Halal hotels, attractions and food

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There’s a reason we take countless trips to Johor: there’s always something new to explore! This time we give you a guide to this underrated port town of Nusajaya, just a 20 minute drive from Tuas Checkpoint. The port of Puteri is a perfect change of scenery – calm waters, a candle marina, as well as many family activities! It’s time to go for a little weekend getaway! 🥳
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Hotels

Note: Hotel room prices are for 1 room (2 adults, 2 children). The price is taken from the period between September and October.

Jen Puteri Harbor Hotel, by Shangri-La

If you are bringing children with you, we suggest you stay in the Kitty Hotel themed rooms at the Jen Puteri Harbor Hotel. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town may have shut down, but you can still coo to these adorable characters at the hotel! 🥺 Featuring a wide selection of Hello Kitty themes to suit the different tastes and personalities of their guests, each room comes with exclusive Hello Kitty stationery and bespoke Hello Kitty hospitality products. That’s not all: the rooms also have a splendid view of the magnificent harbor 😍

You and your family will love other features, such as the infinity pool, stunning waterfront views, free in-room WiFi, and 24/7 halal room service!
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Port of Puteri, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, MalaysiaContact: +60 7-560 8888Assess: From 95 SGD per night agoda (*Note that prices for Hello Kitty themed rooms may differ. Check website for more information)
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Trinidad Suites Puteri Harbor

This 4-star hotel is the ideal place for families and couples. Ideally located near major attractions such as Legoland and only 20 minutes by car from Singapore, Trinidad Suites promises you a relaxing stay! Some of the main features to discover are their infinity pool overlooking the marina, an indoor golf putt and comforting suites fully equipped with a kitchenette 😍
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Port of Puteri, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, MalaysiaContact: +60 7-283 0488Assess: From 150 SGD per night agodaWebsite | Facebook | instagram

Fraser Square Port of Puteri

If you are staying in Puteri Harbor for more than a weekend, why not take a look at the serviced apartments at Fraser Place Puteri Harbour? It’s a home away from home, except a whole lot fancier — kitchenette, washer, dryer, and in some rooms, a marina-view bed.

What a breathtaking sight to wake up to; it feels like we’re in Sentosa Cove, huh? 😉
Address: Residensi & Hotel Marina, Jalan Persiaran Tanjung, Pengkalan Puteri, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-530 8888Assess: From 144 SGD per night agodaWebsite | Facebook | instagram

Sunway Hotel Big Box

This 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Sunway City Iskandar Puteri! Guests can book the comfortable Deluxe King or Twin rooms, which can accommodate two adults and two children. If guests have a large family, they can opt for the spacious Family Suite, which offers a large bedroom with a Super King bed or twin beds, a separate living room, a sofa bed and two bathrooms 😍

Guests can enjoy cycling routes, hiking trails and other activities that will be unveiled soon and will make guests become one with nature. A 7.3 km² playground surrounded by the forest is also available for children to play in the evening. Adrenaline-filled activities such as mountain biking, go-karting, paintball, indoor snowboarding and more can be enjoyed by guests at the X-Park, one of Malaysia’s largest adventure theme parks, just steps from the hotel. Legoland Malaysia is also just 3.3 km from the property.
Address: Persiaran Medini 5, Sunway City, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia (located in Sunway Big Box Retail Park)
Contact: +60 7-533 6688Assess: See their website for more information
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Attractions

ONE°15 Estuary Sports Center

If Sentosa Cove has Quayside Isle, Puteri Harbor has ONE°15 Estuari Sports Centre! You can find a variety of sports facilities such as indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a martial arts studio, an Olympic swimming pool, a squash court and even a rock wall. You really feel like you rub shoulders with the rich and famous at this marina club! 🤭 If you need something to soothe those aching muscle aches, there’s even a spa with sports massages from RM152/60 minutes (SGD47.50).
Address: Persiaran Laman Estuari 1, Jalan Laman Estuari, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Sun-Thu (7am-8pm); Fri-Sat (7am-10pm)
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Sunway Big Box Shopping Park

Located in Nusajaya, Sunway Big Box is the first hybrid retail park opened last February. Along with having a warehouse-style brand store, food options, a trampoline park, and a kid-friendly play area, it also comes with an all-new bookstore, BookXcess!

