About this listing
Bukit Indah, an upper class residential area, is fun and very safe and located just 15 mins from Singapore. Located at an excellent location, the house is a 5 mins walk to Jusco Shopping Centre and 3 mins to the Bus Stop for taking a bus to Singapore or other parts of Johor.
A cosy room with a double bed, fully aircon, night curtain, flat screen TV and hot pot for boiling water. Single owner, can use TV, cooker, washer and fridge. Free Wifi.
A good alternative for those who find Singapore accommodation to be expensive. Bus stop is just located outside the house, with direct bus to Singapore or to JB town.
Jusco Regional Shopping Centre
Tesco & Giant Hypermarket
Fine dining restaurants with international cuisine
Fast food restaurants - Mac Donald, Pizza Hut, KFC, etc
Education – EduCity, international schools, colleges, universities
Entertainment – LEGOLAND Malaysia, Johor Premium Outlets, Hello Kitty, Puteri Harbour, Medini
Medical Hub – Columbia Asia Medical Hub, Afiat Healthpark
Johor State Administration Centre at Kota Iskandar
Guest gets full access to all amenities including cooking and washing.
Interaction with Guests
I am semi-retired so you'll get lots of me or as little as you wish.
From Jusco shopping centre to Legoland, Nusajaya is a safe area to live. Shopping, entertainment and food is bountiful and affordable.
The house is centrally located, the Jusco shopping centre is just 5 mins walk away. If you wish to travel afar, radio taxi is easily available.
Other Things to Note
Many guests had mistaken us to be in Singapore. Changi airport is about 50km away, about an hour by car. If you are coming in from Singapore, take the CW3 bus at Jurong East Station, a direct bus, cost S$4.00. Call me when you arrive. I will pick you up. (Try to avoid coming from Woodland or you have to take a taxi which cost RM30)
Your booking is for a room that can house 2 adults and 2 children. If there are more guests, you can discuss with me.
Single owner. Every guest is responsible for the cleanliness of the premise. Complete Privacy.
This is the first and the last time I will book and stay in this bad and dirty cozy room !!!
First of all, it's first floor of the shop house area, total 9 rooms by partitioning in 1 floor, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet, no water heater, simple few toiletries and look empty and no clean.
2nd, I booked total 3 rooms for rm190. Only 1 master room with aircond, another 2 rooms with normal stand fan provided, fitted with 1 queen bed and one table, it's very small without window, hot and dusty!!
3rd, master room is acceptable but below average, due to dusty and unfurnished.
4th, living room, with one 3 seats sofa which is very dusty and smelly and broken, one 24 inch TV set, I dint touch it, no clean at all.
5th, for security matter, the entrance door of the floor is broken without locker, only u can lock it at downstair entrance door.
I kept all the photos of what I mentioned but unfortunately I can't upload it here. Lastly, the host is unfriendly and rushy, quickly settled down and go back once received my full payment.
The first time I booked the homestay with badly experience and together with my old parents and my cute daughter.
Vince was asking for 3 rooms for a night during the Holiday season (Hari Raya), and I had told him that my place is full. He persisted so I told him that I had another place that is a shop house which had not been used for several weeks as it is being readied for sale. I offered him a special price of $15.00 per room.
The moment they arrived, his parents started to complain. They were not happy with the security although they were given keys to the iron gate and the room keys. They also complained that there was no hot water. They were also the only party staying at the price. I wondered if his parents know about the rate that he is paying for the place.
Rather then revealing the rate that he was paying or to argue with them I left asap. When I handed him the key, it was already around 6pm and they had booked for a night only.
This review is base on the accommodation of another location and does not reflect the many glowing reviews that we have received for cozi home which is being offered here.
This was our first trip down to Johor and yet we had an unpleasant night stay..
- The rooms were smelly and become unbearable throughout the night, found unclear rubbish just outside the door.
- Spider cobwebs found on the ceiling and the bed.
- heavy dust on the table fans.
- bathroom was dirty, we even faced water disruption in the middle of our bath!
- broken sofa chair.
- host not responsive, very slow in answering to phone calls and sms.
Malcolm is a very friendly guy. He is a great host and the rent is reasonable. There is a shopping centre nearby. It is a great place to stay.
As all others say, to travel safe, be vigilant always. This is our first time using Airbnb and to Bukit Indah, great experience.
Nice to meet Malcolm and his wife, a very easy going couple, a dog which my youngest kid scare but love to have. We only stay for a night and Malcolm is kind & helpful to pick us up at Aeon and show us where to eat.
Bukit Indah was a peaceful, nice town with friendly people. We wish to discover more about exotic underground spots in this city, to learn more about Malaysian history and culture if we visit him again in future.
I stayed in Malcolm's room above the shophouse. I'm working in Singapore so it's a great spot and very convenient for getting over the Second link at Tuas. The bus stops right outside. Malls are 5 minutes away as are big supermarkets and plenty of choice of good restaurants in the area. Malcolm was a great host and really went out of his way to help me settle into life in Malaysia. And Sunday barbecues were great! I extended my stay by a month.
Do not go there: Malcolm lied on the listing so I paid a room that I didn't book which was horrible.
Big bang for the RM buck! Located in clean, safe, and convenient area (access to the mega mall, Aeon, decent restaurants, massage salon, Legoland, etc), the room was was maintained clean and neat with all the necessities (wine opener, glasses, water, power adapters, etc) were readily borrowed by the courtesy of the host, Malcolm and his wife. Malcom provided not only the bed but also breakfast (coffee and milo), so it was actually bnb. :) Never thought I would meet with a person in Johor who understands the paradigm shift in the IT by the cloud and Amazon :-p - no wonder why he is a host in AirBnB! I will have no single hesitation nor give any second thought if I come to stay over in Johor again.
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About the Host, Malcolm
Hello. after living 35 years in Singapore, I moved to Johor, 7 years ago, Bukit Indah is a fast-growing area within the Iskandar district. It is a vibrant and very safe area. I am a qualified English teacher, taught at "REAL" and Austin International school in Johor, Nowadays I am involved in mentoring students and running a guest house. I am fond of computers, I am a pioneer, I opened the first Internet cafe in Singapore and the house is equipped with a high speed Internet.
My house is always ready for visitors. I like to keep it clean and uncluttered, such as you would expect in a 5 star hotel.
My motto is - "Numquam advenit dies crastinus"
- tomorrow may never come. Seize the moment while you can.
From Jusco shopping centre to Legoland, Bukit Indah permeates the air of excitement and fun, I enjoy meeting people and have a good conversation over coffee or beer.