Discover 7 Beautiful & Budget-Friendly Places in JB!

Last Updated on 2023-06-04 , 11:10 am

If you share my enthusiasm for exploration and have a knack for frugality, you’ll understand the struggle. We dream of wandering to breathtaking, distant locations, but our finances often hold us back. So what if I told you, you could uncover genuine beauty that wouldn’t leave your wallet crying?

We’ve identified seven Instagram-worthy, beautiful places in JB that evoke a taste of Europe. And the best part? They’re budget-friendly!

Visit a Farm Resort: UK Farm Agro Resort


Have you ever yearned for the rustic charm of farm life? If yes, the UK Farm Agro Resort, only a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Singapore, is your haven. Here, your morning coffee can be paired with a picturesque backdrop of sheep and goats roaming across the expansive green fields. A lavender field lies in wait for the perfect Instagram capture.

Address: Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Austin: The Little Paris of Johor Bahru


Nestled in JB, Mount Austin, the “Little Paris,” will charm you with its quaint cafes, reminiscent of those lining the streets of Paris. You might consider Cafe de Flore, a well-known French coffeehouse replica with a photogenic white exterior adorned with floral embellishments.

Getting to Mount Austin: A swift 20-minute cab ride after crossing Malaysian customs.

Outdoor Activities in Johor: Canopy Tribes


For those who relish the great outdoors and find thrill in waking up in nature, Canopy Tribes should be on your list. Experience the luxe camping or ‘glamping’ experience and enjoy a restful night on nature’s bed. It’s not just about sleeping under the stars and hiking; barbecues also add to the excitement.

Address: 7815, Jln Lombong, Batu 8, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Kota Tinggi Firefly Park: A Night to Remember


When staying at the Canopy Tribes, do not miss the magical opportunity at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park. Embark on the river cruise and witness fireflies illuminating the trees in the darkness. It’s also a rather romantic spot for proposals!

Address: Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Scale the Peaks: Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir)


Embrace the challenge and ascend the highest mountain in Johor, Gunung Ledang. Be sure to arrive early to capture the majestic sunrise from the mountain peak. Remember, a visit requires pre-registration due to visitor restrictions.

Getting there: A two and a half hour trip from Singapore, bus to Gunung Ledang via Tangkak, followed by another bus to Gunung Ledang National Park.

Scenic Beach Travel: Rawa Island


No travel guide is complete without a mention of a tranquil beach with pristine white sands and crystal-clear blue waters. Apart from offering a heavenly retreat, Rawa Island boasts two resorts, and the sea is literally a step away. A short hike up the Hilltop Jungle Tracking leads to a magnificent view of the surrounding islands in Mersing.

Getting there: A three-hour coach ride from Singapore to Mersing jetting, followed by a ferry to Rawa Island.

Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai (Blue Lake Seri Alam)


You can’t miss the opportunity to explore an abandoned granite quarry in Johor, which offers an eerily beautiful post-apocalyptic scene for photographs. Venture a bit further, and a gorgeous blue lake reveals itself within this mini canyon.

Address: 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia

Many of us believe that authentic natural beauty is only found in places like Europe. These seven beautiful places in JB disprove this idea, showcasing stunning sights just hours away. For your next weekend getaway, consider these fantastic options. After all, we’re fortunate to reside so close to such beauty!

Featured Image: Instagram (@ukfarmresort + @jialeljl)