Hello everyone!!!! It's been a year since I've blogged, and I'm currently blogging from my phone wahaha. As the title reads, I will be talking about how to get to JB City Square Mall and shops I love there.
I went there last Saturday (24/10) with my mom, sis, aunt and cousin. I really enjoyed myself! Already planning with my mom on visiting that place again next week. It's not my first time there, I have been there thrice I think. But this is my fourth time so I'm more familiar on what to prepare when I visit that place!
The exchange rate when I changed my money was sgd 100 = 300 so I changed sgd 150 which I got ringgit 450. I changed 100 in Singapore and another 50 in Malaysia btw. U can change ur money inside, it's the same rate more or less. Go to Komtar JBCC to change! The first shop. Ringgit 450 is definitely not enough for me but I got to buy many things.
Here is a photo of what I got:
Quite a lot of stuff huh! My fave buy of the lot would have to be my adidas cap. It was ringgit 45 which converts to sgd 15 for me.
Tip #1: Visit their Watsons store. The stuff there are dirt cheap compared to Singapore. I spent ringgit 220 which converted to around 70ish! Also, check out their purchase with purchase section. I bought bio oil for sgd 7!! And everywhere in Singapore is selling at $15.80, hardly see it on offer. They have a wide range of beauty and cosmetics products. I recommend their INI2T (local brand I think) lip tint, it looks like this:
Tip #3: Bring at least 2 八宝袋 which translates to those recycling bags if u know u are gonna shop. I brought only 1 and I had to borrow from my mom cos she brought like 4/5 hahaha siao one. But really, the more the better! Try to bring those that can be zipped into a small pouch and u can unzip only when u wanna use it.
Tip #4: Don't bring the wallet u use in Singapore if it has lots of compartments. Try to bring a wristlet as seen above. Mine is from Samantha Vega, borrowed from my mom as well hehe. It's easier to reach for the money and also to prevent dropping ur money!! Bring sgd just in case u are short of money and u wanna change for more ringgit. U will never know!
Tip #5: Try to explore as many food places as possible!! City Square is filled with yummy food places and here are some of my favorite places to eat at:
It's my favorite restaurant in JB! Try their miso broth, it's the top seller. I usually order the pork set and add on ala carte. It's super good I swear! Not on the cheap side but it's really affordable. This time, we paid maybe sgd 60 for 5 pax.
2) Kimdo BBQ
This is my second fave!! I must get this no matter even if my stomach is about to explode. I usually spend the most of my money here.. Try the 老鼠粉, it's mee tai mak with ingredients. For the BBQ skewers, I love their abalone, Hokkaido scallops, boneless chicken wings! Oh and their famous bua long long drink too. Yum!!!!
3) Nonya Cafe
This IS DAMN GOOD???? Omg I love scallops and this is REALLY good. If this is still at the food fair please get it. *saliviates*
They have lots of yummy Nonya kuehs but I only eat the one in the picture!! U MUST TRY THE PRAWN CRACKERS AND PRAWN NOODLES. Super good! Ahhhh writing this blog post makes me wanna go JB now..
4) Hui Lau Shan
I will always get their signature mango drink. It's quite good but I wanna try their desserts next time cos I love mangoes!
5) Pizza Scallop (temporary food fair at the atrium)
I guess that's all for food!! Oh and I bought a new adidas cap. Loving it! Singapore's adidas stores retailing for sgd 29.90 ish and I got it for sgd 15 only!! Whoop.
Here's the fastest way in my opinion:
1) Take mrt to Kranji Station
2) U can choose to take either CW1 bus (it's a yellow bus) or bus 160! Both buses are taken at the bus stop at kranji mrt.
I would advise u to take the yellow bus if the queue for 160 is long or if it's on weekends!! It's way faster and the queue moves faster as well.
CW 1's fare: $1 per pax (cash)
160's fare: deducted from ur ezlink card (fare depends if ur card is adult or student card)
3) They will bring u to woodlands custom check point and just check in, after that u can go down and take the same bus (u don't have to pay anymore) and they will bring u to Malaysia checkpoint. From there just check in and walk to the city square mall. It's just 5 min away!
That concludes my guide to JB City Square, I will be back on the space soon :)