Kota Tinggi is a town in Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia.
By planeThe nearest airport with commercial flights is located in Johor Bahru, which is well-connected to the rest of Malaysia, including several daily flights to Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia. An alternative option would be to fly into Singapore, which is better connected internationally than Johor Bahru, though with the added hassle of having to pass through customs and immigration twice.
There are frequent buses (Maju 227, Causeway Link 6B, Transit Link 41) between downtown Johor Bahru's Jalan Wong Ah Fook (the bus stop is opposite City Square) and Kota Tinggi's bus terminal at Jalan Niaga Utama. The Maju 227 bus actually originates and terminates at Johore Bahru's Larkin Bus Terminal. Causeway Link no. 66 bus plies between Larkin Bus Terminal and Kota Tinggi. The average frequency of the Maju 227 bus is every 15 minutes and the one-way fare between City Square and Kota Tinggi is RM4.80. The journey takes about 1 hour or more, depending on the bus number and traffic conditions. Generally, buses with "Kota Tinggi" in large letters, and without other smaller stops written on the front, tend to travel faster.
There are non-stop Mara Liner coach services four times a day from Johor Bahru's Larkin Bus Terminal to Kota Tinggi at 10:30, 13:00, 17:00 and 22:00, en route to Bandar Penawar. The one-way fare is RM 4.00.
Bus terminal in the town is:
On footThe town is small enough to walk around.
"Kampung Makam" (Tomb Village) is a historic complex located just 1.5km northeast of the bus terminal and is the other tourist attraction of Kota Tinggi. Its name was probably derived from the presence of several Malay royal tombs of historic significance. Th most prominent of these tombs is that belonging to Sultan Mahmud, the 10th ruler of the Johor Sultanate. In the same complex exists fort-like stone walls resembling the remnants of a building or palace. The walls are of stone and corals while the mortar is made of a mixture of pounded cockle shells and other materials.
Firefly Valley Leisure Parkaddress: Jalan Kota Tinggi
Kota Tinggi Museumaddress: Jalan Kota Tinggi-PengerangThe museum traces the history of the Johor Sultanate and exhibits paintings, historical dioramas, weaponry and other objects.
Kota Tinggi Town Squareaddress: Jalan Tun Sri LanangPublic square.
Sungai Bang JPS Recreational Parkaddress: Jalan Niaga 3, 81900Park.
A cruise from Kota Tinggi Jetty to see the fireflies amongst the mangroves is a good idea. Departs at 19:30 with more trips if demand is high enough. The fare is RM20 per person and lasts about 45 minutes. Individual travellers will join the large tour groups who had their dinner nearby before the firefly tour.
- KIP Mart
- Heritage Mall
- KINI Supermarket
- Econsave Supermarket
Plaza Kota Tinggiaddress: Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, 81900Shopping mall.
Kota Tinggi Public Marketaddress: Pusat Perdagangan Kota Tinggi, 81900Public market.
:Belangkas Mahkota: Located at Jalan Tun Sri Lanang (near the bridge, next to Esso gas station)
:Hidangan MZ: Located at Jalan Johor (sitting next to the Petronas gas station)
:Bangkok Village Restaurant: Located at Jalan Tambatan (serving Thai and Malay cuisines)
:p/s: One alfresco Chinese dining restaurant almost facing the firefly tour jetty, and the other airconditioned restaurant next door. Across the road from the two restaurants is a Hawkers Centres where about 20 individual food stalls selling Chinese and Malay foods at reasonable price until about 22:00.
Fast food outlets
:McDonald's: Located at Jalan Niaga (near Plaza Kota Tinggi)
:Secret Recipe: Located at Jalan Niaga (near Plaza Kota Tinggi)
:Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC): Located at Jalan Mawai (near the traffic lights)
:Pizza Hut: Located at Jalan Niaga (sitting next to KINI Supermarket)
:Domino's Pizza: Located near Heritage Mall
Warung Makanan Laut Abdullahphone: +60 166691923address: Kampung Seluyutspecialist in cooking fresh water prawns
G Waterlilies Hoteladdress: No. 2, Jalan Niaga 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Tinggi, 81900Hotel.
phone: +60 7-883-9099address: No 29 Jalan Tun Habab 81900 Kota Tinggi Johor12-storey, 85-room hotel. Located only 500m north-west of the bus terminal. All standard and superior double rooms are furnished with individual air-conditioning, colour TV, private bath with shower and complimentary tea making facilities. The deluxe double rooms and family suites are furnished with individual air-conditioning, colour TV, private bath with shower, complimentary tea making facilities, minibar, hair dryer, iron & ironing board and complimentary mineral water. Facilities and service: Coffee house, lounge, beer garden, conference rooms, ballroom, laundry, safe deposit box, free covered car park, local tour arrangement, WiFi (coffee house only)
Hotel Sri Kotaphone: +60 7 883 8111address: Facing the Firefly tour jetty and the river, No 47, 48, 49, Jalan Jaffar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor Darul Takzim4 storey , all equipped with Air-conditioning, hot shower, TV and no telephone, Internet is available.
Home of Peace (Boutique Rest House)address: 29 Jalan Intan 2, Percint Intan, Taman Daiman, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor Darul Takzim2 storey , living room & master bedroom air-conditioning,TV room,kitchen, living room decorated with vantage furniture
- Desaru, local beach resort to the south of Kota Tinggi