Puteri Harbour in JB

Since the Causeway reopened, many of us Singaporeans have crossed over for shopping, affordable food, and massages. What most don’t know about though, is that there’s a bougie quayside isle that is JB’s answer to Sentosa Cove just 20 minutes away from Tuas Checkpoint. Enter: Puteri Harbour.

The destination has seaside restaurants for a meal, hotels at affordable prices, activities such as tennis and rock climbing, and also a ferry terminal with ferries that travel to Indonesia. So naturally, we went to kaypoh to find out why you should make your way there for your next weekend jaunt. 

Family-friendly destination 

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Similar to Quayside Isle, Puteri Harbour is a family-friendly destination filled with activities for both parents and young ones. Over at ONE°15 Estuari Sports Centre, you can find sports facilities such as indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a martial arts studio, an Olympic-size swimming pool (from RM25, ~S$7.76), and even a rock wall (from RM48/4 hours, ~S$14.90)

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For moms and pops who are in desperate need of some rejuvenation, there’s even a spa with sport massage treatments starting from RM152/60 mins (~S$47.18)

ONE°15 Marina Puteri Harbour
Address: Persiaran Laman Estuari 1, Jalan Laman Estuari, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 7am-8pm | Fri-Sat 7am-10pm
Contact: +60 7-287 1888 | ONE°15 Marina Puteri Harbour website 

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At sunset, take your kids out for a stroll around the quayside so you can snap chio pics for the ‘Gram and make sweet memories while you’re at it. 

IG-worthy seaside restaurants 

Puteri Harbour is also a place where you can wine and dine in style. There are a plethora of restaurants with various types of cuisines to suit your fancy. 

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Chomp down a Messi Burger (RM78; ~S$24.28) stuffed with beef, cheese, chorizo, red onions, smoky sauce, lettuce, tomato, and a fried egg, paired with a beer while catching live band performances at Hard Rock Cafe Puteri Harbour, or get the group together for Indian fusion food at Spice Grill.

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Image credit: @caribbean.jb, @caribbean.jb 

Those sticking to a healthy diet can enjoy refreshing cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, and mocktails at Caribbean Juice Bar. Serving Bali vibes, it’s a carefree beach bar where everything on the menu is vegan-friendly. Not to mention, it’s located in an old shipping container with rattan decor and pretty wooden furnishings. “That Girl” energy, but make it boho chic. 

Hotels & ferry terminal 

From here, there are 2 options: stay the night or hop on a ferry to Indonesia. There are various hotels you can check into such as JEN Johor Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La (from S$126/night) or Trinidad Suites Puteri Harbour (from $48/night). The former is a 4-star hotel with a rooftop infinity pool and so you can pretend to be a baller for the weekend. 

Image credit: JEN Johor Puteri Harbour

You can also travel beyond JB by hopping on one of the ferries at the terminal here. From Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal, it’s a 1h 20min journey to Tanjung Balai Karimun in Indonesia and 2 hours to Batam. You can find out more about the pricing and schedule on the website. 

Book a stay at JEN Johor Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La

JEN Johor Puteri Harbour
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-560 8888 | JEN Johor Puteri Harbour website

Spend a weekend at Puteri Harbour 

If you just want a breather away from Singapore but don’t want to indulge in shopping and delicious food in Johor Bahru, head to Puteri Harbour for the weekend. Take in the chill vibes while you have a meal at a seaside restaurant, treat yourself to a fancy hotel stay, or simply head out for a sunset stroll with the fam. 

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Cover image adapted from: @caribbean.jb, JEN Johor Puteri Harbour, @happyjjoyou.

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