01/01/2019 by

If you’re looking to satisfy your modern way of living where all your shopping and entertainment needs are within arms reach, then look no further!

Johor Bahru has been expanding with a lot of new development, commercial industries, and other recreational hubs.

Coming to you in 2018, you can shop till you drop with all these series of malls and residential apartments that will improve your lifestyle by providing you with the best facilities available in the market.

Here are 7 of the upcoming shopping malls redefining modern living in Johor Bahru which will be up and running in the not too distant future!



7 Upcoming Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru 2018

1. Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall

This particular project will be undertaken as a joint venture between IGB and the Johor based Selia Pantai Sdn Bhd. The mega mall is to be built inside the SouthKey Township in a 36-acre piece of land.

Also read: 12 Largest Shopping Malls in Johor Bahru

Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall Johor Bahru

Once the project is complete, the Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall will be the largest mall in the Johor region. This development will include:

1.) 30 storey tower blocks, 4 office blocks, Cineplex & bowling alley

Eight 30 storey tower blocks, four office blocks including a serviced apartment which will contain about 180 units. Also to be featured in the project will be a Cineplex, bowling alley and a host of other leisure activities which will be available at the Mid Valley Megamall.

Mid Valley Southkey Megamall

2.) 3 hotels which will include the Boulevard Hotel, the Cititel Johor Bahru Hotel and the Gardens Hotel

The project is to be undertaken inside Iskandar which is set to be an integrated township that will involve a complete urban lifestyle.

Therefore the concept brings out the residential, commercial and recreational components for the locals to enjoy a life that is fully harmonized in a truly perfect environment.


3.) 18 acres of green land

A central park which will cover about 18 acres of green land to be enjoyed by all in the vicinity. It thus presents a lifestyle that is modern and all-encompassing in the Johor Bahru city.

SouthKey, which is designed with Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall is surely going to set the pace of a desired future lifestyle for the citizens of today.Mid Valley Southkey Megamall location

4.) South Key would therefore have a very superb connectivity through a network of roads and will be boosted by the Eastern Dispersal Link

It is found in a prime area in Iskandar Malaysia and is at the core of neighborhoods that are fully matured and which are connected by a network of thoroughfares and highways.

The Jan Bakar Batu is a six lane road that is accommodative enough to handle any kind of traffic and connects you to the rest of the world. Other connections include roads like Jalan Tebrau and Eastern Dispersal link, North-South highway and Pasir Gudang.

These roads make the accessibility of shopping, recreation and dining activities to be at your fingertips.


2. Country Garden Shopping Mall

Country Garden is a major development by Country Garden Group located at a spectacular seaside beach, Danga Bay. The view of Danga Bay is breathe taking as it faces the Straits of Johor and the city of Singapore.

Country Garden Danga Bay Johor Bahru

Country Garden will be the first Oasis Garden facing the seafront. It will consist of 5 blocks of 5 star Service Apartments, 12 blocks of Condominiums and also a proposed future development of a Rapid Transit System linked to Singapore Woodlands North MRT.


Country Garden Shopping mall is placed on the 57 acres of beach side and is currently under construction. It is located close by Johor Bahru and the Causeway, just a mere five minute’s drive away.

Country Garden Shopping Mall’s is a hanging garden like mall which also incorporates modern looking architecture. The concept of this mall is to provide exclusive, luxurious and privilege shopping experience.

Country Garden Shopping Mall In Danga Bay, Johor Bahru

This large shopping mall will offer 70,000 square meters of retail space. So expect your favourite international brands at this pleasant looking mall to be available soon.

For sure this mall will freshen your shopping experience and offer something different. Country Garden Shopping Mall is targeted to be completed by end of 2018.


3. Capital 21, Jalan Tampoi

Capital 21 is a shopping mall housed in the Capital City. It is a theme shopping mall which was launched in December 2013. This specially designed mall gathers five continents and twenty one world capitals in one mall.

Capital 21 provides 1,200 retail space ranging from 120 square feet and up to 5,000 square feet in size. The total size of the mall is 1,100,000 square feet, definitely a shopping paradise.

Capital 21 Mall Johor Bahru

As the Mall’s name mentions, Capital 21 has different floors which will be based on twenty one different capital cities located all over the world.

The 21 capital cities are namely: Niagara Falls, Milan, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Madrid, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Athens, Tokyo, Istanbul, New Delhi, Cairo, Sydney, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Paris, Dallas and Hawaii.

The American floor will give you an All American experience, you will discover America like never before as the bright lights of the floor and the sophisticated lifestyle products.


The European continent floor will immerse you in the European flair which is filled with romance and elegance. The place for you to indulge in your favourite wine or a romantic candle light dinner.

