Johor Bahru shopping malls: The best places to shop

Expat lifeLifestyle
12 May 2023
7 mins read
Written by Team Instarem

Johor Bahru is officially open and make no mistake, the queue at customs is already long.

Johor Bahru (affectionately known as JB) is a shopping mecca and the malls do not disappoint (and it doesn’t require you to fly)!

In this blog post, we’ll guide you to Johor Bahru’s best shopping malls so that you can make the most of your time (and money!) in this fantastic city. 

Johor Bahru City Square shopping mall

Johor Bahru city square shopping mall is home to over 300 retailers, making it the perfect place to find everything you need in one convenient location.  

Looking for a good hair salon in Johor Bahru City Square? You’re in luck – there are seven of them, with familiar names like Pro Trim and Reds.  

If you’re not sure what to buy in JB City Square, you can also find unique brands like Family Mart and Sasa. Or your old-time favourites like Lovisa, Uniqlo, Converse and more. 

When you’re tired from all that shopping, get a massage. JB city square massage places include favourite names like Thai Odyssey and House of Traditional Javanese Massage.  

End your day with a good movie at JB city square cinema. 

And yes before you go “This is SPARTA” and run up to the mall to start your shopping madness at 9 am, here’s a reminder that City Square Mall opens at 10 am. 

Address: 106, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, Hotel CIQ @ Jalan Trus

Komtar JBCC

Looking to kill two birds with one stone? Komtar JBCC has got you covered. This mid to high-end lifestyle mall is packed with everything you need to relax and look your best.  

Just minutes away from the Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex, Komtar JBCC is the perfect place to take care of all your needs in one go.  

Head over to Hair Lounge, Style By Andy Chan, or RCS Hair Salon for a quick hair makeover. 

Can’t get a massage slot at City Square? No problem! You can find another Thai Odyssey and LM Reflexology for your massage needs. 

In addition to all the great shopping opportunities, this mall also has a giant supermarket called Kapitan Grocer for you to get your everyday needs. 

Address: KOMTAR JBCC, City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, Hotel CIQ @ Jalan Trus

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KSL Citymall is not your typical mall. Rather than being full of big brand stores, it offers a more diverse range of services, from hair salons to phone repairs to watch repairs to clothing to eating. With so many options available under one roof, KSL Citymall is a convenient one-stop shop for all your needs.  

However, foodies might be disappointed with the limited choice of eateries on offer, with only six listed in the directory. For a greater variety of dining options, you might want to head to The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey instead. 

Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: KSL Resort Johor Bahru City Centre, TROVE Johor Bahru

The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

This mall is the perfect place to bring your family and friends.  

With exciting names like SOGO, Village Grocer, Golden Screen Cinema, Kiddytopia, Muji and Popcorn Food Hall, there’s something to suit every taste. 

Don’t worry about going hungry. The Mall is known for its endless food and beverage choices – there are 70 different options to choose from! 

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a gourmet meal, the Mall has something to suit every taste. So come on down to the mall and enjoy a delicious meal today. Bon appetit! 

Address: Southkey, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: St Giles Southkey, Johor Bahru

Paradigm Mall

Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru (JB) opened its doors to the public on 28 November 2017, and it has been wowing shoppers ever since.  

Known as one of the largest malls in the southern region, the mall stands high on impressive seven stories with over 500 retail shops operating on 1.3 million square feet of retail space and 4,200 covered car park bays.  

You get to activate your Elsa mode by skating at the 20,000-square-foot ice skating rink.  

If you’re a fan of rock climbing, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a 2000sqm facility that’s fully air-conditioned and has walls up to 15m high.  

Address: Paradigm Mall, Lot 3FK-12J, third floor, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, 81200, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: Paradigm Residence by JBcity Home

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Aeon Mall

There’s no shortage of Aeon malls in Johor Bahru (there are four in exact), but if you’re looking for a relatively quiet and clean mall, AEON MALL Bandar Dato’ Onn is worth checking out.  

Despite the lack of crowd as compared to its sister mall, you can still find brands like H&M and Uniqlo.  

However, it’s not the only AEON Mall in Johor Bahru worth visiting. If you’re looking for more varieties or more humans, then AEON Mall Bukit Indah is the place for you.  

With its wider selection of stores and livelier atmosphere, Bukit Indah is definitely the more popular option.  

So, whether you’re looking for peace and quiet or a more vibrant shopping experience, there’s an AEON Mall in Johor Bahru that’s perfect for you. 

AEON MALL Bandar Dato’ Onn Address:  3, Jln Dato’ Onn 3, Bandar Dato Onn, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

AEON Mall Bukit Indah Address: Grand Mezzanine, 8, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: Hotel Granada Johor Bahru

Angsana Johor Bahru

If people mentioned anything about “Angsana Bowling”, they meant the bowling alley at Angsana JB mall 

The bowling alley is built with a unique Middle Eastern design and offers a great space for families and friends to enjoy a game of bowling.  

Besides bowling, the kiddie’s fun world and arcades are also safe and enjoyable places for kids to have fun while parents can shop in peace!  

Did someone say shopping? With 243 retail outlets, you’ll be spoiled for choices.  

Overall, Angsana mall is the perfect place to take the family for a day of shopping, leisure, and entertainment. 

Address: L3-31A LEVEL 3, ANGSANA JOHOR BAHRU MALL,81200 JOHOR BAHRU, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 

Nearest hotels: Hotel De Angsana

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Shop till you drop, eat till you pop 

As you can tell your only option is never limited to Johor Bahru city square shopping mall.

With plenty of retail choices, delicious food options, and fun activities for the whole family, Johor Bahru shopping malls have something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Head down to one of these malls today and start shopping!  

*Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only. All details are accurate at the time of publishing. Instarem has no affiliation or relationship with products or vendors mentioned.

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