Living in Singapore can be a boon for you just because its location allows you to visit several places of interest in this region like Taiwan, Hanoi and Seoul. Having a day off can create the right opportunity to visit the famous tourist destination- Johor- as you can reach this place by simply crossing the Causeway.
Getting to Johor
There are two easy ways to reach Johor and enjoy a one day trip here. These include:
Taking a bus from Singapore to Johor- It is very common to travel from Singapore to Johor by getting on a bus at Woodlands Regional Interchange destined for Kotaraya II Terminal. As you reach this terminal you will right at the Johor Bahru Customs that will link you to Johor’s City Square Mall. It is the most convenient means of transport to reach Johor from Singapore.
Opting for the Train- The train will carry you from the Train Checkpoint at Woodlands to the JB Sentral within 5 minutes via shuttle. Train shuttles from Singapore to Johor make up to seven to and fro trips every day.
When you Reach Johor
Johor is one of the most sought after tourist destinations for any Singaporean being at such close proximity from Singapore. If you don’t want to spend your entire day trip at the JBCC Mall or the City Square Mall, you can opt for visiting one or more of the following popular tourist spots in Johor:
The Istana Besar- If you are interested in architecture or visiting historical sites, the Istana Besar is the ideal place to visit. It was constructed under the watchful eyes of the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866 as part of the Johor Sultanate Grand Palace. The most exclusive feature of the Istana Besar is that it is based on the Anglo-Malay architecture which is portrayed on the dome with Malay design in contrast with Anglo-influenced blue roof. Although, this historical monument is still standing strong, yet it is used specifically for only state functions. However, you can add a few photos of the Besar to fill up your vacation album.
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The Legoland Theme Park-This is Asia’s first and world’s sixth Legoland. You can always visit this place with your kids to spend some exciting time at this action-packed theme park that can keep your kids engaged all through the day. As you enter through the gates of this park the classic Legoland Arch will greet you. There are various themed sections that are based on the iconic LEGO themes such as the LEGO City, the LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, Miniland and many others, each of which will guarantee that you enjoy a great time at this theme park.
The Johor Zoo- It is always good to expose your children to the wild, even if it be through safe quarters. The Johor Zoo is counted among the first zoos to be established in Asia. It has been up and running since 1928. Although, you may be disappointed in the maintenance, yet you will get to see many interesting animals in this zoo such as the Sun Bears, the Sumatran Tigers, hippos, snakes and crocodiles. One of the main attraction points of visiting this zoo is the entrance fee which is nominal. If you get bored soon, you can also consider visiting the Royal Museum, the Endau Rompin National Park and the Johor International Convention, which will be both fun and educational for your kids.
The Danga Bay- This waterfront is a hit among tourists that offers a variety of exciting activities including the amusement rides, shopping complexes, fine dining and freaky bars. The main attractions here at Danga Bay include the World Mini Theme Park, the Danga City Mall, the Seafood Restaurants and the Tram Ride.
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Don’t Miss Out On Zi Char Delicacies
Before you end the trip, you must make the most of amazing eateries in Johor where you can fill up with delectable zi char cuisines. Try out the San Low Seafood restaurant’s famous Fried Bee Hoon, or Teck Sing restaurant Curry Fish Head and Paper Baked Chicken, or the mouth-watering seafood of Taman Sentosa to give a perfect ending to your incredible trip.
Apart from the above-mentioned places, you can also opt to engage in activities like laser tag and go-karting with your kids or watch movies at cheaper prices than Singapore or spend time in pampering yourself on your one day trip to Johor. Hopefully, this article will pump you up to hop on to the next bus from Singapore to Johor for a wonderful and unforgettable trip!