They say not to poop where you eat, but why not SHOP where you work or live?
If you’re looking to satisfy your modern way of living where all your shopping and entertainment needs are within arms reach, then look no further!
Johor Bahru has been expanding with a lot of new development, commercial industries, and other recreational hubs.
Coming to you in 2019, you can shop till you drop with all these series of malls and residential apartments that will improve your lifestyle by providing you with the best facilities available in the market.
Here are 7 of the upcoming shopping malls redefining modern living in Johor Bahru which will be up and running in the not too distant future!
7 Upcoming Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru 2019
1. Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall
This particular project will be undertaken as a joint venture between IGB and the Johor based Selia Pantai Sdn Bhd. The mega mall is to be built inside the SouthKey Township in a 36-acre piece of land.
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Once the project is complete, the Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall will be the largest mall in the Johor region. This development will include:
1.) 30 storey tower blocks, 4 office blocks, Cineplex & bowling alley
Eight 30 storey tower blocks, four office blocks including a serviced apartment which will contain about 180 units. Also to be featured in the project will be a Cineplex, bowling alley and a host of other leisure activities which will be available at the Mid Valley Megamall.
2.) 3 hotels which will include the Boulevard Hotel, the Cititel Johor Bahru Hotel and the Gardens Hotel
The project is to be undertaken inside Iskandar which is set to be an integrated township that will involve a complete urban lifestyle.
Therefore the concept brings out the residential, commercial and recreational components for the locals to enjoy a life that is fully harmonized in a truly perfect environment.
3.) 18 acres of green land
A central park which will cover about 18 acres of green land to be enjoyed by all in the vicinity. It thus presents a lifestyle that is modern and all-encompassing in the Johor Bahru city.
4.) South Key would therefore have very superb connectivity through a network of roads and will be boosted by the Eastern Dispersal Link
It is found in a prime area in Iskandar Malaysia and is at the core of neighbourhoods that are fully matured and which are connected by a network of thoroughfares and highways.
The Jan Bakar Batu is a six-lane road that is accommodative enough to handle any kind of traffic and connects you to the rest of the world. Other connections include roads like Jalan Tebrau and Eastern Dispersal link, North-South highway and Pasir Gudang.
These roads make the accessibility of shopping, recreation and dining activities to be at your fingertips.
2. TOPPEN Shopping Center Johor Bahru
TOPPEN shopping center, located at Tebrau, Johor is also another anticipated mall expected to be completed third-quarter of 2019. After its completion, it will be the first shopping mall anchored by IKEA store outside of Klang Valley in Johor.
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The TOPPEN mall is linked with AEON Tebrau and IKEA Tebrau and going to be one of the community hubs with the mix of sporting, retail, dining and entertainment facilities.
It consists of 4 levels and will include as below:
- Local and international retail shops
- Multipurpose spaces
- Alfresco eateries
- Sporting facilities
- Multipurpose Piazza
- Play areas
- Community gardens
- A cinema
- Family-friendly facilities
3. Sunway Big Box Village
Only 5 minutes’ drive from the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link via Coastal Highway Southern Link (CHSL), Big Box Village by Sunway is not a shopping mall you will want to miss!
The design of Big Box Village is something rather unique with an open-air strip mall environment.
There will be ~80 stores that are designed to look like large warehouses in a huge area (400k sqft) centred around an exposed piazza!
Hence, the name “Big Box Village”.
Big Box Village is part of Sunway’s plans to draw tourists to their ambitious Sunway Iskandar township. Especially with the prospect of an adjacent X-treme Park and a linked hotel.
The highly-anticipated project is slated to open later towards the end of this year (Dec 2019).
4. D’Pristine @ Medini
D’Pristine @ Medini is an all in one development structure which consists of,
- 4-star designer hotel
- 2 Small Office and Flexible Office (SOFO) towers
- A-grade office tower
- 3 storey lifestyle mall.
D’Pristine @ Medini is located within Iskandar Puteri (previously known as Nusajaya) which is part of the Iskandar Malaysia development plan. This massive complex is built up on a 2,300 acre of land. It takes only 15mins drive via Second Link Expressway from Singapore.
D’Pristine @ Medini offers a stunning view of lakes and Legoland Theme Park Malaysia. It is indeed a nice place to chill out and enjoy your shopping moments.
The mall has very high expectations as it is located in a very high profile location. It expects to attract leisure travellers, retirees, medical tourists, professionals and expatriates.
As of now, D’Pristine is still under construction and is set to be completed by the end of 2019.
5. Country Garden Shopping Mall
Country Garden is a major development by Country Garden Group located at a spectacular seaside beach, Danga Bay. The view of Danga Bay is breathe taking as it faces the Straits of Johor and the city of Singapore.
Country Garden will be the first Oasis Garden facing the seafront. It will consist of 5 blocks of 5 star Service Apartments, 12 blocks of Condominiums and also proposed future development of a Rapid Transit System linked to Singapore Woodlands North MRT.
Country Garden Shopping mall is placed on the 57 acres of beach side and is currently under construction. It is located close by Johor Bahru and the Causeway, just a mere five minute’s drive away.
Country Garden Shopping Mall’s is a hanging garden like mall which also incorporates modern looking architecture. The concept of this mall is to provide exclusive, luxurious and privileged shopping experience.
This large shopping mall will offer 70,000 square meters of retail space. So expect your favourite international brands at this pleasant looking mall to be available soon.
For sure this mall will freshen your shopping experience and offer something different. Country Garden Shopping Mall is targeted to be completed by the end of 2019.
6. Larkin Junction Mall
Larkin Junction Mall is no ordinary shopping center. Sitting on 4.48 acres of good real estate, this mall will have five levels of shopping heaven. Shopping at Larkin will be an amazing experience as consumers step into a new retail lifestyle.
Larkin isn’t just a shopping mall. It is conveniently situated near the Larkin Bus Terminal, right off the highways Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Tebrau Highway and Pasir Gudang Highway.
In addition to being a strategically-planned transportation and shopping district, Larkin will soon be home to a 646-unit serviced apartment.
Accessible and contemporary, Larkin Junction Mall will have only the latest technology and trends.
What was just a transportation hub is now being expanded into not only a social and economic center, but also a secure, modern living space. Such a place will be an instant hit among the masses, bringing customers from far and wide.
Larkin Junction Mall will be open to the public in 2019.
7. Eco Galleria
Eco Galleria is not just a shopping mall! This is a classy high street mall in the upscale residential area of Eco Botanic, Johor Bahru! A total of 1.6 million sq ft too!
With architecture inspired by trendy British high streets and a touch of European, this shopping mall is bound to turn heads and attract keen shopaholics from Singapore and Malaysia alike!
Find your heart’s content in premier shopping, dining and entertainment options here! There is room for close to 650 retail units – hotels and offices as well.
Eco Galleria was initially launched in August 2016 and is just one of the projects for Eco Botanic township.
It is expected to complete by Dec 2019 under Eco World Development Bhd (fka Focal Aims).
How To Get To Upcoming Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru
The most convenient way of reaching these upcoming shopping malls is by road. Here you are more comfortable taking a taxi which will help you reach to these locations easily in a short period of time.
SGMYTAXI is the leading taxi company in Johor Bahru and offers such services. The services are reliable and efficient as all its vehicles are well maintained and driven by drivers who know their way around town.
You can even reserve a return taxi which will take you to and from the shopping malls at minimal cost.
So, whenever you need to visit the shopping malls to do your shopping or for other recreational purposes, it is best to use the taxi services which will save you a lot of headaches in terms of transportation problems.
The good thing though is that all these locations are well connected with excellent road networks and this makes reaching there an easy affair.