JOHOR BARU: The Kota Tinggi Waterfalls will be one of the main attractions for local and foreign tourists during the Visit Johor Year 2020 campaign.
Tourism Johor director Zihan Ismail said as the waterfalls, located about 15km from Kota Tinggi town and 60km from Johor Baru, reopened to the public in March, an average of 10,000 visitors a month thronged the area.
“We have upgraded the surau, toilets, changing rooms, public eating areas, cafe, parking lot.
“We have also upgraded the BBQ pit, locker renting machines as well as a 80m water slide located at the site.
“The Johor State Economic Planning Unit (UPENJ), on behalf of the state government, handed over the administration of the waterfalls to the Kota Tinggi District Council about four months ago,” said Zihan. She said the district health department has conducted stringent checks at the waterfalls to ensure public safety.
Zihan also pointed out that the waters at the waterfalls are free from diseases like leptospirosis caused by rat urine.
“People love going to the waterfalls to enjoy the cool environment and greenery at the base of Gunung Muntahak.
“They escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and come here to get some fresh air.
“We want to make the waterfalls as attractive as possible for them,” she said.
Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Admission is RM5 for adults, RM3 for children aged between six and 11 and senior citizens, and RM2 for children aged between three and five.
For details, contact the Kota Tinggi District Council office at 07-883 1004 or 07-883 4558.