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A Family-Friendly Guide on Getting to Johor from Singapore

With Johor just a few hours’ away from Singapore, driving into the state by yourself is the best option. But don’t panic yet if you can’t because we’ve compiled a list of second-best options for getting to Johor from Singapore. 1. Train Source With Malaysia’s KTM Train, JB Sentral is a mere 5 mins ride away from Woodlands and the whole process cannot be simpler.   Step one, book your tickets. You can book them online up to one month in advance for a maximum of six people. You can also purchase your tickets on that day itself, although we would not recommend doing so as the tickets may be sold out. A train ticket from Woodlands Train Checkpoint to...

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3 Annual International Festivals to Celebrate with Your Kids in Johor

Among the vast amount of festivals celebrated in Johor, here are 3 international festivals happening annually that you should celebrate with your kids! 1. Bon Odori Source Location: TBU Date: Mid-July* Hour: TBU In Japan, Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom honouring the spirits of the ancestors and Bon Odori (Bon Dance) is traditionally performed during this time to show one’s appreciation for their ancestors and their sacrifices. Today, Obon is celebrated in many countries across the globe, including Argentina, United States and Malaysia. In Malaysia, Bon Odori Festival has less to do with religious custom and is more about celebrating and appreciating Japanese culture. Traditional Japanese martial arts, musical and dance performances like the Wadaiko and Bon Odori, liven...

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5 Family-Friendly Things to do in Kota Tinggi

Looking for something a little relaxing, a little educational, a little beautiful, and plenty fun to do in Kota Tinggi with little ones in tow? We’ve got just the list for you! Here are some of the family-friendly things you should do in Kota Tinggi. 1. Desaru Beach Source Location: Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi 81930, MalaysiaDate: Daily Hour: 24 hrs Bury your feet in the soft sandy shores of the pristine Desaru Beach, feel the cool wind breeze past you, soak in the Vitamin Ds from the glorious sunrays, and take a dip in its warm waters. Be sure to pack a picnic basket and mat to make the most of your beach trip! 2. Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Source Location: Lots 1289 Jalan Sembilan,...

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5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities to do in Johor

We hope you’ve stocked up on enough energy, because here are 5 high-spirited family-friendly outdoor activities to do in Johor that you shouldn’t miss out! 1. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park Source Location: 71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Date: Daily Hour: Water Park: 10 am – 7 pm Adventure Park: 10 am – 6 pm Admission: Water Park (each toddler ticket incld 1 complimentary Swimming Diaper) Above 120cm: RM 80 Below 3yrs (born aft 2017): RM 12 120cm & below: RM 70 Senior citizens (60yrs & above): RM 70 Adventure Park (min. height for entry: 140 cm) 7 loops with 51 elements: RM 80 Companion Pass: RM 12 For more information on...

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5 Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Johor

Whether you want to spend a laid-back afternoon with your family, enjoy a scenic view or simply want to breathe in the fresh air, here’s our pick of 5 parks to visit in Johor. Slather on some insect repellent and you’re good to go! 1. Hutan Bandar Recreational Park Source Location: Jalan Tasek Utara, Kolam Ayer, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Date: Daily Hour: 7 am – 7 pm Huntan Bandar apparently means ‘forest within a city’ which is an apt name for this beautiful park, an ideal location for a casual evening with your little ones. You can bask in the serenity of nature, take a leisurely stroll admiring the lush greenery, flowers and idyllic lake, splash in the...

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