults to enjoy. In addition, the park is brightly beamed with different lights at night making it the perfect place for a safe night jog as well.

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Address: Kompleks Pejabat-pejabat Kerajaan, 86000 Kluang, Johor

Operation hours: Always open

Contact: 016-736 8188

Link(s):  Facebook

Stay Healthy Stay Safe

Hey, we know that getting fit is in trend again and honestly it’s the kind of bandwagon everyone should jump into. However, do remember to obey the new norm rules as well ya. During this past week, the number of new COVID-19 cases keeps on growing and we just can’t afford another MCO okay?

Also Read: This Restaurant In Johor Lets You Savour Fresh Oysters By The Bay

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