Are you looking for a family-friendly getaway in Malaysia? The Puteri Harbour Theme Park in Nusajaya district is one of the best indoor theme parks in entire Johor. It is suitable for families with kids as well as adults who are kids at heart.
This 4.2-acre theme park is recognized as the Jewel of Nusajaya. Ever since it opened its doors to the public in 2010, millions of travelers from Asia and other parts of the globe come to see what’s inside this huge theme park.
Interested in visiting this theme park soon? We bring to you this ultimate guide, complete with everything you need right from going to Puteri Harbour down to exploring the theme park itself:
How to Get to the Puteri Harbour Theme Park
From Kuala Lumpur
It will take you a three-hour drive to get to Puteri Harbour when you are from Kuala Lumpur. The fastest way, when traveling by public transport, is through the KLIA Ekspres.
You will pay approximately RM60 for a one-way ride. You can simply book your bus ticket from the Causeway Link website. Do note that the daily service from the Swiss-Garden Hotel departs as early as 7 am.
Due to traffic conditions, the fastest route now is via the Lebuhraya Pesisir Pantai Iskandar. In case you are planning to ride a taxi, do note that all flag down taxis is not allowed to get into Johor Bahru.
Most car rental companies also do not allow their cars to cross the Malaysia border. Likewise, most Malaysian taxis are not allowed to cross the border to Singapore.
The most convenient way via public transport is to ride a Singapore taxi operated by the Johor Taxi Service. A trip from Singapore to anywhere else in Malaysia costs around RM 157 (SG$ 50).
From Johor Bahru
If you are already in Johor, simply take a bus ride from the JB Sentral all the way to Puteri Harbour. Pay around RM4 for a 35-minute bus ride.
Where to Buy Tickets
The pricing details for the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town are all posted in Puteri Harbour’s website. You can purchase your ticket online. All you have to do is print your e-ticket, which will be sent to you as an email attachment. Present the ticket when you get to the admission gates of the theme park.
In the condition that you forgot to bring your e-ticket or cannot print them, you may ask for a re-issued ticket at any ticketing counter of Puteri Harbour. Don’t forget to bring the credit card you used to buy the ticket. Also bring with you proofs of identity such as a Malaysian ID card, passport, or driver’s license.
Below is the current price list of the theme park’s attractions:
- Sanrio Hello Kitty Town- RM 85 per person • Thomas Town- RM 85 per person • Two Park Pass- RM 125 • Two Park-Pass for Johor residents- RM 65 (check Puteri Harbour’s website for dates and validity of promo)
Where to Stay
The Hotel Jen is the closest upscale hotel to the theme park. It is just a minute walk from the parks. The hotel is equipped with all the best services and facilities that will make you comfortable after a tiring day at the park.
The big rooms will give you a nice view of the harbour. It is a family-friendly hotel that has a pool for kids. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle ride all the way to the Legoland. All the information regarding the room rates as well as the room types can be found on the Jen Hotel’s official website.
Meanwhile, the Somerset Apartments are recommended for travelers who prefer executive and deluxe rooms. Each room has a minimum 50-sqm size and ideal for three persons and above.
Where to Dine
If you are staying at the Jen Hotel and do not want to go far to dine, there are drinks, snacks, and breakfast offered at the Club Lounge. The lounge serves a wide range of sumptuous food, from local Malay dishes to Western and Asian cuisines.
There are cafes such as the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, Starbucks Coffee, Sambal and Sauce and the Brussels Beer Café. For those who want to savor local foods, try dining at the Oldtown White Coffee on the lower ground floor.
There are also restaurants located outside the theme park. When you are craving for some Indian cuisine, head to the Spice Grill at the ground floor of the Little Red Cube or the Olive Kitchen + Bar at the lower ground floor.
For visitors who cannot get enough of Hello Kitty, the best restaurant to go to is the Red Bow Cafe. It is the only special themed coffee in Puteri Harbour.
Do note that all transactions inside the theme park accept Malaysian Ringgit as payment, so don’t forget to exchange your money in the local currency.
Where to Go Next
Just a short walk and you will reach the Legoland Malaysia, the first international theme park in the country. The park just opened their Ninjago The Ride, the first ever cutting-edge 4D indoor ride in Asia.
The Puteri Harbour is also in close proximity to the Mall of Medini. It is just a three-minute walk from the Legoland. You can find a variety of shops as well as souvenir stores inside the mall. It is where you can find many local foods at an affordable price.
Can’t wait to visit this majestic theme park? Your kids will surely not forget this once in a lifetime adventure with their favorite cartoon characters! Buy your tickets now and have a chance of a lifetime to visit the interactive world of Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town.
The Puteri Harbour is open from Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Check out the website for the latest news and promos!