Johor Bahru, with its growing number of shopping malls, is quickly becoming a haven for shoppers. Every weekend, Singaporeans flock to Johor Bahru for quick getaways because everything there is so much cheaper, and most importantly, it’s just across the causeway! Several new shopping malls have sprung up in Johor Bahru this year alone; could 2019 get any better? Let’s take a look at 5 Promising JB Shopping Malls Set To Open in 2019.
Mid Valley JB (SOGO Johor Bahru)
If the name Mid Valley JB sounds familiar to you, it’s because it was inspired by the Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. Located in Southkey Township, the mall is also known as SOGO Johor Bahru. The first phase of the mall has already been completed, and it opened its doors to the public on 23 April 2019. South Key has a thorough network of roads via the Eastern Dispersal Link, allowing easier access to shoppers.
The mall will be the largest in Johor Bahru once the project is completed, including eight 30-storey tower blocks and three hotels: The Boulevard Hotel, Cititel Hotel and The Gardens Hotel. Now you know where to book on your next staycation! Entertainment facilities such as a cinema, bowling alley and recreational centres can be found in the mall itself, making it an all-in-one hub!
Address: No.3, Persiaran SouthKey 1, SouthKey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Toppen Shopping Centre
Toppen Shopping Centre is another highly-anticipated mall slated to open in the third quarter of 2019. Owned by IKEA South East Asia, the mall will seamlessly integrate into the existing IKEA Tebrau beside it. The mall will also conveniently be situated directly across the road from the AEON Tebrau City mall.
The name Toppen, which means awesome in Swedish, is also a combination of the word ‘Top’ and ‘Open’, as a reflection of the mall’s rooftop crown jewel.
Toppen will be a one-of-a-kind shopping hub because of its unique rooftop community with a mix of retail, sporting facilities, multipurpose piazza, community garden, cinema and alfresco dining facilities, all ready to welcome visitors from across the border!
Address: Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Sunway Big Box Village
Sunway Big Box Village, built by the Sunway Group in Kuala Lumpur, is set to open its doors in December 2019. Big Box Village will stand out because of its unique concept of a big warehouse, open air environment. Its location is easily accessible from major roads, including the Second Link Expressway, Skudai Highway, Singapore-Johor Bahru Ringroad, as well as Bukit Timah Expressway. It is just a 10-minute drive from the Legoland theme park. The mall will have approximately 80 storefronts of large warehouse designs in an exposed piazza. The Big Box Village is Sunway’s attempt to attract locals and tourists alike to their Sunway Iskandar Township. They also have their very own X-treme Park and hotel linked to the shopping mall.
Address: 81550 Nusajaya, Johor.
Country Garden, Beletime Danga Bay Mall
Expected to be completed by the end of 2019, Beletime Danga Bay Mall is located at a seaside beach, Danga Bay. The large mall, developed by the Country Garden Group, will face an incredible seafront view of Danga Bay, overlooking the straits of Johor and Singapore! What’s convenient is that the mall is just a mere 5-minute drive from the causeway. It is also slated to be connected to the future Rapid Transit System, linking it directly to Singapore’s Woodlands North MRT station. Hurray to more accessibility!
Address: Lot PTB 22056, Danga Bay, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Eco Galleria will not feel like just any regular shopping mall. True to its slogan, “Where High Street and High Life Meet”, its design and style are heavily inspired by the fashionable high streets of Britain and Europe. This classy mall is nestled in the residential area of Eco Botanic Johor Bahru, and its connection to the major highways and easy accessibility to Exits 307 and 312 make travelling to and from Eco Galleria effortless. Expect to see your favourite international brands in this grandeur high street mall when it opens in December 2019. With its vast spaces for luxury shopping, dining and entertainment, Eco Galleria is poised to become a heaven to shopaholics from Malaysia and Singapore alike!
Address: No 25, 27, 29 Jalan Eko Botani 3/5, Taman Eco Botani, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor.
With the second half of 2019 rapidly approaching, it is only a matter of months until the doors to shopping heaven will be flung open for these 5 malls. Take this time to plan your next shopping spree in JB! In the meantime, if you’re also looking for a couple of hours of massage goodness, check out our article on the 10 Must Visit Spa & Massage The Next Time You’re in Johor Bahru!
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