Thursday, 13 October 2011

Shopping in Johor Bahru

The novelty of shopping in Johor Bahru (JB) is that you catch a bus to . . . wait for it . . . another country!

My day began with a 49 minute train ride from Eunos (EW Line) to Kranji (NS Line), changing lines twice during the trip.

At Kranji, I met up with six other ladies, hopped on Bus 170, heading towards Woodlands Checkpoint, through to Malaysia, for a day of shopping at a mall called City Square.

Strategically located in the heart of the city and only a stone’s throw from the customs and immigration checkpoint, City Square stands out as a central landmark in JB.

City Square has four levels of shops, a food court, as mentioned by Leone Fabre (who organised this trip), this mall is best known for shoes, books, medication and bling, bling!

Why go all the way to Malaysia you may ask.  The answer - shopping in Malaysia is a lot cheaper than Singapore.

Huge thanks to Leone, who organised the day and showed us all how to get over to Malaysia hassle free.  As Leone has already written a fantastic blog about how to get there, you can read it for yourself here.

Proof that we all did some shopping (photo by Leone Fabre)

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