- Batu Pahat
- Kota Tinggi
- Mersing - main port for ferries to Tioman and other islands
- Desaru — local beach resort on the east coast
- Endau Rompin National Park — hiking in ancient jungles
Despite its large size, most of Johor is covered with rubber and oil palm plantations, with few historical attractions or natural wonders. Most people just pass through on their way between Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and the islands of the East Coast.
Johor Bahru is on the Malaysian rail network and has an airport with good connections around Malaysia.
Virtually all transport in Johor radiates out from Johor Bahru.
Johor's culinary specialities include mee rebus, spicy noodles in sweet potato soup, and Johor laksa, an offbeat version of the ubiquitous noodle dish: in Johor's version, the usual rice noodles are replaced with spaghetti (yes, the real Italian deal) and topped with a thick paste of fish, onion, peanuts, chili peppers and spices.
Mee Rebus Stulang, Kacang Pol Haji, Sayur kangkung Cincin Mas and others will surely bring up the mood plus with the nicely done ABC special, cendol and other varieties of hot drink to choose from.
Crime Rates are high in the recent years. Do take care of your personal belongings while strolling along the streets. Do not dress inappropriately and do not show expensive jewellery.
This page was last edited at 06:56, on 14 February 2009 by Liz. Based on work by Jani Patokallio, Nick Roux, Kevin, Tom Holland and Evan Prodromou, Wikitravel user(s) Episteme and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.