Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor on the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, located just across the causeway north of Singapore. The city itself is a bustling urban centre surrounded by lush greenery, and with the opening of two world-renowned themeparks in the last couple of years, the city is poised to become a major tourist destination in Southeast Asia.
Shrouded in mystical legends and folklore, Gunung Ledang continues to charm and intrigue locals and visitors alike. The mountain is also popular for its trekking and climbing trails.
The waterfalls are located at the foot of relatively untouched Gunung Muntahak, with water cascading down some 34 meters from the mountain, giving a picturesque view. The natural beauty of the area is refreshing and provides a quick escape from the city for urbanites. The cooling river waters is an ideal place for swimming with great locations nearby for a picnic.
The picturesque Sungai Lebam Wetland Preservation area offers a magical experience to all visitors. This vast mangrove swamp offers an eye-catching sight of synchronised blinking lights from the fireflies that emit light at their lower abdomen to attract mates and also to scare away predators. They are harmless, but visitors should refrain from catching any as this would pose a threat to its fragile population. The best time to watch fireflies is one to four hours after sunset.