Southern Gateway to Malaysia

Johor is the Southern Gateway to Malaysia.

Located in the southern part of Peninsula Malaysia, Johor is one of the most fascinating states to visit in Malaysia. Its rich culture and diversity in food has something for everyone to enjoy. From famous cuisines like Mi Bandung and Laksa Johor to Zapin or Kuda Kepang performances, or even the mysteriously alluring Princess of Gunung Ledang (known as Mount Ophir) visitors always look forward to come back. Johor owes its diverse in food and culture to the visitors and traders throughout history.
In 2016, the total tourist arrivals in the state was 10 million visitors, with 7.4 million visitors from Malaysia and 2.6 million visitors from outside Malaysia.
Legoland Malaysia Resort Theme parks and amusement parks in the state are Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park, Danga Bay, Legoland Malaysia Resort, Mount Lambak Water Park, Tropical Village and Wet World Batu Pahat Water Park.

Public squares

Public squares in the state are Air Papan Square, Dato' Jalok Square, Gemilang Square, Johor Bahru City Square, Johor Jaya Square, Kluang Lake Square, Kota Tinggi Town Square, Labis Square, Maharini Square, Mahkota Square, Penggaram Square, Pontian Royal Square, Segamat Square and Serene Square. Kota

Johor Lama Museum

Museums and galleries in the state are Bugis Museum, Bukit Kepong Emergency Gallery, Dato' Onn Gallery, Ehhe Gallery, Figure Museum, Glulam Gallery, Johor Art Gallery, Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, Kite Museum, KTM Museum, Kwong Siew Heritage Gallery, Kota Johor Lama Museum, Kota Tinggi Museum, Mersing Museum, Mini Hakka Museum, Pineapple Museum, Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum and Tan Sri Datuk Chang Joo Chiang Museum and Art Gallery.

Mount Ophir

Johor houses many national parks, mountains, jungles and waterfalls. Johor currently has five national parks, with a combined area of more than 700 km² and several smaller recreational forest. Almost all recreational parks are based around a mountain. Johor also has the third-largest mangrove forest reserve in Peninsular Malaysia (167 km²). Notable national parks are Endau-Rompin National Park and Tanjung Piai National Park. Notable mountains are Mount Banang, Mount Belumut, Mount Lambak, Mount Ma'okil, Mount Ophir and Mount Pulai. Famous waterfall in the state is Kota Tinggi Waterfalls. Zoos in Johor are Ostrich Wonderland and Johor Zoo. Islands and beaches Notable tourist islands in the state are Aur Island, Besar Island, Kukup Island, Pemanggil Island, Rawa Island, Sibu Island and Tinggi Island. Major beach resort is Desaru.

Monuments and mausoleums

Notable monuments and mausoleums in the state are Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum and Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Di Julang Mausoleum.

Places of worships

Notable places of worships in the state are Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple, Kota Iskandar Mosque, Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque and Sultan Iskandar Mosque. This also includes notable building such as Fortune Dragon.

Shopping malls

Notable shopping malls in the state are 1 Segamat, ÆON Bukit Indah, ÆON Permas Jaya, ÆON Tebrau City, Angsana Johor Bahru Mall, Batu Pahat Mall, Danga City Mall, Johor Bahru City Square, Johor Premium Outlets, Komtar JBCC, Kluang Mall, KSL City, Kulai Centre Point, Mall of Medini, Perling Mall, Plaza Kota Tinggi, Plaza Pelangi, Square One Shopping Mall, The Summit Batu Pahat, Sutera Mall, Tasek Central, Today's Mall and U Mall.