Getting tired of run-of-the-mill attractions? A visit to eco farms in Johor might just be the refreshing change of scenery you need.
Johor is really famous for its exceptionally beautiful natural landscape. Other than its magnificent attractions such as islands, beaches, and mountains, Johor also houses plenty of eco farms and resorts. These eco-parks are well-maintained by the locals to provide comfort and tranquillity to visitors, who wish to escape from the hectic city.
If you are planning a back-to-nature holiday with family and friends, surround yourself with lush greeneries and adorable animals at these local eco farms. Check out our list of 7 eco farms worth-visiting in Johor.
UK Farm is the largest family-owned goat and sheep farm in Malaysia. Located in Kluang, the farm sprawls over 100 acres of land. The farm is full of adorable sheep and goats that run freely in the field. This eco-farm offers the perfect place for visitors to get close to farm life with modern techniques of goat and sheep rearing.
Address: Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor
Contact: +607-759 5018
Desaru Fruit Farm
Discover the wonders of nature at a 180-acre tropical fruit land at Desaru Fruit Farm. It offers a one-of-a-kind tropical fruit farm where you can learn more about the farming industry while trying fruit picking. It also features an agricultural gallery, vegetable and herb garden, farm’s fish pond as well as honey harvesting and tasting. For families traveling with little kids, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a Mini Zoo here for children to enjoy.
Address: Sungai Cemaran, Desaru, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Contact: +607-830 8017
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
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Zenxin Organic Park
Located in Kluang, Zenxin Organic Park is the first organic park opened to the public in Malaysia. This 100-acre farm is a leading producer of organic products for educational and recreational purposes. Visitors can spend time by participating in a guided tour, cycling around the farm, and strolling in an herb garden. For animal lovers, don’t forget to drop by the pet area to cuddle with cute domestic animals like rabbits, ducks, and chickens.
Address: Plot 47A & 47B, Batu 9, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86100 Kluang, Johor
Contact: +607-759 6199
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Star Fish Leisure Farm
Star Fish Leisure Farm is a freshwater fish farm located in Kulai, Johor. It promises a peaceful kampong vibe and a soothing atmosphere by the water. There is an array of refreshing water activities like net fishing, kayaking, and river tubing. Visitors can also try ATV riding and cycle around the leisure farm. This place is ideal for a family getaway or even team building activities.
Address: Lot 2168, Senai-Kulai, 81000 Kulai Jaya Johor, Johor
Contact: +6016-778 2208
HS Farm Stay
Located in Muar, HS Farm Stay provides opportunities for visitors to get close to nature whilst gaining knowledge about preserving and conserving the environment. It is an ideal holiday destination with fun activities like horseback riding, cycling in the park, fish spas, freshwater fish fishing, and honey harvesting. It also features a mini zoo that’s home to both domestic and exotic animals for you to interact with and pet.
Address: PTD 4116, Parit Pajar, Jalan Kesang, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +6012-613 7723
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 7.30 pm
Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm
For animal lovers, this eco-farm offers a golden opportunity for you to learn more about farming and taking care of animals. Located in Pontian, Sri Tanjung Leisure Farm was a fruit orchard that has been upgraded to an open farm. It features a wide variety of wildlife, local tropical trees and plants. You can be close to nature whilst feeding animals at the mini zoo. If you are looking for something unique, you can purchase the natural products of the farm like geese, turkeys and chickens.
Address: PTD 5577, Parit Lan, Kayu Ara Pasong, 82010 Pontian, Johor
Contact: +607-688 1878
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sinar Eco Resort
Nestled deep within a palm oil plantation, Sinar Eco Resort is located in Pekan Nanas, Pontian. The resort is designed with an ecological concept and features a variety of animals. Visitors can experience animal rearing-related activities such as cow milking and milk feeding for lamb and calf. Adventure-seekers can try kayaking, rafting, and ATV riding around the farm.
Address: Lot 2346, GM2535 Kampung Sungai Molek, Mukim Jeram Batu, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Pontian, Johor
Contact: +6019-717 2423
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
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Words by Fatihah MSabri
Featured image by Star Fish Leisure Farm on Facebook