If you thought an assorted mix of drool-worthy Hockchew and Foochow fares are the only things to enjoy in Yong Peng, we’ve got news for you.
Here are 5 things to do with your little ones in Yong Peng after stuffing your tummies with scrumptious meals like egg soup, kompyang and red wine chicken.
1. Taman Botani Johor
Location: Taman Botani Johor, Lot PTD 8744, Mukim 18, 83400 Sri Medan, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 7 am – 7 pm
Taman Botani Johor, previously a bauxite mining town, is a nature haven with beautiful freshwater lakes. Whether you want to take a breather from rushing here and there, or want to stage your own photoshoot with your tiny tots, Taman Botani Johor is your place.
2. Black Dragon Cave Temple
Location: Taman Bahagia, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Black Dragon Cave Temple has long been regarded with wonder by both worshippers and tourists. With its rich colors and grandeur carvings, it’s no wonder.
The temple also has a few wading pools for little ones to toddle in.
3. Wansern Agrotech
Location: Lot 721,722,723, Jalan Desa Putih 11, Taman Desa Putih, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
If you’ve ever tried bird’s nest or never heard of it before, either way, a visit to Wansern Agrotech will prove to be an interesting trip. You’ll get to see first-hand bird’s nest being cleaned and processed, and even try out a variety of bird’s nest dishes from Ice Blended Coconut with Bird’s nest to Egg Tart with Bird’s nest. And if you didn’t know, bird’s nest is made from swiftlets’ nest that’s built from their solidified saliva. Basically, bird saliva.
They also have an organic farm with produces ranging from strawberries to eggplants that you can tour.
4. UK Farm
Location: Plot 8, Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM 13, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 9 am – 5 pm
If you have kids who love animals, you’ve got to take them to UK Farm. With furry and feathery creatures, like goats, ostriches, turkeys, chickens, deer, and rabbits, that they can pet and feed, it would be like paradise for them!
And while you’re there, you can also tour through the fruit farm and admire the lavish lavender garden.
5. Fortune Dragon at Che Ann Khor
Location: Lot HS 2677, Pt 2446, Jalan Kota Impian 1, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Hour: 9 am – 9 pm
Admission: RM 35/adult | RM 10/child
Turn all your bad fortune into good when you walk through the mouth and out the tail of the longest dragon tunnel in the world at Che Ann Khor’s Fortune Dragon, consisting of over 100 steps and adorned with a myriad of paintings depicting Buddhist teachings and life after death.
Outside the gargantuan dragon sculpture is a garden that looks like it popped out of a heavenly painting. Mini bridges and ponds with fishes, plants of different kinds and an array of sculptures, from celestials and deities to animals, some even portraying scenes.
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.