JOHOR BARU - Danga Bay now has a wide variety of local and foreign cuisine on its menu after 21 F&B outlets set up base there.
They offer a range of Japanese, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Western dishes, and specialty brewed coffee.
Visitors will be spoilt for choice with Chatime, Taang Shifu, Matterhon Western Food, Tea Garden, Station 1 Cafe, La Gourmet, "M" Espresso Sporting Club, I Love Yoo, KopiTan Classic, Kani Palace and Hong Kong Street Central.
The outlets in Danga Avenue 1 are based within China-based property developer Country Garden Holdings Ltd's commercial phase in its Danga Bay development.
Country Garden regional vice-managing director Jerry Chen said the opening of the commercial phase marked a huge milestone for the property developer.
He said Country Garden was also building a "Beer Street" modelled after Hong Kong's famous Lan Kwai Fong Street dedicated to bars, restaurants and nightspots.
Country Garden was also planning more up-scale development in Malaysia, after the Country Garden Diamond City in Kajang, which was in its final stage of planning, he said.
Singapore's MediaCorp artiste Thomas Ong, who came for the launch, gave the thumbs up to the integrated project.
Besides man-made beaches, apartment units and clubhouse facilities, there are also sauna and gym facilities, tennis courts, playground and a yacht marina.
The project includes 9,000 condominium units, shopping mall and a commercial boulevard with a gross development value of RM1.8bil (S$694 million).