CLC Ride #10: And now for something completely different

I drove down to Puteri Harbour yesterday afternoon.  Puteri Harbour is a three and a half hour drive from KL.

Puteri Harbour is a marina development that spans 2.8km2 (687 acres) in the new regional city of Iskandar Puteri.  The harbour opens into the Johor Strait, which separates peninsular Malaysia from the island of Singapore.

The Blue Moon stands out amongst the more modern yachts in the marina.

Puteri Harbour is a fairly new deveopment, with commercial, residential and leisure projects phased over the next decade and more.  Some of the properties are completed, and many more are in various stages of construction.  Many of the excellent roads in the area are closed to traffic until construction is completed.  Which makes them perfect for cycling.

This was my first visit to Puteri Harbour.  So I rode a “stream of consciousness” route from the Hotel Jen this morning, heading down roads that looked interesting.

Apartment blocks like this one are everywhere.

For those with the wherewithall, homes with private piers are also available.

Apart from access to the sea, there are other attractions in the area.

The Iskandar Botanic Park was a photogenic spot for this couple’s wedding album.

Tho Johor State government has moved its offices to Kota Iskandar, which is the administrative precinct within Iskandar Puteri.

This is the front of the Johor State government building.,

This is the state mosque, seen from a distance.

There are lots of interesting thngs to see at closer range.

The weather was excellent this morning.  It stayed overcast until noon, and the average temperature was 27°C.  It was humid – nothing new there.  So I did need to replace some fluid when I got back to Puteri Harbour.


8 response to "CLC Ride #10: And now for something completely different"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: March 29, 2018

    Very nice! Thanks for the tour of Puteri Harbour.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: March 30, 2018

      You are welcome Suzanne. I’m glad you enjoyed the rour.

  2. By: Seasidejanet Posted: March 29, 2018

    What an interesting ride….looks like you better save up if you want to retire there! I liked the building that looked like a LEGO Building.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: March 30, 2018

      Hi Janet. That buliding is the hotel for Legoland Malaysia. It opened in 2012. It is the first Lego theme park in Asia, and the sixth in the world.

      Legoland is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Puteri Harbour. There is also a Hello Kitty Town in the building next to the Hotel Jen.

      No wonder there are so many children running around here!

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 30, 2018

    Great photos of that interesting development! Thanks for sharing.

    My ace support crew and I rolled through peninsular Malaysia on an overnight train from Singapore to Bangkok in 1984. It must be time for me to return on two wheels for a more thorough visit.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: April 1, 2018

    Great pics and nice ride! Must be really nice to have entire stretches of tarmac completely to yourself. Interesting to see that the apts for sale have the same Meridian and Medini firms as here. Where does all of the money come from? Does Malaysia have off-shore oil and gas?

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: April 2, 2018

      Hi Em. I assume you are referring to Ramada? We’ve got most of the hotel chains somewhere or other in Malaysia: Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt, Sofitel, Westin, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La, St. Regis, etc. etc.

      Malaysia does have offshore oil and gas. A lot of Foreign Direct Investment into manufacturing, mining, and services over the last decade has also helped. About AUD 4,532 million / USD3,486 million worth.

  5. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 5, 2018


    What a wonderful stream-of-consciousness route. You get many points for that meander. Thank you for the great photos too. We wouldn’t mind having a pied-a-terre there.

    -Yr Goddess

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