The Johor Pineapple Museum or Muzium Nanas Negeri Johor is located in the district of Pontian and is about 50 minutes drive away from the capital of Johor Bahru. This state used to produce a lot of pineapple as there were many plantations and demand for this fruit. However, due to its lower return of investment compared to other commodities such as the oil palm, many of the pineapple plantations have been converted to oil palm plantations.
If you are on your way to Tanjung Piai National Park or Kukup National Park, it will be a good idea to detour and stop by this museum and learn more about this industry. You will not only be able to see the exhibits in the museum but will also see the various kinds of pineapples being planted within the vicinity of the museum.
The Pineapple at the compound of the museum.
The type of pineapples being planted for educational purposes include the colourful ornamental pineapple, pineapple for freshly consumption and pineapple for canning purposes. The varieties of pineapple planted here includes the N 36, Josapine, Sarawak, Morris and IPRS Local to name a few.
The entrance of the museum. Plan to spend about 1 to 2 hours here.
The varieties of pineapple being planted outside the museum. Notice the fresh, canned and ornamental types being planted here.
Depending on the time of the year, you may be able to purchase some fresh pineapple, freshly bottled pineapple juice, pineapple jam and other products related to this fruit at the shop in the museum.
Remember to ask the person-in-charge of the museum regarding this shop. He will be more than happy to assist you and explain to you the different products on sale here.
Johor Pineapple Museum Exhibits
The exhibits are divided into a few sections.
History of the Malaysia Pineapple
This section highlights the pineapple cultivation in the early days and events that lead to the present state of the industry in Malaysia. Many documents, slides and tools used for the cultivation in the farm are on display here.
It also includes the role of the government and private sector in helping to promote and develop this industry.
An Introduction To The Pineapple
This section will introduce you to the biology of the pineapples, the different varieties being planted in Malaysia. It includes details such as the fruit shape, colour and sugar content of the different types of the pineapples.
If you are not aware, different types of pineapples are planted for canned, ornamental and for freshly eaten.
The life cycle of a pineapple plant being illustrated here.
The gigantic machine used to peel the skin and the core of the pineapple.
The Agronomy Section
This section provides a detailed description on the propagation of the pineapple suckers, the planting methods, pest anddisease control and the field maintenance for commercial planting of the plant. Equipments used in the laboratory to determine the sugar and acid content are also displayed here.
Processing of Pineapple
This section describes in greater details the various processing stages to produce the canned pineapple that you get from the supermarket.
Canned pineapples in various packaging and branding.
Remember to purchase some pineapple products before leaving. Price is reasonable.
Johor Pineapple Museum Operation Hours
The museum is opened daily:
Monday to Sunday:
8:30 am to 12:45 pm
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
2:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Musium Nanas Negeri Johor
Batu 32, Jalan Johor
Pontian, Johor Darul Ta'zim
Tel: +607 686 8750 or +607 687 1249
This museum is managed by Agriculture Department of Johor. If you are unable to get the museum directly, try contacting the department below.
Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Johor, Aras 2&3, Sayap Timur, Parcel C2S, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Johor, Kota Iskandar, 79000 Nusajaya.
Tel: +607 266 6707
Adult - RM2.00
Children - Free of Charge