Johor Journey: Fun Weekend Delights at these 8 Spots!

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Johor, Food, Lifestyle, Travel Guide, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Looking to have a fun weekend trip to Johor? A huge melting pot of cultures, the southern state of Johor has a multitude of fun and interesting hotspots catered to locals and tourists for a jolly good time. Here are 8 spots that will guide you in having an entertaining weekend in Johor!


1. Legoland Resort Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Fun weekend activities at the Legoland theme park and water park.

Fun Weekend At Johor Legoland Themeparks

Image Credit: Legoland Malaysia Resort

If you are looking for a fun weekend with your little ones when you visit Johor, then Legoland could be the place for you! Legoland Malaysia is a well known theme park in Johor Bahru located in Iskandar Puteri that caters to the interest of both children and adults. Visitors intending to have a family fun day out can opt to purchase 1 day passes for the theme park, water park or the aquarium separately or as a bundle together. With Legoland being a must visit for those spending the weekend in Johor, adults and children can enjoy multiple rides in the theme parks, as well as explore intriguing sea creatures at the aquarium. An overnight stay at the Legoland Hotel is possible if you are interested in spending long hours in the resort. Enjoy your weekend stay with your loved ones while having the time of your lives at Legoland Malaysia Resort.

Legoland Malaysia Resort 

  • 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
  • 10.00am – 6.00pm

2. Desaru Adventure Waterpark, Johor

Water based activities for a fun weekend getaway.

Fun Weekend Beach Experience In Johor

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Another family friendly activity, the Desaru Adventure Waterpark set in the Desaru Coast allows for a splashing wet and fun filled weekend. With the purchase of an admission ticket, enjoy fun, exciting and exhilarating rides, such as their well known wave pool which happens to be one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. After a fun and energetic day at the water park, relax and wind down while having a meal and enjoying the Desaru seaside view. Since the Desaru Coast is a tad further than Singapore City and Johor Bahru, you can consider on private car services to ensure a relaxing, hassle free weekend getaway. Some may consider taking a break from driving around the city for a short getaway; therefore, securing a private car service for your travels will come in handy for getting to the places you need to based on your plans, time and schedule.

Desaru Adventure Waterpark

  • 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor
  • 10.00am – 6.00pm


3. Restoran Hua Mui, Johor Bahru

Fun and tasty meals for a weekend trip to Johor Bahru.

Fun Weekend Food Outlets In Johor

Image Credit : Restoran Hua Mui

Established in 1946, Restoran Hua Mui is a popular hotspot throughout the week for people of all cultures and races. With the aspirations of developing and specialising in Hainanese culture, the founder created a menu that highlights their culture and speciality to be shared to the community  A must try would be their Original Hainanese Chicken Chop; a signature meal that can be ordered at their outlet. You are guaranteed to have a scrumptious weekend brunch at Restoran Hua Mui. Enjoy a variety of their chef recommended meals when you visit their restaurant located in Johor Bahru town. The olden, traditional style set-up alongside is tasty menu will definitely fix your weekend cravings when you visit Johor Bahru.

Restoran Huamui Sdn Bhd

  • No. 131, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
  • 8:30am – 6.00pm 


4. Salahuddin Bakery, Johor Bahru

Mouthwatering delights to guarantee a fun weekend stay in Johor Bahru.

Fun Weekend With Good Food In Johor

Image Credit: Zazali Musa (2021), The Star

Known to be one of the oldest bakeries in Johor, Salahuddin Bakery located in Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru provides mouth-watering baked goods to satisfy the tastebuds of people from all walks of life. One can purchase varying types of freshly made bread, pastries and puffs, which is made traditionally with the use of coal-fired ovens. This bakery is a famous spot for many intending to satisfy their cravings for a simple and quick fix. Enjoy the scrumptious, freshly prepared baked goods when you visit the bakery on your weekends here in Johor Bahru.

Salahuddin Bakery

  • 26, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
  • 9.00am – 4.30pm


5. HOME by Tales of Paws, Johor Bahru

Rest, relax and have a fun weekend filled with fur babies in Johor Bahru.

