How To Go To Mid Valley JB From Singapore & JB Shopping Malls Comparison

It’s safe to say that once you get through the Singapore-Johor Bahru immigration checkpoint and over the border, you’re in shopping heaven!

Whether you seek retail therapy, a soothing massage, beauty treatments, branded goods, entertainment for the kids, movies or groceries, there’s something for everyone!

And all without Singapore price tags!

Within so many huge malls scattered all over Johor Bahru, it can be confusing to select a JB shopping mall for your trip!

So what are you waiting for?

This is a guide on how to go to Mid Valley from Singapore & select your next JB shopping mall destination!

How To Go To Mid Valley JB From Singapore
1. Private Car From Singapore To Mid Valley JB
2. Bus From Singapore To Mid Valley JB

How To Go To Mid Valley JB From Singapore

You have a couple of transport options to get to Mid Valley JB from Singapore, let’s read the transport details below!

1. Private Car From Singapore To Mid Valley JB

Think you’ll be exhausted before you even start your shopping? No worries!

Hiring a private car service like SGMYTAXI for a two-way transfer from Singapore to Mid Valley JB will save your precious time and energy!

SGMYTAXI: Private Taxi/Car From Singapore to Johor Furniture Fair

Why You Should Choose SGMYTAXI Private Car From Singapore To Mid Valley JB:

  • Directly and immediate transfer from your chosen departure point in Singapore to Mid Valley JB!
  • No transits or queues required during immigration! As is the case when you take the bus! You don’t even have to exit the car for immigration!
  • User-friendly online booking process
  • Reasonable pricing rates
  • Enjoy the spacious and comfortable MPV cars from their fleet. Plenty of space for all your shopping items too!
  • Besides the pick-up time and departure point in Singapore, you can select the MPV car that best suits your group!
  • The driver will pick you up from the mall when you’re done!

How good is their service? See these customer 5* reviews from previous satisfied customers!

Note: The journey from Singapore to Mid Valley JB takes less than an hour if there is no heavy traffic at Singapore-Malaysia Checkpoint.

Vehicles Details:

SGMYTAXI Legoland Private Car Services

MPV fleet includes:

SGMYTAXI 专车 (Toyota Innova)

i.) Toyota Innova (7-seater MPV)

Car Rental Toyota Alphard

ii.) Toyota Alphard (8-seater MPV)

SGMYTAXI Hyundai Starex Car Rental JB

iii.) Hyundai Starex (10-seater MPV)

How To Book Private Car:
Book a car from SGMYTAXI by sending a message through WhatsApp or by filling out the online booking form.

Additional Information:
Payment for the private car service to be made to the driver in cash.


2. Bus From Singapore To Mid Valley JB

If you have ample energy and time to get through traffic and immigration for shopping in Johor Bahru, then taking a Singapore bus to JB to Mid Valley JB should not be a problem for you!

Step 1: How To Go To JB Sentral From Singapore

From Singapore, you first have to make your way JB Sentral:

The journey takes approximately 40 minutes up to 2 hours depending on the traffic situation!

And you will likely have to transit to another bus for under SGD $2 just to get over the causeway bridge.

Bus operators with services between Singapore and JB Sentral:

  1. SBS Transit
  2. Causeway Link

See more details on how to get to JB Sentral from Singapore.


Step 2: How To Go To Mid Valley JB From JB Sentral

JB Sentral is the city centre of Johor Bahru and is a short walk from CIQ Johor Bahru or Johor Bahru Checkpoint/Custom.

JB Sentral

When you have finally made it to JB Sentral, you can take another bus to Mid Valley JB:

A total of 3 different bus services will connect JB Sentral Terminal to Mid Valley JB (The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey). It is a 15-minute ride for a one-way trip.

Tip: Do not take City Bus 123 buses as these will actually stop quite far (15-20 minutes’ walk) from the Mid Valley JB!

Bus operators with services between JB Sentral and Mid Valley JB:

  1. Causeway Link
  2. Bas Muafakat Johor

Bus service 1: Causeway Link Bus MV2

This should be your first choice as it brings you right to Mid Valley JB!

