8 Reasons To Stop By at Skudai R&R in Johor
Happy New Year everyone! For the past two years, it has been tough for everyone especially during the MCO (movement control order) and we pray for the best in 2022. Chinese New Year is around the corner in February and Hari Raya will be in May so there will be many people traveling interstate for ‘balik kampung’. For those who are traveling south to Johor Bahru, here are the 8 reasons to stop by at Skudai R&R (Rest and Relax).
Location of Skudai R&R
The Skudai R&R is beside North South Highway (South) towards Johor Bahru and Singapore. It is really hard to miss Skudai R&R as there are many signages before the entry.
Look out for 2 “Kawasan Rehat Skudai” highway signages at 1KM and 500M away to enter the R&R ingress and another 2 direction signages for the turning in.
On top of that, the Skudai R&R is located 2km after Johor Premium Outlet. You can take a pit stop at Skudai R&R after your day long shopping at Johor Premium Outlet. It is also 15 minute drive to Senai Airport and 25km to Johor Bahru and Singapore.
Family Friendly Facility and Cleanest Toilet
We travelled around Asia and Australia and we went to many different R&R. We have been to many impressive and clean toilets in countries like Japan and Thailand. As a Malaysian, I am proud to say that Skudai R&R is one of the cleanest I have been to, even compared to Japan. We always complain that the toilets at R&R are usually dirty but it is definitely not the case at Skudai R&R.
This is a family friendly facility and this means direct, quick access from the carpark to toilets without any stairs and the toilets have pram friendly toilet cubicles.
They have the cleanest toilets and are awarded FIVE STARS by Kulai town council for that. On top of that, their toilets are huge, spacious and disable friendly. Not forgetting, they also offer a large surau for prayers.
The facility comes with 24 hours CCTV too.
Family friendly parking spaces
You can find so many parking spaces at Skudai R&R. On top of that, the parking lots are for cars only and large trailers are not allowed to enter.
The parking spaces in Skudai R&R are spacious and easy to park, making it family friendly and disable friendly. This is one of the reasons why you should stop by at Skudai R&R in Johor. There are over 300 parking spaces at Skudai R&R especially important when you “balik kampung”
Family and Disable Friendly Designs
What we notice about Skudai R&R is the proper planning when building the R&R. The public area and toilets are inclusive of ramps and designs that are friendly for families, children, disabled and the elderly.
Family Friendly Family activities
This is something unique and cool and probably the first for R&R in Malaysia. You can find Instagram-able colourful wall murals, environmentally features, large granite rocks, indoor and outdoor landscaping, interactive wall mural and mangrove walkway benches for photos. This is at the public toilet area facility.
At the outdoor open space near Caltex, there are life size cartoon cow mascots and colourful night lights that lights up at 7pm everyday.
If you want some cool Instagram photos, you can pose with these. If you are with your family and kids, just watch the traffic when you cross the roads. Be safe and stay fun!
Skudai R&R will be the home of three petrol stations and two are currently running. At this time, you can find Caltex and Shell Petrol Stations at Skudai R&R. BHP Petrol Station will open soon!
Here are few things you should know about the Caltex and Shell Petrol stations at Skudai R&R.
Caltex Petrol Station
This Caltex Petrol station offers an Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging station by Jom Charge. This is the only public 50kW Fast Charging Station in Johor. If you have an EV car, this is the place you should visit to charge your car fast! Charge up to 80% of your EV car in 30 mins!
Shell Petrol Station
The Shell Petrol Station offers spacious design in and out. If you plan to do a petrol refill, you can check out the Shell Select.
The Shell Select offers Deli2Go pastries and these are freshly baked pastries. What makes a good combination with hot pastries, hot coffee!
You can find the popular UK Coffee, Costa Coffee machine here. Whether you like hot or cold, Costa Coffee has it all.
Not forgetting the RHB Bank ATM machine for your money withdrawal convenience.
If you want to pit stop and recharge yourself and your smartphone, there are seating with charging points available. The facilities are there for the convenience of the customers.
This is one of the biggest Family Mart outlets in Johor. There are parking spaces at Family Mart and that makes it very convenient for everyone to have a pit stop at this Family Mart outlet.
It comes with your family food and snacks from Japan such as the hot food, oden, onigiri, soft serve ice cream and more.
This is an important place after a long drive or you just wanted to get something for a snack or quick bite, you can find everything at Family Mart.
What I like about Family Mart is their food and snacks and the imported Japanese food and drinks. Since we can’t travel to Japan, this is the closest place we can have to Japan.
If you are at Skudai R&R, Family Mart is one of the places you can take a pit stop, refresh, reload and shop.
Starbucks Drive Thru
Lastly, the most iconic must be the Starbucks Drive Thru outlet. This is probably one of the most popular places at Skudai R&R as you can see many travelers and locals packed at this popular Starbucks outlet. The carpark in Starbucks are often full. Just park at the main carpark and make a short walk over to Starbucks!
Since the opening of this Starbucks drive thru outlet, this place has become a place for the locals to enjoy their cuppa coffee, chill, meeting or enjoying the food.
There are also many cars lining up for coffee during morning and peak hours. If you need some coffee to kick start your day or journey, remember to visit the Starbucks Drive Thru at Skudai R&R.
These are the eight reasons to stop by at Skudai R&R in Johor.
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