Singapore To Gelang Patah One Day Trip: 5 Places To Go & 9 Places To Eat

How To Get To Gelang Patah From Singapore

Feel so bored at home every weekend?

We are here to tell you that a day trip to Gelang Patah is never dull.

There are so many things that can be said about this enchanting city – young, exciting and full of mouth-watering food.

From adventurous activities like horse riding, leisure shopping, a stroll along the elegant beach to ultimate fun in the theme park and water park, Gelang Patah has it all.

If you are looking for seafood feast, this little town even boasts several decent seafood restaurants which offers freshest seafood of the day.

What are you waiting for?

Let’s go to Gelang Patah this weekend!

Gelang Patah One Day Trip Itinerary

Route 1: Forest City Gelang Patah > Kuda House Equestrian Centre > Sireh Park Iskandar Puteri > Gelang Patah Town (Dinner)

Route 2: Legoland Malaysia > Mall of Medini (Dinner)

 

How To Get To Gelang Patah From Singapore

Gelang Patah is one of the nearest cities from Singapore, which is approximately 50km. You don’t need to take a plane or boat. Convenient land transports are available and enough to bring you to Gelang Patah safe and sound.

Ways of travel is crucial for a pleasant travelling experience. If you are looking for a way best suited you to Gelang  Patah, you’ve come to the right place. Scroll down to know how to get to Gelang Patah from Singapore!

 

Option 1: Private Car From Singapore To Gelang Patah

Consider some factors. Do you want to be in Gelang Patah as fast as you can? Are you travelling with elderly who cannot stand for long? Do you sick of the crowd at customs? If these are what’s concerning you, then SGMYTAXI private car is your best solution. Let me tell you why.

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  • One stop service – you reach Gelang Patah directly from Singapore. There’s no stop which requires you to get down and change vehicles in between.
  • You travel in ultimate comfort. You sit in a luxury vehicle and relax all the way until the driver bring you to destination. Besides, you even get to eat and chat with friends or families for bonding time.
  • Shortest possible time to Gelang Patah. You know you need to clear customs when travelling to Johor. But now with SGMYTAXI, you save time queueing up at customs as you don’t ever need to alight from vehicle. The driver will settle all your immigration clearing process.
  • We follow your schedule. The time and place to pick you up is highly flexible. On top of that, the driver can even pick you up at doorstep and help with all your luggage.
  • Simple online booking procedure. Just fill in the information and our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. There will be no pre-payments or hidden charges.
  • Experienced and friendly driver. Despite familiar with all routes in Johor and Singapore, our driver is experienced in avoiding traffic jam route to ensure you arrive in time.

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Option 2: Bus From Singapore To Gelang Patah (Via Larkin Bus Terminal)

Now, what if you are travelling alone or on budget? You might not able to afford the prices of hiring a private car, isn’t it? But money is not a big problem anymore. We got this for you – taking bus from Singapore to Gelang Patah.

With the development of public transportation, many cross-border bus services are offered daily. The fare is somehow the cheapest one among all the transportation you could think of.

However, some sacrifices must be made. You must give up on the precious thing on the Earth – time. During peak hour, taking bus could take double time or even more in reaching Gelang Patah compared to private car because there will be severe traffic jam and crowd at customs.

Larkin Bus Terminal Johor Bahru

Step 1: Bus From Singapore To Larkin Bus Terminal

There is no one-stop bus taking you from Singapore directly to Gelang Patah.

However, there are many cross-border buses departing from several stations in Singapore which take you to Larkin Bus Terminal located in Johor Bahru. Upon arrival, board another bus heading to Gelang Patah.

Bus Operator: SBS Transit

SBS Transit Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

1. Bus 170 (red plate)
Departure Point: Queen Street Terminal
Arrival Point: Larkin Bus Terminal
Ticket price: SGD$1.90
Departure Time: 5:20am, 12:10am daily, frequency every 11-16 minutes.

