Paradigm Mall JB Vs Mid Valley JB

Looking for a mall in JB which allows you a one-stop shopping and food paradise?

Paradigm Mall JB and Mid Valley Sogo JB are the places you want to be.

These malls are “giant” sized if compared to many malls out there in JB.

Both malls offers you a wide variety of brands for your “shop till you drop” full day activity while filling your tummy with yummy food in between.

If you are contemplating on which mall best suits you, do read on as I have broken down the comparison of both malls for you!

Paradigm Mall JB Vs Mid Valley JB

Let’s have a look in the table below for a simple comparison on Paradigm Mall JB Vs Mid Valley JB.

InformationParadigm Mall JBMid Valley JB
What’s There?
  • Groceries (Village Grocer)
  • Departmental Store (Parkson)
  • Sports activities (Rock Climbing & Ice Skating)
  • Popular Brand Outlets
  • Cheap Items Store (New Market)
  • Kids Indoor Playground (Kidxy)
  • Arcade
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cinema (GSC)
  • Groceries (Village Grocer)
  • Departmental Store (SOGO)
  • Convenience Store (Family Mart)
  • Cheap Items Store (Daiso)
  • Popular Brand Outlets
  • Kids Indoor Playground (Kiddytopia)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cinema (GSC)
Distance for JB Custom25 mins drive15 mins drive
CinemaNEW CONCEPT available!

  • 4D Theatre
  • Moving Seats
  • Real Special Effects (Rain, Snow, Fog, Wind, Bubbles)
NEW CONCEPT available!

  • Luxury Theatre (Getha Lux Suites – Aurum Theatre)
  • “Bed” Recliners with pillows & blankets

1. Paradigm Mall JB

Sports enthusiasts would be ecstatic to know that Paradigm Mall JB offers Rock Climbing activity at Camp 5 and Ice Skating activity at Blue Ice Skating Rink.

Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

Also read: How To Go To Paradigm Mall JB(So Easy!)

Find all that you need here at Paradigm Mall JB under these categories:

Popular Shopping Brands:

  • Clothing outlets (H&M, Nichii, Uniqlo, Brands Outlet and many more)
  • Departmental Store (Parkson)
  • Home & Furnishing outlets (HomePro, Harvey Norman and Kaison)
  • Bookstore (Popular)
  • Beauty and Personal Care (Caring Pharmacy, Watson, Guardian, Thai Odyssey, Sasa and many more)
  • Sports (Puma, Under Armour, Al-Ikhsan and others)
  • Cheap Items (New Market)

Click here for other stores which are available in the mall.

Paradigm Mall JB Ice Skating Rink


  • Village Grocer

Paradigm Mall JB


  • Chinese/Asian Food (A Wa Noodle House, Go Noodle, Ho Min San, Super Laksa and others)
  • Japanese Food (Arashi, Sushi World, Bar.B.Q Plaza, Sushi Zanmai and others)
  • Korean Food (Mr.Dakgalbi, Seoul Garden DubuYo, MyeongDong Topokki and others)
  • Fast Food (Subway, Marrybrown, Kenny Rogers, Liang Sandwich, A&W, McDonalds and others)
  • Bakery & Confectionary (Mori Japanese Bakery, Original Cake, Tai Croissant, Lavendar and others)
  • Dessert & Beverage (Penang Chendul, Umami, Baskin Robbins, Emack & Bolio, Dip & Dip Chocolate Café, Tealive and many more)

For even more detailed list of food stores available at Paradigm Mall JB, please refer here.

2. Mid Valley Sogo JB

Singaporeans would be glad to know that the famous Japanese departmental store SOGO which left our local scene in 2000 is now available at Mid Valley JB.

Mid Valley Southkey Megamall JB Shops

Mid Valley JB which is a huge mall also offers the following stores according to the below categories:

Popular Shopping Brands:

  • Clothing outlets (Giordano, Nichii, Charles & Keith, Brands Outlet, F.O.S and many more)
  • Home & Furnishing outlets (Harvey Norman, Muji and Mr DIY)
  • Bookstore (Popular)
  • Beauty and Personal Care (AEON Wellness, Caring Pharmacy, Laniege, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Sasa and many more)
  • Sports (Asics, Adidas, Under Armour, Skechers, JD Sports and others
  • Cheap Items (Daiso)

Click here for other stores which are available in the mall.


