When the pandemic gets to a safer level, you will be able to travel comfortably and freely. The virus might not be totally gone for a while, but one day it will. That said, now is the best time for you to save some money for travelling. Instead of spending on luxurious goods at the malls or overseas trips, let’s look at what Johor itself has to offer. Tag along your family and friend to these nature destinations, they will love them!
Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm, Pontian
If you are looking for a full nature sightseeing and experience spot, Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm is one of the best options in Johor. There are a mini zoo, plantation and workshop available. You and your family not only get to see the animals, but you can also let the little ones try feeding them. Goat, ostrich, deer, horse and turkey are some of the wildlife there. Then, you can visit the plantation consisting of fruit trees and palm oil. The tour guide will share planting knowledge and show you different stages of the plants. You will see corn, pineapple, coconut, durian and learn the right way to harvest the palm fruits. For those of you who fancy DIY projects, you can experience the soap-making workshop. You can try the eco-farm-produced goat milk too! The packages start from RM 30 (subject to change) per person.
(Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm)
Kampung Sungai Melayu, Iskandar Puteri
Located in the south end of Johor, the residents in Kampung Sungai Melayu produce fresh seafood to the neighbourhood areas within the state. This ecotourism destination is surrounded by mangrove. You can join the boat tour to experience fish and crab catching, bird watching or simply enjoy the boat ride overlooking the beautiful nature. Package from RM 25 (subject to change) per person. If you are a fan of asam pedas, Restoran Sri Pantai by the water will amaze you with their authentic and fresh asam pedas ikan (fish asam pedas). Variety of fresh fishes to choose from so the chef can cook for you. You will also get to taste other seafood such as mussels, crabs and squid in your preferred cooking style. Imagine having good food accompanied by nature! There are food stalls offering crackers and local products as well.
(Kampung Sungai Melayu)
Kota Tinggi is the largest district in Johor, covering over 18%. It is known as a historical town as the Sultanate of Johor was established there. Obviously, there are many places to explore in this big district but this time it is the Firefly Valley Leisure Park where you spend the evening. Before you head over the park, you may try the famous Baser Chicken Rice located in Kota Tinggi town for an early dinner. Alternatively, you may also try the seafood within the same area as the park. Beware that you will have to go through a 2KM gravel road to be there but it will be worth the hassle. The cruise ride will bring you to see fireflies in their natural habitat along mangrove forest. The night view is fantastic too. Suitable for all ages to experience. The 20-minute cruising package is at RM 18 (subject to change) per person.