Gelang Patah is a town in the state of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The name came from a tale where a queen came to the area on a boat and her bracelet fell into the sea. It was told her cry was very loud that the jelly fish heard it and brought her the bracelet. However when she was about to take it, the bracelet broke. She then named the place as Gelang Patah that literally translates to ‘broken bracelet’.
Gelang Patah is famous due to the dish called ‘otak – otak Gelang Patah’. Moreover it is also taking its place on the map due to the Malaysia-Singapore connecting bridge.
Gelang Patah is in the south part of Malaysia. All of the populations speak Bahasa Melayu. It does not have a specific dialect spoken by them however they may have an influence of dialect from the state of Melaka or Selangor.
One of the closest airports would be the Changi Airport in Singapore. It is 43.8 kilometers away. One can land there from anywhere as it is an international airport. Then one may take a bus and head to Gelang Patah Bus Terminal.
One may use the Nourth-South Expressway taking the exit 253 Senai North. It can also be accessed via Pontian – Johor Bahru Parkway which will soon combines with Pasir Gudang Highway 17. Exits to Gelang Patah will be displayed as the highway brings the journey closer to the destination.
Gelang Patah is a place with an abundance of good food. One of them is the famous ‘otak – otak’. Otak – otak is a dish that comprises of shredded fish flesh with a lot of spice and then burnt on banana leaf. Gelang Patah specializes in this dish and many head here to get a taste of it. Besides that, Gelang Patah is also famous for the seafood found here. People from Singapore also come here to have some of the many seafood sold here.
Since Gelang Patah has a bridge that connects Malaysia and Singapore, perhaps it may not be such a bad idea to bring along your passport and take a drive to the neighboring country. The bridge is only 44 kilometers long. Therefore one can definitely go to Singapore in the morning and return later in the day. It is no wonder that even the Singaporeans are coming to Gelang Patah to enjoy some of the local dishes.
This is a hotel in Gelang Patah itself. It has the public facilities situated around it making it very strategic. It is very close to Legoland which is only3.69 km away and also Sanrio Hello Kity Town that is only 6.93 km away. Despite it being close to these tourist attractions, it is still very affordable and has many comfortable facilities and good services.
Slightly further away but still within driving range to Legoland with 6.19 km away and 9.37 km to Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, this hotel is definitely one of the hotels that is commonly chose by visitors. The workers are also very informative workers who are able to direct its visitors to wherever they would like to go.
Leisure Family Guesthouse is a very affordable accommodation here in Gelang Patah. It has a public pool that is accessible to those who stay here. It also has Wifi that helps the visitors to stay connected with their loved ones.
This place is suitable to those who travel with a large company. R & R Nusantara Muslim Homestay has multiple rooms. The whole family may then make their way to Legoland that is 6.43 km away while Sanrio Hello Kity Town is 9.62 km away.
This hotel has many positive feedbacks that complement their comfort despite being on the lower budget scale. It has 24 hours front desk that may be able to assist the visitors around the clock. Besides that, it also offers Wifi to cater to the visitors who may want to be connected to their loved ones.