Causeway Link Bus MV2

Departure Point:
JB Sentral Terminal (Jalan Jim Quee)
Bus Fare:
Bus Schedule From JB Sentral To Mid Valley JB:
9.00am until 10.15pm, every 30-60 minutes.
Arrival Point:
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey North Court entrance (Taxi pick-up)


Bus service 2: Causeway Link Bus 808

The same route as MV2 but this service only runs twice a day!

Causeway Link Bus P808

Departure Point:
JB Sentral Terminal (Jalan Jim Quee)
Bus Fare:
Arrival Point:
The bus stop (Persiaran Southkey 1) outside The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey


Bus service 3: Bas Muafakat Johor P102

You can travel for free if you have the Kad Muafakat Johor! Just present the card before boarding!

Bas Muafakat Johor P102

Departure Point:
JB Sentral Terminal (Jalan Jim Quee)
Bus Fare:
Arrival Point:
The bus stop (Persiaran Southkey 1) outside The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey


Mid Valley JB Vs Other JB Shopping Malls

1. Mid Valley Southkey (JB)

You’re sincerely missing out on a shopper’s paradise if you haven’t been to the spacious and elegant Mid Valley JB yet! This is a new shopping mall in JB that opened in late April 2019.

Easily the largest integrated shopping mall in this side of Malaysia with an impressive 2 million square feet of retail and F&B shops and outlets on its 4 levels!

Mid Valley Southkey JB

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Mid Valley JB shares its name with its famous sister mall in Kuala Lumpur and has a similar design and layout with multiple entrances too!

Mid Valley JB Highlights:

  1. Distance from Johor Bahru Custom/ Checkpoint: 7 km
  2. Connected to a hotel and some private residences
  3. Family Mart: Japanese convenience store selling Japanese snacks not available in Singapore!
  4. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL): First and only outlet in JB
  5. Michael Kors: Second outlet in JB
  6. SOGO Johor Bahru: Main anchor department store of Mid Valley JB
  7. Pork-free Din Tai Fung: Lamb Xiao Long Bao is one of the specialities here!
  8. HeyCha: Signature Fruit Tea or the Midnight Blue Tea
  9. GSC (Golden Screen Cinemas): Opening soon
  10. Parking is currently free!

Mid Valley Southkey Megamall JB Shops

Mid Valley JB Directory:

  • Beauty → Sephora, Kiehl’s, Innisfree
  • Fashion → Coach, Kate Spade, Dior, Adidas Original, Chanel, Birkenstock, Muji (opening soon)
  • Food & Beverage → The Butcher’s Kitchen, Dubu Yo (Urban Korean Food), Old Town Grand, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
  • Supermarket → Village Grocer
  • Department Store → SOGO

See the full Mid Valley JB directory.

Mid Valley JB Details:
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

2. City Square Mall JB & Komtar JBCC

City Square Mall JB & Komtar JBCC are both JB shopping malls in that are conveniently close to Johor Bahru CIQ with just a short walking distance!

Expect the malls to be crowded on weekends!

It’s not surprising that these two shopping malls in JB are extremely popular with families for their ample entertainment and adequate shopping and much good food near City Square JB!

Johor Bahru City Square Mall

City Square Mall JB Highlights:

  1. Distance from Johor Bahru Custom/ Checkpoint: 10 minutes’ walk
  2. Family Mart
  3. mmCineplexes Cinema
  4. Popular & MPH Bookstore
  5. Kapitan Mart: You can pick up some local snacks here!