Bus Operator: Causeway Link Bus

Causeway Link Public Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

1. Bus CW1
Departure Point: Kranji MRT Station
Arrival Point: Larkin Bus Terminal
Ticket Price: SGD$1.50
Departure Time: 4:30 – 11:30pm daily, frequency every 15-30 minutes

Check out the “Singapore to Larkin Sentral Transport Guide” to find out more buses going to Larkin Bus Terminal.

Step 2: Bus From Larkin Bus Terminal To Gelang Patah

Upon arrival at Larkin Bus Terminal, take the bus below to reach Gelang Patah.

Bus Operator: Causeway Link Bus

1. Bus 666
Departure Point: Larkin Bus Terminal
Arrival Point: Gelang Patah Bus Terminal
Ticket Price: RM4.60 (Maximum)
Departure Time: 6:00am – 9:00pm daily, frequency every 30-40 minutes

 

Option 3: Bus From Singapore To Gelang Patah (Via JB Sentral)

Despite Larkin Bus Terminal, you can also arrive at Gelang Patah through JB Sentral. Similarly, upon arrival at JB Sentral, you need to take the local bus to Gelang Patah Bus Terminal then find a way to your destination.

JB Sentral

Step 1: Bus From Singapore To JB Sentral

Below are 2 cross-border buses plying between Singapore and JB Sentral. The travel time takes around 40 minutes – 2 hours depends on the traffic conditions. Sometimes the bus might stuck at the road due to traffic jam.

To find out more buses, check out the “Singapore to JB Sentral Transport Guide”.

Bus Operator: Causeway Link Bus

1. Bus CW1
Departure Point: Kranji MRT Station
Arrival Point: JB Sentral
Ticket Price: SGD$1.50
Departure Time: 4:30 – 11:30pm daily, frequency every 15-30 minutes

*The termination point of Bus CW1 is at Larkin Bus Terminal. But the Bus CW1 will stops at JB Sentral in the middle.

2. Bus CW5
Departure Point: Newton Circus
Arrival Point: JB Sentral
Ticket Price: SGD$3.30
Departure Time: 6:00 – 11:30pm daily, frequency every 15-30 minutes

Step 2: Bus From JB Sentral To Gelang Patah

From JB Sentral, there is only one bus that takes you to several points in Gelang Patah. The travel time is approximately 1 hour or more depends on the drop-off point.

Bus Operator: Causeway Link Bus

1. Bus LM1
Departure Point: JB Sentral
Arrival Point: Hello Kitty Town, Puteri Harbour Ferry Terminal or Mall of Medini Main Entrance
Ticket Price: RM5.40 (Maximum)
Departure Time:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 6:30pm, frequency every 1.5 hours
Friday to Sunday & Public Holidays: 8:00am – 7:00pm, frequency every 1 hour

 

5 Best Attractions In Gelang Patah

1. Legoland Malaysia

Featuring both theme park and water park, Legoland Malaysia is going to hit you with ultimate fun with your loved ones!

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park (The Beginning)

Divided into 8 themed sections, the theme park itself has so much to offer. With different kinds of children-friendly rides and lego activities provided, children find it really exciting in exploring the theme park. They can be a small pilot or even the king of the empire at Lego Kingdoms!

While for the water park, there are over 15 water attractions where children can enjoy splashing fun to the fullest. From water slides, wave pool to lazy river where they can just drift around, it is truly a memorable experience which make their childhood a pleasant one.

Legoland Water Park Malaysia (Joker Soaker)

Take note that the water park is separated from the theme park by the Legoland Hotel. Both are accessed by different tickets.

Location: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 7-597 8888
Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: Refer to “Legolnd Malaysia Ticket Price & Promo”.
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2. Kuda House Equestrian Centre

The one and only horse riding centre ever found in Johor Bahru –Kuda House Equestrian Centre offers top quality classes approved by MEM/NCAS for both adults and children to learn horse riding in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Also read: Top 8 Horse Riding In Johor You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

With merely 15km from Tuas Checkpoint, this is the nearest horse riding centre to Singapore. Set across 20 acre of multipurpose field, it provides a fun and safe environment to everyone regardless you are first timer or experienced rider.

