Pontian is a district in southwest Johor. It is located 62 km from Johor Bahru
, the state capital of Johor, Malaysia. It is also located at Miles 37 (Batu 37) from Johor Bahru. The name Pontian is also used in the names of two towns in the district, Pontian Besar and Pontian Kechil, of which the latter serves as its district capital. The capital was formerly a fishing village which has developed into a small town.Pontian is noted for its variety of seafood which is sold at a reasonable price. Visitors from neighbouring towns and Singapore regularly visit Kukup
, a fishing village about 20 km from Pontian Kechil. Notable national parks in Pontian include Tanjung Piai
Pontian Kechil is situated 1.5 hours (via bus) from Johor Bahru (Capital of Johor State) via Jalan Johor. Other notable towns in Pontian include Ayer Baloi and Benut, north of Pontian Kechil. To the south and east of Pontian Kechil respectively are the towns of Teluk Kerang and Pekan Nanas. Especially along coastal areas, Pontian is populated by Malays of Bugis and Javanese descent. The Chinese community in Pontian predominantly belongs to the Fujian (Hokkien) dialect group. This town is also site as the observatory to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha.
Place of interest:
Seaside - There are few seaside which you can get nice sunset photograph, fun and relax
Old Pontian seaside near Padang. A must-see photography spot for couples from the 1950s-2000s. Includes a rest-house, a helipad and a children's playground.
Perdagangan Pontian Seaside. A land reclamation area which creates Pontian Business Centre, New Bus Station and longer sealine for Pontian. Here you can have tea and mamak food by the sea.
Rambah Seaside; A renovated seaside located at Rambah Village. It is a wonderful seaside for couples to stargaze and enjoy at night.
Telok Kerang seaside; Very nice seaside with a sandy beach.
Pulau Pisang; An island with a lighthouse famous for its Kuini Fruit.
Pasar Awam Pontian (Public Market); Famous for its fresh-from-the-sea products and vegetables. Their Pontian Black Pomfret are a must buy.
Pineapple Plantation - Hundreds of acres of pineapples located at Ayer Baloi, Pekan Nanas and Parit Sikom. Has an endless view of pineapples. A nice place for photography. Pontian was once the largest exporter of pineapples in the world.
Show box Karaoke - A new karaoke outlet, the first FAMILY karaoke in Pontian. A famous hub for music enthusiast
Pharmacy in Pontian
There are 4 pharmacies operated in Pontian. Its Farmasi Pontian, Farmasi Gamma, Farmasi Radiant and Farmasi Dsafia. There are also a Guardian and a Watson's healthcare premise in the town area. There are a few 'singseh' and alternative therapies centres in Pontian. And also a bekam centre nearby to Farmasi Dsafia in Pekan Nanas, Pontian.
1. First McDonalds located at main junction Jalan Johor, Jalan Bakek, Jalan Kukup and Pontian Business Centre
2. New Bus Station at Pontian Business Centre
1. Lian Hua Theater
3. Parkson Ria
5. Senyum Supermarket
6. Old Pasar now transformed to Billion Building
7. Little Bamboo Kids Food Court