Have you heard of Pengerang Johor before?
How to get to Pengerang Johor from Singapore?
It’s one of the districts in Johor where you can enjoy the freshest lobsters at reasonable price!
This is because Pengerang is just by the sea that filled with endless sea life.
Hence a seafood feast at Pengerang is definitely the must-do while you are here!
Besides, it has a very elegant seacoast with stunning sunset view and lots of attractions nearby.
With the establishment of 2 resorts that blend so well with nature, many people have escaped to this small town for a short getaway.
Who knows you would be the next!
How To Get To Pengerang From Singapore
1.1 Private Taxi From Singapore To Pengerang
Up until now, private taxi service is highly recommended by most of the families and groups of friends and oil & gas staff in Singapore who frequently travel to Johor. They are willing to pay a bit more because the services offer so much benefits! These benefits include:
- Designated pick-up point and drop-off point. They even pick you up at doorstep!
- Immigration clearance process is very hassle-free. Just give your passport to the driver and you don’t need to disembark at customs.
- The spacious fleets offer a more comfortable ride than public transports.
- Experienced driver who are friendly and familiar with the routes in Johor.
For more detailed of the benefits, kindly refer here.
We sincerely recommend you the private car service offered by SGMYTAXI because their services are very warm and attentive.
They offer a very simple online booking process too. If you have any enquiry, kindly Whatsapp them for more info.
1.2 Ferry From Singapore To Pengerang
Ferry is yet another option to Pengerang Johor. It takes time and is very hassle if you have many luggage with you.
However, this option is ideal for budget travellers as it is much cheaper than taking a private car. Follow the 2 steps below and you’ll arrive at Pengerang Johor.
Step 1: Getting To Changi Point Ferry Terminal (Other Than Cab)
In Singapore, Changi Point Ferry Terminal is the only departing point to Pengerang. To get there, you must first go to the MRT stations or the bus interchange below:
- Tanah Merah MRT station
- Tampines MRT station
- Bishan Interchange
- Serangoon Interchange
From Tanah Merah MRT station, take:
- Bus service No.2
Bus fare: $2.00
Estimated travel time: 30 minutes
From Tampines MRT station, take:
- Bus service No.29
Bus fare: $2.00
Estimated travel time: 20 minutes
From Bishan Interchange, take:
- Bus service No.59
Bus fare: $2.50
Estimated travel time: 1 hour 45 minutes
From Serangoon Interchange, take:
- Bus service No.109
Bus fare: $2.40
Estimated travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes
These 4 bus services terminate at Changi Village Bus Terminal where the jetty is just a 5-minute walk.
Step 2: Take Bum Boat From Changi Point Ferry Terminal To Tanjung Pengelih, Pengerang
After arriving at Changi Point Ferry Terminal, you can take the bumboat to Pengerang. The ticket costs S$13 per head and the journey is around 45 minutes.
The immigration procedure it quite simple. Go to the operating desk below a huge “Pengerang” sign and give your passport to the staff. They will return the passport to you once you are on the boat.
Changi Ferry Terminal To Pengerang Ferry Schedule
So far, there is no confirmed schedule of the bumboat ride. It will only depart when there are exactly 12 passengers on board. If you really want to depart early, you need to pay for the missing heads.
But according to the operator, the earliest bumboat departs at 7:00am on weekends and the last bumboat service is around 4:00pm. On weekdays, the schedule varies and you cannot predict the frequency too.
2. Seafood Near Pengerang
2.1 Jade Garden Seafood
The most popular restaurant in Pengerang, Jade Garden Seafood Restaurant, is always fully seated with diners during meal hours.
Lobster in Superior Broth is one of their signature dishes. Even after cooked with the mild yet savoury broth, the firm yet springy lobster still retains its natural and subtle sweetness.
Also read: 11 Best Seafood Restaurants In Johor Bahru
If you prefer deep fried lobsters, ask for the Marmite lobsters that is not in the menu. With slight crispy texture, the meat together with the Marmite marinade offer you a gentle sweet flavour too. However, it is a bit drier because of deep frying.
For crabs, go for their salted egg crab or curry leaf crab that offer you heavenly taste. Their shell fish or called “Gong Gong” is very chewy and tender. It’s best with the spicy sauces provided.