Fun Weekend And Relaxing Time With Fur Animals In Johor Bahru

Image Credit: Home By Tales Of Paws

If you are someone who would love to spend some precious time with amazing fur babies while enjoying a meal, Home by Tales of Paws is the purrfect spot for you. This two story establishment isn’t just a cafe for your dessert and coffee fix; but rather a place to spend quality time with various pet dogs and cats that consider this setting as their home. Those interested in having a relaxing and fun weekend with these precious animals will have the chance to play and cuddle with some friendly fur babies. This cafe has multiple breeds of dogs lounging on their first level, some in which include Sheep Dogs and Corgis. If you are a dog person, you can enjoy the company of the man’s best friend to your heart’s content.

On the flip side, if you are more of a cat person, then the second floor might just be for you. Housing various breeds of cats such as the Main Coons and Ragdolls,  the second floor of this cafe is the place to be for some cat action. You will be able to spend some quality time with these cats and watch them have a go at their day. This cafe is ideal for those in need for some animal therapy moments with these beautiful fur babies. Enjoy a laid back, fulfilling and rejuvenating weekend while spending quality time with these precious animals on your trip to Johor Bahru.

HOME by Tales of Paws

  • 121, Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru, Johor
  • 10.00am – 8.00pm, daily. 

6. The Mall, Mid valley Southkey, Johor Bahru

A fun-filled shopping spree weekend in Johor Bahru.

Fun Shopping Weekend In Johor Bahru

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One common sight in the city of Johor Bahru is the abundance of shopping malls. One may be able to stumble upon shopping malls easily in this city; making locals and tourists spoilt for choice. One such example is the The Mall, Mid valley Southkey shopping mall located in Persiaran Southkey which opened for business in earlry 2019. This mall is easily accessible as it is connected from the North-South Highway, the Tebrau Expressway and is merely a stones throw away from the Johor Causeway. The ease in access to this mall allows for it to be a popular shopping spot for locals as well as tourists from around the world.

This mall houses over 300 retailers; including many sought after outlets such as Charles and Keith, Bath and Body Works, Sephora, Machines, Yves Saint Laurent, Starbucks, Antipodean, alongside a variety of other reputable and well known labels. This mall is great as a place for some retail therapy on their weekend trips to the city  as well as to explore what’s new and trendy accompanied by family and friends.

Mid Valley Southkey

  • 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor
  • 10.00am – 10.00pm, daily. 


7. Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), Johor Bahru

Be spoilt for choices in this fun weekend shopping expedition in Johor Bahru.

Fun Weekend Shopping In Johor Bahru

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As the name may seem to suggest, Johor Premium Outlets; better known as JPO, is a more luxe shopping mall that houses 150 differing outlets. Johor Premium Outlets is a part of the Genting Simons Group, which carries another similar outlet known as Genting Premium Outlets situated in Genting Highlands. Located in Bandar Indahpura, Kulai, this shopping outlet prides on having major sales on various famous designer brands, including Adidas, Burberry, La Senza, Michael Kors, Swarovski and many other notable brands. Johor Premium Outlets is easily accessible when one visits on the weekends as it is located close by the Senai International Airport and a drive from Singapore City would only take about an hour. This outlet takes pride on its beautiful and well maintained setting and believes to provide a pleasant shopping experience for its customers. This shopping outlet will be one to look out for when it comes to stunning deals on designer items and its quality products.

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

  • Jalan Premium Outlets, Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor
  • 10.00am – 10.00pm, daily. 

8. Skyscape @ Menara JLand, Johor Bahru

Explore fun and adventurous activities during a weekend trip to Johor Bahru.

Fun Weekend Watching The City Skyline In Johor Bahru

Image Credit: Skyscape, Menara Jland

If you are looking to enjoy the city’s skyline view from up above, then you have the option of doing so at SkyScape by Menara JLand. Located in the heart of Johor Bahru city, Johor Land Berhad, famously known as JLand is a development group that caters towards property based projects. Due to the strategic location in which their office tower is situated, the JLand office is known for their aerial entertainment space; notably the skybridge, whereby one can immerse into and take pleasure in the spectacular skyline view of the Johor Bahru and Singapore City skyline. Enjoy and bask in the beautiful city view from over 149 meters high with friends and family. Tickets at an affordable price are available online should you prefer booking beforehand; however, you can also walk into the JLand office to make a direct purchase. This would be a spectacular way to ramp up and increase the fun element during your weekend stay in Johor Bahru.

SKYSCAPE @ Menara JLand

  • Level 34, Menara JLand Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
  • 9.30am – 4.00pm. 



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