Puteri Harbour is the latest theme park to open here in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia. This indoor concept themepark recently opened in late October 2012 and now has three attractions in it. Well known for the Hello Kitty Town, there is also the Little Big Club and Lat's Place. The beauty about Puteri Harbour is that it is located about 20 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from Legoland Malaysia. So those going for a family day trip to Johor, you can easily kill two birds with one stone. Actually, make that three birds as there is also the Johor Premium Outlets which is about 20 minutes from here.
My last visit to Puteri Harbor was in late November 2012 just before the opening of Lat's Place. After visiting Legoland, I made my way here which was a simple 10 minutes drive with signboards along the way. When you arrive at the guard house, there will be directions to the complex. Parking lots are available and a short walk is needed. The parking is outdoor so if it looks like its going to rain, please carry your umbrellas.
Puteri Harbour Theme Park ticket counter
As you arrive at the main entrance, you will need to go into the building before arriving at the Hello Kitty Town entrance. Ticket counters are here while you will see a huge souvenir shop and a cafe there. Proceed to get your tickets and then make your way in. Hello Kitty Town is located on the first floor while Little Big Club is on the second floor. Thomas and Friends Park is on the third floor too and you access this place from the Little Big Club. As for Lat's Place, it is a Themed Restaurant revolving around famous Malaysian cartoon artist, Datuk Lat's Kampung Boy lifestyle.
Puteri Harbour Theme Park Ticket Prices
So if you are planning of visiting both places, you are better off buying the 2 park pass here. Not to worry as every thing is indoor therefore moving around is easy. Escalators and lifts are provided in the building. As for the estimate time needed here, I would give it at least 3-4 hours.
Hello Kitty Town at Puteri Harbour
First stop is Hello Kitty Town, (lots of pictures in this link) on the first floor and this will be the most crowded as almost everyone will want to come here. As you enter through the heart shaped entrance, your ticket is required for admittance. The entire place is one floor and stretches all the way in. There are a couple of rides here but the main attraction is the Hello Kitty Home, workshop, tea cup ride and Hello Kitty Black Wonder, a game like attraction. They have a cafe serving food as well and during certain times, Kitty and Daniel make an appearance for a photo opportunity.
When you are done here, you head up one more floor to the Little Big Club and Thomas & Friends Park. Both are on the third and fourth floor. Tickets are required again at the entrance. At the Little Big Club, you will find cartoon attractions from Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Pingu all in one floor.
Little Big Club Theme Park
From inside, there is an escalator that takes you up to the fourth floor where Thomas & Friends Park will be. All the rides are located here where kids get to ride Bertie the bus for a journey they'll always remember, fly on Harold the Helicopter, join Toby on his favorite Windmill Ride, visit Sir Topham Hatt's play station and join in the fun at the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station. There is also a care with a large sitting area. Toilets are air-conditioned and clean.
As for Lat's Place, I did not manage to visit this restaurant. All I know is that it is a themed restaurant following the Kampung Boy, a classic Malaysian lifestyle in the local villages.
If you are thinking on how you want to tackle all the attractions in Nusajaya, Johor, here is my suggestion. You will need to spend at least one night around here to do so. First, visit Puteri Harbour when you arrive there as the place opens at 10am. You only need about 4-6 hours max. When you are done there, move over to Johor Premium Outlets for some shopping and dinner there. Check in hotel and get some rest.The next morning after you check out, head over to Legoland Johor as the park opens at 10am. You can easily spend about 4-8 hours here. When you are satisfied, head on back. For the shoppers, you have one more chance to visit JPO before going back.
The drive from Kuala Lumpur to Puteri Harbour in Johor will take you about 4-5 hours. From Singapore, it will only be about 20-40 minutes from both causeways. Hotels around Legoland are mostly found in the Danga Bay area. Prices are anywhere from RM80 to RM300 depending on the type. I stayed at Tune Hotels Danga Bay and that was about RM120 per room. Food is found at the parks and also at various restaurants or fast food joints around Danga or JB area. You can also read about my Things to do in Johor article. There you have it, the list of attractions at Puteri Harbour.