The Australian continent floor is themed “Great Australian Discovery”, the floor celebrates the spirit of the outback of Australia. Location of famous swimming, adventure and surfing gear.


Other floor continents features Dynamic Asia and the Exotic and Magical Middle East which features culture and mesmerizing places within the mall.

Capital 21 is strategically placed along the improved route of Tampoi road. Tampoi road links the city centre and other areas from Nusajaya till Senai Airport.

It takes a short 13 minute drive from Johor Bahru City Centre and there is no worry of parking space as there are more than 5,000 parking spaces. Definitely a shopping mall worth it to shop in.


4. D’Pristine @ Medini

D’Pristine @ Medini is an all in one development structure which consists of,

  • 4 star designer hotel
  • 2 Small Office and Flexible Office (SOFO) towers
  • A-grade office tower
  • 3 storey lifestyle mall.

d Pristine Medini Johor Bahru

D’Pristine @ Medini is located within Iskandar Puteri (previously known as Nusajaya) which is part of the Iskandar Malaysia development plan. This massive complex is built up on a 2,300 acre of land. It takes only 15mins drive via Second Link Expressway from Singapore.

D’Pristine @ Medini offers a stunning view of lakes and Legoland Theme Park Malaysia. It is indeed a nice place to chill out and enjoy your shopping moments.


The mall has very high expectations as it is located in a very high profile location. It expects to attract leisure travellers, retirees, medical tourists, professionals and expatriates.

As of now, D’Pristine is still under construction and is set to be completed by the end of 2017.


5. Helios Cove Shopping Mall

Helios Cove’s Stellar Walk is a very special lifestyle mall as it is a child centred shopping centre which claims to be the first one to be available in Johor Bahru.

Helios Cove Johor Bahru

This lifestyle mall will provide,

  • G-kids children theme park
  • Snow City theme park across the Stellar Square
  • Dorsett Hotel next to Stellar Walk
  • Local Bank
  • College
  • Malay & Chinese local street culture

The Mall consists of four storeys which houses a retail village for every floor.


Stellar Walk offers a wide choices of product and services for children,

  • Children Education
  • Children Toys
  • Children Entertainment
  • Daily use products for Children
  • Family based dining experience

It is most important for children to be given the best care and attention, Helios Cove’s Stellar Walk Mall is one place that will spread the message and fulfil the family needs.


6. SKS City Mall Larkin

SKS City Mall Larkin is no ordinary shopping center. Sitting on 4.48 acres of good real estate, this mall will have five levels of shopping heaven. Shopping at Larkin will be an amazing experience as consumers step into a new retail lifestyle.

SKS City Mall

Larkin isn’t just a shopping mall. It is conveniently situated near the Larkin Bus Terminal, right off the highways Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Tebrau Highway and Pasir Gudang Highway.

In addition to being a strategically-planned transportation and shopping district, Larkin will soon be home to a 646-unit serviced apartment.

SKS City Mall Larkin

Accessible and contemporary, SKS City Mall Larkin will have only the latest technology and trends.

What was just a transportation hub is now being expanded into not only a social and economical center, but also a secure, modern living space. Such a place will be an instant hit among the masses, bringing customers from far and wide.

SKS City Mall View

SKS City Mall Larkin will be open to the public in 2018 or 2019.


7. R & F Mall Johor Bahru

Owned by R&F Princess Cove, R & F Mall is a 3-storey international shopping mall which is set to be opened in December 2018. With merely 1,056 metres away from Singapore, Singaporeans can arrive at this grand shopping mall for ultimate shopping indulgence.


R & F Mall JB

Inside, it consists of international fashion, casual & fine dining, home living, sports, beauty & health, kids zone, flagship cinema from Hong Kong – Emperor • WEIN and premier supermarket – Jaya Grocer.

R & F Mall Johor Bahru

In short, this is an all-in-one shopping mall which combines leisure and lifestyle shopping in one. It is sure to offer you a whole new shopping experience like no other.


Upcoming Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru 2019

1. IKANO Shopping Center Johor Bahru

IKANO shopping center, located at Tebrau, Johor is also another anticipated mall expected to be completed third-quarter of 2019. After its completion, it will be the first shopping mall anchored by IKEA store outside of Klang Valley in Johor.

IKANO Mall Johor Bahru

The IKANO mall is linked with AEON Tebrau and IKEA Tebrau and going to be one of the community hubs with the mix of sporting, retail, dining and entertainment facilities.


It consists of 4 level and will include as below:

  • Local and international retail shops
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Alfresco eateries
  • Sporting facilities
  • Multipurpose Piazza
  • Play areas
  • Community gardens
  • A cinema
  • Family-friendly facilities