Where should I go when I am in JB this weekend? Not City Square, KSL Mall, or maybe AEON Bukit Indah again?
Don’t fret! You have another choice!
It is an excellent choice for your weekend getaway.
And today’s post, I’ll going to bring you through the highlights and must-go places around Sutera Mall!
Let’s check it out!
How To Get To Sutera Mall from Singapore
1. Private Car From Singapore To Sutera Mall
Private car is the easiest option to cross the border because:
- Your choice of Singapore pick up point and Johor drop off point.
- Popular for group travelling, especially when you are with elderly or children.
- No hassle of carrying your luggage waiting long queue for custom clearance.
- Do not need to disembark from vehicle during your journey to transfer between buses or MRT.
SGMYTAXI offers 3 types of vehicles: Hyundai Starex, Toyota Alphard and Toyota Innova which can accommodate up to 10 persons and travel luggage.
Book your trip now and get instant response from the customer service officer, you will get a driver to pick you up at requested time and pick up point.
Also read: How To Get To Bukit Indah From Singapore
2. Public Bus From Singapore To Sutera Mall
Bus Route 1: Bus From Singapore To Sutera Mall Via Woodlands Causeway
There is no direct bus from Singapore to Sutera Mall, you can take bus or train from Singapore to JB Sentral, then take a taxi from JB Sentral to Sutera Mall.
Duration needed for this route: 1.5 hours to 2 hours, depending on traffic and custom clearance crowd.
Here are list of buses from Singapore to JB Sentral :
- From Kranji: SBS Bus 170x, SBS Bus 160, Causeway Link Bus CW1
- From Queenstreet: Causeway Link Bus CW2
- From Newton Circus: Causeway Link Bus CW5
- From Changi Airport: Transtar Bus TS1
- From Resort World Sentosa: Transtar Bus TS8
- From Woodlands Temporary Interchange: SMRT Bus 950
One of the downside is you have to carry all your bags and luggage at both Singapore and JB custom and queue for immigration clearance. Keep your bus ticket with you else you will be denied to board the bus after cleared Singapore custom.
If you want detailed bus schedule, please refer to this link: Singapore to JB Transport Guide
Bus Route 2: Bus From Singapore To Sutera Mall Via CIQ Second Link
If you are staying at west side of Singapore, you can take bus to Sutera Mall via CIQ second link.
- From Jurong East berth 1: Take Causeway Link Bus CW4S.
Monday to Saturday & Singapore Public Holiday: 4:40pm-9:00pm (Frequency: 10 – 60 mins)
Sunday: 7:30am to 9:20pm (Frequency: 40-80mins)
**Frequency of buses varies during peak and off peak hours, you can check detailed bus timetable here.**
Also read: How To Go To AEON Tebrau City From Singapore
- From Boon Lay or Jurong East: Take Causeway Link Bus CW3S
Step 1: Take Causeway Link Bus CW6 from Boonlay or Causeway Link Bus CW3/CW4 from Jurong East.
Step 2: Transfer to Causeway Link Bus CW3S at CIQ second link to Sutera Mall.
Departure time: 6:30am to 10:00pm
Duration from CIQ second link to Sutera Mall is around 40mins.
However, this bus route operates from Monday to Friday only, except Singapore Public Holidays.
- From Boon Lay or Jurong East: Take Causeway Link Bus SL1
Step 1: Take Causeway Link Bus CW6 from Boonlay or Causeway Link Bus CW3/CW4 from Jurong East.
Step 2: Transfer to Causeway Link Bus SL1 at CIQ second link to Sutera Mall.
Departure time: 9:00am to 9:30pm
Duration from CIQ second link to Sutera Mall is around 1 hour.
Also read: How To Get To Johor Bahru From Singapore
3. Self-Driving From Singapore To Sutera Mall
A trip to Sutera Mall from Singapore is around 50 mins drive by car, however it takes around 2 hours during peak hours due to traffic congestion.
Make sure your car petrol level is more than 1/3 of car petrol tank or else you will be fined SGD$500.
Prepare a credit of at least SGD$15 in your cash card and RM50 to pay for the roundtrip toll fare. More info, you can click here: Causeway and Second Link Toll Fees.