Kuda House Equestrian Centre

From fun ride, riding class, lead trail ride, horse schooling to stable management course, KudaHouse offers all of them.The sport is a little bit challenging but you will learn how to take good care of the horse and the ways of creating bonding with them.

If you come as a large group, do notice the centre in advance for further arrangement.

Location: 1, Jalan Polo, Leisure Farm, 81560 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-7366895
Email: admin@kudahouse.com
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00am, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed on: Monday
Entrance fee:
Adults: RM25
Children: RM15
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3. Forest City Gelang Patah (森林城市)

Built with of 4 man-made islands, the development of Forest City has created a luxury and nature blend environment, making it a paradise of nature. Everything in Forest City is new and modern, which makes us feels like another small Singapore in Johor.

Forest City Gelang Patah View

The charm of Forest City lies at its free admission to their large beautiful swimming pool and children-friendly water playground.

If you were here on weekday when there are fewer visitors, you own the entire pool! A kind reminder is to wear swimming suit or the staff will ask you to leave.

Gelang Patah Forest City

After having fun at the pool, take a shower and get ready to be fascinated by breathtaking view of sea. Take a stroll along the beach right beside the swimming pool. You can even go for adventurous ATV ride at the beach.

Water sports like stand-up paddling, water walking, jet ski and banana boat are offered too. Remember to take lots of pictures as remembrance!

Location: Jalan Forest City 1, Pulau Satu, Gelang Patah, 81550 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-505 8888
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee: Free entrance
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4. Mall Of Medini

With the high street setting, Mall of Medini stands as the premier lifestyle entertainment and retail shopping centre in Johor, serving as a gateway to Legoland Malaysia.

Mall of Medini Gelang Patah

Decorated with exquisite art works, the shopping mall is elegantly painted with graffities in a cosy atmosphere. It offers variety of brand outlets and establishments to offer a unique shopping experience.

Also read: 7 Upcoming Shopping Malls in Johor Bahru 2018

Lots of food and beverages outlets can be found here. From KFC, Old Town Café, Burger King to Kenny Rogers Chicken, you are very encouraged to dine here instead of inside the Legoland because the food price here is much cheaper.

Mall Of Medini Gelang Patah View

If you are staying at Legoland Hotel, this mall is very near to it. There’s even a 24-hour convenience store to satisfy your midnight craving. However, do take note that most of the stores only accept cash. Do bring enough cash while you do the shopping here.

Location: No. 4 Lebuh Medini Utara, Medini Iskandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 7-509 9498
Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm
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5. Sireh Park Iskandar Puteri

Sireh Park is a big scale leisure park consists of 7 small hills. There are over 150 different kinds of trees and over 500 roses around, decorating the park in the most beautiful way. With a gorgeous botanical garden, the park also attracts geographical experts as well as botanist to do research.

Sireh Park Iskandar Puteri Gelang Patah

By offering variety of facilities for jogging and leisure sports, locals always spend their evening here jogging or cycling around through the jogging track. Children will always have lots of fun roaming around the park.

Besides, every place in the park turn out to be the perfect backdrop of an Instagram picture. Sometimes you find girls taking pictures or selfies non-stop. Remember to fully charge the phone’s battery!

Sireh Park Iskandar Puteri Gelang Patah Garden

 

7 Best Food In Gelang Patah

1. Chua Kee Seafood (蔡记海鲜楼)

Stand as one of the oldest Chinese restaurant established in Gelang Patah, Chua Kee Seafood is truly a heaven for seafood lovers. Despite serving their most signature dishes – black pepper crab, the restaurant also serves pork, vegetables, seafood, chicken and noodles that cooked in various style.

The Black Pepper Crab is almost present on every table. Although coated with strong black pepper gravy, you can still enjoy the naturally sweet flesh once bitten. You can have them all very quickly as the chef already helped us to crack open the shell.

Chua Kee Restaurant, Gelang Patah

Never ever forget to order a big bowl of clam soup too. There are endless fresh clams inside the fish bones stock. The milky savoury taste is going to warm your soul and open your appetite.

If you want to order vegetables, their stir-fried assorted vegetables and string beans are highly recommended.

