Johor Bahru Shopping

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    City Square Shopping Centre: Just next to the Causeway

    by bkoon Written Oct 27, 2003

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    This Shopping Centre was opened not too long ago (less than 5 years). It is definitely very popular among tourists coming from Singapore as it is just next to the causeway. Most of the regular boutiques are there. Some reasonable-priced brand names are :
    - Vincci (Shoes and Accessories)
    - Seed (Casual Wear)
    - Padini Authentics (Casual Wear)
    - TOPS (Supermarket)
    - Mango (Formal Wear, regular Spanish Brand)
    - Levis Jeans
    - Times Bookshop
    - Starbucks, Olio Dome, Coffee Bean (Cafes)
    - Etc

    There is also a cineplex where you can catch the latest Holloywood, Hong Kong, Local Movies.

    What to buy: Normal shopping. You may be interested to shop for some Malaysia food products (eg Nutmeg preserves, Penang Bean Biscuits, Durian rolls, sweets, etc). If you are thinking of buying some chewing gum into Singapore, you may get it at City Square too.

    What to pay: Depends on what you get.

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    Holiday Plaza: DVDs, VCDs, Music CDs, Computer Softwares

    by bkoon Written Oct 27, 2003

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    Holiday Plaza is the first shopping centre built in Johor Bahru town. Although this place is considered an "old" place, it still attracts many shoppers.

    What to buy: VCDs, DVDs, Music CDs and Computer Softwares are abundant.

    There are a few good hairdressing salons on the 4th level.

    What to pay: Depends on what you get.

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    Plaza Pelangi: Third most popular shopping complex

    by bkoon Written Oct 27, 2003

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    Similar to the above two, Plaza Pelangi (pelangi means rainbow) is a shopping centre with lots of stores; there are goldsmiths, bookstores, clothings, handphone shops, eating place, etc.

    What to buy: Various.

    What to pay: Depends on what you get.

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    City Square Mall: Shopping Haven

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Sep 30, 2013

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    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.

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    Carrefour: Carrefour

    by imstress Written Jan 4, 2007

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    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.

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    Tebrau City: Biggest and Best Shopping Mall in JB

    by Avya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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?

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    EyesMate Optometrist: Contact Lenses

    by imstress Written Apr 18, 2006

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    EyesMate Optometrist is located at level 3 City Square near Kenny Rogers.

    This Optical shop is recommended by a friend for their cheap contact lenses and glasses.

    Monthly disposable lenses could go as low as RM50 for 3 pairs.

    I brought 3 paris of O2 contact lenses for RM90 at their promotion price. Contact lense solution was at RM36 for a twin set.

    A eye test will be done and you could purchase the contact lenses according to your degrees.

    Glass are cheap too but you wont be able to get it within the same day.

    What to buy: contact lenses

    What to pay: RM50 for 3 pairs of Acuve

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    Jusco Tebrau City: One of the Largest Shopping Mall in JB

    by Aidy_p Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Exterior of Tebrau City
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    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.

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  • Various: City Centre Shopping Guide

    by canttaketheskyfromme Written Mar 12, 2006

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    City Sqaure:
    The most central of JB malls, City Sqaure is newer than most of the central ones and busy. The food court ont he top floor is excellent, the shops are something and nothing, it's mostly branded stuff here ("Outlet" shops) but it has a few things of interest, including a cinema, which shows all the newest films cheaper than any of the Singapore cinemas, all in air con comfort next to a food court.

    KOMTAR:
    "Utiliatarian" plaza for the rakyat, lots of independent shops of all types, paticularly good for clothes and a few camera shops too. Minimalistic food court. Lots of Malay bookshops here.

    Merlin Tower:
    Grim and forboding, mainly houses travel agencies selling intercity bus tickets. Muggers and purse snatcehrs sometimes prey here.