  • Village Grocer

Mid Valley Megamall JB


  • Chinese/Asian Food (Chi-Gui Mala Hot Pot, Ho Min San, Din Tai Fung, Ages Ago, Dragon-i, Meng Meng Roasted Duck, Awa Mee Bar and many more)
  • Japanese Food (Ichiban Ramen, Sukiya, Sushi Zanmai, Kinsahi and others)
  • Korean Food (Palsaik Korean BBQ, Kyochon and others)
  • Fast Food (A&W, Nando’s, Texas Chicken, Kenny Rogers Roasters and others)
  • Bakery & Confectionary (Lavendar, SDS Since 1987 Bakery Café, Seven Oaks Bakery, Famous Amos and others)
  • Dessert & Beverage (Hokkaido, Baskin Robbins, Family Mart, Yume Souffle, Tokyo Secret and many more)

For more food stores that are available at Mid Valley JB, please refer here.


3. Transport Options From Singapore

Step 1: From Singapore to JB Sentral

If you are coming from Woodlands Bus Temporary Bus Interchange which is 3 minutes’ walk from Woodlands MRT Station, you can take SMRT Bus 950 to JB Sentral.

SMRT 950 Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

Woodlands Bus To JB: SMRT Bus 950

SMRT Bus 950 Route: Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange to JB Sentral Bus Terminal

SMRT Bus 950 Schedule: 5:30am to 11:30pm, every 9-13 minutes

SMRT Bus 950 Ticket Price: SGD$ 1.47 by EZ-Link card or SGD$ 2.30 by cash

Travel Time: 45 minutes (might take longer depending on traffic condition)

If you are coming from Kranji MRT Station, walk towards Exit C to go to the bus stop which will tell bring you to JB Sentral

SBS Bus 170X

Kranji Bus To JB: SMRT Bus 170x

SMRT Bus 170x Route: Kranji to JB Sentral Bus Terminal

SMRT Bus 170x Schedule: 5:36am to 12:00am, every 5-17 minutes

SMRT Bus 170x Ticket Price: SGD$ 1.43 by EZ-Link card or SGD$ 2.10 by cash

Travel Time: 40 minutes (might take longer depending on traffic condition)

For even MORE options, you may also refer to this link Singapore to JB Sentral Transport Guide.

Step 2: From JB Sentral Bus Terminal

Once you have arrived at JB Sentral Bus Terminal, take the bus to Mid Valley Sogo JB or Paradigm Mall JB.

Causeway Link Bus MV2 From JB Sentral To Mid Valley JB

Below is the list of the busses that will lead you to the mall of your choice.

Paradigm Mall JBMid Valley JB
Causeway Link Bus:
PM1 (recommended), 1B, 5B, 7B, 505, BET1, BET3, JPO1
City Bus (Transit Link):
7, 15, 331
Causeway Link Bus:
MV2 (recommended), 808

There are a few modes of transportation other than taking the bus.

You should consider based on your point of departure and also according to your own convenience as well as comfort.

So far the best travel and shopping experience I had was through hiring a private car service.

I can shop at ease knowing that I do not have to worry in lugging my shopping bags around and I can just rest my tired legs on the way back to Singapore.

My favourite private car company would no doubt be SGMYTAXI as they provide the easiest and most comfortable transportation service.

SGMYTAXI: Private Taxi/Car From Singapore To JB Shopping Malls

4. Nearby Hotel

If you are aiming to explore both malls or perhaps have some other activities nearby, consider staying a night or two in JB.

Here are some recommended hotels that you can consider:

Paradigm Mall JBMid Valley JB
  • Amerin Hotel Johor Bahru
  • The Leverage Hotel
  • The Square Hotel
  • J Hotel Johor Bahru


  • Mutiara Hotel Johor Bahru
  • Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
  • KSL Hotel & Resort
  • Holiday Villa JBCC
  • Grand Paragon Hotel