Discover the best waterfront developments in Johor

By Aisyah Suwardi

It is scientifically proven that the presence of a water-body — ocean, lake or waterfall can help calm the brain, thus helping people to de-stress. With this knowledge in mind, developers have been putting in an effort to include a water-body in their developments, creating a happy and peaceful ambience for the buyers. Water-bodies also provide scenic views for the visually aesthetic resident.

Besides helping out in relaxing the body, a body of water is also considered good luck in Feng Shui. It can reflect the flowing qi energy to create a gentle, homogeneous pool that can make the area more harmonious and conducive for success.

If you are looking for a home ensconced within a water-body, do check out these following projects. Located within the southern economic corridor, they are the jewels of Johor.

Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd

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Spread across 208 acres on the east coast of Johor Baru, this low-density exclusive waterfront development is a lifestyle master-planned community by an Australian company with five distinct enclaves set along the fringes of Sungai Lunchu.

Senibong Cove provides various kind of residences ranging from high-rise apartments to landed homes. These houses enjoy direct access to the waterfront and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, harbour and the island of Singapore.

With a 50-berth world-class marina at the centre of the development, various water sports and leisure opportunities are being offered. A proposed 20,000 sq m boutique mall complemented by a host of waterfront retail and dining options will be built, and it shall be linked by a 2km boardwalk.

Senibong Cove has excellent accessibility to various parts of the city and it is only a short drive to the Customs and Immigration Complex via the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL).

Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Bhd

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This jewel of Nusajaya is an integrated urban waterfront development with a 13.5km coastline in Puteri Narrows, the narrowest point at the Straits of Johor.

The proximity of Puteri Harbour to Tanjung Piai, Asia’s southern-most point enhances its location as a port of call for sailing enthusiasts, making it a popular destination for yachtsmen from all over the world.

Three marinas are provided, with the ability to accommodate 76 yachts at a time. The development is also equipped with an array of facilities such as a laundrette, changing and shower rooms, a chat room as well as 24-hour security.

Designed to bring world-class waterfront living to Malaysia, this 688-acre development is composed of residential, commercial and leisure lifestyle precincts. Adjacent to the majestic Kota Iskandar, Puteri Harbour will offer the experience of exceptional waterfront living, dining, entertainment, as well as arts and culture in a safe and picturesque natural setting.

Country Garden Danga Bay by Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd

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The first overseas project by the Country Garden Group, Country Garden Danga Bay is an integrated waterfront development with mixed commercial, residential and leisure components.

Set amidst lush landscaped greenery, the 57 acres development boasts elegant waterfront condominiums that offer spectacular 180-degree views of the sea and impressive architectural technology.

Country Garden Danga Bay is also equipped with a comprehensive range of leisure and recreational facilities, not considering the support from an excellent management services team.

The vibrant waterfront lifestyle allows residents and visitors to indulge in a host of exciting leisure and entertainment options. These include a world-class shoppers’ paradise, the lively Foodie Street, a 70,000 sq ft international clubhouse and a modern marina.

The development also boasts the specially built 400 metres human-made white sand beach in Johor Baru, known as the Phoenix Beach.

Meridin East by Meridin East Sdn Bhd

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This serene water development offers respite from life’s daily challenges, with specially built jogging paths and cycling tracks that encourage a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.

With a sprawling nine-acre lake as the centrepiece, the project features a park equipped with a garden maze, fitness lawn, and children’s playgrounds for the residents to enjoy with their family. There is also a grand clubhouse equipped with a host of recreational and sporting facilities.

Residential areas have also been upgraded to include playgrounds, water features, pavilion, streetscape and parkland. Every precinct enjoys its own lake and pavilion, giving a genuinely picturesque waterfront experience. Various amenities are within the development, such as banks, school, retail and public services.

Concerning accessibility, Meridin East is located close to the Pasir Gudang Industrial Hub, Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park and the Pengarang Integrated Complex. It is also accessible via the Senai-Desaru Expressway.



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