    Menara Landmark:
    On the edge of the centre, this modern mall is massive but largely deserted. The basement foodcourt however is popular at lunchtime with office workers from the tower.

    Holiday Plaza:
    Busy suburban mall is the centre of JB's software and movie sellers. Utiliatrian style.

    Waterfront:
    Massive waterside development, meant to be far mroe ambitious. Houses a lot of brnad name stores, a good place to try for branded clothes and the like. It also has a nice waterfront eating place.

    JB Duty Free:
    Located at Stulang Laut, this complex houses a hotel, department store, duty free shops and JB's main ferry port. The shops here are duty free and consequently it seels mainly alcohol (very expensive in M'sia otherwise), perfumes, tobacco etc.

    There are several other big shopping centres in JB, however most of them suburban, and some have closed down or are very quiet.

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    Hypermarkets.

    by A2002 Updated Nov 13, 2003

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    Carrefourre, Giants, Makro...

    There are several hypermarkets in and around JB, attracting many shoppers from across the causeway. During the weekends, these hypermarkets will be very crowded with shoppers buying their groceries for the week ahead...

    The hypermarkets will not be easily accessible by public transport and are not just across the causeway. They are about 20 minutes drive from the causeway on the highway, depending on traffic conditions.

    What to buy: Usually, things to buy here are normal groceries such as milk, meat, vegetables, fruits, bakeries, biscuits, etc, etc...

    During the festive seasons, there will be stalls selling festive goodies. The major festive seasons are Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, mooncake festival, etc...

    What to pay: Lower in price for some products as compared to other shops. Not everything are cheaper...

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    Plaza Pelangi: Neighborhood Mall

    by zuyao Written Dec 13, 2008

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    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.

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    City Square: Shopping at City Square

    by modgurl Written Jun 26, 2007

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    City Square through Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves

    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.

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    JUSCO (Tebrau City): JUSCO (Tebrau City)

    by imstress Written Jan 4, 2007

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    JUSCO
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    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.

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    City Square: Multi-level Aircon Shopping

    by Hewer Written May 26, 2006

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    Johor Bahru City Square
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    City Square is a multi-level shopping mall in the best Malaysian tradition. Basically there are seven or eight gallery-type levels and a central coutyard below. There is a huge selection of stores and restaurants, as well as all the usual suspects in terms of brand stores and restaurant chains. There's also a cineplex on top. If you are looking for baby clothes or accessories, there is an excellent baby store in there as well.

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  • Holiday Plaza: Copy Copy Copy Goes The Canon Machine

    by canttaketheskyfromme Written Mar 2, 2006

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    Holiday Plaza is THE place for CD and DVD. There are many small shops inside specialising in DVD movies, games or software. You need to take bus or taxi from city centre as too far to walk. Buses go from Jln Tun Abdul Razak and cost RM1.00 and have Holiday Plaza on the front as the destination. The bus stops opposite the mall, and use same sto pto reutrn, as it's a circular route. The wait can be long, so when it's hot be prepared to grab a taxi instead (hardly ever a wait, plenty of taxis in JB!)

    Taxi should cost you around RM5, there is a taxi stand on Jln Wong Ah Fook immediate north from City Square, just before KOMTAR.

    What to buy: When in JB the place everyone heads to is Holiday Plaza. This is THE place for DVD's, PS2 and PC games and the latest software at precies we can actually afford. There are innumerable shops on the lower two levels. Prices are usualy Rm6 per disc (so if youre game coems on two discs it's RM12 etc.). Usually if you buy so many discs (usually 10) you get some more free.

    Also most shops can deliver for you to Singapore if you have too many to carry or are concerned about taking them through customs, though no one has ever stopped me.

    If you are buying to use in europe or america, make sure your DVD player is able to run the discs. Same for PS2 games, PS2s needed to be moded to run these kinds of disc. Actually JB is a good place to pick up a good modded PS2 also...

    What to pay: One disc is RM6 in most shops.

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