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5 Heritage Sites and Museums, Johor – To Understand & Experience History

Johor is the southern gateway of Malaysia. For the nature lovers, you can explore the nature parks, islands & beaches. There are also numerous variety of farms for agriculture tourism and eco-tourism. These farms provide an opportunity for city dwellers to get away from the buzz and hassle of city life. You can also explore 5 heritage sites and museums where you will learn about the history and culture that makes up Johor.

Johor is made up 3 major ethnic groups, with the majority being Malays, about a third of the population Chinese and less than a tenth Indians. You will learn and understand more about each ethnic group’s origin and their lifestyle in the respective museums and places of worship. You can also learn about the history of the Johor Sultanate and the importance of Kota Tinggi at the Kota Tinggi museum. The Pasir Gudang Kite Museum provides an interesting alternative museum for you to learn more about kites.

5 Heritage Sites and Museums, Johor

We found 5 heritage sites and museum in Johor namely, the Kota Tinggi Museum, the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, the Pasir Gudang Kite Museum, the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Glass Temple and the Chinese Heritage Tiong Hua Museum for the heritage and historical buff!

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Kota Tinggi Museum

The museum outlines the triumph days of the Johor Sultanate, which begin due to the fall of the Malaccan Sultanate in 1511 where the Empire falls to the Portuguese.

Kota Tinggi Museum, Johor

Kota Tinggi Museum, Johor

Royal Abu Bakar Museum

The Grand Palace of Johor, also known as the Istana Besar is built in 1866. It is constructed by Sultan Abu Bakar who is the greatest and most influential leader of Johor in the early days.

Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor

Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor

Pasir Gudang Kite Museum

Pasir Gudang Kite Museum, Johor is also known as Muzium Layang-Layang by the locals. It is located on top of a hill, affectionally known as the Bukit Layang-Layang.

Traditional Malay Wau

Traditional Malay Wau Pasir Gudang Kite Museum

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Glass Temple

The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman, Johor is not only Malaysia’s first and only glass temple but also one of the oldest Hindu temples in Malaysia.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman, Johor Interior

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman, Johor Interior

Chinese Heritage Tiong Hua Museum

The Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor is a four-storey shop house and can be identified by the pair of long hanging red Chinese lanterns outside.

Ethic Groups. Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor

Ethic Groups. Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor