8 New And Best Malls In JB To Visit The Next Time You Head Over To Malaysia

Places to shop and take pictures!
By: agnes
May 31, 2022

The malls in Johor Bahru are one of our favourite places to visit. One of the reasons is obviously because Malaysia is so hot. But the other reason is being able to explore different stalls in the malls and also to get some pretty pictures. Well, if you’re looking for some new and best malls in JB to visit on your next trip to Malaysia, here are some to consider.

New Malls In JB

1. R&F Mall

This is one of the best malls in JB if you’re looking for some place 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 photoworthy spots too!

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. 

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 includes a rock-climbing wall and a skate park. You can find the rock-climbing wall at 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 for 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!

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 the variety of food and beverages and then enjoy them on the beach.

5. Eco Botanic City

Eco Botanic City is one of the best malls in JB to visit if you’re bored of the 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. 

6. The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

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!

Favourite Classic Malls In JB

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.

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!

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