Silka Johor Bahru - Travel Guide

Silka Johor Bahru's location between Johor Bahru City Centre and the Eastern Gate Development Zone of Malaysia's Iskandar Development Region gives you access to some of Johor's most unique places of interest. Here's a guide to some of the interesting places.

of Silka Johor Bahru with its surrounding places of interest.

Transportation between Silka Johor Bahru and Senai International Airport is available for a fee (There is no midnight / peak hour surcharge):
  • Silka Johor Bahru to Senai International Airport (RM120)
  • Senai International Airport to Silka Johor Bahru (RM120)

Please call our Front Desk at tel. +60 7 360 1000 or email dutymanager.johor@silkahotels.com prior to your arrival to make arrangements for this service.

Attractions Around Johor Bahru

LEGOLAND Malaysia

 
LEGOLAND Malaysia opens its 76 acres of adventure on 15th September 2012. The park is packed full of family fun with more than 40 rides, shows and attractions. Almost everything is hands-on, so you can push, pedal and program,or steer, squirt and splash, your way through a truly interactive experience – and of course there’s building too.

LEGOLAND Malaysia has seven themed areas of attractions for all ages. It’s an inspirational land where the children are the heroes. From LEGO® experiment centres to rollercoasters,the park is a day-long voyage of discovery for all the family.

The centrepiece is MINILAND, where Asian landmarks have been recreated using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. It’s an interactive world on a scale of 1:20, where people, trains and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button.

About 30 minutes drive

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

 
Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) is a new 175,000 square feet upscale shopping centre featuring more than 80 leading designer brand, all offering impressive discounts of between 25% and 65% daily.

About 25 minutes drive

Daiman 18 Johor Bahru Golf Club

 
Situated in the sprawling township of Johor Jaya along the Pasir Gudang-Johor Bahru Highway, the Daiman 18 Johor Bahru golf course offers an ideal location for both local and visiting golfers from across the causeway

About 4 mins drive / 5mins walk

Horse Valley

 
Horse Valley has been sucessfully formed on 21st September 2009 by three ambitious horse lovers. Horse Valley tangeled with the beauty of mother nature, aims to be per fect spot for whole family and friends of all times.

About 8 mins drive

Giant / Tesco Hypermarket

 
For price-conscious consumers, both hypermarkets are a stone throw away. Both offer best value for money on the shelf and most products are sourced and developed locally in view of Malaysia's abundance in raw material and manufacturing facilities.

About 4 mins drive / 10mins walk

AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre

 
Opened to the public on January 4, 2006, i t was Aeon's largest shopping mall in Malaysia before the opening of the AEON Buki t Tinggi Shopping Centre in Bandar Buki t Tinggi , Klang, Selangor. Apart f rom Jusco, other major tenants include the finest in retail shopping, dining, bookstore and a TGV cinema.

About 7 mins drive

Senibong Seafood Village

 
Tucked besides Straits of Johor, the Senibong seafood village offers diners with a variety of seafood restaurants. Besides ample choices of seafood galore, the Makan Indah Nasi Lemak is famous among visitors.

About 10 mins drive

Teluk Jawa Seafood (Todak)

 
Built extended to the sea, Todak is one of the best spot for your seafood hunting. Crowds are overwhelming daily hence it is advised to make reser vations. The exact location is at 11 Jalan Dedaru, Taman Megah Ria Johor. The seafood are so f resh that they were actually stored alive within the compound.

About 15 mins drive

Ponderosa Golf and Country Club

 
Tucked away amidst the idyllic suburb of Johor Bahru is Ponderosa Golf & Country Club, just 15 minutes from the city centre. Intimidating to golfers of all levels, this superb 18-hole layout promises compelling golf experience and ser vice with a smile.

About 10 mins drive

Pandan City & Uptown

 
A shopping destination for clothing, women and men's accessories, toys, traditional medicine and household items at bargain prices. Uptown Pandan is in Jalan Tebrau, a suburban area in Johor Baru with several large housing estates in the vicinity.

About 10 mins drive

Tiram Indoor Water Park

 
A 15-min drive from Silka Johor Hotel, Tiram Indoor Water Park is the first indoor water theme Located in Today's Mall, a shopping complex in Ulu Tiram. The water park includes water slides and a 26,000 square feet pool area with many fun games available. With a sea world theme in mind, the park is decorated by wall paintings of sea animals and also structures of sea plants and animals all designed by Javanese artists.

About 15 mins drive

The Pasir Gudang Kite Museum

 
The Pasir Gudang Kite Museum, also known as Muzium Layang-Layang Pasir Gudang is located in Pasir Gudang, Johor and is a 15-min drive from Silka Johor Hotel. I t is the first in Malaysia which exhibits kites and a variety of materials related to kites. The museum was built as an appreciation towards the contribution of Malaysian and International k ite fliers. It was first opened to public in February 2002 during the 7th International Kite Festival.

