Whether you want to take shelter from the rain or hide out from the sun, here are 5 family-friendly indoor activities to pass your time with in Johor!
1. Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum
Location: 42, Jalan Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Date: Tue – Sun (Mon closed)
Hour: 9 am – 5 pm (last entry: 4 pm)
- Adult: RM 6
- Children/Student/Senior Citizen: RM 3
Displayed within a four-story shophouse are artefacts that documents the history of Chinese immigrants and their trades that flourishes even to this day such as their carpentry and Chinese medicines.
Discover the tales of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru through the porcelain, musical instruments, old coins, photos, and documents on showcase.
2. Sutera Mall
Location: Sutera Mall, 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Hour: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm
Satiate your hunger at the numerous food and beverage outlets, offering cuisines ranging from Chinese, Korean and Japanese to local, Western and Thai, and tick off your shopping list at the AEON BIG Hypermarket where you’ll find anything from groceries to electronics. If that’s not enough, there is still plenty of fashion, digital, and lifestyle stores where you can shop at in this four-story building.
As for your little ones, there are two small indoor playgrounds, one with sand-like cassia seeds and the other with a huge ball pit, both enough to get them excited. On the cooler side, you can also hit the skating rink with them. It’s alright if your tots have not yet mastered skating, for ice dolphins are there to help (I hear they’re as friendly as the ocean dolphins).
Location: Jalan Persiaran Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 10 am – 10 pm (last admission: 9 pm)
- 1 Adult (RM 11) + 1 Child (RM 55): RM 66
- Additional Adult: RM 11
- Child (2 yrs & below): FREE
- Get Tickets from Klook here.
Step into a whimsical wonderland at FANPEKKA, the town that Santa’s little fairy helper Tonttu has cast his little magic spells on. The town is divided into different areas, each providing a different kind of fun.
There is Role Play Leikkimokki where tots can pretend to be store assistants at the various stores and Assembly Leikkimokki where little ones can build their dream house and decorate it with furniture pieces.
Then there is a toy corner and a workshop corner. Not to forget the Lasten Ocean, a gigantic ball pit wherein an elephantine pirate ship has anchored and the Lasten Castle with its different passageways and slides.
With so much for your little tykes to explore, you can expect to spend at least half a day here.
4. TS Wonderland Indoor Water Theme Park
Location: 6015-C, Jalan Ciku Utama 2, Taman Kota Masai, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm
Admission: RM 25 (indoor water park + space adventure)
- Children (below 75 cm)
- Disabled people (OKU)
- Senior Citizens (60yrs & above)
There is no better medicine for the sweltering heat like a good splash in a water park. Featuring slides—spiral, tube and straight—huge bucket dumping water after intervals, and water fountain, TS Wonderland Waterpark provides a fun sanctuary from the sun.
When you’re done splashing about at the waterpark, you can head to TS Wonderland’s Space Adventure, filled with slides, straight and spiral, that’ll dump you into a big pit of balls, which we all know is addictively delightful. Especially for the little ones.
5. Bangunan Dato’ Jaafar Muhammad
Location: Nusajaya, Johor Bahru 79100, Malaysia
With its intricate designs, fragrant gardens inspired by palace courtyards, tranquil pools reflecting the sunlight, a local version of Granada’s Alhambra Palace, the Bangunan Dato’ Jaafar Muhammad, Office of the Chief Minister and State Secretariat, is truly a sight to behold.
While some parts may be closed to the public, this picturesque office has plenty of spaces to take insta-worthy images.
This list was compiled with information available from various websites. While the information is correct at the time of publishing, we advise you to check with the respective place/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.