Johor Bahru is the southernmost city in Malaysia, and one of the largest cities in the country. It also borders the city-state of Singapore, making it potentially the biggest financial centres of both.
Tourists can enjoy countless shopping centres offering novelty items and unique bargains. The hawker parks and restaurants serve the most delectable local delights, prepared meticulously with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. And there is nothing quite like the sanctuary being offered by a Johor Bahru accommodation.
But when you’re travelling with kids or want to have a fun time with friends, the most important part of your itinerary are the destinations. When you visit Johor Bahru, one of the things you’ll notice is that they’ve got a lot of theme parks.
Like a lot of it.
Theme parks have always been the best at fun and excitement. So on your Johor Bahru trip, make sure you get to drop by these top theme parks!
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Hello Kitty is the biggest earning brand to come out of Japan. With millions of toys available in the market, television shows, an anime, and even a cafe — she’s definitely broadened her reach. Now you can visit her very own amusement park at Puteri Harbour!
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is an indoor theme park which features countless activities like the Wishful Studio where you can create your own souvenir, take a tour around Hello Kitty’s house, and watch her perform on stage just for you.
Their biggest attraction is the ‘Hello Kitty in Oz’, a production which tells the story of Oz and the looming threat right after Dorothy defeated the Wicked Witch of the West. To save the magical land of Oz, Hello Kitty ripped out the last page of the Great Book of Oz, only to realise something worst is about to happen.
Exciting, right? You never thought you’d get that from a Hello Kitty theme park, but there you go.
Thomas Town Johor
Thomas the Train is another big franchise which found its way in Malaysia. Because right by Hello Kitty Town is the Thomas Town theme park, another indoor theme park in Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru.
You can ride different kinds of transportation like Harold’s Helitours Ride, Bertile the Bus, or Knapford Station Thomas Train Ride. If you want to get a unique look at the Island of Sodor, ride the Collin Crane Drop Ride or the Windmill Ride, both of which can give you the perfect 360-view of the scenery.
You can also drop by the McBunn Cafe where you can chill after a full day of adventure with Thomas and Friends.
To cap off our list is the biggest toy manufacturer in the world: LEGO. They have featured special edition LEGO for our favourite film characters like the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the Resistance of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Now, visitors of Johor Bahru can enjoy LEGOLAND Malaysia, which is both a theme park and a water park. It features different activities for families to enjoy such as the Tidal Tube, Joker Soaker, Wave Pool, Dragon’s Apprentice, and more.
You can also explore Miniland where you’ll feel like you’ve taken a tour around Asia with attractions such as the LEGO versions of Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, and Kuala Lumpur.
Delectable dishes are available at Beach Grill, King’s Grill, or the Brick Cafe.
To make it even easier for you to visit these theme parks, make sure you check out GBW Hotel. It is a Johor Bahru accommodation that is right smack at the heart of the city. So it going from one park to another, and still make it in time for the buffet dinner is a piece of cake.
Are you still reading this? Go on and pack your bags, get those theme park tickets, book your stay at the GBW hotel website, and get ready for a fun-filled day!