Shopping in Johor Baru

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#1 Jun 15, 2011

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Do not take from public bank, please take from the side where city square facing the new customs. Bus fare is still RM 2.50, please prepare exact amount. Taxi not sure.

Singapore, Singapore

#3 Jun 15, 2011
1. Re: An enjoyable day shopping trip to Johor Bahru from Singapore
Mar 07, 2011, 1:01 PM
1) Go to "Queen Street bus terminal" (5 minutes' walk from Bugis mrt). Board the "Causeway lin" (yellow bus). Fare costs S$2.40. You can pay cash or use your Ezlink card.

2) Keep your ticket. Bus takes you to S'pore customs (about 30-40 minutes) where you alight, take the escalator up & clear S'pore immigration.

3) After you have done so, exit & follow the downward escalator where there different bus queues for different bus numbers. Follow the queue on the rightmost (indicated as "CW1/CW2"), flash your ticket & board the next yellow bus which comes along.

4) Bus takes you to CIQ (JB customs). Alight & clear Msia Immigrations. Follow the rest of the people & exit the building. You have now entered JB.

Linked to this customs building by a covered overhead bridge is "City Square Mall" which is a popular mall which comprises many fashion boutiques (eg. FOS outlet, Padini, Vincci shoes & Mango clothing) & F&B outlets (eg. Secret Recipe, Starbucks, JCo donuts, Oldtown white coffee etc).

Alternatively, before you step on the overhead bridge side, take the escalator down (you are now facing City Square mall) & look for the bus stop along the road. You won't miss it as there are many local buses waiting there.

Look out for "S1 shopping shuttle" run by Causeway link (the same yellow bus company) which comes every 20 minutes. Pay RM1.50 per pax (prepare enough loose notes/coins as no change is given) as you board the bus. It takes you to this relatively new mall called "KSL City" which is about 15 minutes away. To return to CIQ, just wait at the same spot you alight; fare is RM1.60 .my/auxil/media/Announcement…

I visited "KSL city" last weekend. 90% of the retail shops/F&B & the cinema have opened. I also noticed a few shops selling non-authentic DVDs (RM4 per pc or buy 5 get 1 free). Tesco hypermarket is scheduled to open in the mall, but I'm not sure when that is.

For designer goods & electrical products, buy in S'pore. Imported goods in Msia are much more expensive due to the high taxes. As for non-authentic items, I suggest you do not risk bringing them back to S'pore. Cigarettes too - you will be taxed. After you clear S'pore immigrations on your return journey, you are required to put all your belongings through the scanner. It is then left to the customs officers' discretion whether to penalise you or not.

Since: Jun 11

Sivakasi, India

#4 Jun 16, 2011
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Singapore, Singapore

#6 Jun 18, 2011
Taxi driver Husni Abdullah A-Edrus, 56, had told MediaCorp that he was unable to vote during the recent General Election (GE) because his pink identity card bears a Johor Baru address.

Mr Husni Abdullah, who voted in 2006 in the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency, had sold his family's four-room Yishun flat two years ago, as he could not keep up with payments. He then rented a flat here for six months before moving to Johor, where rents are lower.

He now commutes to Singapore daily to work. His five children, aged between nine and 20, also travel here for school and other purposes.

Singapore, Singapore

#7 Jun 21, 2011
Too expensive in Singapore? Solution: Move to JBJune 19, 2011 - 10:25pm
Joyce Lim

With five children and a five-room flat she could not afford, Madam Khairun Nisaa Sinbulin Abdullah (pictured above, with four of her children) needed a solution for her financial woes.

She came up with a rather unusual one - she moved her family across the Causeway to Johor Baru.

For nearly three years now, the family has been waking up at 4am and leaving their home in JB by 5am, before the morning rush hour at the checkpoints.

