LIFESTYLE MUSINGS: Jusco – Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

(Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

A family outing across the border. Quite a trip & experience really. Always do a little research before you go anywhere out of Singapore.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) On the way in a cab. Sometimes listening to the stories of overseas Malaysian having used to work in Sg makes you appreciate your position here more..

Food was really the highlight, half the price! Shopping is redundant, with similiar pricing after conversion for the same brands here. Relax, walk around lots & random photo shots. Always a bonus when kids & parents enjoy themselves.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

NANDO’s so-so, zero queue & half the price. Enjoyable still since you can order more. Great customer service though. :) The interior portrays s friendly vibe with soft lighting. Yellow is a happy colour! I recc. 3 Bean Salad & 3 Bean Salad for sidelines. Mild was do-able for me. Peri peri sauce is a little like Tabasco sauce, with a tangy flavour.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johore Bahru) Nando's for lunch! Mediterranean-Western fast food. 0 Queue - Bonus.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Potato salad, 3 Bean salad + Mild Peri chix

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Milkshakes! :)

Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu – 岚日式火鍋 was my favourite.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

The interior. :) A mix between luxe baroque & tacky. I like it though for some reason. Amuses me.

Ceiling lights & decor ♥

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

The Japanese Broth (Light, homey taste) & Kimchi Broth was good. Didn’t think herbal soup goes well, but good enough.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

Kimchi broth. Taste good but more on the heavy side for soup base. Seafood platter in the background. Shabu shabu beef in front. Thin sliced beef – Uber yum. The mussels are a good size, adds an oomph if you like seafood. :)

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

Ostrich meat is for the adventurous, different texture. A little grainy upon chewing.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

Sliced salmon comes in the seafood platter, so forget extra orders unless you want salmon sashimi. Didn’t make sense.

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

TRAVEL: Jusco - Tebrau City (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Arashi Japanese Shabu Shabu - 岚日式火鍋 Restaurant

Had fun! It was a good day out.

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I am sharing my research, if this helps.

MAP OF KOTARAYA BUS TERMINAL – STREETDIRECTORY

  • teksi cost RM$18/20 from city sq teksi stand, 20mins will reach there, all the way 1 straight road
  • after custom, u-turn and travel along jalan wong ah fok( the road beside city square). At the Y-junction, keep right and after that, just drive straight all the way till you see Jusco Tebrau City ~20 mins drive. Very easy
  • take bus at Public Bank there
    Bus no. 77
    RM1.90
    will take u to Jusco.

How to get to Jusco From Johor Custom?

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NANDO’s FOOD MENU

SHOPPING:

  • AEON/Jusco Tebrau City, The largest mall in JB, with a sprawling supermarket and numerous international retail franchises like Giordano’s, MNG, Esprit, Dorothy Perkin’s, and the list goes on. All ranges of food available, from Italian fine-dining to fast food joints like Pizza Hut to local favourites at the food court on the 3rd level. Upmarket shopping, mid-range goods, food, departmental store, movies, karaoke and entertainment all under one roof. There are frequent several town buses to JUSCO.
  • It is at the junction of Tebrau Highway (also known as Jalan Kota Tinggi) and Jalan Desa Tebrau, about 12.5 km north of the CIQ. T
  • here are many buses going there from the bus stop beside the Public Bank building in Jalan Wong Ah Fook,e.g. Maju 227, Causeway Link 77, 18, 20, 41, etc, or any bus that goes to Kota Tinggi or Ulu Tiram.
  • The bus fare is about 2.50 RM.
  • Taxi rides from Jalan Wong Ah Fook should not cost more than RM20.
  • Carrefour, 138 Jalan Kota Tinggi (Tebrau highway), only 500m north of AEON/Jusco Tebrau City. Besides the Carrefour hypermarket and several shopping outlets, it has a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet, a Japanese restaurant, a food court and a post office that is open M-Sa 10AM-9PM.
  • City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook (just across from the train station[24]JB’s most accessible mall, an easy walk from Malaysian customs. Has a good range of shops, food and beverage outlets, with a Singapore run Cathay Cineplex on the fifth floor. There is also a food court run by Singapore-based Food Junction. The ‘Innercity’ area is full of small boutiques and stalls and is worth a visit. Internet cafés aren’t easy to find in Johor Bahru but there is one tucked away here at the top floor. Look for Watsons (chemists / pharmacy) on Level 2; the internet café is almost above Watsons on Level 4.
  • Holiday Plaza, Jalan Dato Sulaiman (Century Garden). A three-storey shopping mall with a lot of empty stores. Take a taxi usually not more than RM5 or bus to get here from Malaysian customs. This is the place to buy mainly pirated, DVDs, VCDs, CDs, PS2 games, Xbox games, Nintendo games and PC games at slightly cheaper price than those shops near the custom, although the difference is practically non-existent. It has a Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.
  • Komtar, This is just a building site now and the perimeter is fenced-off.
  • Plaza Kotaraya, within walking distance from Malaysian customs. It is relatively old shopping centre compared to the nearby City Square. Visit the supermarket to find Malaysian products and groceries. It has a foodcourt on the top floor.
  • Plaza Pelangi, Jalan Kuning. An upmarket shopping mall. It has a supermarket (Cold Storage) and a wide variety of branded fashion shops and nice restaurants/cafes like McDonald’s, Nando’s and Coffee Bean.
  • Plaza Larkin, opposite the Larkin Bus Terminal – for those who are wishes to be in a fashion planet, this is a place to be with a lot of boutique to choose. Tired, get a hold for nice food & beverages, compilation of the best Johorian food named (Selera Johor)
  • Danga City Mall, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Susur 1, just north east of the intersection of Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, abutting both of these highways. Open daily 10am to 9pm. Level 2 specialises in IT products and cameras, and also houses the giant Metrojaya department store. You can even find original OSes and Office software for cheaper prices than, for example, City Square Mall. Foodcourt at the basement.
  • ZON Mall and Department Store[25], at the end of Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, 1.8km north east of the Causeway. The 5-level Mall has several duty-free (chocolate, alcohol and tobacco) specialty outlets among its 180 retail shops. The Department Store occupies 150,000 square feet of retail space over 5 levels, offering a wide variety of merchandise. It also has a supermarket and food court in the basement. The ZON Mall, the ZON Department Store and the ZON Regency Hotel by the Sea are all housed in the same building. You can take any bus (no. 123 is one of them) that goes to Permas Jaya from Jalan Wong Ah Fook opposite City Square.
  • AEON Bukit Indah, located in Bukit Indah by AEON, currently is the newest shopping mall in Johor Bahru. AEON Bukit Indah is a 3-level shopping mall with Jusco being the flagship store – a supermarket offering everything from food to baby diapers to perfumes. CW3 bus (From Jurong East MRT station,Singapore) stops at AEON Bukit Indah. Located a 40 minutes drive from the new Johor Bahru CIQ (and 20 minutes from the 2nd Link).
  • Sutera Mall[26], situated at Taman Sutera Utama and it is a 3 level shopping mall. It takes about 15 minutes from Senai International Airport and about 25 minutes from heart of the city- Johor Bahru.
  • Jalan Segget Bazaar, daily open-air bazaar in the heart of JB with business from 6pm to 2am. Jalan Segget is a street that runs between Jalan Ibrahim and Jalan Wong Ah Fook.
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