The 8 Wonders of Johor!

Still remember ๐Ÿ’ญ Johor state, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ is the 1๏ธโƒฃst state that SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป received an exclusive 1st media invitation from Tourism Johor in the beginning of her lifestyle blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“journey, then subsequently a few more.ย A special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป& great appreciation for the trust๐Ÿค

Hmm…Where are the 8๏ธโƒฃ wonders recently visited by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป at Johor ~ the Southern gateway into Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ โ“โ‰๏ธ

(i) Zeromile akaย Kilometre Zero0๏ธโƒฃ

What’s it meant forโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s also written as KM0๏ธโƒฃ i.e.ย a particular location๐Ÿ“usually a country’s capital city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ from which the distances are traditionally measured๐Ÿ”ข Historically, they were markers๐Ÿ“where drivers ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš™๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿš could set theirย odometersย to follow the directions in the early days๐Ÿ˜„

For West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, this monument 0๏ธโƒฃ is located right in front of theย Johor Bahruย General Post Office ๐Ÿ“ฎ at Jalan Ibrahim Sultan. It’s 1๏ธโƒฃ of the rare cases where the zeromile 0๏ธโƒฃ is not located at the country’s capital city๐Ÿค—

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It has been designated as the JB city’s starting point 0๏ธโƒฃ since 1974

Address๐Ÿ“: Right in front of theย Johor Bahruย General Post Office๐Ÿ“ฎ, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan,ย 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

(ii) Sultan Ismail Building ๐Ÿข

This is Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s 1๏ธโƒฃst experiential Parliament ๐Ÿข & open to the public ๐Ÿ˜„

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is really impressed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ & truly appreciate the different architectural designs of this building ๐Ÿข from her recent 1๏ธโƒฃst visit. The architecture of this building is uniquely Johor-Malay & yet infused with a strong Moorish-Andalusian elements to create a unique style ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป This symbolises the balance of authority & a family friendly at Johor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

  • The jewel / diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž (Jauhar in Arabic) ~ where name of Johor has derived
  • The pineapple ๐Ÿ & black pepper ~ Johorโ€™s economic prosperity
  • The pineapple ๐Ÿ skylight ~ openness & transparency
  • Newell knobs with stylised black pepper vines ~ Johorโ€™s past economic prosperity
  • Traditional Malay carving & abstract designs

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย Letโ€™s enjoy aย black โ—ผ๏ธ& white โ—ป๏ธ photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ captured by her ya๐Ÿ˜

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Appropriate dress code ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿงฅ is required for entrance๐ŸŽŸ, strictly no โŒ shorts & slippers allowed

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, Kota Iskandar, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•™: Free admission๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“, 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm, ๐Ÿ›‘โ›”๏ธ closed Mondays & Public Holidays

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.kotaiskandar.com/attractions/bangunan-sultan-ismail/

(iii) Johor Craft Complex ๐Ÿค (Kompleks Kraf Johor)

This is Johor’s 1๏ธโƒฃst interactive & experiential craft complex ๐Ÿค, 1๏ธโƒฃ of the tourist attraction as well as an educational art centre for the nation’s craft industry๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has completed a wholeย batik frameย from the base drawing โœ๏ธ with wax till colouring ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ&ย finishing itย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Do check out her photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ posted in her IG @siennylovesdrawing, don’t you think it’ beautifulโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Heyโ€ผ๏ธ Not shy โ˜บ๏ธ shy โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป just completed this whole #batikframe from the base drawing โœ๏ธ with wax till colouring ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ finishing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ at @komplekskrafjohor , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ . Her 1๏ธโƒฃst time to do batik base drawing with wax, it wasnโ€™t that difficult as she thought ๐Ÿ’ญ Thanks so much for the encouragements & compliments from her media team members during her batik art process & preparation ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ All meant a lot to her โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š . Beautiful right โ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ Do enjoy this album with her #batikart process done . Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to @lilyriani_travelholic ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ for photos & videos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น captured while #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปwas busy with her batik art โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ . @gayatravel @gayaxevents @tourismmalaysiajohor @tourism.johor @mymotac @maticmy @explorejohortourism #JomJohor #TourismJohor #MuafakatJohor #VM2020 #MyDestination #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #MyNBOS #artist #artists #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #artistoftheday

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It was her 1๏ธโƒฃst time to do the batik base drawing ๐Ÿ–Š with wax

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It wasnโ€™t as difficult ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป as she thought ๐Ÿ’ญ

Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to her media members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ who gave lots of encouragements & compliments ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป during her batik art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ process & preparation ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ All meant a lot to her โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fee ๐ŸŽŸ is only applicable for the interactive craft activities here

Ohh ya…Don’t miss to visit the traditional Johor musical ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments collection in this complex ๐Ÿค, you are allow to touch & play with all the instruments ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ displayed with care ya

Address๐Ÿ“: Kompleks Kraf Johor, Jalan Cenderasari, 80350 Larkin, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission, 9๏ธโƒฃam to 6๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.kraftangan.gov.my/kompleks-kraf/kompleks-kraf-johor

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/komplekskrafjohor/

(iv) Johor Heritage Foundation ๐Ÿ› (Yayasan Warisan Johor)

Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as you will have a better understanding of the Johor’s art & cultures by visiting its art & weaving gallery๐Ÿ˜€

Do check out her photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ of this foundation ๐Ÿ› as posted in her IG ya๐Ÿ˜‰

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ An enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜day at #JohorBahru , #Johor state of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The highlights, 1. #Art & #cultures #visit to @yayasanwarisanjohor ๐Ÿข 2. #TieAndDye art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œmaking hands on #experiences at #galerisenijohor @art_galerisenijohor 3. Learning #threadmaking & #clothmaking at #tenunjohor 4. #Ecotourism ๐Ÿ’š & #mangroves ๐ŸŒฟ walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธat #kampungbelukardurian #wetlandssedili ๐Ÿž 5. Sunset ๐ŸŒ… at @theelsclubdc The ELS club desaru coast golf course @gayatravel @gayaxevents @tourism.johor @mymotac @tourismmalaysiajohor @maticmy @explorejohortourism @siennylovesdrawing #JomJohor #TourismJohor #MuafakatJohor #VM2020 #MyDestination #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #MyNBOS

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She has learnt & enjoyed the tie & dye art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ with her media friends๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

 

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ for sharing here, including the progress of tie & dye art๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Kompleks Warisan Sultan Abu Bakar, Lot 888, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•—:ย Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission 8๏ธโƒฃam to 5๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.ywj.gov.my/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/YayasanWarisanJohor/

(v) Teluk Sendat Crocodile ๐ŸŠ Farm

Definitely worth a visit to this crocodile ๐ŸŠ farm with more than a thousand crocodilesss for an up close crocodiles ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ viewing ๐Ÿ‘€ย ~ babies ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ, young ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ, old ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย & her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ has met the friendly & passionate founder, Ms Cecelia ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ who inherited this whole crocodiles ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ farm from her papa ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปย Her explanation ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค really superb interesting๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ, especially the crocodile ๐ŸŠ egg ๐Ÿฅš & sleeping ๐Ÿ’ค the baby crocodile ๐ŸŠ session

Fact learnt ~ Crocodile ๐ŸŠ egg ๐Ÿฅš with low โฌ‡๏ธ cholesterol even though 80% of it is egg yolkโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

You will definitely enjoying this video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured ya

However, sheย dares not hold ๐Ÿค— the crocodileย ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ(even baby crocodile ๐ŸŠ) up close ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„ย for a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ like what most of her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ did. Don’t ask why yaโ“โ‰๏ธ

After your farm visit, do dine at the Sengat Seafood Restaurant ๐Ÿฝ It owns also by Ms Cecilia ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & located very near to the farm i.e. ๐Ÿ“ No. 58, Jalan Belanak in Teluk Sengat. Operating hours ๐Ÿ•ฆ from 11.30am to 10pm daily. Personally, she has yet to dine โŒ๐Ÿฝ there ya…Perhaps her next visit thenโ˜บ๏ธ

Farm address๐Ÿ“: Lot 1289 & 1290, Jalan Sembilan, Kampung Belading, Teluk Sengat,ย 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 6.30pm daily

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/Teluk-Sengat-Crocodile-World-1706829532958611/

(vi) Teratakย RBI (Rasman Bin Ithnain)

A new ๐Ÿ†• homestay for you to enjoy some village activities e.g. cycling ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ , ATV ๐Ÿšœ ride to beachside ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ etc., traditional Johor malay style dishes, fresh durian feast (seasonal) etc.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited it for aย traditional Johor malay style lunch ๐Ÿฝ & enjoyed kampung durian here๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Pasir Berdengung, Kampung Tualang 3, Jalan Sedili Kechil, 81910 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no.๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ/ Email๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง: +6019-7171807 Mr. Mohd Faizam / mmohdfaizam@yahoo.com