Imposing bibliophiles with floor-to-ceiling shelving, it is also one of the largest bookstores in the southern region of Malaysia and marks the 9th bookstore under the BookXcess brand. Filled with a million titles, ranging from self-help and autobiographies to non-fiction and children’s books, the well-lit shelves are a sight to behold and it’s hard to resist snapping a photo for the gram! 😍

Get your adrenaline pumping and head to EnerG Park X, an indoor activity park where the worlds of trampolines, tall elements and sports meet. With over 5 high adrenaline fun zones you will sweat! 😮‍💨 There are also themed photo booths for Instagrammers and cheap arcade games from RM1, making for a perfect day out at the mall! 🥳
Address: Pusat Komersial Sunway Marketplace, Persiaran Medini 5, Sunway, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm every day
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LEGOLAND Malaysia (12 minutes drive from Puteri Port)

Whether you’re Singaporean or Malaysian, you’ve heard of this exciting theme park in Johor: LEGOLAND Malaysia! 🤩 Home to 3 different parks filled with rides, a hotel and halal food shops, this exciting theme park resort has everything you need.

With over 8 awesome themed areas, the Legoland Malaysia theme park is home to over 40 rides and attractions perfect for the whole family. Kids can “earn their driving license” at driving school, race and splash around at Aquazone Wave Racers, and even experience their adrenaline-fueled side with the kid-friendly roller coaster!🎢

Need to cool off from the hot tropical sun? The Legoland Malaysia Water Park is the perfect place to have fun! Race your family and friends on LEGO Slide Racers, feel the adrenaline rush of sliding down a 240ft high tunnel, or unleash your creativity and build a boat 😆

For the curious child in you (and with you!), SEA LIFE Malaysia is an aquarium built to spark and inspire everyone’s love for the ocean. Enjoy engaging storytelling as you explore the 25 exhibit tanks and 11 habitat areas. With so many areas to gaze at sea creatures in wonder, you’ll come across at least 120 different species! 😍 To get really up close and personal, we recommend heading to Rockpool, where experts will guide you through starfish, sea anemones and more!
Address: 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, MalaysiaOpening hours: Mon, Fri-Sun (10am-6pm); Tuesday, Thursday (10am-5pm), closed Wednesday
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Medini Shopping Center

Located right next to LEGOLAND Malaysia, Mall of Medini is where you will definitely shop till you drop. A mix of high-end and fast fashion brands, plus multiple dining options, it’s easy to spend an entire day in a mall! 😍 Don’t forget to bring your camera, you might be able to take aesthetic pictures like these!
Address: Jln Legoland, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, MalaysiaOpening hours: 10am-9pm every day
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Halal food

As Muslims, we are blessed with a variety of Halal foods all over Malaysia, and Puteri Port is no exception! From local restaurants to cafes, it’s a foodie journey like no other! We’ll highlight two popular restaurants, which we think you should check out 😍

Grilled with spices

This fine dining restaurant is located next to the JEN Puteri Harbor Hotel and serves a delicious variety of fusion and authentic Indian dishes. Tantalise your taste buds with SG Platter, a surf-and-turf delight (we’re not sure if SG is referring to Singapore 🤔), pan-grilled salmon prepared with ricotta tortellini on the side, and heavenly Indian dishes such as Chicken Masala, Briyani and more 🤤
Halal status: Although they serve alcohol on site, note that all ingredients, meats and other dishes are alcohol free and come from halal certified sources. Pork is also NOT served on site. Dine with discretion
Address: Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 81300 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12 p.m.-10 p.m. every day
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Mana Cafe

If you are staying at Trinidad Suites, you are in luck! The Mana Cafe is located on the ground floor of the hotel 😍 Packed with a relaxed outdoor atmosphere and delicious international and local cuisine, it is simply worth a visit! Many of us love heading to Johor for our annual Ramadan buffets, and you can also add Mana Cafe to the list for a more intimate experience! Also, the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, so if you need a club sandwich at 2am, you know where to go 😉
Halal status: Halal certified
Address: Ground Floor, Somerset, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening hours: 24 hours
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Johor offers endless activities beyond your usual trips to Johor Bahru, so it’s time to explore underrated destinations like Puteri Port for a rejuvenating weekend getaway! Here are some other underrated places we think you should visit in Johor! 😌

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