If you’re a nature lover, how about a relaxing stopover filled with greenery?
The Crown Archway features fountains, pleasant scenery and lighting amid a park-like experience.
The site was originally built to mark the coronation of Sultan Iskandar on 23rd March 2015 and was presented by the Johor Sultan as a gift to the people. This is why it is situated just outside his official residence.
With land that stretches outward, large arches can be seen. There’s even a replica of the Johor Ruler’s Crown placed on the arch near the entrance of Istana Bukit Serene. The arches themselves represent elephant tusks (which relates to the processions of the sultans).
What makes this area even more popular, however, is Istana Bukit Serene – the official palace of the Sultan of Johor. While the gardens are open to the public, the palace is not. You can still take photos of the high tower which is covered in traditional motifs and intricate carvings.
Address: Jalan Straits View, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim.