Attaining its name after an influx of turtles took refuge in the town following a particularly heavy flood, Kulai was originally known as Gui Lai, Chinese for ‘the turtles are coming’. The town of Kulai shares its name with the district within which it resides, serving as its capital.
A haven for outdoor lovers, Kulai offers a number of recreational attractions the likes of Gunung Pulai, Putuo Village, Hutan Bukit Putra, The Legends Golf & Country Club, and Genting Indahpura Sports City. The town has a number of shops catering to aquarists, as well as scenic fish farms perfect for a quick family getaway.
Also home to Johor Premium Outlets, or simply JPO to some, the first luxury premium brand outlet in Southeast Asia, Kulai is a beacon for bargain hunters. Boasting a multitude of your favourite branded boutiques, the unique shopping complex is a great place for a leisurely stroll and some retail therapy.