Apart from the other beautiful and must-visit tourist attractions in Johor Bahru or even in Malaysia, if there is one place you must not forget to stop by is Danga Bay, the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru. It covers around 450 acres of area and is the major waterfront city in Malaysia. Take a day out, stay around at Danga Bay and make the most out of it.
Danga Bay is located near Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Bahru, just a few kilometers from the City Center.
Best time to visit:
Even though the temperature of Johor Bahru stays stable almost throughout the year, the one thing that affects its weather is the heavy downpour which strikes the city around November to February. We’d suggest visiting during the months of April to October. However, you must expect a slight price rise in the accommodations and airfares due to its high popularity during this season.
How to reach:
There are a number of ways to reach Johor Bahru from Kuala Lumpur. The shorter route would be via air which takes less than an hour of flying time. Another option includes a bus or taxi, both taking around 5 hours. You can also go by rail which is comparatively cheaper than most of the other transports but takes longer to reach around 6-7 hours. Since Danga Bay is located in the south-central part of the city, it is quite accessible by road.
Places to explore:
Danga Bay offers an exquisite view of the city, facing the Straits of Johor. It is the first and the largest mixed commercial-residential development of Johor. Offering the best view of sunset around the beach along luxury and fine dining options, it could be one of the best romantic spots for couples or even top spot for family outings. From kids to the oldies, it has got something or the other for everyone. Spend your time at the theme park having rides like Jumping Frog, Teacups or even Pirate Ship. Go for a walk, rent a bicycle or just sit down and relax at the beach. Take a round at Country Garden, stop by and have some fun, enjoy the beautiful view of Singapore and don’t forget to make your tummy happy with so many options available. Take a Cruise ride with The Danga Cruise 8 and have the best time of your life with your close ones.
Being strategically developed for visitors and tourists, Danga Bay offers several options for accommodation from luxurious stay to budgeted facilities.
Where and what to eat:
There are several places to fill your tummy up in Danga Bay. In fact, a lot of locals frequently visit this place just to eat their favorite cuisine at their favorite spots. It would be unfair to other restaurants if we mentioned the best ones. Nonetheless, we are naming a few really good ones.
- Lazio Italian Restaurant and Café
- The Brazzo by The Bay
- The South East
- Dana Bay International Restaurant
- Chamek Kopitiam
- Candlenut Singapore
- The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar
- COMO Cuisine
There are many more options for restaurants as well as cuisines in Danga Bay.
Things to keep in mind:
- There are several ATMs and money changers around Danga Bay and City Center, so you need not worry about cash issues as long as you have enough balance in your account.
- The telecom networks available for almost the entire Malaysia are the same. You might even get free Wi-Fi access in the hotel you’d be staying at.