There are several big bus stops and terminals that also doubles as strip malls as they also have food courts and souvenir stalls and convenience stores inside to service the locals and tourists who ply the Singapore-Kuala Lumpure Route via the North-South Expressway of Malaysia and the last stop if coming from Kuala Lumpur is at Johore Bahru. These Souvenir stalls and convenience store sells all the touristy items that you can think of, like malaysian sweets, dried malaysian fruits, malaysian snack foods and seafood crackers, souvenir items like t-shirts, post cards, fridge magnets and a lot more.
opens: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the touristy items and souvenir food items you can think of.
What to pay: prices are fixed but they are not that expensive.
JB is a shopping haven for Singaporeans since prices are much cheaper in Malaysia. Therefore JB is full of modern malls catering to SG visitor's. The largest and most modern is City Square Mall. It has an excellent food court on the 5th floor.
we will not go back to johor bahru malaysian immigration ask us money they took advantage of us! i recommend all first timers not to go! its not even safe... when he got the money he pretended that he cares about our trip and something! threatening us like we will be arrested or cannot go back to SG. we just wanted really to visit the place and tour for a while. really bad experience!
As I step into the supposed shopping paradise, I was eager to see if I can really get a discount or two. With 80 stores in all, I was quite sure that I could pick up many good buys.
From DKNY and Coach, to sportswear giants such as Adidas and Nike, I'm quite sure that there are a number of very savvy shoppers who will be able to pick out highly discounted items. Some stores such as Coach even had queues where people lined up just to purchase their items.
What to buy: To be fair, I only had two hours there and even though I'd walked into a number of stores, I did not find many things that interest me. Adidas and Nike were so-so with the items not that discounted.
In the end, I manage to buy three items at Esprit which was of quite good value. So yes, dig deep enough and you'd porbably get very good discounts.
This new branded outlet is known as the Johor Premium Outlets - a joint venture between the Simon Group of USA and Genting Group of Malaysia.
It is located in a township known as Indahpura which is near Johor Bahru.
Right now it is Open to public for shopping and more shopping - so it can be really crowded over the weekend - at least the first weekend of the soft opening when I was there on December 3....sheer madness....I cannot imagine the official opening on 11 December 2011.
Have fun! The trip from Singapore after clearing immigration: about an hour depending on traffic going into Malaysia
What to buy: Very easy floor plan to follow while shopping to your heart's content.
tackle High Street on the Upper Floor first and then finish off the Low Street on the ground floor.
Two floors of shopping divided into FIVE color-coded precincts for ease of remembering where you are.
Yellow Precinct on Low Street and Pink Precinct on High Street have the most shops.
Burberry, Coach, Zegna, Armani Exchange, Lacoste, Flow, Gap, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Nike are already open for business.
Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger will be opening soon.
It's the biggest and newest shopping mall in JB.
If you like shopping, there's G2000, MNG, Giordano, MAC, Espirit, plus other smaller names if you don't like branded goods.
If you like food, there's...Japanese, Macau, Hong Kong, Italian, American, Malaysian, etc.
If you're looking for books and stationery, Harris has a great range!
There's also the newest TGV cinema there and a large anchor tenant Jusco. Great place for families, couples, friends outing... child friendly.
Simply put, you won't be disappointed.
What to buy: Just about anything!
What to pay: Depends what you buy, perhaps RM 300-RM 500 if you're on a shopping spree?
A swanky shopping mall that promises a pretty good shopping experience. From a pretty large supermarket, to reknowned shopfronts such as Starbucks and Baskin Robbins for food; Converse, Calvin Klein, Esprit for fashion; to even kids specialty store, namely Toys R Us.
You name it, you have it. You can even catch a movie at the Golden Village Cineplex located on the Third Floor of the Shopping Mall.
What to buy: Just about anything that you wish for. The prices of items sold here are pretty reasonable.
This is the biggest shopping mall in Johor Bahru. Located at the end of Jalan Tebrau if you are coming from the city center. You will get the best brands here - G2000, Timberland, U2, MNG, Hush Puppies, Giordano, Padini etc. Biggest book shop in JB is here - Harris. There is a Sony Concept Store and various electronics outlets. Large selection of eateries - Itallienies, Manhattan Fish, Lavender's, Starbucks etc. The biggest cinema is here - TGV. Very nice place to just hang around and spend the weekend. And of course, Jusco is here too.
What to buy: Clothes, food, groceries, etc.
This is a nice neighborhood shopping Mall located in Taman Pelangi along Jalan Tebrau. It houses of of the only two Coffee Bean outlets in town. The anchor tenant is Metrojaya with a good array of clothes and apparels. Cold Storage is at the ground floor, which is place you may find some grocery items which are probably not available elsewhere in JB. May hair saloons and beauty fitness center on the top floor.
For food, there is Season's, Sedap Corner and Kinsahi.
Parking is cheap RM1.60 for first hour and RM0.80 for each subsequent 30 mins. On weekends it is a flat rate of RM3 per entry.
City Square is so conveniently located near the Causeway and it's the most up-to-date mall in JB. It doesn't look any different from the malls in Singapore but the only difference is the price. The stores in City Square are generally cheaper as compared to neighbouring countries, but they cost more as compared to other shopping centres in JB.
What to buy: Streetwear and knick knacks.
If you are looking for Malay costumes like batik, sarung, baju kurung and textiles, the best place to do this would be Plaza Angsana. Also good place to get your linen and bed sheets. The bigger shops like Kamdar have fixed price. For the smaller shops, you can do some bargaining. There is also a camera shop here - Mee Too which offers quite good prices for latest models of cameras.
What to buy: Malay costumes, textiles & linen. Camera & photographic devices.
We love shopping at Pelangi as it is very "uncrowded".
There are many shops selling from clothings, shoes, book store, optical shop, Cold Storage Supermarket, pharmacy, coffee places and many restaurants.
We went there for the hot stone grill and had a very enjoyable meal over there.
What to buy: Contact Lenses
Nearby to Singapore and yet such a world of a difference. You can really find bargains here, especially in July or in December during the Malaysia Sale.
What to buy: Clothes - cheap and yet up-to-date with fashion
What to pay: For a pair of leather sandals (upper leather, leather in-sole, leather sole) about US$23. For a sequined blouse, about US$15.
There is a huge Carrefour located along Tebrau Highway just before JUSCO.
The main anchor tentant is of cos Carrefour. But there are other shops like Bata and many shop selling from shoes, clothings, car accssories, fish aquarium and other stuff.
This Carrefour is huge and sells almost everything under the sun. You could spend a few hours just window shopping over here. Popular with Singaporean who drive here to stock up their household items and marketing.
Free parking is the added bonus.
JUSCO (Tebrau City) is a very big shopping mall in Johor Bahru.
You can spend the whole day there shopping and eating till you drop.
JUSCO is the main tentant of this shopping mall. There are lots of restaurants located at level 2 and some in basement as well. Many famous brands and boutiques are found at level ground floor and level one.
If you ran out of cash, there is a money changer at ground floor and level 2.