Shopping in Johor can be fun and also less of a strain on the budget. Johor Bahru City is a shopping haven - a magnet to many - for its variety, trends, and choice of large numbers of shopping malls available. Most products are home-made. The various handicraft centers provide an interesting and tempting variety of items to choose from as souvenirs or gifts. If you are interested in pottery items, then the "Aw" pottery factory and showroom in Air Hitam is the place for you. Shops in the modern shopping complexes are equally competitive and offer bargains.The mega malls are fascinating sights, an intriguing study of their own uniqueness in design and architecture. Take a trolley along for a shopping spree and bargain hunting. You will be surprised how far your wallet will take you. For additional shopping fun, try the many pre-war shop houses for curious and mementos. Besides these, Night Markets and Farmer Markets are experiences not to be missed.
Johor Bahru's most exciting shopping mall, has a multitude of stores that offer a wide array of value-for-money quality merchandise from handicraft items and souvenirs to large selections of fashion apparel, accessories, and trendy footwear. If hunger gnaws, head for the local eateries, patisserie, or fast food outlets. The shopping mall is a mere 10-minute's drive away from the Singapore-Malaysia Causeway and is well served by taxis and regular bus services.
The Holiday Plaza
This modern shopping complex in Jalan Dato' Sulaiman, Century Garden, has a unique design. Almost every tenant on its three floors has prime space opening out onto the pedestrian mall or the road. The complex also includes a large cinema, a medical center, a night club, banks, a children's playground, a hawker's center, and a number of fast food outlets catering to shoppers.
Kompleks Lien Hoe
Approximately 5km north of Johor Bahru, just off Jalan Tebrau, this well-known budget shopping center houses department stores, retail outlets, furniture showrooms, and restaurants aplenty. A regular bazaar on the ground floor concourse offers a wide range of apparel, shoes, handbags, handicrafts, and household items at bargain prices. The food court on the first floor offers fifty food stalls with a wide variety of local cuisine.
Johor Bahru Duty Free Complex
Johor Bahru Duty Free Complex (ZON is one of the largest duty free complexes in the world. Just 2km away from the Singapore Causeway, ZON is easily accessible via daily international ferry services from Tanah Merah in Singapore, and Batam and Bintan in Indonesia.Top of Page
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