From ornate sculptures and nature spots to baby crocodiles and glowing fireflies, here are some of the interesting things you can explore with your kids!
Last updated: 17 May 2022
Oh, all the things you could see and do in Johor with your little ones! We could go on and on but for now, here are 10 family-family attractions you should check out.
1. Black Dragon Cave Temple
Source: Visit Yong Peng
Location: Taman Bahagia, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Admission: From RM 10 - RM 25
Bright and imposing, the Black Dragon Cave Temple is quite a charmer among tourists, after all, its ornate sculptures and carvings are a work of art to be admired.
2. Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm
Location: Lots 1289 Jalan Sembilan, Kota Tinggi 81940, Malaysia
Hour: 9 am - 6.30 pm (Mon - Fri) | 9 am - 7 pm (Sat - Sun)
- Adult: RM 8
- Child (2 - 11 years): RM 4
If you love animals, we think you’ll love Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm. Housed within the farm are hundreds of saltwater crocodiles of different ages and different sizes. You’ll get to see baby crocodiles, mummy crocodiles and grandfather crocodiles, and learn more about them. And if you want to hold the baby crocodiles, you can do so under the caretaker’s supervision!
While the farm is well maintained and you’ll be observing the crocodiles from a distance, we advise you to keep a tight hold on your little ones to ensure their safety.
Source: Paradigm Mall
Location: Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 10 am – 10 pm
Need a wardrobe change? Hit up Paradigm Mall. Need groceries? Find what you need at Paradigm Mall. Need a treat for a palate? There is so much options to choose from at Paradigm Mall. Need relieve from boredom? That’s right, Paradigm Mall.
In this seven-story mall, there is almost everything, from fashion to sundry products, even entertainment in the form of an indoor kids playground, a towering rocknasium and an expansive skating rink. Whether you’re looking for entertainment or to shop, Paradigm Mall provides it all.
4. Taman Botani Johor
Location: Seri Medan, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 7 am – 7 pm
Previously a bauxite mine, Taman Botani Johor with its freshwater lake, has a very calming effect. Take a breather from rushing from one place to another and soak in the tranquil atmosphere at Taman Botani Johor, where its serene landscape gives the feeling of time slowing down.
5. Kota Iskander
Location: Nusajaya, Johor Bahru 79100, Malaysia
Date: Daily (closed on public holidays)
Hour: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Featuring intricate motifs, scented gardens, serene water features, a mini indoor garden with its own waterfall, and refreshing open spaces, the majestic Kota Iskandar may look like a palace but it is in fact the Johor State Administrative Centre.
Within its compound are Bangunan Sultan Ismail, Home of the State Parliament, Bangunan Dato’ Jaafar Muhammad, Office of the Chief Minister and State Secretariat, and the Kota Iskandar Mosque, among other buildings.
Designed with the influence of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and Moorish style interwoven with local elements (you’ll be able to see black pepper motifs if you look closely), it’s a sight to marvel at.
6. Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Source: Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Location: Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 1 pm – 11 pm
- Adult: RM 20
- Child (3 – 12yrs): RM 12
You might want to extend your little one’s bedtime for this one. As the sunsets, a leisurely boat ride from the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park accompanied by the history of the Malaysia River, will bring you to a place where you’ll witness a most spectacular sight—not one, not ten, but thousands of fireflies busily flashing and flittering about.
7. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
Location: 22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Visiting Hours for Tourists
1 pm – 5 pm
Mon – Fri: 7.30 am – 12.00 pm | 7 pm – 10 pm
Sat – Sun: 7 am – 10 pm
- Local: Free
- Tourist: RM 10
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is not your ordinary temple, it is made of mostly, as the name suggests, glass. Hundreds and thousands of mosaic pieces of different shades and colors like red, blue, yellow, purple and white adorn the temple walls, pillars, doors and ceilings, sparkling under the crystal chandeliers. If the sparkles have not blinded you with their brilliance, skilfully crafted sculptures around the temple will surely leave you at a loss for words. It’s a place where you can reflect on life or simply admire the design and architecture, maybe even do both.
8. Tanjung Balau Beach
Location: Jalan Tanjung Balau, Tanjung Balau, 82200 Benut, Johor, Malaysia
Cozying up in an air-conditioned room is nice and all but sometimes you need to feel sun rays on your face, feel the sand under your feet and catch some waves. Times like that are when you swing by Tanjung Balau Beach.
You can cool off in the sea, let your skin drink up some Vitamin Ds, take a leisurely stroll, hunt for seashells at the nearby cove, fly kits, or spread out the mat to catch the sunset or sunrise.
9. Tropical Village Ayer Hitam
Location: Batu 56 1/2 Jalan Johor, Ayer Hitam 86200, Malaysia
Hour: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: RM 12/adult | RM 8/child
You don’t have to travel the world to visit famous attractions, you can visit them all at Tropical Village. From the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Italy’s Colosseum, to Egypt’s Spinx, Japan’s Kokeshi and Denmark’s The Little Mermain statue.
10. Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm [CLOSED]
BYKidO Note: Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm has closed permanently.
Location: Kampung Parit Baharu, 82100 Pekan Nanas, Johor, Malaysia
Date: Mon – Tue & Thur – Sun (closed on Wed)
Hour: 10 am – 6 pm
What’s fun at Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm? Let’s see, there are farm animals, from rabbits and goats to horses, deer and ostriches, to pet and feed, pineapple and corn plantations to explore, oil plantation to tour, and sweet potatoes to plant. In other words, what’s not fun?
While the information in this list is accurate at the time of publishing, we advise you to check with the respective place/merchant beforehand to avoid any disappointment.