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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

(Updated) Fun things to do in Johor Bahru

Following our list on where to stay in Johor Bahru, here's a list of fun activities you and your family can engage in across the border! Whether it is visiting the theme parks, going to the farm, rock climbing or taking wacky photo shots, everyone gets to play and have FUN!

We are always on a look out for more fun places in Johor Bahru, do share with us if you know of any!

Enjoy the listing and we hope it will be helpful when you plan for your next road trip with your family.


1. LEGOLAND MALAYSIA

Comprises of Legoland Park and Water Park, with more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, the international theme park remains as the top pick for families to enjoy a fun-filled day over the weekend or short trip. Whether it is wet or dry activities, there is definitely something for the young and adult. Plus, Legoland Hotel is situated within the themepark where guests can return to rest comfortably after an exciting day at the park.

Our last visit to Legoland Malaysia was back in 2013 before the water park was opened. It has been awhile and we hope to bring the children to re-experience the theme park again soon.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



2. ANGRY BIRDS ACTIVITY PARK
(http://angrybirdsactivitypark.my/)
Address: KOMTAR JBCC, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 8000, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Located within Komtar JBCC, the 26,000 sq feet activity park is packed with fun games to keep the children entertained for many hours. Whether it is driving the go kart, having a game of soccer, going through the laser maze or having a shot at the shooting gallery, kids and adults get to enjoy a great workout while having fun! As Angry Birds Activity Park is situated within the shopping mall in the heart of the city, which is very close to Woodland Checkpoint, it is easily accessible.

Our family visited the activity park twice, once in 2014 and 2015. Both visits were filled with fun and the kids love it!

Learn more about our fun experience here.



3. AUSTIN HEIGHTS WATER & ADVENTURE PARK
(http://www.funtime.my)
Address: Jalan Mutiara Emas 8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is the latest fun park to open in December 2015 at Mount Austin which comprises of a water park and an adventure park.

The adventure park consist of challenging rope course activities (sheltered and outdoor) which is suitable for youths and adults to raise your adrenaline level


The water park consists of wave pool, lazy river, assorted slides, playground and more where the whole family can enjoy a splashing day of excitement.

Learn more about our fun experience here.


4. BIG BOSS N LAND
(http://www.bigbossnland.com/)
Address: Level 2-07, Perling Mall, Jalan Persisiran Perling, Taman Perling, 81200, Johor

Located on level 2 of Perling Mall, Big Boss N Land is a career-building theme park where children have fun role-playing and learn to gain independence, confidence and teamwork. There are more than 40 occupations to choose spreading across 2 sessions. Although it is of a smaller scale, our kiddos enjoyed themselves tremendously in the edutainment concept park.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



5. LASER BATTLE
(http://www.laserbattle.com.my/)
Address: 4th Floor, InnerCity, Johor Bahru City Square, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, Johor 80000

Laser Battle - another fun zone within the shopping mall. Located on the 4th floor in the InnerCity zone of Johor Bahru City Square, this is suitable for older children, youths and adults. The games are physically and intellectually intensive, and a test of wits, reflexes and stamina.  Only 10 minutes into the game and we were quite tired out. A thrilling and exciting activity for families and friends to participate together.

Learn more about our fun experience here.


6. GO-KART CIRCUIT
(http://www.plentongkarting.com/)
Address: Lot 1195, Jalan Bunga Matahari, Taman Plentong Baru, 81750, Johor Bahru

This is a real Go-Kart circuit, where you can experience the speed of driving without being caught for speeding. Located at Permas Jaya, many youths and adults like to drop by and enjoy a few rounds around the circuit course. Children are allowed on the tracks as well but parents have to closely supervise and monitor.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



7. MINI KUSO TRICK ART
(http://www.kuso3d.com.my/)
Address : 83 & 85 Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/2, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Care to bring back many memorable, wacky and fun photographs? Visit Mini Kuso Trick Art, a 3D gallery located at Taman Mount Austin. Area spanning across the top floor of a unit within the shophouse, their unique 3D paintings, props and magnetic boards brought hours of fun-filled experience for our family.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



8. ROCKWORLD
Address: Setia Business Park 2, No. 6, Jalan Perniagaan Setia 4 Taman Perniagaan Setia, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor

Want to challenge yourself on the vertical walls? Rockworld provides children, youths and adults a space where you can climb to your heart desire. You also get to learn how to be a belayer and grab a few tips from the trainer.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



9. ZOOM PARK (RELOCATED)
(http://zoomparkasia.com/johor-bahru/)
Address: 9 & 11, Jln Kencana Emas 2/3, Kawasan Perindustrain Tebrau 3, Target Commercial Park, 81100, Johor Bahru

It is said that jumping on the trampoline helps to burn off calories. Trampoline jumping is not only a great workout but fantastic family activity for children and adult. At Zoom Park, you can jump into the foam pit, play basketball, climb the rock wall or perform stunts on the trampoline. The space is wide and spacious and you get hours of fun.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



10. ZENXIN ORGANIC PARK
(http://www.zenxin.com.my/)
Address: Plot 47A & 47B, Batu 9, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Zenxin is the first open-to public organic farm in Malaysia. Occupying about 100-acres, it has a nursery, fruit farms, growing organically-grown vegetables and fruits, herbal garden, pet area, restaurant and an organic shop within. Visitors can choose to tour the farm by foot or by cycling and get to learn more about the crops and get up close to the animals. Do not forget to have a meal at their restaurant which serves organic meal made from freshly harvested produce from the farm.

Learn more about our fun experience here.


