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Exciting times! Yes, there’s another new mall in Johor Bahru – Sunway Big Box is located a mere 20-minute drive from Tuas Checkpoint, and 8 minutes from Legoland. So you know where to go for your upcoming family trip to JB!

As Johor’s first retail hybrid park, this is going to be a combination of a mall, hotel and office all in one! With its soft opening on 18 December 2019, Sunway Big Box is set to be the next up-and-coming hotspot with very exciting shops to look out for!

Read on to see what gets us excited!

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1. Super affordable bookstore selling brand new books at 80% discount regularly: BookXcess

Malaysia’s most affordable bookstore, BookXcess, is finally opening its first outlet in Johor! Some of their other stores in and around KL are known to be super IG-worthy too. Not to mention they sell brand new books with around 80% discount regularly. It’s definitely one of our favourite bookstores!

Photo Via Mwichelleong, _Fykaazman, Bookxcess

*These photos feature another BookXcess store and are for illustration purposes only. The outlet at Sunway Big Box may not necessarily look like this.

2. Indoor extreme park with obstacle courses: EnerG X Park

Love challenging yourself at outbound adventures? Come down now to Asia’s largest indoor extreme park featuring obstacle courses, trampolines, and other activities to get your blood pumping! Psst.. Look out for their Trampoline Wipeout!

Photo Via Energ X Park

Their other outlets have welcomed student groups from schools and the kids definitely love it!

3. Thai milk tea with a brown sugar jelly twist: Dum Dum Thai

As a typical Singaporean, I love my brown sugar bubble tea (though of course, it is wise to keep that sugar intake in check once in a while), so I’m always excited whenever there’s a new option in town.

Thai milk tea AND brown sugar AND jelly? Yes please!

Photo Via Dum Dum Thai Drinks Malaysia

*These photos feature another Dum Dum Thai Drinks and are for illustration purposes only. The outlet at Sunway Big Box may not necessarily look like this.

4. Affordable home furnishings: SSF

Where do you usually head to for cheap yet good quality homeware and furnishings? Don’t just go to IKEA, but check out SSF which is well-known among Malaysians! You’ll find some interesting options too. 😉

Photo Via SSF

*These photos feature another SSF and are for illustration purposes only. The outlet at Sunway Big Box may not necessarily look like this.

5. Stop and selfie: Instagrammable spots all around the mall!

What is a new and hipster mall without some IG-worthy spots?

Toppen Shopping Centre is now not the only one in JB that gets you stopping your Instagram boyfriend at these super cute random locations in the mall for those *ahem* 1001 shots you have for the day, before you continue with your shopping!

Photo Via

6. Directly accessible from Singapore via public bus!

How convenient is this? All you gotta do is to hop onto a public bus heading towards Larkin Bus Terminal from Jurong East Interchange in Singapore, and you’re on your way to Sunway Big box!

Getting there: Take Bus CW3E towards Larkin and alight at Sunway Citrine Hub. Bus route here. From the bus stop, walk for 20 minutes to Sunway Big Box (route here).

Sunway Big Box

Address: Persiaran Medini 5, Iskandar Puteri, Sunway Iskandar Johor Bahru 79250
Contact: +607-509 8856
Getting there from Tuas Checkpoint: Route here.

Where to stay near Sunway Big Box

Cosy home away from home: Sunway Citrine Hub & Residences

Taking a 2D1N trip? Before the adjacent hotel is up, you can rest your head at the nearby Sunway Citrine Hub & Residences, which is just a 20-minute walk from the mall. This apartment fits a family or group of 4!

Photo Via Sunwayiskandar, Evamioo,

Sunway Citrine Hub & Residences

Rates: From S$82 a night for a 2BR apartment (approximately RM 250)
Address: Persiaran Medini 3, Bandar Medini Iskandar, 79250, Iskandar Puteri, 79100, Johor
Contact: +607-509 6575

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PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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