(vii) Floating Chalet Selat Mendanaย 

It’s a new ๐Ÿ†• chalet & offering accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฟwith children ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ pool, island ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›ฅ cruise, jetski, fishing ๐ŸŽฃ , karaoke ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ, seafood ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€ dining, BBQ, steamboat ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ˜, Korean ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท sizzling etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป only enjoyed her seafood ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ€ dining ๐Ÿฝ after a short boat ๐Ÿšค ride to reach this chalet ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ Then, visited some of its accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฟavailable during her recent visit. Hence, unable to share much from her experienceโ˜บ๏ธ

Do enjoy a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her recent visit here ya

Addres๐Ÿ“: PTD 4872, Jalan Utama, Kong Kong, 81750 Masai, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no. ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6012-7065615 Madam Latifah & +6013-4806300 Mr Harry

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/chaletterapung.selatmendana

(viii) Old Johor Fort Museum ๐Ÿ› (Muzium Kota Johor Lama)

Let’s learn ๐Ÿ“– a bit about the history of the old Johorโ“

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This museum ๐Ÿ› is where the fort of Old Johor was located & was 1๏ธโƒฃ of the bases for the Sultanate of Old Johor ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

This museum ๐Ÿ› is in a woodenย traditional Malay vernacular house with the mortise & tenon joint i.e. without any nail๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ฉโ€ผ๏ธWowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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A short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ of approximately 150m is required to reach this museum ๐Ÿ› as the coach ๐ŸšŒ is unable to reach it via the narrow village roads

You may be hot ๐ŸŒž & sweaty ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, so pay & taste an ice cream ๐Ÿฆat the museum ๐Ÿ› entrance ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Address๐Ÿ“:ย Muzium Kota Johor Lama, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (Wilayah Selatan), Lot 1468, Kampung Johor Lama, 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission 9๏ธโƒฃam to 5๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/kota-johor-lama-museum

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21 thoughts on “The 8 Wonders of Johor!

  1. I love the batik painting activity. Looks so pretty! When it comes to food I’m not that adventurous all the more when I travel. My stomach just can’ take too much. You seemed to enjoy some new cuisine. I’m intrigued with the crocodile farm! I think my kids would like to see that one day.

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  2. Gosh! It will surely be an eventful day to visit Johor. I would sure love to try my hand in batik painting even when my painting skills are dismal! I also would definitely enjoy visiting each of these attractions you’ve been in and sample their sumptuous dishes, too! Oh, and did I mention, I could also use some of those ice candies in this very hot day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully, I can visit Johor one day with my family!

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    1. You will sure enjoy batik art, not to worry about whether owning the painting skills or not ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š You all really more enjoying to my food sharing ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Come come travel to Malaysia to visit me as well ya โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

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  3. Oh wow.. that was an overwhelming amount of activities to do! First of all, i think you did a wonderful job making that batik frame and I actually want to experience this kind of fabric-dyeing activitie.. it seems so fun and creative!
    I haven’t tried crocodile egg yet and I don’t think I have enough courage to dare myself haha but how does it differ from chicken eggs?
    thanks for sharing us your adventure to Johor!

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    1. Thanks so much for your compliments to my batik art done ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha…Ha…I have yet to try crocodile egg though from my recent visit to the farm, so am unable to share with you my tasting experience, hence no comparison to chicken egg as you have requested for too.

      Most welcome, always my pleasure to share my travelling journeys here ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy that you enjoying reading my blogging, do drop by more often ya ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I haven’t been to Johor and I’m planning to visit Malaysia soon, and will definitely include Johor. I love how you presented Johor, it appears to be really interesting and it has so much to offer. The Johor Heritage Foundation and the Teluk Sendat Crocodile Farm are something I should not miss to visit when I get here. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks so much Lai for your compliments to my travel blogging here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Am sure you will enjoy my home country ~ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

      We have to catch up when you are visiting ya โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Thanks Jennifer for your compliments to my captures shared here ๐Ÿ™‚ My home country is a beautiful country to travel & visit, Johor is just 1 of the many states, read on more of my travel blogging about Malaysia & wish you will plan a trip here ya ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Looks like there is a lot to do in Johor! I would definitely like to visit the crocodile farm if I ever make it over there. What is your favourite place to visit?

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    1. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Do travel to my home country ~ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ You will definitely enjoy your travelling here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

      Welcome to drop by more often to read my travel sharing here ya ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ๏ธ

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  6. Wow! What a comprehensive review of Johor. I have never been despite growing up in KL…. so sad right?? Maybe when I’m in Singapore next I’ll hop over and check things out. I don’t live in Malaysia anymore so when I see some of the food pics, I get really homesick! Bet that Asam batang ice cream was delicious!

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