11. ESCAPE ROOM
Address: L4-029 Sutera Mall, No. 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300. Johor Bahru, Johor

There are many real life escape games located conveniently within the shopping malls or shop houses. It has got popular over the years and many like to spare some time with their family or friends to join in the game to solve a series of puzzles and riddles in the attempt to escape from the locked room. Pretty exciting and it can be intense at times when the clock is tickling away and you have yet to find your way out.

Learn more about our fun experience here.



12. LOVE, FUN BAKING HOUSE
Address: 31 & 31 - 01, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

At Love, Fun Baking House, you will experience DIY Baking from collecting the materials/ingredients, baking to cleaning up. A great place where children and adults can have hands-on experience at a really affordable price. It does not matter whether you are experienced or beginners, all are welcome to join in the fun! Plus, you get to bring home whatever you baked!

Learn more about our fun experience here.



13. UPSIDE DOWN WARM HOUSE
Address: 5019, Jalan Kenari 1, Bandar Putra, 81000 Kulai, Johor

Opened in mid 2016, Upside Down Warm House is 3-storey house featuring 3D and 5D arts in an upside down setting, offering visitors yet another wacky photo taking experience. Release your imagination and get your head cracking thinking how your photos will turn out to be once you flip it over

Learn about our fun experience here.



14. DARK ART 3D STUDIO
Address: 26A, 28A, Jalan Pulai Ria 9, Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai, 81300 Johor

Compared to the Kuso and Upside Down Warm House, Dark Art 3D Studio is much smaller in size with about 20 over pieces of artworks. Whats unique about Dark Art? It is a gallery where the lighting will switch between normal and luminous effect. When the background is changed into luminous lighting, visitors can view a different visual effect in the 'night' scene. That also means two different photos from a single artwork.

Learn about our fun experience here.



15. CROCODILE FARM
Address: Lots 1289 & 1290, Jalan Sembilan, Kampung Belading, Teluk Sengat, 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is considered the largest in Malaysia, housing more than 1000 saltwater crocodiles species (Crocodylus Porosus). Apart from touring around the farm, seeing how the staff feed the reptiles, you also get to see crocodiles that are more 155 years old! Not forgetting tasting the crocodile herbal soup and get up-close physically with the crocodiles and taking pictures with them.

Learn about our fun experience here.


34 comments:

  1. wow i myself johorean, i didnt knw gt so many good places to visit !

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    1. We like to explore new and fun places around JB. :) Thank you for liking and hope this list has been helpful :)

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    2. We like to explore new and fun places around JB. :) Thank you for liking and hope this list has been helpful :)

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  2. Wow! So many places to check out in JB! We've only been to Legoland and Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park. My kids will surely love the Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park.

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    1. There are many more places to explore in JB. We hope to find out more and publish it here.

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  3. My children a little too old for Puteri Habour Family theme park.. too bad we didnt bring them there when there were younger.. Austin Height will be suitable for older kids! :)

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  4. Thanks to your blog, I have visited quite a few of these places like Kuso Trick Art Gallery and Austin Heights. Next up I shall go to Big Boss! Think my kids are still too young for some of these.

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    1. I think your kids will like Big Boss.. maybe not as establish as Kidzania but it is another alternative. :)

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  5. wow. it sure fun for family to hang out in JB. Thank for sharing

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    1. Thanks for liking :) Hope it is helpful

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    2. Thanks for liking :) Hope it is helpful

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  6. What a great compilation of fun things to do with kids in Johor. I really should explore more!

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    1. The only thing is need to drive around. Otherwise, it is pretty fun looking out for fun places!

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  7. Wow!! so many fun places to explore in JB!! Really fantastic for sharing it! Can start planning for weekend trips and holiday trips :D

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    1. Yes! Weekend / short trips into JB is fun! We love the food there too.

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  8. Oh there's an Escape Room there too! I'm sure it's much cheaper than in Singapore! Well well... so many things to do in JB how to resist not going ah??? I have to share this with the hubby!

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    1. There are many Escape room in JB - branded under different names. The one we visited is just one of them. :) It is pretty enjoyable to cross the border for a staycation!

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  9. Thanks for sharing, this is extremely useful. I haven't been to JB for awhile, perhaps time to plan a trip.

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    1. Thanks for liking. Hope you will find it useful when you plan for your trip.

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  10. I didn't know about these fun gems for kids! We need to get across the border for more fun.

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    1. There are many fun places if you drive around :)

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  11. Wow indeed you are the JB travel guru! Great list of fun places..

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    1. Thank you. :) Hope the list is useful

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  12. Wa seh, this is as good as going to town in Singapore! Given that I am staying in Woodlands, I'm definitely bookmarking this because it is just a mere 20 minutes to get in there. I always enjoy your JB posts!!

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    1. Thank you for loving the JB post Jacqualine. Didn't know you are so near to JB. :) Definitely makes it much easier to drive in for food and fun.

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  13. I haven't been to JB for yonks! so put off by all the news reports of gun crime.

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    1. Yes.. it is indeed worrying with crime rates going up especially lately where security is on alert. Hopefully we can still travel in safely

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  14. Good tips and recommendations, I am sure you will have more family-friendly compilations soon :)

    cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies.com)

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    1. Oh yes. More fun places coming up soon!

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    2. Oh yes. More fun places coming up soon!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Didn't know there's so many activities to do and places to visit in JB!

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  16. This is a great list as we have not been to many of these places.

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  17. So many fun things to do! We just went to Angry Bird Park over the weekend.. Lil Pumpkin loved it haha. I'd want to go to Austin Heights.. gonna pop by to check your post out.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  18. What a comprehensive post!!! Whenever I go JB, must take a look at this for sure.

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