Attractions to explore near Pulau Kukup Johor National Park
Pulau Kukup is one of the largest uninhabited mangroves in the world. It is also the only one situated in Johor waters. The park is an important stopover site for migratory waterbirds undertaking the perilous journey along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. The mudflats that surround the park are productive feeding grounds for these birds during low tide, whereas the mangroves provide a safe place for them to roost.
Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The palace faces the Straits of Johor and has a bird's eye view of Singapore, a former possession of the Sultanate. The palace has a huge sprawling garden which is a common site for many royal gatherings and celebrations. The palace is well guarded by the Royal Johor Military Force, the Sultan's own private army.
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The mosque also features some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence. The mosque sits on top of a prominent hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.
The Johor Zoo is a zoo in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. It was opened in 1928 by His Royal Highness Almarhum Sultan Sir Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar and named as the Kebun Binatang, which is Malay for Animal Garden, or zoo. At the time, the Johor Zoo was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Istana Besar or Grand Palace is the royal palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, which was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar. The palace overlooks the Straits of Johor. The Grand Palace's most distinctive feature is its Anglo-Malay architecture, characterized by its dome of Malay design contrasted with its blue roof of Anglo influence.
The Sultan Ibrahim Building is a former state secretariat building of Johor. It is located at Bukit Timbalan in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940 as the British colonial government attempted to streamline the state's administration. It was officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.
The Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum is a museum in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The museum is about the history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. Collections in the museum include documents, music instruments, old money, photos, porcelain etc. It showcases the early days of the Chinese settlement in Johor Bahru, their history, culture, traditions, and occupations.
Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple known as Old Temple by the locals, is a Chinese temple located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. his temple is one of the oldest structures in the city and becomes the symbol of unity among five Chinese ethnic groups of Teochew, Hoklo, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese people.
World's first nocturnal zoo. Unlike traditional nocturnal houses, which reverse the day-night cycle of animals so they will be active by day, the Night Safari is an entire open-air zoo set in a humid tropical forest that is only open at night. The Night Safari currently houses over 900 animals representing over 100 species, of which 41% are threatened species.
A river-themed zoo and aquarium. It is the first of its kind in Asia and features freshwater exhibits and a river boat ride as its main highlights. One of the main attractions is a pair of male and female giant pandas – Kai Kai and Jia Jia – which are housed in a specially constructed climate-controlled enclosure which change throughout the four seasons emulating their original environment.
Gardening lifestyle hub of Singapore. Consists of butterfly gardens, greenhouses, themed gardens, etc.. Visitors can see how flora-themed furnishings can complement the homes, through the showcasing of interior landscaping and lifestyle-gardening ideas. The building was one of the winners of 2008 International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design.