TOURISM INFORMATION - A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
|Johor is a land of numerous tourist attractions. It boasts of many beautiful offshore islands, mystic jungle parks, lovely white sandy beaches, magnificent historical sites and fascinating places to visit.|
|Johor is presently ranked third in tourist destinations to Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The principal mode of entry Johor Bahru is via the causeway from Singapore.Estimates made by the State Tourism Department indicate that the number of arrivals (tourists and excursionists) from Singapore totalled 9.8 million in 1992. The prime reason was shopping.|
|Cultural Heritage Tourism is taking on a new significance in the Tourism agenda. The culture infrastructure is being upgraded and new art and cultural centres are being currently developed. Further, there is distinctive gastronomic heritage in Johor which comprises a variety of Malay, Japanese, Arab, Bugis, chinese, Indian and European dishes.|
There is also great potential in
Johor for eco-tourism, agro-tourism and sports-tourism.
Johor is endowed with a rich natural heritage. The
Endau-Rompin Park-one of the world's oldest tropical rain
forests- offers great natural beauty for the adventurous
traveller. Further, Johor's beautiful and natural forest
parks can also be developed into centres for eco-tourism.
Johor's Places of Interest and Historical Landmarks