Trust me if I say that your visit to Johor Bahru will be incomplete without visiting Kota Tinggi. Kota Tinggi is a progressive town; taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Johor Bahru city and there you will find this charming town of Kota Tinggi. It is also where you could find some interesting places such as the multitude of fireflies, the beautiful waterfall, the farms and other various activities where family can do together.
Fireflies River Cruise
Nearby Jalan Tepi Sungai riverbank, is actually the boarding point for fireflies’ excursion opposite the shops rows and just in a short distance. At the fireflies’ wonderland, you will be greeted by the fascinating display of insects in abundance on the Berembang trees that line up along the banks of the Johor River. Being a night excursion, the blinking lights of the fireflies is truly the sight to look out for.
Kota Tinggi Waterfall
Another highly popular attraction you can expect in Kota Tinggi is the waterfall. The water here cascades from a height of 36m down a steep cliff into a pool which is deep enough for swimming. The cool waters have summoned many tourists and locals alike. It is a favorable good spot for those who are after the fresh mountain air.
Being opened since 2001, the Ostrich Wonderland has gathered currently more than 100 ostriches. You will be able to learn about the habits, mating, mating seasons which are amongst other interesting information. The Wonderland also offers sales of items that mostly are related to ostriches!
D-Paradise Tropical Fruit Farm
D-Paradise Tropical Fruit Farm has an offering of variety tropical fruits such as star fruit, jackfruit, sour sop, honey orange, the king of fruits, that is, durians on its 160 acres farm. Also if you venture deeper in the D-Paradise Tropical Fruit Farm, what you may find is a mini zoo, fish pond and many other exciting activities such as bullock cart ride that you can use to explore the huge arm.
The Crocodile Farm
The Crocodile Farm here was prior established in 1979, and definitely is one of the oldest in the country. There are already about 500 difference breed of the Crocodylus Prorosus species crocodiles in the farm through natural copulation. Visit the farm and get a rare chance to see more than 1,000 of the crocodiles and try to feed them. Also get a glimpse of one which is already 130 year old!