What To Do In Sutera Mall Area
1. Shopping in Sutera Mall
It is one of the popular malls in JB. You can find plenty of fashion boutiques in Sutera Mall to get yourselves new outfits.
Family shopping can be done in AEON Big in Sutera Mall which offers a wide range of household products from grocery to electrical appliance.
Cafe Near Sutera Mall
2. Maco Cafe and Bakery
Maco Cafe offers a variety of traditional French cuisine by experienced pastry chef Maco. He has been working in Singapore 5-star hotel before returning to JB and launched Maco Cafe in Sutera.
There are more than 10 types of mille crepe and deliciously crafted macarons, you must try Maco Signature French Chestnut mille crepe and Matcha Azuki mille crepe!
Not a dessert lover? No worries, Maco serves chicken pie, croque madame, thin crush pizzas quiche in their menu too.
3. AnMour Cafe Concept
This is a delicious American concept cafe that serves quality and authentic American-style cuisine near Sutera Mall in Johor Bahru. It successfully attracted a huge number of pasta, steak and burger lovers since launched in 2011.
Also read: What To Eat In Johor Bahru
The Anmour Cafe is well known for their burgers, steaks, and plates of pasta. If you are looking for a place to get some American style food, then this restaurant is sure satisfy your desires. They have worked very hard to bring the best quality of meats and pasta to the table.
Recently they have introduced a new high-end food, AnMour GlamBurger to you, an American style burger set up with all the fixings and spices found in America.
The great thing about these burgers are that you can order them in different varieties and sizes of patties, with optional specialized toppings. It is gigantic, juicy and crunchy.
The atmosphere in AnMour is cozy and warm, with the yellow dim lighting.
4. Union Fashion Bar
Union fashion bar is specially themed restaurant with combination of bakery cafe, dinning and Bar concept.
Confidence of their food quality is strengthened where one of the co-owner, Mr Yap Chern Chee was a former Chef de Partie at Bakerzin Singapore. Look out for their set lunch menu available daily until 6:00pm, and free drink for meals ordered before 3:00pm.
Spoilt by choices on the menu and need recommendations? UFB Signature Pizza, Prawn Pesto Salad, Mama Crispy Waffle Chicken Sandwich will never disappoint you.
Dessert In Sutera Mall
5. Umami Softserve
Newly open in Year 2016, Umami Softserve has created another trend for dessert lovers in JB. Softserve is type of ice cream with lower milk fat, softer and smoother because air is introduced during the freezing process.
Heartcrafted Japanese Uji Matcha and Japanese Black Sesami softserve, a must try for all Matcha lovers.
Umami continually introduces more flavour to satisfy customers’ craving! You may find your favourite each time visiting Umami.
Korea Restaurant Near Sutera Mall
6. Running Man Korea Restaurant
Are you a Running Man fans? Then you must visit this Running Man themed Korea BBQ restaurant! You can find Running Man posters on the interior wall, enjoy the authentic Korean BBQ sets named after Running Man stars while watching the show.
It is located near Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru and a great place to try if you love Korean food. They are well known for their lunch hour specials. Lunch hour is very popular locally and goes from 2pm to 5pm.
It includes a main course, drink, ice cream and unlimited side dishes. They serve the largest portions for the best price that you will find around town.
If you want their best dish, then you should order their world-famous hot pot. The hot pot is a meal that is served still simmering in a delicious broth which includes fresh meats and vegetables.
This well-known Korean style stew has become increasingly popular in Johor Bahru area. If you love Korean hot pot dishes, then dine here for some truly authentic Korean comfort food.
Authentic savory meat and vegetable dumplings are served with different sauces. Several barbecue dishes come with sticky rice, scallions, Korean radishes and lots of fresh vegetables.
The Kimchi pancakes are original and the brown rice tea is something else. Dak-galbi is a hot and spicy stir-fried chicken dish that’s served with Perilla leaves that taste like mint, Napa cabbage and sweet potatoes topped with a red chili paste called Gochutgaru.
There is variety of ala carte menu such as rice cake and pancake for your choice if you’re don’t like BBQ!
