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5 Family-Friendly Things to do in Yong Peng

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 Source Location: Taman Botani Johor, Lot PTD 8744, Mukim 18, 83400 Sri Medan, Johor, Malaysia Date: Daily 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,...

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Towns and Districts to Visit with the Kids when in Johor

In Johor’s ten districts, you’re sure to find something to keep you occupied—tranquil nature, architecture marvels, food filled with flavour, theme parks and more—in each of them. Here are 5 towns and districts we think you’ll especially love if you have little ones in tow. 1. Muar Source Muar, also known as Bandar Maharani, meaning Town of the Empress in Malay, is rich in history. It’s streets are lined with historical buildings and tombs like the Kota Buruk where Parameswara, the founder of Malacca Sultanate stayed during his exile, and Panglima Lidah Hitam Mausoleum, the grave of the legendary Black Tongue Warrior. In other words, if you love history and buildings that have withstood time, you’ll love Muar. And when...

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5 Family Friendly Shopping Malls to Visit in Johor Bahru

Have some time to spare on your hands? Check out these 5 malls in Johor Bahru featuring plenty of outlets, a bite of yum and a dash of entertainment with your little ones! 1. Komtar JBCC Source Location: Johor Bahru City Centre, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Date: Daily Hour: 10 am – 10 pm In addition to being conveniently located, Komtar JBCC houses brand names like Marks & Spencer, Bobbi Brown, Bath & Body Works, and Fossil within its spacious three-story building. And if your little ones start getting impatient in the midst of your shopping trip, worry not about cutting your trip short. Instead, pop into level three and let your little ones loose at the...

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Family-Friendly Activities and Venues to Visit when in Muar

Muar’s historical buildings and graves is a testament to its rich heritage but that’s not all there is to see and do in this Royal Town of Johor. Here are 5 things you can do in Muar with little ones in tow. 1. Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque Source Location: Jalan Petri, Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia Date: Daily Hour: TBU Wander through the Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque, a building of intricate designs influenced by Islamic mosques and European palaces. The blue and white structure forms a brilliant sight with its grand porticoes, welcoming archways, towering minaret, and well-crafted balustrades adorned with pinnacles on its edges. 2. Donhu Jurassic Garden Source Location: 2700, 224, Kampung Sabak Aur, 84000 Muar, Johor,...

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Family-Friendly Things to Do and Places to Visit in Mersing

Located in the eastern half of Johor, Mersing is a small town and if you’re not from around here, the main (and probably only) reason you’ve landed in Mersing is because you’re waiting for your boat ride to one of the many offshore islands. If you’ve got some time to spare before your ride, here are some activities you can occupy your time with. 1. Muzium Mersing Source Location: 243, Jalan Ibrahim, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia Date: Mon – Thur & Sat – Sun (closed on Wed) Hour: 9.00 am – 4.45 pm Admission: FREE Built around 1920s, the Mersing Museum building has changed hands several times through the years. From serving as the district administrative office, it then...

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