2.2 Super Lobster Restaurant
As the name suggests, Super Lobster Restaurant serves exceptional lobster dishes that comes with reasonable price. Here, you can choose your favourite lobster from the tank and they will cook for you immediately.
The highlight dishes here would be the Butter Lobster that offers a very fresh and succulent meat. Other recommended lobster dishes are Superior Broth Lobster and Ginger Lobster.
Their black pepper crabs and salted egg crabs are highly recommended too. All crabs they cooked are fresh caught of the day.
For squid lovers, they do serve fried mini squid that has a very crunchy texture. Always complement the squid with the savoury sauce provided as the taste will linger long in you taste bud!
2.3 You Kee Seafood Restaurant
With decades of establishment, You Kee Seafood Restaurant seems to capture most of the customers’ stomach by serving the freshest seafood every day. The food price here is quite reasonable too.
Butter Lobster is the main signature here. Deep fried with butter, the little saltiness complements the taste of original sweet lobster. Plus, the meat is easily shelled off using spoon and chopstick.
Their Indonesia Style Fried Baby Squid has a very crunchy texture and the soft small bone is still inside it. You would taste little bitterness after several times of chewing.
Different kind of crabs and fishes are offered too. They can cook in different styles according to your preferences.
2.4 Sin Kong Seafood Restaurant
The special thing about Sin Kong Seafood Restaurant is they cater to unusual taste of customers, even if it’s not offered in the menu. There are some customers who prefer to eat the raw lobsters by just dipping it in savoury sauce.
However, the signature lobster dish here is superior broth lobster. The savoury broth is cooked with 6 different ingredients for 2 hours, offering a fresh and sweet taste. Other highlight lobster dishes are steamed lobster and salad lobster.
Crabs are loved by customers too. The most ordered one are black pepper crabs and salted egg crabs. The little spiciness in salted egg crabs is a bonus to the overall tastiness. Many customers prefer their crabs that cooked with fried thread noodles too.
3. Budget Hotels Near Pengerang, Johor
For budget travellers, we recommend you 3 of the budget hotels where basic amenities are provided. These 3 hotels are quite near to one another and their price range are from RM50 to RM100.
Firstly, the Hiap Hwa Hotel. The rooms are clean and free Wi-fi is provided. There are sea view rooms available but it costs more too. Next is the Tai Hoe Hotel. Walk in check in is available here.
This hotel is more likely a simple household because there is dining area and family’s kitchen outside the room. You can choose Sin Hin Hotel too. Air conditioning and free Wi-fi is provided.
Also read: 13 Best & Cheap Hotels In Johor Bahru
4. Pengerang Resort
4.1 Sebana Cove Resort
Price Starting From:
RM280 @ SGD$93 (Include hotel tax & service fee)
- LED TV with MATV & Selected Singapore Channels
- 18-hole golf course
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Night club
- Restaurant serving local and international cuisines
- Bicycles for rental
- Amazing cove sunset
- Tennis court
- Squash court
- Family room
Good To Know:
- For better views, go for the higher rooms with marina or port view.
- The resort is 2-hour drive distance from Singapore border.
- Extra pillow is charged RM10.
- Fishing at the nearby river is charged RM50 even if you bring your own rods and baits.
- Non-cancellation policy is practiced by the hotel.
- If you need any transport, kindly approach the reception counter and they will arrange it for you.
4.2 Lakeview Terrace Resort Pengerang
Price Starting From:
RM269 @ SGD$89 (Include hotel tax & service fee)
- LV Café
- Laundry Services
- Swimming pool
- BBQ facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Car rental service
- Room service
Good To Know:
- Only 3 types of rooms are offered. They are studio room, executive room and LV suite. Each room fits maximum 2 people.
- The sunset by the lake is extremely stunning.
- Safety is guaranteed as the resort is guarded securely in a gated compound.
- The resort is just 3.5km away from the place where all seafood restaurants are situated.
- Children below 12 can stay for free using the existing bed in room.
- For guests above 13 years old, extra beds are only available in certain rooms.
5. Attraction Near Pengerang
There are a lot of amazing attractions near Pengerang too. For a perfect relaxation, go to the Desaru Beach or Kota Tinggi Waterfall. The view is extremely stunning and the places are ideal for meditation.
If you are with friends, Lotus Desaru Water Theme Park is great for you! A lot of exciting and fun water activities are offered here.
If you really want to know more about the attractions near Pengerang, please refer here: Desaru Travel Guide