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Luxury Hotels in Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru

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About

Pasir Gudang is an industrial town located in Mukim Plentong, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. The population is around 100,000 people. It is connected by the 4 lane Pasir Gudang Highway, a trunk road, and a railway line to Johor Bahru City. The main industries are transportation and logistics, shipbuilding, petrochemicals and other heavy industries, and oil palm storage and distribution. It is the site of one of two major power stations in the state of Johor, the Sultan Iskandar Power Station. Established in 1918, Pasir Gudang, which was formerly known as Kampung Pasir Udang, was founded by Long Abu who is believed to have originated from Riau, Indonesia. Four more villages were established by the expanded population of about 83 families. The name Pasir Gudang originated from the existence of a sand mine at Kampung Ulu. Sand or 'pasir' in Malay are dug and stocked in sand pits/stores or 'gudang' in Malay, to be exported to Singapore, hence the name 'Pasir Gudang'.


The surrounding areas further inland were developed in the mid-19th century by Chinese travellers of the Teochew clan. Issuance of the 'river deed' by the Sultan of Johore allowed them to develop the Kangkar Masai, Kangkar Plentong and Kangkar Lunchu areas under riverheads known as 'kangchus'. It was on these riverbeds that they cultivated catechu and black pepper. Falling catechu and black pepper prices forced some estate owners to cultivate pineapples. The introduction of rubber into Malaysia in the early 20th century resulted in the opening of big estates by the British and Singaporean cultivators. Up till 1916, six estates covering an area of 15,000 acres (61 km²) were opened in the Mukim of Plentong. In 1916, Kampung Pasir Gudang became the centre for Police, Customs and opium-control besides being a centre for the 'penghulu' of the Mukim of Pasir Gudang.

How to Get There

By Plane

If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is Senai International Airport (IATA: JHB, ICAO: WMKJ) also known as Sultan Ismail International Airport, which is an international airport, which located in Senai, Johor. The airport is located about 40 minutes from Pasir Gudang.

Tourist Attractions

Pasir Gudang Kite Museum

Pasir Gudang Kite Museum is located on top of Kite Hill. It is the first kite museum in Malaysia and has a unique working windmill whose mechanism works to generate enough electricity to supply the daily needs of the museum. It also hosts the annual Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival. The 3.86 km Johor Racing Circuit is located here, which formerly hosted one of the legs of the World Motorcycle Championship, being one of only two legs held in Asia.

Hotels

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort

Located in Pasir Gudang, Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort Berhad provides elegant and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access. Offering free parking on site, it features an outdoor pool, a gym, a business centre and a 24-hour front desk. Tastefully-furnished, air-conditioned rooms and bungalows come with a wardrobe, seating area, a TV and personal safe. At Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort Berhad, guests can enjoy relaxing massage treatments at the spa or take part in a friendly golf competition. Other activities such as tennis, cycling, and horse riding are also available. Airport transfers and concierge services can also be provided. The in-house restaurant serves a delectable spread of local and international dishes for guests to savour. It is 7.3 km to Kite Museum Johor. Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort Berhad is just a 10-minute drive from Johor Port, Tanjong Langsat Port and MMHE Shipyard. Johor Bahru is 30 km away, while it is 43.6 km to Singapore.

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