City Square Mall JB Directory:

  • Beauty → Etude House, The Bodyshop, Skinfood, Tony Moly, Nature Republic
  • Fashion → H&M, Levi’s, Converse, Crocs
  • Food & Beverage → Texas Chicken, Go Noodle Restaurant, Ho Seng Kee (wanton noodles), Canton-i, Dragon-i
  • Supermarket → n/a
  • Department store → n/a
City Square Mall JB Details:
Address: 106, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

Komtar JBCC

Also read: 12 Largest Shopping Malls In JB

Komtar JBCC Highlights:

  1. Distance from Johor Bahru Custom/ Checkpoint: 10 minutes’ walk
  2. Daiso: Cheap household and other miscellaneous items of Japanese quality at RM5.90!
  3. Marks & Spencer: U.K retails that sell high-quality clothes, home & food products
  4. Angry Birds Activity Park: Children will enjoy inside the park!

Angry Birds Activity Park in KOMTAR JBCC

Komtar JBCC Directory:

  • Beauty → Sephora, Laneige, Bath and Body Works
  • Fashion → Jelly Bunny, Tumi, Pedro
  • Food & Beverage → Tony Roma’s, 4 Fingers Chicken, Sushi Zanmai
  • Supermarket → Kapitan Grocer
  • Department store → n/a
Komtar JBCC Details:
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

3. Paradigm Mall JB

Paradigm Mall JB is a fairly new mall (having opened back in November 2017) with 7 stories and boasts a couple of unique attractions not found in any other JB shopping mall.

Also read: Top 27 Johor Bahru Attractions

This JB shopping mall is a marvelous venue to hang out at during the weekend if you’re looking for a fun way to burn of calories!

Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

To start with, it is the only shopping mall in JB to have an actual ice-skating rink! The largest (20,000 sq ft) and sole ice-skating rink in all of Johor Bahru!

Paradigm Mall JB Highlights:

  1. Camp5 indoor climbing gym (12,000 sq ft)
  2. Celebrity Fitness Gym
  3. GSC cinema: the biggest in Johor with a 4DX motion seat theatre – the first of its kind in Malaysia!
  4. HomePro home center: The first in JB!
  5. Daiso
  6. Harvey Norman

Paradigm Mall JB

Paradigm Mall JB Tips:

Do mind which exit you need to use when you want to leave the mall!

There are 2 exits – one that goes back to Johor Bahru (south-bound flyover) and another that goes to Senai (north-bound flyover)!

The Senai exit at Level 2 can take you to Sutera Mall or Skudai without having to do a U-turn.

Paradigm Mall JB Directory:

  • Beauty → The Face Shop, A’Pieu, Sasa
  • Fashion → H&M, G2000, Levi’s, Puma
  • Food & Beverage → Go Noodle House(有间面馆), Super Laksa, Sushi Zanmai, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, Gong Cha
  • Supermarket → Village Grocer
  • Department store → Parkson

See the full directory for Paradigm Mall JB.

Paradigm Mall JB Details:
Address: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm


4. AEON Tebrau City

AEON Tebrau City has the reputation of one of the biggest AEON shopping malls in Malaysia!

Aeon Tebrau City Johor Bahru

Being practically next door to IKEA Johor Bahru makes it a very enticing stop to shoppers.

At Aeon Tebrau City, you can pop into TGV cinema to watch a movie!

TGV Cinema Aeon Tebrau City

Kids will certainly be kept busy at the fantasy-themed Fanpekka Indoor Theme Park while you make your way to AEON supermarket for some serious grocery shopping!

AEON Tebrau City Highlights:

  1. Red Box: Enjoy Karaoke and buffet
  2. Thai Odyssey
  3. Japanese Street: With multiple Japanese food outlets, Daiso and Kaison
Aeon Tebrau City JB

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AEON Tebrau City Directory:

  • Beauty → Sasa, Clarins, Kiehl’s, MAC
  • Fashion → H&M, Pandora, Skechers, Esprit, TopShop, JD Sports
  • Food & Beverage → Kinsahi Japanese Restaurant, Arashi Shabu-Shabu, Zen Taiwanese Restaurant
  • Supermarket → AEON
  • Department store → n/a
AEON Tebrau City Details:
Address: 1, Jalan Persiaran Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

5. KSL City Mall

This shopping mall in JB is suitable for all ages and is a 10-minute drive from City Square JB mall.

