Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) is a city in the southernmost part of Malaysia. Its strategic location within the Iskandar region and proximity to the neighbouring city of Singapore is one of the main driving forces of its potential, where it is poised to become one of the best international connecting hubs in Southeast Asia.
Iskandar Puteri has a developed city infrastructure and transportation network, attracting a wide spectrum of key industries
and businesses, including Government, tourism, education, healthcare, residential and commercial sectors. Lifestyle and wellness enrichments have also been integrated into the city developments.
Well-connected by two international airports and 5 seaports, the area accessibility is greatly enhanced with opening of the Second Link Expressway (20 minutes to Singapore southward) and the
New Coastal Highway (15 minutes to JB city centre).
EAT & DRINK
LES BOUCHONS PUTERI HARBOUR (3-min walk)
Located in the nerve centre of Puteri Harbour, Les Bouchons is amongst the first restaurants to serve French Steak Frites “Steak and Fries”, in typical Parisian bistor décor, overlooking the private marina.
OLIVE KITCHEN (9-min walk)
Full of spice and very nice, aptly describes the freshly cooked and fragrant food at the Olive Kitchen & Bar, located at the marina front restaurant. Patrons can enjoy evening drinks paired with exquisite Northern Indian cuisine while watching the golden sunset over the picturesque jetty.
SPICE GRILL RESTUARANT (8-min walk)
Combining traditonal Indian cuisine and classic Western dishes, served in fine dining ambiance by the marina.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
ENERG X PARK (6-min drive)
Plenty to do here, including go-kart, trampoline, obstacle course, wall-jump, spider web and zip line. The place to the adrenaline rush, and to unleash the excess energy.
LEGOLAND (7-min drive)
Enjoy a thrilling day at Legoland Malaysia with over 40 rides and attractions spread across 8 different themed zones. LEGOLAND is a LEGO-theme amusement park with rollercoasters, live shows and amazing attractions. Legoland Malaysia is Malaysia’s first international theme park.
DATARAN MAHKOTA PUBLIC SPACE (4-min drive)
This central square of the Johor State administration complex harmonises Islamic and Malaysian culture and heritage with the natural surroundings.
MAKAN MAKAN (which translates to EAT! EAT! in Malay)
With its vibrant food scene, ranging from the trendiest cafes, freshest seafood, to the most traditional breakfast, all in Johor Bahru. Hiap Joo bakery pulls a dozen kinds of stuffed buns hot from a wood-burning oven, while the facing Kedai Kopi Kin Wah draws morning crowds for its authentic breakfast, which includes kaya toast (bread with a coconut and egg spread). The menu at the modest Myra Bistro, lists some hard-to-find Johorean specialities. More time to spare, head to the west coast, in the village of Kukup, where shrimps are served straight from the sea.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
ARULMIGU SRI RAJAKALIAMMAN GLASS TEMPLE
An iconic Hindu temple that stands out among the rest in its glistening beauty – both figuratively and literally. The first-ever glass temple in the world has gone from being just a place of worship to a must-visit attraction in the state.
JOHOR ANCIENT TEMPLE
Established in the 1800s, this temple is one of the oldest structures in the city and became the symbol of unity among five Chinese ethnic groups of Teochew, Hoklo (Hokkien), Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese. Believed to be the first Chinese temple in Malaysia to be named after a state, the temple’s courtyard being surrounded by high walls exudes calm far removed from the downtown traffic of Johor Bahru.
RUD KARTING (Racing Underdog)
RUD Karting, or Racing Underdog is known for their professional 840m go-karting track with 16 turns. Especially great for those who often find themselves entering Johor Bahru late in the night, as it operates daily till the wee hours of the morning.
TAN HIOK NEE HERITAGE STREET
Known as Johor Bahru’s Heritage Food Trail, this street is refurbished to commemorate the heritage of the Straits Chinese and Malays. Some of the buildings and shophouses are kept in their original state. There is a good mix of famous old shops and newly-opened hipster cafes around here.