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Jun 27, 2011
Shop and shop then kena strip,dun blame govt we never ask u to shop n buy houses there

Singapore, Singapore

#9 Jul 11, 2011
Singaporeans look to JB as HDB prices rise
By Yow Hong Chieh
June 26, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Johor Bahru, once described by Lee Kuan Yew as “notorious for shootings, muggings and carjackings”, is fast becoming home to more and more Singaporeans eager to swap their modest HDB flats for prime real estate.
Landed properties and high-end condominiums are increasingly being snapped up by Singaporeans willing to endure the daily commute to and from the republic as house prices there continue to outpace wages.
The median price of a four-bedroom HDB flat has risen 38.2 per cent from S$285,000 (RM670,000) in the first quarter of 2008 to S$394,000 (RM967,000) in the corresponding quarter of this year, according to HDB figures.
In contrast, wages only rose some four per cent annually during the same period.
The growing price gap between HDB and private flats — which Goldman Sachs says hit a high of S$490 (RM1,200) per sq ft this quarter — also means fewer Singaporeans can now realise their dream of owning private homes.
Former Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) Johor chairman Lim Boon Ping said foreign ownership restrictions at national and state level were the only thing stopping Malaysia’s richer southern neighbours, armed with a strong Singaporean dollar, from flooding over the Causeway.
He pointed out that Johor had the strictest restrictions on foreign property ownership in the whole country, which did not allow Singaporeans to buy single-storey terraces and pre-owned double-storey terraces.
This is on top of federal restrictions that, among others, require foreign owners to only buy homes worth RM500,000 and above.
“Without all these limitations, the pace of people coming in (from Singapore)... will be very fast,” Lim told The Malaysian Insider.
He said Singapore’s attempts to cool down the housing market were likely not prove effective in the long term, citing the S$880,000 (RM2.2 million) per unit opening price for the Centrale 8 design, build and sell scheme (DBSS) project launched last week.
“And that’s supposed to be public housing,” he said.

Singapore, Singapore

#10 Jul 11, 2011
Developers from Johor and Kuala Lumpur are already responding to greater demand from Singaporeans, and some have started building homes in and around Johor Bahru that few locals can afford.
A realtor who declined to be named said a couple of high-rise developments targeted at Singaporeans are looking to sell 1700-2000 sq ft units at RM700 per sq ft, compared to the RM400-500 average for other luxury condominiums in the city.
“I have doubts about how many locals can afford that,” he said.
Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) Johor chairman Simon Heng said the government’s “quite successful” promotion of Iskandar Malaysia was a strong factor behind the Johor Bahru’s improved profile among Singaporeans.
The entry of the Raffles Education Group and several Singapore-based healthcare providers into Johor as well as better connectivity offered by the nearly-completed RM1.1 billion Coastal Highway has also led to more properties being picked up by Singaporeans, especially in Nusajaya, he added.
Heng said anecdotal evidence suggests many more Singaporeans were now even willing to send their children to school in Johor Bahru while continuing to work in Singapore, even though crime remained a key concern.
“To them, it’s cheap to stay here. While travelling to Singapore may be a bit of a hassle, in Singapore they’ll only be able to stay in a small HDB flat... Over here, they can own a landed semi-detached house or bungalow,” he said.
Heng added that the Singaporean MRT’s new Thomson Line, which will terminate at Woodlands station upon completion in 2018, will allow Singaporeans to take the Rapid Transit System (RTS) into Johor Bahru and likely boost the number of cross-border commuters.
“With that, the mass movement of people will be so easy. Maybe many Singaporeans will look at that and say why don’t we buy property in Johor Bahru and take the MRT to Singapore,” he said.
Zhang Yu

Singapore, Singapore

#11 Sep 10, 2011
I love shopping at city square.

Singapore, Singapore

#12 Sep 11, 2011
You should try shopping at Danga City Mall. Fantastics shops.

Singapore, Singapore

#14 Sep 18, 2011

Singapore, Singapore

#15 Sep 18, 2011
Mary Puma

New Delhi, India

#16 Oct 23, 2011
Yah, its really fantactic!

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#22 May 18, 2012
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Singapore, Singapore

#24 Jun 24, 2012
Plaza Kotaraya Transformation to be called Galleria Mall in Johor Bahru

This is wonderful news for Singaporeans.

Singapore, Singapore

#25 Jun 24, 2012
Sutera Mall is where I do all my shopping. You can take a bus from Jurong East.

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