About 15 mins drive

Pasir Gudang Racing Circuit

 
An international standard motor racing venue, the Johor Racing Circuit is a 3.86 kilometer racing circuit located in Pasir Gudang. Officially opened in 1986, the track has hosted a large number of international motor racing competitions. I t is also open to the public who wish to experience the thrills of motor racing.

About 15 mins drive

Austin Hills Country Club

 
Austin Hills Golf Resort offers a relaxing environment for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, without really being away from home.

About 15 mins drive

The Grand Palace Johor

 
The majestic Grand Palace Johor, also known as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, showcases the lifestyle of the Johor Sultanate and treasures of the royal collection. Commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1984, it is one of the oldest buildings in Johor Bahru.

About 20 mins drive

Sultan Ibrahim Building

 
Located along Jalan Trus, the building of Sultan Ibrahim was formerly used by the Japanese in February 1942 as a fortress and command centre by the Japanese during WWII. The 64m high Mughal-style tower is the most prominent landmark in Johor.

About 20 mins drive

Johor Bahru City Square

 
Located in the heart of the city, Johor Bahru City Square stands out as a central landmark in JB. With more than 200 retailers, ever y level of the mall offers a variet y of culinar y delights, bakeries, fashion stores as well as health and beauty centres. Patrons can also catch the latest movies at Cathay Cineplex and sing their hear ts out at the Neway karaoke.

About 20 mins drive

Danga Bay Waterfront

 
Danga Bay is one of the highlights of the Iskandar Malaysia and a one-stop leisure and dining spot by the beach. The three-acre site features an international-size centre stage for world- class performances, flanked by seven new F&B outlets for all-night long al fresco dinning. The petting zoo with over 180 species has attracted over 20,000 visitors since its opening in 2007. Its mini theme park offers some 20 different rides, thr ills and spills for the whole family.

About 20 mins drive

Zoo Johor

 
Established in 1928, Zoo Johor is the place to meet flamingos, elephants, horses and much more. The late Johor King, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar, established the zoo and called it an 'animal garden'. I t was believed to be the first zoo in Asia at the time.

About 20 mins drive

Tan Hiok Nee Heritage

 
Named after a successful businessman, the street has now become a venue for various Chinese cultural activities to preserve the culture of the Johor Chinese community.

About 20 mins drive

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort

 
Honoured as The Best Golfing Experience in Johor, Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort comprises three 18-hole championship golf courses.

About 25 mins drive

Horizon Hill Golf Resort

 
A breathtaking, self-contained township in a lush green, gated environment complete with a private 18-hole golf course. The 1,200-acre township development in the heart of Nusajaya is a key flagship zone within the Iskandar Development Region (IDR).

About 30 mins drive

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

 
Featuring 34-metre cascading water fall amidst a beautiful forest at Kota Tinggi, the area has also been transformed into a mini lagoon, complete with water slides, tubes for rent and food stalls. Visitors can hike, swim, or have a picnic.

About 45 mins drive

Desaru Beaches

 
Desaru beaches lies in the heart of Desaru, Johor, one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. With a 22km stretch of uninterrupted beach, Desaru combines the captivating panoramic views of the South China Sea with the lush tropical rainforests, where visitors can have their choice of fun and adventure or simply rest and relax. With the completion of the highway, travelling distance from Silka Johor Hotel to Desaru is now only 45 mins away.

About 45 mins drive

Sarang Buaya Pasir Gudang
(Pasir Gudang Crocodile Farm)

 
Apart from being an industrial and logistic hub, Pasir Gudang's RM6mil Crocodile Farm is built within a 44.1ha public mangrove park in Tanjung Langsat and in operation since 2007. With some 15 ponds spread out over the area, the park is expected to offer visitors boating and fishing activities besides featuring crocodile shows.

About 45 mins drive

Desaru Fruit Farm

 
Desaru Fruit Farm received the Malaysia Agriculture Horticulture and Agro tourism (MAHA) special awards in 2006 as the best agro tourism site in Malaysia. Situated on 100 acres of land and planted with 10 species of plant and more than 100 varieties of tropical fruits, the farm receives tourists from all over the world. Now with the E22 highway fully open, Desaru Fruit Farm is only 1 hour drive from Silka Johor Hotel.

About 1 hour drive

Desaru Ostrich Show Farm

 
Visitors have an opportunity to come up close to these majestic, tutu-totting bird ballerinas at the Ostrich Farm. The 500-odd ostriches thrive in this environment that is close to their natural habitat in the wilds. Desaru Ostrich showfarm aim is to exhibit the ostriches to the public. A group of experience personnel will guide you around the farm and educate you and your family about this fascinating creature. Located at Teluk Ramunia, the show farm was established in 2001.

About 1 hour drive

Kota Tinggi Fireflies Leisure Park

 
Located at the riverbank of Kota Tinggi, the leisure park is a wonderful place for family outings. Not only can you find fireflies, there are also several species of fishes, ducks and rabbits that your whole family will definitely enjoy.

About 1 hour drive
 

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