A Weekend In Johor: A Family-Friendly Itinerary

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Bags are all packed, transport arranged, plants all watered and windows all locked, you’re completely ready to make a trip to Johor this weekend. But what to do when you’re there? Fret not for we’ve got some ideas that you might find useful.

1. Sightseeing

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Scattered around Johor are various places of interest that you can visit with your family. One such place is Kota Iskandar, the Johor State Administrative Centre. The intricate motifs, scented gardens, tranquil ponds, mini waterfall, and stunning architecture of the place is bound to be a mesmerizing sight.

You can also visit Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a remarkable structure embellished with thousands of glass pieces of various colors and shades. When the light hits the temple and reflect off the glass pieces, it’s a beauty that’ll leave the ones who experience it awe-struck.

If you have some time on your hands, also swing by The Old Temple of Johor Bahru, one of the oldest building in Johor Bahru. Filled with historical significance, this small Chinese temple is hugely popular between both locals and tourists. As its traditional ornate architecture stands out between modern-day buildings, it’s hard not to see why.


Kota Iskandar
Nusajaya, Johor Bahru 79100, Malaysia

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Daily: Mon – Fri: 7.30 am – 12.00 pm & 7 pm – 10 pm | Sat – Sun: 7 am – 10 pm

The Old Temple of Johor Bahru
Lot 653, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

2. Playing

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No holiday is complete without some quality fun with the family and there is no lack for that in Johor.

If you have a whole day with naught to do, hit up LEGOLAND® Malaysia because half a day is just too little time for all the rides and slides. But if you do only have half a day, some of the options you have are Angry Birds Activity Park, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town. While they may not be as big as LEGOLAND®, you’ll have just as much fun with your tots.


Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Wed – Mon (Tue closed): 10 am – 6 pm

Thomas Town
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Wed – Mon (Tue closed): 10 am – 6 pm

Angry Birds Activity Park
Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Daily: 10 am – 10 pm

LEGOLAND® Malaysia
7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Daily: 10 am – 6 pm

3. Eating

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Make the most of your trip by indulging your taste buds in a variety of flavours of different cuisines, from local to western.

ROI SPOON Restaurant offering Italian and Western fares, M2escape Café, a Mickey Mouse themed café, and DC Comics Super Heroes Café serving up Western fares amidst DC Comics merchandises that you’re free to purchase, are some of the family-friendly restaurants where you can satiate your appetites at.


Roi Spoon Restaurant
49, jalan indah 15/2, taman bukit indah, 81200 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Daily: 11 am – 10 pm

M2escape Café
7-01, Jalan Austin Heights 8/8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tue – Sun: 12 pm – 12 am

Jeju Black Korean Noodle Restaurant
1 Jalan Indah 15/3 | Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru 81200, Malaysia
Daily: 11 am – 10 pm

DC Comics Super Heroes Café Puteri Harbour
Ground Floor, Little Red Cube, Lot 14B/15B, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, 79000, Nusajaya, Johor, 79000 Nusajaya, Malaysia
Mon – Thur: 11 am – 8 pm | Fri – Sun: 11 am – 9 pm

4. Shopping

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Complete your weekend in Johor with a trip to the mall. You’ll find the usual offerings of fashion, digital, home, beauty, and lifestyle products at most shopping malls.

If your conditions for a good mall is convenient location, a vast amount of retail and food outlets, enough to satisfy your inner shopaholic, and maybe provide some entertainment, then your to-go place would be either AEON Tebrau City Mall, Komtar JBCC or Paradigm Mall (or you could go to all by mall-hopping).  


AEON Tebrau City Mall
1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malasia

Daily: 10 am - 10 pm

Komtar JBCC
KOMTAR, Nivel 3 BUTIK ARMADA LANUN JOHOR, City Center, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malasia
Daily: 10 am - 10 pm

Paradigm Mall
Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malasia
Daily: 10 am - 10 pm

This article was originally published on BYKidO’s blog.

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