Legend has it that Pulau Ubin was formed when three animals (a frog, a pig and an elephant ) from Singapore challenged each other to a race to reach the shores of Johor (near Malaysia) and the unsuccessful ones turning into stone. Battling many hurdles, the animals failed to reach the shore. Thus, the elephant and pig together turned into Pulau Ubin whilst the frog became Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island).
The Coastal Boardwalk runs along the coast for almost a kilometer and takes you through the mangroves to the jetty right in the middle of the Straits of Johor. Although, it's made of concrete, this boardwalk is built to look like wood, so the effect is not jarring but goes well with the unspoilt feel of the island.
One of the new players in aggressive tourism as in the last few years, a number of tourist attractions have come up in Johor making this state one of the must-visit places in Malaysia. International attractions like Legoland Malaysia, Hello Kitty Town and the Red Box Entertainment Center of Puteri Harbor are a must if you are visiting with kids. There is also the Johor Premium Outlet or JPO which caters to shopping tourism and offers loads of discounts for all kinds of items here. Other notable places in Johor include Desaru, a coastal beach area which stretches for miles and also some Ecotourism activities at the local national parks here.Otherwise, Johor Baru is also the main gateway into Singapore with two causeways - one in the city of JB and one over at Senai. Johor has one airport at Senai while the main highway passes through the state.