Weekend at Kota Tinggi

By | March 12, 2011

Discover another piece of Johor that is packed with historical elements. Visit the Kota Tinggi Museum to get a detailed encounter since the establishment of the Johor Sultanate, which happened in the very town of Kota Tinggi. Or escape to the Gunung Panti Recreational Forest where the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, a refreshing and cooling cascade that has captured the hearts of many. Just when you thought you are done unveiling the many secrets of Johor, here are a few more to get your weekend a little more interesting.

Duration: Overnight trip
Suitable for: Families

 

Recommended itinerary:
8AM-10AM

RESTORAN SOON JI
Address: 75 Jalan Bunga Rose, Taman Sri Kulai Baru, 81000 Kulai
Tel.: +6 019 785 6868 Operating Hours: 6AM-10PM
Cost: RM4
What: A restaurant in Kulai that serves steaming noodle dishes in claypots that start your day out just right.
Must-try: Seafood noodle, Beef noodle

10AM-12PM

GUNUNG PANTI RECREATIONAL FOREST
Address: Jalan Lombong, Kota Tinggi Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free
What: Gunung Panti is a popular training ground for trekkers about to embark on higher-scaled mountains. It is a 2-3 hours hike to the summit, and the view from the top is breathtaking. It is also a well-equipped recreational forest with comfortable accommodations for those who wish to stay the night.

12PM-2PM

KOTA TINGGI WATERFALLS
Address: Jalan Lombong, Kota Tinggi Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: RM9
What: The waterfall cascades some 34 meters from Gunung Muntahak and its surrounding area is refreshing and cooling, so much so that it drops to about 3ºC in the morning. It comes with a serene jungle and comfortable chalets for shacking up for the night nearby. There is even a mini water theme park going on.

2PM-4PM

KOTA TINGGI MUSEUM
Address: Jalan Mawai, Kota Tinggi
Tel.: +6 07 883 4943 / +6 07 883 1498    Operating Hours: 9AM-4PM, closed on Friday
Cost: Free
What: Opened since 2002, the museum received 50,000 visitors last year and is considered as one of the most important historical references of the Johor Sultanate. It’s complete with explanation on how the Malaccan Empire settled and magnified its rule in Johor and how the conflicts between Portuguese, Achehnese and other super powers took place in the span of hundreds of years.

4PM-6PM

RIVERSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Address: Jalan Jemaluang, Kota Tinggi  Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Around RM25    
What: Located along the Kota Tinggi bypass expressway and just next to Johor River, the restaurant serves sumptuous dishes of seafood and beyond that will definitely make up for the activities you have done for the day.
Must-try: Fish head soup, ginger wild boar.


Optional:

HOMESTAY VISITS
Address: Kampung Lukut, Kota Tinggi
Tel.: En Mohd Noh Bin Lawang: +6 012 710 5680 / +6 07 883 1508 Operating Hours: By appointment
Cost: From RM100
What: Experience an authentic Malay lifestyle when you visit Kampung Lukut’s homestay in Kota Tinggi. Activities include visiting their kuih siput factory, learning on the making of Lukut sugar canes, and savouring on their organically grown vegetables and fruits while enjoying cultural shows featuring Malay traditional dances.

RESTORAN SIN KEONG KEE
Address: Jalan Susur Kulai 2, 81000 Kulai?Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost:
What: Located on the same row as Public Bank in Kulai, this is a restaurant that serves one of the best roasted ducks in Kulai town.
Must-try: Roasted duck.    


Where to stay:


KOTA RAINFOREST RESORT
Address: Lot 4483, Batu 8, Jalan Lombong, 81900 Kota Tinggi
Tel.: +6 07 889 0030
Web: www.kota-rainforest.com.my
Cost: From RM115++
Rating: None
What: Located along the main road leading towards the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls and Gunung Panti Recreational Forest, the resort has 28 comfortable and fully-furnished chalets to keep you away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

MAYRES HOTEL Address: 29 Jalan Tun Habab, 81900 Kota Tinggi
Tel.: +6 07 883 9099
Web: www.mayreshotel.com
Cost: From RM104.50nett
Rating: 3-star
What: Located in the middle of Kota Tinggi town, Mayres Hotel offers top notch accommodation to visiting tourists who look for a comfortable place to rest their heads with a budget price tag.

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