Johor - Enjoying Eden at the
When it comes to nature-based getaways, Johor, with its islands, beaches, forests and peaks, has much to offer the environmentally friendly visitor. What is also unique about Johor is its diversity of agro-tourism attractions, geared to educate and entertain a wide range of holidaymakers.

One of the most beautiful spot of Johor's farms and plantations is the REM Experimental Farm, located in Ulu Tiram. The farm offers a first-hand introduction for the green thumb to all kinds of flora, showcasing flowers, fruits and plants grown in greenhouses. Whether you're looking for a short getaway to add a burst of colour to your life or you are looking for an educational retreat, the farm has much to offer.

The REM Experimental Farm is ideal for day trips as well fascinating night tours offering a magical experience with fireflies. Swimming and nature walks complete the vivid, hands-on experience. For day trippers, the farm is also conveniently located within a reasonable driving distance from other famous delights such as Pulai Beach and Desaru, the Kota Tinggi Waterfall, the fishing town of Kuala Sedili, and the popular seafood village of Tanjung Sengat. It's best to contact the farm management and make prior arrangements for your trip to take advantage of the possibilities which lie ahead.

Meanwhile, the Southern State has a host of other tourist-friendly farms and plantations, including:

  1. Kampung Maju Jaya Pepper Plantation (home to the “king of spices”, pepper)
  2. Desaru Fruit Farm
  3. Johor Lowland Tea garden
  4. Kampung Sri Lukut, a padi-based agro-tourism destination
  5. Panti Tropical Fruit Farm
  6. Aquaculture (Arowana) Centre along Jalan Zahir, on the way to Batu Pahat
  7. Ayer Hitam Animal Husbandry Centre
  8. Padang Hijau, a dairy farm; and
  9. Bumbum Village in Pekan Jabi.

The REM Experimental Farm is located in Ulu Tiram, near Kota Tinggi, about 45 minutes from the state capital of Johor Bahru. From the North-South Highway, head south and exit at Pasir Gudang or the Kulai interchange and follow the signs to Kota Tinggi.

For more detailed directions and to make arrangements for your trip, contact:
REM Experimental Farm
No.2135, Jln Johor
Ladang Rem
81900, Kota Tinggi, Johor
Phone: 07-8833600

While gearing up for your agro-touristic, eco-friendly retreat, remember to give your car a good checkup beforehand before setting off. Fill up at PETRONAS stations along the rest areas and lay-bys along the North-South Highway, or at Johor Baru and Kota Tinggi.