Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

I don't know about you but I love weekends!! Especially the long ones. Yeah, most people I know do too.

Singapore enjoyed a long holiday last week because it's Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone! The husband thought it's best to spend our day at Johor Bahru Malaysia and check out the City Square Mall. Well, I haven't been there yet so it's a yes.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

How to Get There

You don't need to book a tour/ticket online or anywhere else to get there. Head to Kranji MRT. There are buses leaving to Johor Bahru Malaysia almost every 5-10 minutes. 

Johor Bahru is a stone's throw away from Singapore. It's less than an hour drive.

From Kranji MRT, you'll find signboards leading you to the bus stop including which ones to take. There will be a long queue in the waiting area. It's not hard to find.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

Our first stop is at the Singapore Immigration. We alighted from the bus stop at the immigration building and have our passports checked. The queue moves fast. There are lots of officers to attend the travelers.

Below is a photo of Johor Bahru Malaysia taken from the bridge connecting Singapore and Malaysia.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

The second and final stop is at the Malaysian Immigration. Here the wait is long. It took us 45 minutes to complete the passport check. Since the mall is connected to the Immigration building, you no longer have to take the bus ride again. Walk to the mall. Don't worry, you'll find signboards on the way. The walk will take about 5-10 minutes.

City Square Mall

Oh, make sure to have your Singapore Dollars changed to Malaysian Ringgit.

Now, we're hungry. Our bellies are growling from all the action that happened earlier. Due to the holiday, some shops are closed. There are a few people visiting the mall as well. It's a good thing though because we were served immediately for lunch.


We went to the Sizzling Stonegrill to fill our complaining bellies.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

This is me waiting for my order while my husband is already enjoying his'.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

So hungry can't wait!

Oh, did I mention you'll be tasked cooking your own meat through the stone grill provided? Be careful it's hot!

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

And... it is yummy! I sure want to place another order. Haha. By the way, we paid 72 RM for 2 persons. That's affordable, a must-try.

Open Space Cinema

We then proceeded to the cinema located on the uppermost level of the mall to check what's currently showing. I was surprised that it is an open space park with a fish pond complete with real koi fishes. Olala!

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

The movie tickets here are unbelievably cheap. The place is nice too, no wonder because it is managed by Cathay Cineplexes. We paid 28 RM for two pax. 


Unfortunately, most of the shops are closed when we visited. :( There's not much price difference with the goods here compared to that in Singapore.

Here I am swimming in a sea of shoes.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

It's almost dinnertime and we have spent all our ringgits from shopping. It's time to go home. Glad everything went smoothly afterward, no traffics and long queues at both immigration buildings (Singapore and Malaysia). Thank God, we arrived in Singapore earlier than expected.

For dinner, we headed to Jem mall and had Pastamania. Oops, I had too many calories this time. I had to burn them instantly by shopping once again. Haha.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall Malaysia

Well, have a wonderful Chinese New Year then. Talk to you soon. ;)