Location: No 1, Jalan Kacang Panjang, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-510 3198
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Closed on: Alternate Wednesday

 

2. New Chua Kee Seafood Restaurant (新蔡记海鲜楼)

New Chua Kee Seafood Restaurant is the new branch of Chua Kee Seafood Restaurant opened in Gelang Patah. From fresh seafood like fishes, crabs and prawns, delightful pork, chicken to different kinds of vegetables, it has it all.

Also read: 11 Top Seafood Restaurants in Johor Bahru

New Chua Kee Seafood Restaurant

The dishes can be ordered in different sizes at your choice. Salted egg crabs and honey chicken wings are their must-try if you are dining here. Other highly ordered dishes include hot plate nyonya bean curd, butter pork and steamed fish.

New Chua Kee Seafood Restaurant Crabs

For drinks, we recommend you their homemade herbal tea which has a very refreshing taste. Remember to ask the waiter for the recommended dishes of the season too!

Location: 17 & 19, Jalan Nusaria 3, Taman Nusantara, Bandar Nusajaya, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-757 7687 / +6016-756 5875
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Closed on: Alternate Tuesday
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3. Restoran 777

Restoran 777 is a big hawker centre serving authentic Malaysian cuisine in al fresco setting. Here, you can find endless stalls, offering variety of delicious food under one roof, which includes yong tau foo, rojak, bak kut teh, char kway teow, seafood fried rice and many more.

One of the recommended dish is the BBQ stingray which dipped in sambal chili sauce. They even offer delightful squid that baked in Portuguese style, making the hawker centre a great place for food hunting.

Restoran 777 In Gelang Patah Food

Every night, Restoran 777 is crowded with locals of all ethnics coming over for dinner. More tables are set up on the road to accommodate vast crowd.

Location: 2, Medan Nusa Perintis 8, Taman Nusa Perintis 2, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-530 1388
Opening Hours:
Daily: 5:30am – 1:00am

 

4. Tea Garden Gelang Patah

Dedicated in serving Nan Yang dishes and beverages, Tea Garden Gelang Patah has successfully preserved the authentic taste of these delicacies, aiming at passing down the unique heritage of Nan Yang to future generations.

Tea Garden in Gelang Patah

Despite serving Nan Yang dishes, with 37 outlets in total, Tea Garden serves over 200 dishes ranging from street food, western cuisines, dim sum, hot in wok to Malaysian’s all-time favourite. With their own secret recipe, surely you will find one that meet your appetite.

Tea Garden Gelang Patah Food

The place is suitable for either breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. Besides, the prices are affordable too!

Location: No. 10 & 12, Jalan Nusaria 11/6, Taman Nusantara, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 11:00pm
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5. Restoran Tian Lai (天来海鲜)

Another famous seafood restaurant in Gelang Patah falls on Restaurant Tian Lai. The restaurant is easily located because there will be crowd and cars at dining hours every single day.

Restoran Tian Lai Gelang Patah

Recommended seafood here would be their chilli crab with tangy and savoury sauce. It is a children friendly dish as it is not overly spicy and has a rich egg fragrance. Don’t forget to try out their steamed Ikan Patin which comes with natural sweet flesh too.

Restoran Tian Lai Gelang Patah Chilli Crab

For the sambal sotong, it is stewed with many ingredients and it tastes a bit likely Nyonya dish. What I can say is that you really can feel the freshness as the sotong is extremely elastic and rubbery!

Location: 58, Jalan Leong Bee, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-510 1521
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00pm – 10:00pm
Closed on: Alternate Monday

6. Wee Hoi Kopitiam & Pau (惠海咖啡店)

Operated for 3 generations, Wee Hoi Kopitiam & Pau serves different kinds of homemade buns in a small humble shophouse. The business is extremely good because there are lots of pre-order takeaway every day.

Wee Hoi Kopitiam & Pau Gelang Patah Food

With generous fillings, each snowy-white bun has excellent bite where you will feel a lively bounce in mouth. If you prefer meat bun, I’m pretty sure all locals will recommend you their braised pork belly bun which comes with a balance stuffing of fat and meat.

