This Johor Eco Resort Is A Nature Escape With ATV Rides, Firefly Cruise & Direct Pickup From SG

Sinar Eco Resort in Johor, Malaysia

If you’re the sort who carries your own Tupperware everywhere and recycles your trash, then eco-resorts might already be on your radar when travelling. Such places offer the chance to get away from the city, be close to Mother Nature, and take part in activities that are generally regarded as more environmentally friendly.

One such place located just across the JB checkpoint is Sinar Eco Resort. Here, you’ll get to enjoy farm-to-table dining, meet farm animals, and even hop on a river cruise to learn more about your surroundings.

How to get to Sinar Eco Resort from the JB checkpoint

The resort is nestled in the heart of an oil palm plantation.
Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

For those driving to JB, Sinar Eco Resort is about an hour away from Tuas Second Link, traffic notwithstanding.

If you’re taking public transport to JB, you can opt to be picked up from certain malls in JB such as AEON Mall Bukit Indah and Johor Bahru City Square for S$150. Given its remote location, there’s even a service to pick you up from your home in Singapore for S$180 to save you the hassle of making the journey yourself. 

Indulge in activities like animal feeding, kayaking & dirt buggy rides

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

Those looking just to make a day trip can gain admission to the resort from 9am-6pm daily for RM40/adult (~S$11.53) and RM30/child (~S$8.65). The price includes animal feeding at the farm, a tractor tour, and use of the swimming pool.

From animal feeding to cow milking, the resort offers a variety of sessions to interact with its 100 feathery, furry, and scaly residents.
Image credit: @Claudia.lyl via Instagram

Starting from RM15 (~S$4.29), a wide variety of other activities are also available for both day-trippers and those intending to stay the night. 

Image adapted from: @boon.fivewind via Instagram, Sinar Eco Resort

These include horse riding lessons to cater to your equestrian dreams, eco rafting, and KTV in their lounge.

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

If you crave something with a little more horsepower, you can quench your need for speed on their ATVs and buggies as you race around the dirt track. Do note that drivers need to be at least 16 years old in order to operate the ATVs and buggies.

Image adapted from: @jjoycelyn via Instagram, @abundancebuds via Instagram

Archery is also available for those who’d like to try nailing bullseyes. 

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

For those wanting a little more peace and serenity, kayaking is a great option, where you can slowly clear your head as you row your boat gently down the stream. Twin kayaks are also available, should you want some company.

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

If today’s not arms day, you can hop aboard the river cruise and gaze upon the rich biodiversity of the area. Night cruises are available too, should you want to relax under the thousand stars. If you’re lucky, you can even spot an elusive firefly or two.

Sleep in containers that have been repurposed into rooms

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

Given the wide range of activities available, it’s possible you’d want to stick around for more than a day. Before you reach for your sleeping bags and wonder where you can set up camp for the night, relax; the resort offers accommodation where you can recharge your batteries after a long, action-packed day.

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort via Facebook

Repurposed from retired shipping containers, the Luxury Container Room comfortably sleeps 2. Each of the 8 units boasts views of the surrounding greenery, thanks to their large windows. They also come with creature comforts such as queen-size beds, hot showers, and air conditioning.

Furthermore, each room booking is inclusive of 4 meals per person – tea and dinner, plus breakfast and lunch the next day.

Dine at a “glasshouse” cafeteria

As practitioners of the farm-to-table concept, the resort serves vegetables that are grown organically using hydroponics.
Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

Whether it’s a hearty breakfast to start the day right or a midday pitstop to fuel up for your afternoon adventures, the cafeteria is the go-to place for your meals. With its expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, coupled with the wide variety of cuisines available, you can be sure to make your friends drool as you take those perfect #foodporn shots for the ‘Gram.

Image credit: Sinar Eco Resort

As night falls and temperatures drop, chill out and watch charcoal embers rise to the heavens as the staff whip up barbecue delights, such as chicken wings, satay, and sausages.

Make your next getaway green at Sinar Eco Resort

With its lush, verdant greenery, wide range of activities, and cushy accommodations, Sinar Eco Resort can easily give other, more well-appointed resorts a run for their money, all while staying environmentally friendly. 

What’s more, they are currently running a promotion, with prices for a 2D1N package starting at RM250 (~S$72).

Find out more about Sinar Eco Resort

Sinar Eco Resort
Lot 2346 GM 2535 Kg. Sungai Molek Mukim Jeram Batu Pekan Nanas, 81500 Pontian, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Tuesday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Thursday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Friday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Saturday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m

Cover image adapted from: Sinar Eco Resort

Mattias Tan

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