1 Tebrau Residences: Convenient Spots In Johor Bahru You Need to Know
Congratulations, You’ve gotten yourself a subhome unit at 1 Tebrau Residences. Sipping your drinks by the communal pool, you’re probably indulging in a much deserved “R & R”. Suddenly you feel the urge to explore. It’s completely natural to feel a little restless while on holiday. Wanderlust is a natural emotion, but getting lost in a new city is not a great holiday memory. Fortunately, we have all the locations you have to know surrounding the condo in and around Johor Bahru City. Whether its an emergency or you just want to explore, these spots will definitely come in handy. Note: Try using an uber or taxi service to get around. All these locations are on google maps, so their should be little no trouble getting around to them.
Major Malls in Johor Bahru
Johor has a fantastic mall scene with many iconic places to choose from. Filled with shopping outlets, eateries and cinemas, each mall is a great place to pick up souvenirs for the family or just something for yourself.
Located closest to 1 Tebrau Residences, KSL Mall is an oasis of capitalism. It’s the quintessential big flashy mall. This mall has a pharmacy and optometrist. There sushi, korean barbecue and cakes houses just in case you get the munchies. And to facilitate your search for the ultimate bargain, Starbucks and other coffee shops will provide your caffeine boost.
Johor Bahru City Square
Though this mall is much further away, its prime location in the central business district make it a major pitstop for shopper and ardent mall goers. The Johor Bahru City Square houses major brand names in fashion such as H & M, Giordano, Uniqlo and Levi’s. The mall also has unique dining options. Apart from the usual restaurants and bistros, there are fine dining dim sum and chinese high end restaurants that are bound to tickle your fancy. Explore JB’s finest mall today.
Get acquainted with Johor’s Culture
The entire city boasts a rich cultural experience, but the most notable cultural heritage is the Johor Culture Street named the Jalan Tan Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Heritage Street. Named after the Major China of Johor who kept office between 1870 – 1875, it has chinese temples and a fantastic food trail, so you can try iconic local bites while enjoying a leisurely walk around Johor.
Enjoy your day at a Legoland Malaysia Theme Park
Yes, you read it right. There’s a Legoland in JB. Whether you’re travelling with children or entertaining your inner child, theme parks are always a hit. All your favorite lego movies have scenes on display at Legoland. Open from 10 am to 6pm, a full tour lasts 3 hours. Try their theme park and waterpark, with slip n slides. Theres also a chance to build and race mini lego boats *inner child screams in excitement*. You can book your ticket online.
Indulge in the Local Food Scene in Johor Bahru
Johor has so much to offer if you’re a foodie. Everything from local kopitiams to hipster cafes and upscale restaurants are littered across the city.
The Sugar pantry
This is a proper patisserie cafe to visit in Johor. A simple google search will reveal the rave reviews this place has. The standard menu items include decadent cakes, souffles, french gateau and danish pastries. The twist lies in that it combines iconic pastries with local flavours to create sugary fusion that the local sweet tooth adores. Check out their tripadvisor and facebook for more details.
Just Want Coffee – The Factory 30
This caffeine haven is somewhat off the beaten track, but is well worth the trip. Although the Just Want Coffee brand has a number of outlets throughout the city, with varying concepts, the Factory 30 branch has a rustic yet industrial flair with a breakfast menu that can’t be beat. Why not have a hazelnut macchiato with a loaded breakfast bagel. This is the place for you.
Hawker stalls are your best friend
Johor has a vibrant street food scene but the concept of “street food” is altered to accommodate hawker stalls. There are essentially hole in the wall stalls with basic seating arrangements that serve the best food in the city. Typically open air, most food is prepared in advance for the lunch rush and afternoon snackers.
Plaza Sentosa Char Kway Teow
Nestled in the Plaza Sentosa Mall in Johor, This little stall offers the best Penang char kway teow in the city. For a mere RM 7.50 you get a good helping of an iconic Penang dish made with flat rice noodles, pork sausage, seafood and bean sprouts. Plaza Sentosa Char Kway Teow is a local hidden gem and has rave reviews.
(image courtesy of Johor Kaki)
Teo Orang Asli Family Restaurant
This place is dynamite. Previously known as Restoran SPOA, the Teo Orang Asli Family Restaurant that’s located in the suburbs. Known for its wide variety of seafood, vegetables and stir fries This place is a crowd favourite and can get packed to the brim with hungry patrons. Their fried chicken chop is a killer, as its coated in a thai style sauce and placed on crispy noodles. With opening hours from 11am to 11.30pm, enjoy a great meal in the open air environment.
(image courtesy of Johor Kaki)
If you consider yourself a foodie, check out this amazing and comprehensive food blog called Johor Kaki Food and Travel. It’s the only food guide you’ll ever need in Johor Bahru. A few articles in and you won’t resist going on a city wide food hunt.
So have fun and satisfy your wanderlust. Uber and Grab ridesharing services are your best friend, and the city is relatively safe. There is no tipping culture in the service industry but haggling is frowned upon.
Remember to come back home to the luxury of 1 Tebrau Residences, your oasis from it all.
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