Time.Together” At Puteri Harbour Officially Launched
Initiative aimed at bringing loved ones together to the “Jewel of Iskandar Puteri”, the premier family and lifestyle destination in the country’s southern region
Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia greeted by Sir Topham Hatt also known as The Fat Controller into the Iskandar Ballroom for the launch of Puteri Harbour Time.Together.
Iskandar Puteri, Johor; 18 January 2016 – Puteri Harbour in Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) today cemented its position as the premier family and lifestyle destination in Malaysia’s southern region with the launch of “time.together”, an initiative aimed at encouraging the public to come to Puteri Harbour and spend quality time with family and friends.
The initiative, which leverages Puteri Harbour’s unique and distinctive offering, showcases the full suite of family-friendly activities in the region. These include visits to SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, the largest integrated Hello Kitty themed offering in South East Asia which gives visitors the only complete Hello Kitty experience outside of Japan, and THOMAS TOWN, the home of all time family favourite characters – Thomas & Friends.
Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia graced the launch event together with Yang Mulia Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.
“By providing an avenue to foster better personal connections with family, loved ones and friends; Puteri Harbour’s time.together initiative will help address a pain point faced by several families in this fast-moving digital age. It will deliver a destination equipped with luxurious but affordable waterfront dining outlets, attractions and events where families can build and strengthen bonds through the quality of time spent together,” said Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels.
The time.together initiative will see the destination embarking on several projects that will bring unforgettable moments to adults and children alike. Among those projects include a special collaboration between Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour and SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, to produce exclusively designed Hello Kitty themed hotel rooms for families and fans of the beloved icon. The rooms will be open to public later this year.
Puteri Harbour provides a one-stop access to premier waterfront living with unparalleled and unique experiences in leisure, entertainment, dining and other lifestyle amenities for the entire family. This includes the Puteri Harbour Marina, recognised among the global sailing community as one of the “must sail destinations” in the world. It is the first in Malaysia to be recognised and awarded with 5 Gold Anchor Award by The Yacht Harbour Association (“TYHA”), United Kingdom in February 2014. The Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal provides an alternative point of entry for the international tourists and currently offers ferry services to Tanjung Balai and Batam, Indonesia.
PUTERI HARBOUR ATTRACTIONS
SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN allows visitors to step into a world of all things Hello Kitty, including live appearances by the Hello Kitty herself! Daily attractions include character parades, photo sessions, and various other events and activities which allow visitors to get up close and personal with the renowned Japanese pop-culture icon. SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN also boasts the Red Bow Café, one of only two Hello Kitty themed cafés in Malaysia; two official licensed Hello Kitty merchandise outlets – one general merchandise store, and the other catering specially to ‘Hello Kitty in Oz’, the themed attraction’s newest adventure offering.
Puteri Harbour is also home to the THOMAS TOWN attraction, where visitors are transported to the fictional Island of Sodor, and the home of Thomas & Friends. Experience the characters come to life through fun-filled rides and activities that involve the whole family.
PUTERI HARBOUR DINING & LEISURE
The saying goes: A family that eats together stays together. When it comes to dining and lifestyle options, Puteri Harbour has got that down to an art, leaving visitors spoilt for choice and a water-front ambience that cannot be found anywhere else. The myriad of dining and shopping options include retail and lifestyle stores, fine dining restaurants and alfresco cafes, all of which were carefully planned to capitalise on the breath-taking view of the marina.
Every month, Puteri Harbour also hosts “Port of Call”, the destination’s signature outdoor carnival featuring pop-up music, arts and a street market. Encapsulating all of the harbour’s offerings in a single event, it is an event that has to be experienced by every family.
PUTERI HARBOUR PROPERTIES
In addition to entertainment, Puteri Harbour boasts an impressive portfolio of waterfront properties and is considered as one of the most highly sought after liveable areas. The residential projects developed by UEM Sunrise, including Almãs, Teega and Imperia, received positive response, with units at Imperia and Teega being completely sold out.
UEM Sunrise remains upbeat about its recently launched Estuari Gardens, the first landed residential development in Puteri Harbour, and believes that it will add a new dynamics to the current residential landscape of the area.
Puteri Harbour is strategically located near the Senai International Airport and Singapore’s Changi International Airport; as well as four international seaports and the Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal. It is also accessible via a good network of highways and is just 15 minutes from the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link. More information about Puteri Harbour’s offerings for families can be obtained from its website at www.puteriharbour.com.
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ABOUT THEMED ATTRACTIONS RESORTS & HOTELS SDN. BHD.
Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., (formerly known as Cameron Highlands Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) is an investment holding company incorporated to develop, manage and operate hospitality and attraction destinations in Malaysia. Established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, TAR&H serves as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry by bringing premier world-class hotels, resorts, golf courses and attractions to the region.
Its current key investment portfolio comprises of Desaru Coast – Malaysia’s first integrated luxury destination, LEGOLAND® Malaysia – the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore – an indoor family education and entertainment centre, Puteri Harbour – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan, Thomas Town – an indoor theme park that features the famous Thomas & Friends® characters on multiple themed rides and Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi. The Els Club Malaysia will add two more championship golf courses to its stable with the opening of Els Club Desaru Coast and Els Club Desaru Valley, both located in Desaru Coast.
Working with renowned global and local partners and brands, TAR&H aims to be the leading Leisure & Tourism Group bringing world-class destinations to South East Asia, creating over 15,000 jobs.