Also read: 13 Best Cafe In Johor Bahru That Are Worth Travelling For

Wee Hoi Kopitiam & Pau Gelang Patah Pau & Coffee

Together with their freshly brewed coffee that gives off a distinctive aroma and soft boiled kampung chicken eggs which offers better texture than ordinary eggs, it makes a perfect breakfast to kick start your day.

Location: No.6, Jalan Kacang Panjang, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016-776 6110
Opening Hours:
Friday – Wednesday: 6:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on: Thursday
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7. Kafe Rasa Ria Gelang Patah

Set against a cosy environment, Rasa Ria is a Malay café offering authentic Malay food, Indonesia food and western cuisine at cheap price. It also has an outlet at Pontian.

Kafe Rasa Ria Gelang Patah

Many ordered their turmeric fried chicken rice as their signature turmeric chicken is extremely flavourful. Typical Malay food like rendang chicken and nasi lemak are well-cooked to perfection, while their fried mee and fried bee hoon comes with generous portion.

Kafe Rasa Ria Gelang Patah Food

Pair your meal with some side dishes too. From breaded crispy prawn, steamed chicken dumping, fried octopus ball to steamed bun, Rasa Ria has it all.

Location: 01-01, Jalan Nusaria 11/5, Taman Nusantara, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-553 9336
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm
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Top 2 Gelang Patah Hotel

1. D Elegance Hotel

With a core aim to offer great night’s sleep at great price, D Elegance Hotel features 56 spacious guestrooms well-fitted with modern amenities. Best of all, the hotel is merely 10-minute drive to Legoland, Hello Kitty Town & Puteri Harbour.

D Elegance Hotel Gelang Patah

Price Starting From:
RM83 @ SGD$27 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Also read: 13 Best & Cheap Hotels In Johor Bahru

Hotel Highlight:

  • Lift
  • Coffee shop
  • Game room
  • Airport transfer
  • Car rental service
  • Function room
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lounge

D Elegance Hotel Gelang Patah Room

Good To Know:

  • The hotel is 15-minute drive from Tuas Second Link Singapore.
  • You will be charged if you make a cancellation within 7 days prior to booking date.
  • Some room which has no window is cheaper.
  • There is no shopping centre nearby but there are lots of eateries around.
  • Breakfast is not provided.
  • For light sleeper, avoid rooms facing the main road.
  • Safety is highly guaranteed because there are 24 hours CCTV and security patrolling. Besides, no one can enter the lobby without a key card after midnight.
Hotel Details:
Location:06-01, Jalan Nusaria 11/6 Taman Nusantara, 81500 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-553 9951
Email: booking.delegancehotel@gmail.com
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2. Natura Hotel

Natura Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel offering 42 different guestrooms to meet your every need. Featuring green and wood concept, the hotel is simply relaxing and cordial for travellers. All rooms are very clean and beautifully designed in modern yet classic style.

Natura Hotel Johor Bahru

Price Starting From:
RM96 @ SGD$32 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Hotel Highlight:

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Elevator
  • Car Park
  • Family room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free Wi-Fi

Natura Hotel Johor Bahru Room

Also read: 15 Best Hotels Near Legoland Malaysia

Good To Know:

  • Eateries, prominent landmark of Johor, Legoland Malaysia are within proximity.
  • Ironing facility is available upon request.
  • There is a car wash service opposite to the hotel. Rooms affected could be noisy.
  • Single room is available for solo traveller.
  • The hotel has a cancellation policy which is they will charge you the first night’s rate if you fail to show up at arrival date.
Hotel Details:
Location: 15, Jalan Nusaria 4/6, Taman Nusantara, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-509 0511
Email: sales@naturahotel.com.my
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Core Services Rates:
1. SG – Legoland 100SGD(Nett)
2. SG – JB 90-100SGD(Nett)
3. SG – Senai 100SGD(Nett)
4. SG – JPO 100SGD(Nett)
5. SG – KSL 90SGD(Nett)
6. SG – JB Sentral 90SGD(Nett)
7. SG – Mersing 220SGD(Nett)

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