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Rural Tourism

  • Known as the southern gateway of Malaysia, Johor is seen as an ideal location for tourists to relax, especially tourists from Singapore. Studies show that 50% of tourists have chosen some tourist areas in the Southeast Johor Region as holiday and adventure destinations.
  • The opening of the Desaru Tourism area in the 1970s marked the historic point to the development of the tourism industry in the country with visitors traditionally being from Singapore.
  • The introduction of Desaru as ‘The Last Unspoiled Corner of South East Asia’ had witnessed the heyday of the tourism industry in the 1980s and 1990s. From then on, KEJORA started planning various strategies to increase tourist arrivals to the Southeast Johor Region with the construction of more unique and attractive tourism products.
  • To this day, KEJORA is committed to making this region a major tourist area in the state of Johor. It covers efforts to develop rural areas that offer culture, unique community livelihood, Eco Tourism sustainability, Agro Tourism as well as Nature’s beauty and uniqueness.

Kampung Belukar Durian is one of the riverside tourist locations that is very interesting to visit. This location is popular for freshwater shrimp anglers and other freshwater life. Covered with riverside vegetation and freshwater swamp forests, the Sedili Kechil Wetland is seen to remain a well-preserved and valuable river catchment area. Among the activities that can be done are mangrove replanting, river safari, exploring sandy beaches, collecting lokan clams and mangrove crabs, going to see the unique sea shell handicrafts made by rural entrepreneurs, and the latest, visitors can see the horse-shoe crab conservation process while cruising down the beautiful and clear river.

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No.  : 019-738 0372 (Kamal)

Website : www.homestaykampungbelukardurian.blogspot.my

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Kampung Johor Lama – located on the left side of the Johor River, approximately 27km from Kota Tinggi and 27km from Desaru. In Kampung Johor Lama, you will be in the beach life dimension with a beautiful view of the Johor River which includes many tributaries that are so charming and soothing to the mind and body. Among the unique features here are the Zapin Dance and hadrah Johor Lama and Air sakar. If you want to explore the history of the Old Johor sultanate, visit the Kota Johor Lama Museum located near the village. Various activities here include ‘Kampung Tour’ bicycle ride, indulging in traditional kuih cakes served with a traditional beverage known as Air Sakar while being entertained with hadrah hymn (kompang beat rhythm).

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No.   :  013-7429417 (Pn Jaliah)

Website :  http://tourismkejora.blogspot.my

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Kampung Tanjung Buai – a fishing village between Sungai Johor and Sungai Lebam.

Among the attractions that can be explored here are the experience of staying in a raft house and fishing activities.

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No   : 019-763 4627 (Anuar Abu Bakar)

Website :  http://tourismkejora.blogspot.my

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Kampung Mawai – has a river that is famous among lobster anglers. The village is very suitable for adventure and eco-tourism activities.

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No.   : 019-7455991 (Puan Ummi)

Website :  http://tourismkejora.blogspot.my

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Kampung Linting or known as Pulau Tanjong Surat is a unique tourist location and has not yet been explored. It is an island surrounded by a river ecosystem dominated by tidal mangrove forests. It is located in the middle of a mangrove swamp ecosystem and is a part of the Belungkor Forest reserve and surrounded by several fishing villages. About 80% of the locals living here are fishermen who depend on the mangrove ecosystem for their daily livelihood. The various activities here include cruising down the river while witnessing the beauty of flora and fauna, watching the Jong competition (Johor-Riau Fishermen’s Traditional Game) and seeing the products of rural entrepreneurs.

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No.  : 010-4135025 (En. Amin)

Website :  http://tourismkejora.blogspot.my

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The history of Kota Panchor is not ancient but still plays an important role in the history of Johor. This is where the sovereignty of the Johor State slipped into the hands of foreigners. Panchor was also once a temporary stopover centre for Acheh soldiers on a voyage via the Johor River and the Portuguese also used to build warehouses here.

With the assassination of Sultan Mahmud Syah II in 1699, the lineage of the Sultan of Melaka ended. Following his death, the Bendahara Johor was installed as the new Sultan of Johor bearing the title Sultan Jalil Riayat Syah IV. He moved the seat of government from the Kota Makam Touhid to Kota Panchor in 1700 – 1708 and again in 1716 – 1718.

In 1718 Raja Kecil of Siak invaded and conquered Johor and was proclaimed Sultan bearing the title Sultan Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah. He took up residence in Panchor until 1719 before moving to Riau. Panchor was the last capital of Johor located on the mainland of Johor until 1816 when the government seat moved back to Tanjung Puteri (present day Johor Bahru).

Panchor is now just a small fishing village, which houses historical relics such as Acheh anchors by the river, the tomb of Sultan Abdul Jalil at the foothill as well as the Kubu Kota Fortress and the Tomb of Raja Puteh at its hilltop.

For further information please contact :-

Telephone No. : 013-7678868 (En. Nizam)

Website :  http://tourismkejora.blogspot.my

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