KSL Mall JB Travel Guide – 2-days Program

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If you’re in Johor Bahru or planning a trip from Singapore, you’ve got to check out KSL Mall JB. It’s a favourite spot for a quick getaway and so easy to get to. 

Just hop on the S1 bus from JB Sentral. The buses start running from 9:10 am and go all the way until 10:25 pm, every day. And don’t worry about waiting too long – there’s a bus every 20 minutes.

Now, let’s talk about what makes KSL Mall JB so great. It’s not just a place to shop – it’s a whole experience. You could spend two days here and still find new things to do.

There’s a mix of shops, loads of different food to try, and plenty of spots to just kick back and relax. It’s perfect for a mini-break. So, if you’re around, make sure to swing by KSL Mall JB and see for yourself what’s on offer! Let’s dive into the exciting activities we’ve prepared for you

Day 1


GSC Cinema

Begin your day at KSL Mall JB with a touch of Hollywood magic at the GSC cinema, nestled on the second floor. Seize the opportunity to enjoy budget-friendly movie experiences with morning ticket prices that are kind to your wallet – but hurry, these discounted rates are only available until 12 p.m. Imagine starting your day with an enthralling movie, setting the perfect tone for lively discussions over lunch with friends and family.

GSC Cinema at KSL City

To make this experience even more enticing, GSC KSL City Mall offers adult tickets for any 2D movie at just RM17. This special promotion, while stocks last, is an exclusive treat for online purchases, blending convenience with affordability. Remember to book your tickets online the night before to secure your spot, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable movie-going experience. 

Whether it’s the latest blockbuster or a heartwarming classic, there’s no better way to kickstart your day at the mall than with a captivating film and the promise of great conversations to follow.

Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park at KSL Hotel & Resort

However, if you’re in the mood for something more fun and outdoors, you may also book a stay at the KSL Hotel & Resort, which is connected side by side with the KSL Mall. 

The hotel boasts amenities like a pool and gym, but the star attraction is the Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park. Open to both hotel guests and the public (with an admission fee), this dino-themed park features impressive dinosaur statues and a variety of pools for a day full of splashing fun. Additionally, convenient shower cubicles are available for a quick clean-up after your water adventures.


Meng Meng Roasted Duck

After your movie at KSL Mall JB, if you’re feeling hungry, Meng Meng Roasted Duck is a great place to grab lunch. This restaurant has a few branches, so you can expect some tasty dishes. Their roasted duck is a crowd favourite, along with their char siew and Wantan soup. If you’re not into duck, give their fish head curry a try. It’s really good, especially in the air-conditioned comfort of the mall

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Spa and Wellness

Johor Bahru isn’t just about shopping and dining; it’s also a place for relaxation. Among the mall’s many attractions, you’ll find Bangkok Spa and a variety of other spa outlets. Just take your pick and indulge in some well-deserved pampering! These spas offer an array of therapies, including the traditional Thai massage, soothing Thai aromatherapy, and rejuvenating foot massages.

After unwinding with these treatments, you’ll feel completely revitalized and ready to dive back into your shopping spree before dinner time. Whether you opt for Thai Odyssey, Balinese Thai Massage, or Thong Thai Traditional Thai Massage, each spa experience promises to be a serene interlude in your busy day.

Pasar Malam

As evening sets in on a Monday, the vibrant Pasar Malam (night market) in Taman Century becomes a must-visit destination, especially since it’s conveniently located in the same area as KSL Mall JB. This bustling night market is a food lover’s paradise, offering an incredible array of culinary delights. 

From savoury carrot cakes to aromatic fried kuey teow and delicious dumplings, the variety is simply astounding. You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice, indulging in an array of flavours as you explore the market. It’s the perfect way to experience local culture and cuisine while enjoying a leisurely dinner stroll.

Day 2


D’Laksa Asam Laksa & Cawanmas Coffee

Ready for a new day? KSL Mall JB offers a feast of food and drink options to kickstart your morning. Why not begin with a delicious bowl of Asam Laksa, a local specialty, at D’ Laksa Asam Laksa on the lower ground floor?

Image credit: D’Laksa Facebook

However, if Asam Laksa feels a bit rich for an early meal, Cawanmas Coffee on the first floor offers a more traditional local breakfast. Here, you can savour everything from Nasi Lemak and Muar Otak Rice to Classic Kaya Butter Toasts and Half-boiled Eggs.

This wide selection ensures there’s something to suit every palate. And don’t forget to complement your meal with a cup of Kopi O’ or Teh Panas – it’s the perfect way to enjoy a Malaysian morning at the mall.


Shopping at KSL Mall

KSL Mall JB is a shopper’s paradise, offering a diverse range of outlets to cater to all your needs. Whether you’re looking for the latest mobile gadgets, trendy fashion and accessories, engaging bookstores, relaxing salons, or tempting snacks and confectioneries, you’ll find it all here.

Desserts and Bakeries

Among these, don’t miss the chance to indulge in the delectable treats at Moonlight Cake House and the unique flavours of LE Castella’s Castella Cakes – both are must-visit spots for any food enthusiasts.

Moonlight Cake House delights customers with a variety of baked goods, from scrumptious cakes like their signature Lava Cheesecake to fresh breads. LE Castella complements this with their specialty in Castella Cakes, offering both sweet flavours like Chocolate and Original Cream, and savoury options such as Cheese and Cream Cheese Castella Cakes, each renowned for their light, fluffy texture and rich fillings.


Seoul Garden Barbecue

Seoul Garden Barbecue at KSL

After a day of exploring KSL Mall JB, unwind with a sumptuous dinner at Seoul Garden Barbecue Restaurant. Here, you can create your perfect meal by selecting from a variety of ingredients to barbecue or cook in a delicious broth. The extensive buffet selection ensures great value for the price.

Option 1: Sky Bar

Image credit: Sky26JB Facebook

Just a short 200-meter stroll from the mall, you’ll find Sky26 bar, located on the 26th floor of Holiday Villa. Relax with drinks while enjoying the stunning night views of Johor Bahru.

Don’t forget to capture the moment with photos against the breathtaking backdrop. And as a friendly reminder, if you’ve had drinks, it’s best not to drive.

Option 2: I’m A Singer Family Karaoke

Step into the world of music and melody at I’m A Singer Family Karaoke in KSL Mall, where your vocal talents can shine. Available for as low as RM30 per hour, this karaoke spot is your go-to destination for unleashing your inner pop star or rock icon. Open daily until 3am, it’s the perfect place for those impromptu late-night singing adventures.

If the diverse and exciting experiences at KSL City Mall have captivated you, you’ll be delighted to know that Johor Bahru has much more to offer. 

For those eager to explore further, our previous blog posts are treasure troves of information, guiding you to other fantastic malls and attractions in the area. Why not take a little time to browse through them and start planning your next adventure in Johor Bahru?

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