Malaysia’s biggest southern city draws crowds from near and far to come and enjoy the commercial facilities – it’s especially popular for our neighbours to south, as Singaporeans come to enjoy the cheaper prices.
But which shopping malls have the most to offer – not just for a day of retail therapy but for a whole day out with the family or with friends? We take a look at some of the state’s top-notch shopping facilities:
1. JB City Square Mall
You’ll find many Singaporeans roaming the walkways in this mall since it’s close to the border checkpoint. City Square mall has the a good selection of mid-range restaurants, clothing stores, cafe, bookstores and a cineplex. This is one mall in JB that you shouldn’t skip.
Address: 106 – 108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru
2. KSL City Mall
KSL is a mall that offers variety. You can find just about anything here, and shopping is quite cheap. You’ll find plenty of carts and stalls lining the walkways and you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of restaurants. The mall can get crowded sometimes, with huge crowds flocking to take advantage of the affordable shopping.
Address: 33 Jalan Seladang Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru
3. Aeon Shopping Centre Tebrau City
This mall offers a nice variety of foodie facilities, such as the Aeon Anchor supermarket, plus plenty of affordable retail and dining outlets. It’s been nicely laid out which makes for an easy shopping experience, particularly for families with young children – and there’s something to keep people of ages entertained.
Address: 1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
4. Komtar JBCC
This mall is also located near the JB-Singapore checkpoint, which makes it quite a magnet for visitors from Singapore. There’s a good selection of retail outlets including higher end shopping like Sephora, Swarovksi, and Bobbi Brown. For the children, the Angry Birds theme park is located right next door.
Address: Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
5. Johor Premium Outlet
This is the go-to mall if you’re looking for branded goods at a discount. You’ll find brands like Levis, Ferragamo Vara, and Calvin Klein being sold at discounts as starting at 50%. The only catch is that most of the goods are older designs or from ‘last season’. If you don’t mind being one season behind the trendiest people, then this place is worth a visit.
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor