Ideally sited at the heart of Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru City Square is just next to the customs and immigration checkpoint. With more than 300 shops and outlets, this mall is not only a place for shopping, but provides a wealth of entertainment and food options. Here are nine things you can do in City Square JB other than shopping.
1. Watch a Movie at mmCineplexes
One of the largest cinemas in Johor Bahru, mmCineplexes has 14 halls and is Malaysia’s newest and fastest-growing cinema circuit. Offering a large range of international and local films, mmCineplexes provides a full entertainment experience to their customers with their high quality services, particularly their wide range of foods at their food corner. Their delicious flavourful popcorn can be considered one of the best in town.
Level : 5 & 6 & 7
Lot : M5-03&04, J6-01 & J7-01, M7-01
2. Challenge Friends and Family at Laser Battle
Laser Battle is Asia’s most advanced Laser Tag centre, which uses the latest laser tag equipment from Zone Empire. Just like paintball minus the pain, laser tag is a simulated war game where you wear a vest with sensors and then enter the game arena to hunt down the other team. Ranging from standard easy to advanced levels, there are over 55 different games modes to choose from. If you are planning to hold an event such as a birthday party, your company’s team-building event, this is a great place to make it a memorable one.
Level : 4
Lot : MS-11 & 12
3. Win a Toy at Chatoys
Claw machines can be a lot of fun to play, especially when you finally win your “favourite toy” after multiple rounds. If you are someone who enjoys claw machines despite the low odds of winning, Chatoys is a must-visit when you go to City Square. All you need is to pop coins into the machine slot and start clawing your “target”. Who knows, if luck is on your side, you might win a prize.
Level : Level 4
Lot : MS-43
4. Play and Learn With Your Kids at Molly Fantasy
If you have children with you, Molly Fantasy is the perfect place to spend time with them. Molly Fantasy is a play centre for children and their families that offers age-appropriate edutainment activities in a safe and secure environment. From fun kiddy rides to a large selection of amusement machines, Molly Fantasy encourages hands-on discovery and spontaneous play, your kids will surely have fun here.
Level : Level 5
Lot : J5-08
5. Sing Karaoke at Neway Karaoke
Does singing burn calories and help one lose weight? While scientific proof for this is still lacking, if you love to sing, do drop by Neway Karaoke in City Square to sing to your heart’s content.
Neway is a family-friendly karaoke outlet that has a number of private karaoke rooms for your comfort and enjoyment. With a library that includes Chinese, English, Malay, Japanese and Korean songs, Neway offers a wide selection comprising of the latest hits, oldies and children’s songs. In other words, you’ll find almost any song here as long as you know the name or the artist of the song. The best thing about Neway is that its price is affordable, which makes karaoke available to everyone. The safe and superior service provided here makes it perfect for a family gathering.
Level : Level 5
Lot : M5-01
6. Get a Thai Massage at Thai Odyssey
After going on a shopping spree, take a break and pamper yourself with a traditional Thai massage, which will instantly recharge and energize you after a tiring day.
When you step into Thai Odyssey, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Thailand. Their well-trained therapists manouevre your body into yoga-like stretching positions to unblock trapped energy.
Thai Odyssey is a sanctuary to escape the stresses of daily life. In addition, it offers Thai aromatherapy massages, Thai herbal therapy and traditional foot massages.
Level : 3
Lot : MF-20 & 20A
7. Try Nyonya Food at Nyonya Leaf
Did you know that you can even have Nyonya cuisine in Johor Bahru? This will save you a trip up to Malacca or even a flight ticket to Penang to get some awesome Nyonya food. Nyonya Leaf is a nyonya restaurant that specialises in authentic nyonya kuih and popular Malaysian street foods like Nyonya curry laksa, Nasi lemak pandan rendang chicken, Penang assam laksa, prawn mee, white coffee and more. Quality is guaranteed, as the Nyonya kuih recipes were passed down over the generations to the founder’s grandmother, a Penang Nyonya. Nyonya Leaf emphasises healthy cooking and all their foods do not have artificial colouring or preservatives.
Level : 3
Lot : MK3-06 & 07
8. Indulge in Chendol at Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
From its humble beginnings as a roadside chendol stall in 1936, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul now has multiple outlets across Malaysia. They serve some of the best and freshest chendol you can find nowadays. If you want to try something different, go for their ice blended Chendul which is a bit more icy but just as nice as the original. Apart from their signature dessert, they also offer flavourful asam laksa, curry mee, Teochew rojak and Teochew snacks.
Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul
Level : 3
Lot : MF-19A
9. Buy Souvenirs at Yong Sheng Gift Shop Before Heading Home
Yong Sheng Gift Shop specialises in the production of high quality pastry products including egg yolk pies, wife biscuits, tambun biscuits, pineapple cakes and more. Using only the finest ingredients, they also offer wedding and full moon gift sets and Little Nyonya snacks. In addition, they sell various hampers and festive products at affordable prices. Before heading back home, be sure to drop by and pick up some tasty souvenirs for your friends and family.
Yong Sheng Gift Shop
Level : 3
Lot : MF-14