Golf In the state capital of Johor Bahru, known as the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, are attractions suck as the beautiful Istana Besar (Grand Palace); the Royal Abu Bakar Living Royal Museum; and the ornate 100-year old Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque with its sweeping view of the Straits of Johor; City Square; and the Orchid Valley. Malaysia golf holiday makers often flock to Johor Bahru for its food and varied shopping in the malls and the duty-free outlet.
Johor is home to the famous Endau Rompin Park, an ancient rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Beautiful beaches can be found in Desaru, Teluk Ramunia, Tanjung Balau, and near th fishing town of Mersing, and at the Kota Tinggi waterfalls is a protected marine park, attract keen scuba divers, smokeless and natures lovers. Island hopping is fun among the islands, some of which are still untouched. Accommodation on the islands of Sibu, Rawa, Besar, Tengah and Tinggi range from resort to basic chalets.