12 Best Malls In JB To Visit The Next Time You Head Over To Malaysia

Places to shop and take pictures!
By: agnes
January 11, 2023

Located at the southern tip of the Malaysia Peninsula, Johor Bahru is the capital city of its eponymous state, Johor. With two connecting bridges linking it to its nearest neighbour, Singapore, Johor Bahru remains one of the most popular tourist destinations for Singaporeans. Aside from its local attractions and delectable hawker street food, this shopping haven boasts a plethora of malls scattered throughout the area. If you ever find yourself on a weekend trip to Johor Bahru, make a few stops at some of the best malls in JB.

The Best Malls In JB That You Need To Visit For Your Next Trip

1. R&F Mall

This is one of the best malls in JB if you’re looking for someplace near the causeway. It’s only 1km away, which takes about a 7-minute drive only. At this mall, you can find various restaurants like Kyochon and Dooki. Dooki is a buffet restaurant serving tteokbokki so we highly recommend it if you’re a fan of Korean food. In addition, you can also refresh with some drinks from a wide variety of beverage stalls. We’re talking options like Tealive, Boost Juice, LiHo, and more. Nevertheless, if you’re not there for the food and drinks then you’ll be delighted to know that there are many photo-worthy spots too!

AddressL2-086-A5, Mercu 1, Jalan Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 272 7888

2. Sunway Big Box

Not only is Sunway Big Box one of the best malls in JB, but it’s also home to one of the biggest bookstores. BookXcess at Sunway Big Box is 32,000 square feet big and has quickly become the hotspot for book enthusiasts. The bookstore features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that are breathtaking. Plus, it makes for great Instagram pictures! In addition to the bookstore, the mall also houses EnerG X Park. This park allows you to climb over obstacle courses just like you would see on American Ninja Warrior. 

AddressPersiaran Medini 5, Sunway, Pusat Komersial Sunway Marketplace, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 533 1333

3. Toppen Shopping Centre

If you’re a fitness enthusiast then this is definitely one of the best malls in JB for you. Toppen Shopping Centre is known for its sporty elements, which include a rock-climbing wall and a skate park. You can find the rock-climbing wall on the mall’s rooftop, where you’ll have plenty of fresh air too. On the other hand, they also have a dedicated skate park where you can bring your own skates. But that’s not all as Toppen Shopping Centre is also nearby an IKEA. Thus, if you’re craving some IKEA meatballs then you’ll know where to go. In addition to that, there’s also a Splashpark, which is a great place to bring your children to. However, if you feel like just chilling for the day, there’s an outdoor park too – just make sure to wait till evening time. Or you’ll be sweating buckets!

AddressNo. 33, Jalan Harmonium, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 277 3188

4. Beletime Danga Bay

Singaporeans who visit JB often would know that Danga Bay is a popular seaside spot for locals and tourists alike. But if you find the sun to be extra scorching that day, you can now spend some time in the newest mall, Beletime. Beletime is one of the best malls in JB for children as they have many kid-friendly activities, including a large playground. For the adults, you can spend time admiring the artwork all throughout the mall and snap some pictures. In terms of stalls, there isn’t much to find here. But you can choose to purchase a variety of food and beverages and then enjoy them on the beach.

AddressBay Point Persiaran Danga Perdana Country Garden, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 220 9638

5. Eco Botanic City

Source:  Eco Botanic Sdn Bhd

Eco Botanic City is one of the best malls in JB to visit if you’re bored of conventional malls. This mall isn’t like the usual malls as each store occupies an individual shop lot on the same strip of land. If you’re someone who enjoys food and cafe hopping then this place is for you. There are plenty of stores to get your bubble tea fixes such as Jiayi, Colobaba, Lym Tea, and more. Furthermore, there are also unique places like A Drawing Cafe, where you can paint your heart out. 

AddressNo 25, 27, 29, Jalan Eko Botani 3/5, Taman Eco Botani, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 571 5252

6. The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

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With the exchange rate, buying luxury goods can sometimes be cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Singapore. Well, if you’re looking to splurge a little on your next getaway then this is one of the best malls in JB to visit. You can find a wide variety of high-end and luxury items here such as Jo Malone, Coach, Dior, Michael Kors, and so much more. However, there are also affordable brands like Bata, Clarks, Kitschen and more!

AddressNo. 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 336 9288

7. Paradigm Mall 

Are you a sporty soul? If yes, then this is one of the best malls in JB for you to visit. Paradigm Mall is probably every Singaporean’s favourite mall to go to on a weekend getaway. This is because the mall always has something on display for patrons to see. In addition, the ice skating rink and bouldering gym allow tourists to let off some steam. So the next time you’re feeling a bit more stressed than usual, you can let it all out right here.

AddressJalan Bertingkat Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 231 3888

8. Johor Premium Outlets

Last but not least, what’s a trip to Malaysia without stopping by Johor Premium Outlets? Johor Premium Outlets is known for offering luxury items at a discounted price. This explains why you’ll see Singaporeans with bags and bags of stuff every time they visit JPO. One of our favourite items to get at JPO are fragrances and even body wash from Bath and Body Works. There’s always a promotion going on in JPO, making it one of the best malls in JB!

AddressJalan Premium Outlets, Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +607 661 8888

9. KSL City Mall

KSL City Mall, a go-to spot for Singaporeans, only takes about a 10-minute drive from the JB custom. It boasts a spacious area compared to some malls in JB. Inside, visitors will find a plethora of shops ranging from restaurants, cinemas, salons, and hypermarkets to convenience stores. On the rooftop, visitors can also spend their time at the Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park, which is equipped with water slides and realistically-looking dinosaur statues. The price per entry for children is RM30 and RM50 for adults. 

Address33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am- 10 pm
Contact Details +607 288 2888

10. Komtar JBCC

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If you are in desperate need of some last-minute shopping, simply head to the Komtar JBCC which is located near the Woodlands Checkpoint. Plus, it is situated right across the road from the City Square Mall. With the extensive list of stores offered at this mall, you can snag a few items before heading back home. There’s also an Angry Birds Activity Park, which will surely provide fun-filled activities for families.

AddressMenara KOMTAR, Johor Bahru City Centre,80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am- 10 pm
Contact Details +607 267 9900

11. AEON Tebrau & Bukit Indah

Anybody who is a frequent JB shopper will know AEON. Both a department store and supermarket chain that sells essentially everything, it is one of the best shopping malls in JB! No matter if you are on the hunt for beauty products, groceries or home living products, you’ll find them here. But if you have kids looking to have some fun, AEON Tebrau has a climbing gym, Rocky Basecamp tucked away on the first floor. But if you need a quick shop, head to AEON Bukit Indah which is located just 20 minutes from Tuas Link checkpoint.

AddressClick here for Tebrau outlet | Click here for Bukit Indah outlet
Opening HoursClick here for Tebrau outlet | Click here for Bukit Indah outlet
Contact DetailsClick here for Tebrau outlet | Click here for Bukit Indah outlet

12. Angsana Mall

Source: Angsana Mall Facebook page

One of the OG and best shopping malls in JB is Angsana Mall. This is a family-friendly mall that has been around for ages. Whether you are in the mood for karaoke or bowling, this is a feel-good mall to visit. Sing your heart out at MY BOY Family Karaoke, or knock over pins at Sahara Bowl, an Arabian-themed bowling alley. Besides that, this shopping mall also has a ton of clothing stores popular among the locals!

AddressAngsana Johor Bahru Mall, Jalan Skudai, Pusat Bandar Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening HoursOpen daily: 10 am – 10 pm 
Contact Details+6011 1700 0802

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