Hutan Bandar is one of the rare places of green tranquility in Johor Bahru. It spans over 32 hectares and is maintained by MBJB (Johor Bahru City Council). Translated to English, Hutan Bandar means “City Forest”. In the deeper parts of Hutan Bandar, you would literally feel disconnected from the hustle and bustle of JB. It’s a really strange, yet calming feeling to have, especially over the weekend after a full week of corporate battles and mental drain.
Some of the facilities available at Hutan Bandar are:
- Lots of lush green flora.
- Seven scenic lakes.
- Children’s playgrounds.
- Jungle Trek.
- Exercise facilities.
- Camping site.
- Children’s swimming pool.
Here are some pictures I’ve taken during my last visit to Hutan Bandar.
A Japanese style bridge leading to the main pathway of Hutan Bandar.
View of the lush greenery near the biggest lake in Hutan Bandar.
Stone dolphins spouting water at the children’s pool.
Paved pathway to the playground and jungle trek.
Full size images are available upon request.
All pics shot with my trusty Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 digital camera.