Here’s what you need to know about Malaysians: 86% of Malaysians live a sedentary lifestyle, spending at least 6 hours at their desks. In fact, 70% of these office workers get 30 minutes of physical activities or less while at work.
Come on guys! It’s time to get out and organize some outdoor activities for your colleagues or family members, and yourself!
Johor Bahru is not just about Legoland and Desaru, there’s plenty of other places that you can visit and have fun - you just need to know where to look!
Check out these 5 places that you can visit in Johor Bahru for your next team building activities or family vacations.
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If you’re looking for an all-in-one recreational spot, Cape Cabana is your best bet. Located at the Johorean shores, you can already expect some fun on the banana boat, water scooter or some swimming in the sea.
This low-cost vacation spot is suitable even for big groups of people!
You only need to pay around RM30 for 20 minutes of ATV riding along the seashore, and it will only cost you about RM20 for 20 minutes of stand-up paddling at the sea.
This is also the first place in Johor to provide walking balls for walking on swimming pool surfaces at its facilities!
Location: Cape Cabana, Jalan Forest City 1, Forest City, Pulau Satu, 81500 Johor Bahru, Malaysia Opening Hours: 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m. daily
Contact Number: +607-505 8888
Plentong International Karting Circuit
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Release all your pent-up work stress at this go-kart circuit! In a go-kart race, you never have to worry about overtaking your boss or anyone else for that matter!
Just strap on a safety helmet and enjoy the 1.44km go-kart circuit containing 14 curves (optimized for high, medium and low speeds) and 2 straight roads for you to speed through at speeds up to 160kmph!
You can enjoy an adrenaline-filled karting session with your friends and family, and aim for the #1 spot from as low as RM40 per person.
Location: Lot 1195, Jalan Bunga Matahari, Taman Plentong Baru, 81750 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 10.00a.m. - 6.45p.m. on weekdays; 8.00a.m - 6.56p.m. on weekends
Contact Number: +6019-711 1733 or +6018-394 4733
Outdoor Learning & Adventure Asia Park
Initially known for its paintball activities, AOV Paintball has expanded its services over the years since 2009 to include rainforest trekking, archery and bubble balls!
It doesn’t matter if you are from Johor Bahru or Singapore, because this convenient location can be easily accessed from both places.
Bring your family and friends to a relaxing or adventurous school holiday trip, depending on the packages that you want to sign up for! Anyone above 12-year-old can be a part of this exciting activity.
Location: PTD 114143, Jalan Desa Tebrau Taman Desa Tebrau 81100 Johor Bahru Malaysia
Opening Hours: 9.30a.m. - 5.30p.m. daily
Contact Number: +607-3500 437 or +6016-760 6184 or +65-9104 8973
JB Downtown Ride
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We believe that good team building activities can also be held in a completely recreational setting.
Enjoy a relaxing bicycle ride along ‘lepak’ spots in Johor Bahru for as low as RM25 for 3 hours! Want a longer bicycle rental period?
You can book a bike for an entire day for only RM50 a day, and enjoy having a tour guide bringing you around for an additional RM200 a day.
You can enjoy a ride into the sunset as night falls, or have a romantic bicycle ride with your spouse as dawn breaks - there is no opening or closing hours for a unique traveling experience here!
Location: Jalan Haron, Johor Bahru 80100, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Always Open
Contact Number: +6016-255 9094
UTM Equine Park
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Set your next family recreational activities in a ‘back-to-nature’ setting with trail rides with or without an instructor, or bring your entire company on a lesson package as part of a long-term team-building activity at the Equine Park.
You can expect to see mini horses, a photoshoot session with the well-tamed equinnes and many more!
Children will definitely be thrilled to talk about their latest school holiday adventures with their friends afters as well.
Location: UTM Equine Park, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 8.00a.m. - 11.00a.m; 3.00p.m. - 6.00p.m. from Saturday to Thursday
Contact Number: +607-553 6343 or +607-553 5761
Regardless of who you’re going for a recreational holiday trip with - your family, friends or colleagues, you are going to need an affordable and pleasant place to stay for the night so that you can rejuvenate yourself for the adventures awaiting you the next day!
This apartment is located at Johor Bahru’s city centres, and you can easily head to Singapore not too far away from here as well.
What type of activities do you like? Share yours with us on the comment below!