7. Palsaik Korean BBQ Sutera
Palsaik Korean BBQ Sutera is famous for having 8 different flavours of pork belly, all marinated from non-spicy to spicy and other sweet and tangy sauces such as; garlic, herbs, curry, ginseng, wine, pine needle, soybean and hot pepper.
The ambience is pretty inviting with its spacious and clean interior. Also, each table has to order at least a set from the menu which is basically where you get to taste the aromatic meat and indulge in them. There are 3 types of set meal to choose from:
- 3 colours set
- 8 colours set
- premium set
The 3 colours set are set meals served for 2 people while 8 colours and premium set meals are served for up to 4 people. You will get the choice of having either tasty kimchi or grilled deodeok in the 3 colour set while grilled deodeok and kimchi comes together with the premium set.
Chinese Restaurant In Sutera Mall
8. Evergreen Restaurant Sutera Mall
Not to be mistaken by its “food court” name on entrance, Evergreen Restaurant serves scrumptious and authentic local Chinese food restaurant with affordable price.
Its clean and cosy environment thanks to its spacious arrangement, which is rare in space-limited Singapore.
Their dishes are all above average, out of all we would recommend by heart, Curry Fish Head and Cereal Prawn. For crab lovers, don’t miss their salt egg crab!
Thai Food Near Sutera Mall
9. Amphawa Boat Noodles
Traditional Thai Boat Noodle prepared by Thais! Noodles are prepared in small bowls, to be finished in three bites, which you can stack up the empty bowls as high as towers!
Also read: Top 11 Seafood Restaurants in Johor Bahru
Owner of the restaurant has recreated the Thai village ambiance with simple furnishings and wood panels. Choose from three (3) types of broth – original, herbal and tom yam; and two (2) types of noodles – thick rice vermicelli and Thai glass noodles to satisfy your cravings.
Their signature Tom Yam Gung Lobster Noodle, Pandan Leaf Chicken, Crispy Chicken Salad and Mango Sticky Rice will definitely exceed your expectation.
KTV Near Sutera Mall
10. Loud Speaker KTV (大嘴叭)
A family KTV centre which welcome you by friendly staffs and offer extraordinary prices! For as low as SGD$4 per pax (subject to availability), you can enjoy three (3) hours of karaoke session with one (1) drink included!
Rooms are plenty and can house ranging from 2-20 people. Booking is definitely encouraged if more people is coming.
11. Sutera Sing V Family KTV
Another choice for family KTV, they provide karaoke service with excellent ambience. Looking for an “atas” experience? Their exclusive Luxury Royal Crown Room with standing retro microphone will instantly turn you into glittering superstar!
It is also available for customized company event. Do check out their special promotions from time to time!
Best Hotel Near Sutera Mall
1. Mood Hotel
You will definitely feel like home in Mood Hotel with 4-star spring mattress and 32” LCD TV in the rooms. There are 9 types of room for your choice with affordable price starting from SGD$36 per night.
Lequa cafe at ground floor is open to public from 12:00pm to 1:00am daily. Sipping a cup of coffee in the unique wooden design cafe is mind relaxing.
Parking lot is easily found near the hotel, which is located about 8 minutes walking from Sutera Mall.
2. Avantgarde Hotel Johor Bahru
Avantgarde Hotel features 47 rooms and suites spread over 3 floors. Located in hotspot of Sutera area, it is only 20 mins driving distance away from Senai Airport, Johor Premium Outlet and Legoland Malaysia.
The rooms offered are clean and paired with modern comforts.
If you are travelling with family, Avantgarde suites will be your choice. Covering 78 meters square, king size and twin beds are allocated, if extra bedding is needed, you can request from front desk. Price for Avantgarde suites is from SGD$97.
3. J Hotel Johor Bahru
J Hotel is well known for its unique and vibrant interior design. You will be impressed on the art pieces displayed.
48 rooms in J hotel with 6 unique designs are equipped with free Wi-Fi, LCD TV and DVD players, coffee makers and safety box.
Key card is necessary to access J Hotel lobby and rooms, the building is 24hours guarded by security officers to ensure safety of your stay.