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9 Beautiful Spots In Johor That You Have To Visit Once In Your Life


Hello, our dearest foodies! We’ve stepped into the second half of 2020 and let’s admit, we weren’t able to visit many places. Be it visiting an Instagrammable spot or a quick getaway trip to a nearby beach. However, with more flexibility to travel, we’ve compiled a list of 9 beautiful spots in Johor that can make up for what you’ve missed out in the first half of 2020!

9 Beautiful Spots In Johor To Snap Aesthetic Instagrammable Photos

1. Kota Iskandar

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A magical place that reminds you of Aladdin’s palace, Kota Iskandar is a beautiful state parliament hall that is inspired by the British and Malay designs. Located next to Puteri Harbour, this place even has its own guided tours that bring you across the different themed gardens. However, if you’re not a fan of exploring the historical stories behind the building, fret not to uncover this place on your own.

Address: Kota Iskandar 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

2. Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai

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Visiting Johor is never complete without a trip to the Blue Lake at Kangkar Pulai. Famous amongst many tourists and locals, it takes a short 10 minutes hike to the first viewing spot. Upon stepping on the viewing spot, you’ll be stunned by the deep blue waters. If time permits, do stay till sunset as you can capture the beautiful vibrant oranges and reds thus creating a perfect Instagram post.

Address: Kangkar Pulai, Johor, Malaysia.

3. Forest City

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Four man-made islands that spread across an extensive 30km², Forest City is a smart and futuristic city that you need to explore once! From taking a stroll on a white sandy beach to indulging delicious delights, you might even spot Singapore just across the narrow Tebrau Strait. So don’t say we never warn you about how Instagrammable this place is! 

Address: Forest City 1, Pulau Satu, Gelang Patah, 81550 Johor Bahru, Johor, 81550 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

4. Glass Temple

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The first glass Hindu temple in the world and the only one in Malaysia, this is a beautiful place that leaves you in awe. A step into the temple and you’ll be amazed by the colourful glass pieces that reflect lights from all angles. But the best part is yet to come. Different from a typical Hindu temple, this holy spot also has Gauthama Buddha, Jesus Christ and other Saints sculpture inside too!

Address: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

5. Nictar Farm

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Next up on our list is Nictar Farm. If you’re looking for a spot that’s both fun and beautiful, here’s one for you. Aside from being an Instagrammable spot, the farm features rows of pineapple plantation that just goes beyond what you can see. Strike a simple pose between the two pineapple fields and you’ll thank us later. On top of that, don’t forget to get a taste of fresh pineapples fruit, jams and juices!

Address: PTD 10822, Batu 24, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Johor, Malaysia.

6. Pulau Rawa

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The next spot on our list is Pulau Rawa. Known as the Maldives island of Johor, it’s easy to spot blue seas and white sands here. But that’s not everything they have. Giant slides, snorkeling, kayaking and jungle trekking, there are plenty of fun activities that many adventurous enthusiasts swear by. So, if you’re looking for a quiet place to enjoy a cooling sea breeze and exciting activities, note our advice and head over to Pulau Rawa!

Address: Rawa Island Resort Sdn. Bhd., Tourist Cemtre, Jalan Abu Bakar, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.

7. Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

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The state mosque of Johor, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is a breathtaking place that welcomes people from different backgrounds. Dating its roots back to the 1900s, the mosque radiates a vintage vibe that you can’t find elsewhere. Featuring English Victorian architecture designs coupled with some Moorish styles, every corner here is an Instagrammable spot!

Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

8. Old Street Commercial Centre

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Strategically located between Jalan, Kluang, Jalan Parit Besar and Taman Sri Jaya, you’ll easily spot the building by its white exterior. A notable landmark in Batu Pahat, Old Street is a three-story building that features rows of restaurants and fairytale-like decorations. The perfect spot to linger after a meal, fret not to go the top level and explore the Sky Park. Decorated with Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage and more Disney characters, don’t forget to snap some pics for your ‘gram.

Address: Jalan Parit Besar, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.

9. Ulu Choh Dirt Park

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Last on our list is something different from the previous ones. A spot that’s popular amongst off-road motorcyclists, Ulu Choh Dirt Park has large mud tracts perfect for the big boys. Providing plenty of jungle trails for exploring and tracks for beginner and advanced riders, most visitors spend at least a day here. So, if you’re up for a more exciting sport, here’s the perfect adrenaline-rush activity for you.

Address: Jalan Pontian Lama, 81500, Johor, Malaysia.

Are You Going To These Beautiful Spots In Johor Soon?

Here comes to the end of our list of ‘9 Beautiful Instagrammable Spots In Johor That You Have To Visit Once In Your Life’. We hope you have enjoyed reading and hopefully we’ve helped to introduce some new places to you. Let us know what you think and remember to tag us when you visit these places!

Read Also: Johor Now Has Its Very Own Sky Mirror And It’s Only An Hour Drive From JB

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