Add These 5 Activities To Your JB Bucketlist

Summer fun for you and the whole family

On the lookout for something new to try during hot summer months? We’ve rounded up the top things you can do in Johor Bahru (which is commonly referred to as JB) to help you let loose and de-stress from your everyday routine.

How to get to Johor Bahru from Singapore

Johor Bahru is the place to be whether you’re off on a shopping spree, a food trip, or a relaxing getaway (check out our roundup of the best massage places here). It’s less than an hour’s drive away from Singapore, but be ready to face heavy traffic, especially during weekends. You can also opt to take the KTM train (you can book your tickets here in advance).

5 things to do in Johor Bahru

Once you arrive in JB, you’ll find a ton of options on what to do. So here are the best ones we recommend to get you started on an unforgettable trip.

1. Go for an ATV ride

Things to do in JB - ATV rides

For adventure seekers. (Photo from: Tristan Park)

If you’re a nature lover or someone who’s just hungry for adventure, discover JB’s lush greenery and waterfalls on a thrilling ATV (all-terrain vehicle) ride. Bond with friends and family at Tristan Park which claims to have a large fleet of dirtbikes and ATVs. You’re required to make an advanced booking and you can check out their process here.

Address: Tristan Park @ Semangar, Kampong Orang Asli Kempas Menang

Contact number: +65-93630161

2. Shop and dine at the City Square Mall (day) and Tebing Bandar Dato’ Onn (night)

If shopping is your thing, drop by Johor Bahru City Square during the day. City Square has over 200 fashion and accessory stores, restaurants, and more. Newly opened outlets at the mall include a restaurant run by Malaysia’s homegrown brand Old Town White Coffee, the Chinese snacks store Ming Ang, sportswear brands Energized and Anta Kids, and the toys and collectables shop De FigureLab. To learn more about the special events happening at the mall, check out its website here.

Location: 106 - 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

If you're a fan of night markets, check out the inexpensive shopping destination Tebing @ Bandar Dato' Onn. It’s a food hub and recreation centre with street food, clothing and shoe stalls, live shows, and more.

Location: Jln Dato’ Onn Utama, Nasa City, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

3. Make a wish at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

Things to do in JB - Kota Tinggi Firefly Park

A photoshoot-worthy spot. (Photo from: Kota Tinggi Firefly Park)

Looking for a dreamy date idea? Check out Kota Tinggi Firefly Park which is a must on your list if you’re a Disney fan or you’re travelling with one. There’s a boat tour where you’ll be surrounded by fireflies and, at the end, you can write your wish on a lantern and let it fly à la Tangled. The park is open from 1PM to 11PM. Book in advance here.

Location: Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Contact number: 017-4607775

4. Treat your inner child at LEGOLAND

Kids and kids at heart will have a blast at the LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. There’s a waterpark, rides and attractions, a sea life aquarium, and more. The park is open daily (except on Public Holidays) from 10AM to 6PM (last entry is at 5PM). There are scheduled ride closures for maintenance purposes so it’s best to plan ahead and book your visit here.

Location: 7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia

Contact number: +6075978888

5. Relax at St. Giles Hotel

After a full day of activities, wind down at St. Giles Southkey Johor Bahru. Enjoy a comfy stay in its rooms with breathtaking views and check out its amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and bar, and café. You can make a reservation via St Giles’ website.

Location: Mid Valley Southkey, 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, Johor Bahru 80150 Malaysia

Contact number: 607-3368888

(Cover photos from: @legolandmalaysia, @stgilessouthkey)

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