Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Danga Bay



Iskandar Malaysia is a special economic zone located within the southern Malaysia state of Johor. Plans for the creation of this special economic zone, which spans an area of 2217 square kilometers and includes the city of Johor Bahru and its adjoining towns, Pontian, Senai and Pasir Gudang, date back to the year 2006.  The Iskander Malaysia project is being spearheaded by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority and work on the development of this new urban center modeled on the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone is on in full swing at present.
The Danga Bay Integrated Waterfront City is one of the most exciting ventures of the large Iskander development project. This mixed-use residential and commercial enclave is currently being developed along the 25 km long, scenic waterfront stretch facing the Straits of Johor. The area designated for the Daunga Bay Integrated Waterfront City covers an area of approximately 450 acres and the site is easily accessible via a network of highways, international air, and cargo and sea ports.

Various projects have been planned for this picturesque ocean front area including the building of a spanking new financial center, a marina, restaurants, hotels, residential condominiums, recreational parks and various top of the line retail outlets. The project has already begun to take shape and currently hosts various attractions:-

The Danga World Theme Park

The Danga World theme park is located near Istana Bukit Serene (the official residence of the Sultan of Johor) at a distance of about 7 km from Johor Bahru's city center. This mini-theme park is equipped with twenty different rides including roller coasters, carousels and a petting zoo, which offers viewings of various varieties of birds and native animals like monitor lizards.

Rumah Limas Johor

Rumah Limas is a cultural center that offers much insight into the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society of Malaysia. This center by way of its interesting displays, exhibits and cultural shows, also showcases the unique cultures and lifestyles of the eight diverse districts that make up the state of Johor. Much local food and locally produced handicrafts are also on offer at this cultural center.

Shopping malls

The Danga Bay area offers much opportunity for shopping in the form of malls like the Danga Bay Festive Street Mall, which offers more than 70,000 sq. feet of retail and exhibition space and the Danga City Mall, a five storey shopping complex, which hosts various local and regional specialty stores along with various dining and entertainment options

Dining

If you don’t fancy dining at a mall, then you can always choose to partake of Danga Bay’s many varied dining options like a dinner at Danga Beach. The Danga Bay beachfront offers diners the chance to tuck into fresh local seafood and much western fare, as they enjoy a unique al fresco dining experience along the waterfront.
Yet another dining option on offer at Danga Bay is Danga Cruise 8, a dinner cruise aboard a triple-deck cruiser. In addition to a delectable dinner the cruise also offers live entertainment and karaoke.
Aside from the above mentioned dining options, the Danga Bay waterfront city also hosts an International Restaurant complex, which encompasses restaurants like the Danga Palace Szechuan Restaurant(Chinese cuisine), Lazio ‘The Italian Restaurant and Cafe’, Asiana ‘Penang and Asian cuisines’ and Rose Garden Café which offers international fare. Also located within the complex is the Bayleaf Food Park, a large hawker complex, equipped with 32 food stalls offering a wide range of local specialties.

Want to discover something new in Malaysia?  Come to the waterfront paradise of Danga Bay in Johor and  uncover a world of possibilities.

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