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Behold, Johor Bahru’s most stunning place to live in 2021


From privately maintained forest reserves and canal waterways, Leisure Farm is a quaint gem in Johor Bahru that offers a place to unwind, recharge, and become one with its natural beauty. With exclusive access to some of the best facilities around, it’s hard not to fall in love with Leisure Farm’s innate charm.

©Leisure Farm

Most of us have a bucket list of beautiful places in the world we want to travel to. But what if you can live your dream and wake up every day in a sanctuary so breathtaking, you’ll feel like you’re strolling through a postcard? Especially with the current state of the world, we have learnt to make the most of living at home. Many of us now value our home spaces, common areas, and things within reach more than ever. What better way to spend the days than in tranquility?

It is not in suburban Europe or Australia but located right here in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor. Leisure Farm is an award-winning, 1,765 acres freehold resort community developed by Mulpha International Bhd (Mulpha) since the 1990s. The development has maintained its pristine natural surroundings throughout the years, as Leisure Farm practices sustainable development and importing experience from Mulpha’s international developments. It is well-preserved and has matured naturally over the past two decades. The views from just outside your window aren’t like anything else in Malaysia, as Leisure Farm sits in a privately maintained forest reserve.

©Leisure Farm

Having stunning views right outside your doorstep is an added plus especially in this pandemic era. With most Malaysians working from home, the need for relaxing living spaces has never been higher. Leisure Farm provides desirable liveability, where its residents will be able to enjoy a comfortable live-play-work environment.

The master development is divided into well-designed precincts —three of which, namely Bayou Creek, Residensi Bayou and the Luxury Villa Collection offer much to talk about.

Living among nature

There are many developments in Malaysia that can proudly tout that they are sitting among nature. Leisure Farm is also one of the few that can confidently make this claim while also being the first Green Building Index (GBI) certified development. Building for sustainability is second nature to Leisure Farm, which is why their development and estate management is designed with minimal environmental impact and maximum sustainable use of resources.

Living amongst nature is not only a form of escapism from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It also contributes to your physical and mental health, such as reducing blood pressure and reducing stress hormone production.

More than just a stunning haven, Leisure Farm was built packed with facilities and amenities that cater to every aspect of holistic and intentional living, developed to naturally blend into the surrounding greenery. Some of the facilities available here include:

  • Balé Club (20 acres)

The focal point of residents here—The Balé Club—is set to be your family’s second home away from home. The number of amenities in this 20-acre clubhouse is astounding, such as the playground for your kids to spend the day while making new friends, to the beach lagoon family pool and 33-metre infinity pool. Sports fans will also enjoy the gym, tennis courts, basketball and netball courts. The Balé Club has hosted several competitive sports events for the international school community, so you know it’s up to standards.

  • Canal Park (12 acres)

Spend every day immersed in nature walking through Canal’s Park’s five hectares of idyllic parklands. Close your eyes, let the gentle breeze, sounds of the canal and natural biodiversity whisk you away. Rise early to jog in Canal Park and end the workout with an amazing sunrise from the park’s watchtower. You can even host birthdays and anniversaries at Canal Park’s lush lawn area, picnic style!

  • Kayu Manis Orchard (15 acres)

Get away from it all and book a time for meditation or quiet reflection at Kayu Manis Orchard. Teach your children the importance of gardening and growing plants at the fruit orchard, herb garden, or learning about natural exploration and outdoor learning.

One-Stop Centre – First-class concierge and top-notch security for all residents

On top of that, Leisure Farm has groomed dedicated personnel ready to help with a variety of queries. There is a wide selection of preferred contractors’ contact information that can be provided (for you to liaise directly) to help solve unique issues you might have at home, ranging from landscaping, swimming pool cleaning and pest control, to aircon service and gas cylinder supply. Leisure Farm also provides selected maintenance services and can assist with maintenance bill payment, subject to a service charge.

A complimentary shuttle service is available from Leisure Farm to Gelang Patah town (once a week) and to Aeon Bukit Indah (twice a week) for all residents.

