Best Johor Bahru Shopping Mall in Malaysia

I believe that travelers who often visit Johor Bahru know that there are many large and small shopping malls in Johor Bahru. But for those who visit Johor Bahru for the first time, it is still a little strange. Among them, there are a few shopping malls that everyone is most familiar with, and they are also must-sees when you come to Johor Bahru!

1. KSL – An old-time S’porean favorite with a new rooftop water park

KSL City Mall is a must-see on any trip to JB. For its numerous floors of cheap food and barang-barang shops, it’s a favourite spot for Singaporeans. The mall has undergone a major renovation, apart from the retail shops and beauty parlours.

The newly opened Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park is located up on the roof. This mini Jurassic World offers water slides and statues of dinosaurs. It’s the perfect place for parents to leave their children for some playtime.

Avery-Day is just across the street from KSL. The convenience store is decorated in blue and white with Santorini-inspired vibes. You can also find a variety of Japanese snacks and freshly baked desserts at the convenience store. You can find plenty of seating to enjoy your sweet treats. There is even a rooftop that you can climb to.

2. Paradigm Mall – Mega mall featuring ice skating and rock climbing

You can combine VivoCity with Kallang Leisurepark to get Paradigm Mall. This mega mall has 7 floors of retail shops, restaurants, and also offers recreational activities that are worth your time.

Blue Ice Skating Rink is the perfect place for those who want to live out their Elsa fantasies. You can also channel Lara Croft, a femme fatale, at Camp5 Climbing Gym.

3. Toppen Shopping Centre is a 16-foot-wide mall that houses IKEA

IKEA is much more than a furniture store. We can all relate to the feeling of eating IKEA’s iconic Swedish meatballs and sitting in their Pinterest-worthy showrooms pretending that they are ours.

You can now visit the largest IKEA Tebaru store in Malaysia, which is certainly larger than what you have in Singapore – at Toppen Shopping Centre. Even though there is no cross-border shipping, small items can still be shipped home. Many pieces are also significantly cheaper than in Singapore.

Toppen offers more than just the XL-sized IKEA. Overgrown and young children can enjoy the splash park and outdoor playground, which is great for cooling off on hot days. The Rooftop Garden, a cool spot for people to relax, enjoy the sunset and take pictures among the lush greenery, or have deep conversations with their friends.

4. Johor Premium Outlets: Designer brands at reduced prices

Johor Premium Outlets is a long drive from the city center, but its selection of designer brands at reduced prices make it worth the effort.

You’ll feel like you’re in a American suburb, with its outdoor village-style decor. While you shop at Kate Spade, Coach and other designer names, you can dress up fancy for a great deal.

5. Komtar JBCC and City Square JB Fashion Outlet Stores

After you have cleared customs and immigration, you will be welcomed by City Square JB or Komtar JBCC. Fashionistas will recognize these 2 because of the many brands they carry. These include Triumph and Birkenstock at City Square Mall and Charles & Keith and Skechers in Komtar.

Komtar is also known for its outlet fashion stores: Brands Outlet sells stylish casual ‘fits that can be worn every day, while Padini Concept Store offers more formal options for WFO days.

Check out Komtar’s rest for beauty and skincare products at a discounted price after you have chosen your new outfits. You can also take a break in City Square JB which is famous for its large FamilyMart convenience store.

6. AEON Tebrau & Bukit Indah – Mid- to High-end Retailers

Ultimate JB shoppers will know about AEON, a supermarket chain and department store that sells everything, from groceries to beauty products. You may not be aware of the hidden gems in the malls. For example, AEON Tebrau has Rocky Basecamp, a climbing gym, on the first floor.

Westies can shop at AEON Bukit Indah while they wait, located only 20 minutes away from Tuas Link. It’s a great place to stop for snacks, toiletries, and other necessities before you head to LEGOLAND Malaysia, which is just 15 minutes away, for amusement park fun.

7. Angsana Mall – Bowling alley & KTV

Before all the shiny mega malls in JB, there used to be Angsana Mall. This was the OG spot for Singaporeans who came up for the weekend.

This mall is family-friendly and has plenty to offer for everyone. Perhaps you remember singing oldies at MY BOY Family Karaoke, or kicking pins at the Arabian-themed Sahara Bowl Bowling Alley.

Many clothing shops are located in the mall, which has become a popular place for locals to shop for Hari Raya outfits that will suit their entire family.

Up to here, in fact, there are many large and small shopping malls in Johor Bahru, so I won’t list them all! But these few alone are definitely enough for you to visit for 1-2 days! As for transportation to these shopping malls, leave it to SGMYTRIPS, a leader in the private taxi industry.

SGMYTRIPS provides a taxi from Singapore to JB (Johor Bahru), no matter which area of Singapore you want the driver to pick you up, it is no problem! They provide door-to-door service, you just need to go downstairs and prepare to get on the bus, no need to change cars, get on and off, etc.! They also provide private car from Singapore to Desaru. The drivers are very experienced and professional, which is really amazing!