Legoland Malaysia is Malaysia’s first international theme park. If you grew up playing with Lego, or just enjoyed the Lego movie, this is a place you mustn't miss. With several roller coasters, a driving school, a water park and an Aquarium zone at Sea Life, be prepared to spend a day or two here.
If you need to get out there and do something exciting, explore the coast and waterways of Johor on a standing paddle board at Pasir Gudang. If getting wet isn’t your thing, get down and dirty riding scramblers down the world famous motorbike trails. Either way, you’ll be out in the sun, surrounded by nature.
One of the first Zoos in Southeast Asia, Johor Zoo boasts over a hundred species of animals at a surprisingly budget ticket price. See the hippos, tigers, camels, and the ever reclusive Malayan Sun Bear all in one afternoon.
Wet World Batu Pahat
Another water theme park to keep the kids and the kids at heart busy, Wet World Batu Pahat has everything you can ask for in a water theme park: kiddy pools, wave pools, lots of water slides and even a fishing pond for adults to kick back and relax.
Hiap Joo Bakery
Famous for their biscuits and banana cakes baked in a wood fired oven, this bakery is no stranger to long queues for their traditional confectionery. Expect to wait in line with locals and tourists alike before you sample the heavenly goodness baked from their 100 year old vintage oven
Angry Birds Activity Park
Complete with obstacle courses, a go kart track, huge foam pits and even a marksmanship gallery, the Angry Birds Activity Park will turn angry kids into a mess of giggling children. Best of all, there’s a Parent’s Lounge and Snack Bar Cafe to keep adults busy as their children play to their hearts’ content.
Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park
Featuring several high speed water slides that will leave you screaming in excitement and pleasure at the same time, Austin Heights Water Park is the water park to go if you want to spend more time sliding and less time waiting in line. One of their slides begins with a 90 degree drop that will make your heart skip a beat!
The adventure park is not for the faint hearted, with over 51 obstacles over 7 difficulty levels, climb net walls and walk on tightropes before finishing the course on the ultimate zip line! Beginners will be glad to know that there is a comprehensive safety briefing with hands-on simulation before you begin the obstacles, so that you’ll know how to stay safe.
Danga Bay is a beachfront area that is relatively untouched by tourists. You’ll find everything you need here for the family from carnival rides at the World Theme Park, the evening light show at the royal gardens of Laman Mahkota Istana Bukit Serene, and fresh seafood at a beachside restaurant at affordable prices.
Featuring one of the world’s biggest waterparks astride 17km of sandy white beaches and championship golf courses, Desaru Coast is a great place to escape the humdrum life after weeks of stay-home notices. With several resorts and a Hard Rock Cafe at Desaru, this is a perfect quick getaway.
Activities in Desaru include canoeing, sea sports, and even jungle trekking.
Desaru Fruit Farm
Feed animals at the mini petting zoo and learn all about herbs and vegetables at the Desaru Fruit Farm. Enjoy a refreshing fruit buffet at the end of the day, and eat all the durians you can. There’s even a guided session talking about beekeeping and honey, and you get to eat unprocessed fresh honey from the farm that is safe even for diabetics.
Desaru Ostrich Farm
Bored of riding horses? Ride on an ostrich at the Desaru Ostrich Farm! Feed them with corn kernels when you’re done, and learn about ostriches up close and personal.
If you’re not won over by these majestic birds by the time you’re done, eat an ostrich burger or ostrich egg omelette for lunch.
If you’re an adventurous foodie, try the ostrich satay before you interact with them so that you can’t change your mind after hanging out with those beautiful birds.