Leisure Farm utilises the i-neighbour property management system. You can pre-register visitors for events and gatherings (when they are allowed again), book facilities, and pay your maintenance bills from anywhere you like. Now, that is truly convenience at your fingertips.

This residential enclave is 100% double gated and guarded with security features such as vehicle license plate recognition 24 hours a day.

Come home to paradise

Love what you’re reading so far? If you’re a nature lover who has been wanting to live in a paradise away from the busy city lifestyle, with clean healthy air, peace and quiet, and most importantly, privacy, these are what Leisure Farm has to offer.

  • Residensi Bayou

Young growing families will prefer the wonders of Residensi Bayou. It features themed gardens and stunning landscaping that are absolutely stunning. Choose between these eco-living semi-detached, garden-link, and super-link homes, all of which are meticulously designed to allow residents to relish natural air throughout the home. Residents also have direct access to the Canal Park and a private clubhouse featuring a salt-water swimming pool.

Expect luxury appointments such as a fully fitted designer kitchen—including separate wet and dry kitchen areas—with branded Electrolux electrical appliances. Even the bedrooms come furnished with professional wardrobe systems as well as imported American white oak flooring, which is extremely resilient, ages well, and is resistant to decay.

Residensi Bayou 3-storey Residence

Layout: 4+1 bedrooms
Land size: 28’ x 90’
Built-up: from 3,457sq. ft.

Super Link
Layout: 3+1 bedrooms
Land size: 24’ x 70’
Built-up: From 3,344 sq. ft.

Garden Link
Layout: 3+1 bedrooms
Land size: 24’ x 80’
Built-up: From 3,560 sq. ft.

  • Bayou Creek

For couples or small families looking to move into a bigger home, Bayou Creek is the place for you. The bungalows and semi-detached homes are carefully planned for Malaysia’s eternal summer heat with airy open living spaces, plus wide-open windows and doors to ensure the flow of cool tropical breeze off the water. Every home comes with a fully fitted designer kitchen, select Poliform wardrobe systems in the bedrooms and air conditioning throughout. Plus, you won’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in nature, with several gardens a stone’s throw away.

Bayou Creek’s Double-Storey Bungalow
Layout: 5+1 bedrooms with private swimming pool
Land size: From 6,070 sq. ft.
Built-up: From 4,120 sq. ft.

Bayou Creek’s Double-Storey Semi-Detached
Layout: 4+1 bedrooms
Land size: 4,000 sq. ft.
Built-up:  3,721 sq. ft.

  • Luxury Villa Collection

For those who believe privacy takes precedence above all and need a big space, look no further than the Luxury Villa Collection – Leisure Farm’s signature eco-chic lifestyle homes based among lush greenery, meandering waterways and themed sculptures.

The Luxury Villa Collection is the only way you can purchase a large plot of land, ranging between 1 acre, ½ acre and 1/3 acre, with larger homes directly from the developer. This may be your choice home should you be willing to move in and enjoy yourself immediately.

Layout: Expansive 4+1 bedrooms with private swimming pool (partially and fully furnished)
Land size: Starts from 17,227 sq. ft. to 45,444 sq. ft.
Built-up: From 7,578 sq. ft. to 13,174 sq. ft.

Opening of the Gerbang Interchange in 2021

Mulpha has been committed to the long-term development of Johor since the inception of Leisure Farm. Mulpha continues this in conjunction with UEM Sunrise Bhd to develop the interconnectivity around Gerbang Nusajaya and to shorten the commute between Singapore and Leisure Farm.

Thanks to the brand new Gerbang Interchange that is opening later this year, travelling to and from the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link between Gerbang Nusajaya and Singapore is estimated to be significantly reduced from the current 15 minutes to just 5 minutes. With the Gerbang Interchange, Leisure Farm is only 11km away from the Singapore Tuas Checkpoint.

Intrigued? Check out what other amazing things Leisure Farm has to offer here!


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