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If you want to get active while visiting JB, consider some of the many parks and forests that are prime for hiking, walking and other outdoor activities.
At Endau-Rompin National Park, you can hike, take nature walks, and kayak through the natural forests here. This park is roughly one and a half times larger than the whole of the country of Singapore. It is also home to a variety of wildlife and plants native only to this area, as well as some endangered species like the Sumatran rhinoceros, though it would be unlikely you’d see one as generally these animals stay in areas off limits to park visitors.
The Endau-Rompin National Park is open year-round, except for the months of December, January and February, or monsoon season.
Head to Orchid Valley to see the largest Orchid plantation in the world. It’s located in Gunung Pulai, which is about 17 miles northwest of Johor Bahru. The 212-acre orchid plantation features about 80 different varieties of the flowers, and a tourist center and research laboratory. If you tire of the orchids, you can also enjoy waterfalls and manmade lakes to enjoy here.
There are many Golf Courses in Johor Bahru area, in the down town there is Royal Johor Country Club (18holes). within 10~20Km from downtown have Ponderosa Golf Country Club (18holes)(http://www.ponderosagolf.com/v2/index...), Daiman Golf Course(18holes)(http://www.daiman.com.my/golf.html), Christine Golf resort (Previous known as Octville Golf Country Club) (18holes)(They had closed this course and convert to housing development)(http://www.christineresort.com/index....), Permas Country Club (9 holes), Impian Emas Country Club (9holes), Austin Hill Country Club (from 27holes reduced to 18 holes), Starhill Country Club (36holes), Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort (54holes)(http://www.tpgr.com/), Horizon Hill Golf Resort (18holes)(2010 Iskandar Open venue)(http://www.hhgcc.com.my/), Poresia Golf Resort (http://www.poresia.com.sg/proxi.html), (36holes), Palm Resort Golf Resort (54holes)(http://www.palmresort.com/), Palm Villa Golf Course(27holes)(http://www.palmvilla.com.my/), Pulai Spring Country Club (36holes)(They are buying back from members their membership so that they can convert certain course to housing development), The Legends Golf Resort (27holes)(http://www.legends-resort.com/). The green fees are expensive during weekend range from RM180~RM250, weekdays most of the golf courses offer cheaper rate with around RM80~100/game. Among them - Daiman, Permas are public courses and no member sign in or together requirement, the rest need member sign in or very high visitor rate apply. Due to E22 New highway already started using, golfer can consider to try the Sebana Golf Country Club which is around 10minutes from Desaru. At this moment Horizon is one of the best course in JB but with higher play fees, they are still public course but please book ahead.