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About NUMed & Johor

Things to Do

There are various things to do and see in the area.  Here are a few:

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

On top of a hill in downtown Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore, stands the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia. The construction of the mosque marked the start of Johor's modernisation process in 1892, which was commissioned by the "Father of Modern Johor", the late Sultan Abu Bakar. It took eight years to build and was completed in 1900. The mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers at any one time. The mosque is a mix of architectural styles, but principally Victorian. It is said that the minarets look like British watch towers. Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple

Malaysia's only glass temple. The entire temple is covered in a mosaic of 300,000 multicolored pieces of glass, adorned with hundreds of thousands of glass beads, and contains statues of Gautama Buddha and Mother Teresa among others. Murals, done in glass, include some modern scenes of kindness and cross-faith love such such one of a Muslim and Christian helping a Hindu who got into a motorcycle crash.

Tan Hiok Nee heritage Street

Nicely preserved heritage street for cafe hopping at night.

Johor Old Chinese Temple

For your family

Sanrio Kello Kitty Town & Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Parks - at Puteri Harbour.

LegoLand Malaysia - Theme park near Puteri Harbour & NUMed

Johor Premium Outlets - discount shopping mall

Pre and Post Course

Before or after the VEPTC you can visit the islands off Mersing nearby.  

Pulau Aur island off Mersing, along with Tioman, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, are rated among the best diving destinations within the Johor Marine Park Area. The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life. The island is especially popular among weekend divers.

The rich pelagic action also attracts numerous sport fishermen, hoping to try their luck with the marlins or sailfish outside the marine park island. Many private yachts anchor in the calm waters between Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang.

The main reef is located towards the southern end of Pulau Aur and Pulau Pinang. The top of the reef begins at about 12m and slopes in excess of 25m, making it ideal for diving.

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