KSL City Mall is huge! Not only is there a hotel (KSL Resort), but there are even a couple of spas and hair and nail salons as well as a cinema too!

ksl city mall jb

You can easily find affordable clothing, electronics and other gadgets like phone accessories here too!

KSL City Mall Highlights:

  1. Daiso: A huge one!
  2. Tesco supermarket
  3. Go N Play Playground: For the little ones!
  4. MBO Cinema
  5. Thai Odyssey

Also read: How To Go KSL City Mall From Singapore (4 Transport Options)

KSL City Mall Directory:

  • Beauty → Sasa
  • Fashion → Giordano Apparel, Converse, Levi’s
  • Food & Beverage → Royal Tea, The Alley, Tiger Sugar, Ah Cheng Laksa, Gong Cha, Meng Meng Roasted Duck, Seoul Garden
  • Supermarket → Tesco
  • Department store → n/a

See the full directory for KSL City Mall.

KSL City Mall Details:
Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm


6. AEON Bukit Indah

If you need some things to do near Legoland Malaysia, this shopping mall in JB happens to be the closest!

The 10-year-old mall is well-maintained and enjoys a constant flow of customers every day! This is the go-to mall for the locals living at this side of Johor Bahru and Singaporean!

Also read: 7 Best Hotels In Bukit Indah (Hotels Near Aeon Bukit Indah Shopping Mall)

It has everything you would expect in a mall with close to 200 retail outlets – cinema, supermarket, bountiful food, clothing shops and even a money changer and key maker.

Note: Parking is all outdoors here

AEON Bukit Indah Johor Bahru

AEON Bukit Indah Highlights:

  1. Daiso
  2. Thai Odyssey
  3. Money changer service
  4. TGV Cinema
AEON Bukit Indah in Johor Bahru

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AEON Bukit Indah Directory:

  • Beauty → Sasa, Mosh Nail
  • Fashion → Converse, Crocs
  • Food & Beverage → A&W, D’Laksa, Starbucks
  • Supermarket → AEON Supermarket
  • Department store → n/a
AEON Bukit Indah Details:
Address: 8, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm


7. Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

If you’re hankering for a satisfying shopping spree, you best head to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) to pick up some original branded items at a discount!

Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) is a bit unusual in its layout as it looks like a beautiful open-air and Western-style shopping arcade with many high-end and mid-range shops to appeal to the masses!

If the heat does get to you, you can get a nice cold treat at the Godiva chocolate outlet which serves sinful ice cream!

Also read: How To Go To Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) From Singapore

Note: The parking is all outdoors and there are multiple entrances.

Johor Premium Outlet (JPO)

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Directory:

  • Beauty → DKNY, Beauty Scents
  • Fashion → Tory Burch, Armani Exchange, BOSS, Clarks, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Ferragamo
  • Food & Beverage → Absolute Thai, Dome Cafe, Nyonya Flavours, O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe
  • Supermarket → n/a
  • Department store → n/a

See the full Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Directory.

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Details:
Address: Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm


8. R&F Mall

Yet another new JB shopping mall that is in close proximity to JB customs, R&F Mall recently opened its doors to the public in March 2019 at their soft opening.

A very convenient and safe covered pedestrian walkway bridge links the JB CIQ checkpoint straight to R&F mall. The walk will take you just 10 to 15 minutes!

R&F Mall JB

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This exceptionally gorgeous mall has 3 levels and a central open-air atrium surrounded by the 100-over stores – 50% of which are food and beverage outlets!

Note: Many stores are occupied but not in operation yet!

R&F Mall Highlights:

  1. Emperor Cinemas: Luxury cinema by Hong Kong Emperor Group – the first in Malaysia!
  2. Kiddomo Indoor Kids Playground: Japanese origin, this will have your kids squealing in delight!

R&F Mall Directory:

  • Beauty → To be announced
  • Fashion → To be announced
  • Food & Beverage → Emack & Bolio’s, Oregon, The Alley, Carl’s Jr.
  • Supermarket → Jaya Grocer (opening soon)
  • Department store → n/a
R&F Mall Details:
Address: Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm