10 great waterfront developments in johor bahru tropicana danga bay
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Whether it’s a condominium along the coast or a villa by the lake, waterfront properties have always had a unique appeal. Johor Bahru has its fair share of impressive real-estate, with plenty of natural and even man-made bodies of water like the Straits of Johor, rivers, and lakes to take full advantage of.

Here are some of the most impressive waterfront developments in the bustling southern Malaysia city neighbouring Singapore.

1. Tropicana Danga Bay

Starting off the list is the 450-acre Tropicana Danga Bay integrated township. Located within Danga Bay, the high-end development comprises a range of commercial and residential components, which will even include a destination shopping mall, upscale hotel, and convention centre.

As its name would suggest, Tropicana Danga Bay is located by Danga Bay, a quaint cove where luxurious yachts can be spotted. Aside from great views of the bay, the development also boasts a lake, with the Waterfront Central Park offering opportunities for some time outdoors despite being within cosmopolitan JB.

2. Jade Palace Waterfront Residence

The next property on the list is also located in Danga Bay. On top of stunning views of the sea, Jade Palace Waterfront Residence makes the list given the spacious homes and international-standard facilities.

There will be not one, but three international clubhouses within, while other unconventional amenities include health and personal care services, which even offers traditional Chinese medicine. Though located just minutes from the JB city centre, the homes of Jade Palace can offer 180-degree views of the Johor Straits.

3. Somerset Puteri Harbour

Somerset is located in Puteri Harbour, part of the fast developing Iskandar region. Somerset is a premier straits-side development, comprising opulent resort-like serviced residences. Situated just beside the marina, privileged residents can conveniently anchor their yachts, while others can also enjoy the scenic views of them bobbing majestically.

Apart from facilities like a penthouse-level swimming pool where residents can look out to sea, housekeeping, complimentary wifi, and a daily (paid) selection of continental breakfast. Somerset is also within walking distance of amenities like cafes and restaurants, as well as attractions like the LEGOLAND theme park, Medini Lifestyle Mall, and more.

4. R&F Princess Cove

Not one to forget when talking about waterfront developments in the southern state, R&F Princess Cove is an all-encompassing development, consisting of luxurious serviced apartments, a hotel, clubhouse, shopping mall, and office buildings.

What truly separates R&F Princess Cove from the rest is its location, right by the Malaysia-Singapore Causeway. Its location enables lucky residents to savour the best of both JB city and the Lion City. The countless family-friendly facilities within like beautiful sea-fronting swimming pools, maritime-themed children’s playground, and even water sports and activities are also what make it a great home.

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5. Viridea @ Medini Lakeside

The serviced residences of Viridea @ Medini Lakeside occupies 8.2 acres of land within Iskandar Puteri, where the 13-acre lake offers scenic views from the homes. Designed to give residents the best of both entertainment and leisure, the development is integrated with an entertainment hub, while its impressive list of 40 facilities is also the highlight of the property.

Anchoring many of its outdoor facilities is the lake, where verdant hills and meandering pathways make for great times outdoors. There are also a number of uniquely themed parks, such as the Skate Park for those interested in extreme sports, the Garden of Colour, Garden of Scent, Sky Garden, and the Pocket Forest.

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6. Imperia Puteri Harbour

Fancy getting to enjoy the sea breeze from your home and having popular attractions right in your neighbourhood? Imperia at Puteri Harbour is the best of both. Taking up 3.3 acres, Imperia is a serviced residence where home owners can have great views of the Puteri Harbour Marina, while attractions like Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town, as well as the Puteri Harbour theme park are just a stone’s throw away.

The luxury development offers spacious and functional homes, with modern facilities like a clubhouse and swimming pool among others. Allowing for convenient living with plentiful of amenities, Imperia is also strategically located near Medini Mall and more.

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7. Citrine Residences

Situated just off the Straits of Johor, Citrine Residences is the first phase of The Lakeview precinct within the Sunway Iskandar township in Iskandar Puteri. The luxurious serviced residences is located amidst greenery and a comfortable distance from other high-rises, enabling unimpeded views of the sea. Designed with nature in mind, the homes of Citrine Residences is also graced by a natural lake, where residents can savour calmness by being so close to a picturesque body of water.

Apart from its proximity to the sea, what makes Citrine residences unique is its functional layouts, ranging from studio units, 2-bedroom ones, and the dual-key units, making it a truly appealing home to all. The integrated development will also feature modern office suites and 51 retail units, where living, working, and entertaining can be found all in one place.

8. Paragon Residences @ Straits View

Scenic views of the sea, bright and airy residences, along with the convenience of having retail lots at your door step, Paragon Residences is a home which offers that and more. Located in the city of Johor Bahru just off the Johor Straits, its 32-storey height even enables unimpeded views of Singapore across the waters.

The condominium residence is much sought-after by home seekers working in the JB city centre and even Singapore, given its proximity to Jalan Tun Razak, which easily connects to the Malaysia-Singapore Causeway. The combination of strategic location close to the sea and city, and the convenience of urban amenities is what gives Paragon Residences true value as a great seaside development.

9. Senibong Cove

Where luxury is an understatement, Senibong Cove is a one-of-a-kind waterfront development with an array of opulent villas to modern apartments set amidst the soothing waters where Sungai Lunchoo meets the Straits of Johor. Despite its seemingly far-from-the-city locale, the development is just a quick drive to the JB city centre.

Senibong Cove is as its name would suggest, a natural harbour where lush greenery and abundant wildlife can be found amidst its wetlands. Embracing nature at its fullest, the highlight of Senibong Cove is its Boardwalk. Stretching over 2 kilometres along the edge of the water, residents can get up close with nature, just by taking a stroll or even having dinner as the sun sets at the many alfresco water-side restaurants.

10. The Waves

Last but not least on this list of great waterfront properties is a highly anticipated mixed commercial development known as The Waves. Located in Puteri Harbour, the iconic masterpiece will be a world-class hub of residences, hotel, shopping, and entertainment.

Spanning 6.7 acres of land, The Waves will encompass a trio of high-rise towers accompanied by low-rise boutique retail lots. Being a fully integrated and self-sustainable development, The Waves is a great addition to Puteri Harbour, complementing attractions within the vicinities, such as Legoland and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town, making it a truly worthwhile investment as well as becoming the ideal place to work, live, and play.

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If you’re looking for great waterfront developments in Malaysia, Johor Bahru is certainly not a place to miss. Be it by the Straits of Johor, natural bays, flowing rivers, or even soothing lakes, and whether residential, commercial, or self-sufficient integrated developments, there certainly isn’t a lack of properties in the southern Malaysian city which can bring the best of city-living and the calmness of living close to the calmness of water.

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(Written by: Looi Jing Er, 30th August 2017)


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Puteri Harbour, which has an international ferry terminal, is still under utilized.

IMHO, the only star attraction there is the Sanrio Hello Kitty and Little Big Club indoor theme park. 

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@domng  Maybe because too mainstream and hyped up :P

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I hope none of the so-called star attractions in Puteri Harbour become white elephants which is left in a decrepit condition.

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@admin_ps good sharing