Senai is a town and mukim in Kulai District, Johor. The town is located along Skudai Highway, a part of Federal Route 1 which connects Johor Bahru with Kuala Lumpur. The name, Senai, is derived from a local tree, Sinai, which thrived in the region in the early 20th century. Senai is the base for Johor Airport which is Senai International Airport and also the base for several major multinational electronics manufacturers. Senai International Airport, formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport is an airport in the town of Senai.
The airport is located near Johor Bahru, approximately 32 km north-west of the city center. Senai International Airport is the hub of AirAsia. It was a domestic hub of Malaysia Airlines until the rationalization of its domestic routes to cut the company's losses. After the rationalization, Malaysia Airlines only served two destinations from Senai. Today, the airport is managed by Senai Airport Terminal Services, which took over the operations from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) in 2003.Senai International Airport is able to handle up to 4.5 million passengers and 100,000 tons of cargo per annum.
Senai is accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak and other parts of the peninsula. You may take Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Malindo Air and Firefly flight to reach Senai International Airport. From the airport you may take bus, taxi, uber or grab car to any part of Senai main destinations.
You may drive to Senai where it is about 319 km and 3 hour 18 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. If you travel from Singapore you may use Singapore Causeway or Second Link Expressway that connect Singapore to Johor as well as the rest of the peninsula.
You may take ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station (KL Sentral) to reach Johor Bahru. The ETS will stop at Gemas and from there you may take KTM to JB Sentral. You can buy joined ticket that it takes 10 minutes to wait at Gemas for between trains. If you travel from Singapore you may take KTM at Woodlands Station to JB Sentral. From there you may take taxi or bus to reach Senai where it takes only 32 minutes’ drive away.
You can get to Tanjung Belungkor, which is near Desaru, by ferry from Changi Point in Singapore. Ferry services are also available from Batam and Tanjung Pinang in Indonesia to the Johor Bahru International Terminal. From the terminal you may take taxi to reach Senai.
During your visit in Senai you may spend time and enjoy shopping at Johor Premium Outlets where it is a shopping centre in Kulaijaya, the Iskandar Malaysia Zone. It takes only 10 minutes’ drive from Senai. It is the first luxury premium brand outlet in Southeast Asia. Johor Premium Outlet is strategically located for the convenience of both countries Malaysia and Singapore and also for travelers passing through Malaysia. Johor Premium Outlet caters to many international brands like Coach, Versace, Gucci, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren and many more.
Upside Down Warm House is the latest tourist attraction in Johor. It takes only 10 minutes’ drive from Senai to the house. They feature 3D and 5D arts in an environment which are totally turned upside down that give your eyes illusion that you are in a different dimension. The interiors consists of upside down elements that will make for interesting picture and optical illusions.
Don’t miss to visit Legoland Theme Park Malaysia during your stay in Senai. It takes approximately 24 minutes’ drive from Senai. Legoland Malaysia is Malaysia’s first international theme park that has opened in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. Legoland offers more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions for families and children of all ages.
Puteri Harbour initially created as a new world-class tourist destination with an emphasis on luxurious waterfront lifestyle. They provide facilities such as marina facilities, ferry terminal, boat charter, watersport and sailing. For younger kids will enjoy Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas town located here.
You may spend a couple of time visiting Sultan Iskandar Complex that is 30 minutes’ drive from Senai. A massive, controversial development, Johor Bahru’s most conspicuous piece of contemporary real estate is the Sultan Iskandar Complex. The Sultan Iskandar Complex Custom consists of an immigration checkpoint and a custom checkpoint and has a distinct look of Malaysian with a modern structure building.
Staying at Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor is a perfect choice when you are visiting Senai. This resort located nearby tourist attractions such as Johor Premium Outlet within 6.6 km and near to Senai International Airport within 1.87 km. As a luxury 5-star resort provides exclusive services and facilities to guests. With its convenient location, this resort offers easy access to the cities must see destinations.
Impiana Hotel Senai is a 4-star resort conveniently located in Senai City Center. This hotel located nearby tourist attractions such as Johor Premium Outlet within 3 km and Danga Bay within 15 km. For travelers who wish to travel in comfortable and affordable stay, Impiana Hotel Senai is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.