The Most Underrated & ‘Hidden’ Mall in JB: AEON Bukit Indah

Are you like sick and tired of City Square and KSL? Because if you do, and still insist on going up north to JB, here’s one mall that you should be going this weekend instead, because this mall is relatively “hidden” and underrated – not that it’s not as good as the other JB malls, though!

Personally, I’ve only been to Bukit Indah’s AEON shopping centre once and have always wanted to go back there but never found the time to. My first time at the mall was a pleasant experience albeit a short one.

I only managed to cover the first floor of the mall (how unfortunate) due to time constraints but if you people have the time to visit, then spend a whole day there! Here are reasons why you should visit AEON!


The best way of getting there is through Tuas Checkpoint (about 30-minute drive) compared to through Woodlands Checkpoint (about 46-minute drive). We all know that accessing JB through the second link is much much faster because there are lesser cars going in and out there. So if you don’t want to get stuck in horrible jams just to get to Komtar, go to AEON instead!

The entire journey to the mall, after you’ve passed the custom, is mainly highway driving, so you won’t need to brake and move a few thousand times before reaching the mall, until KSL or City Square.

Image: Google Maps

Padini Concept Store & Brands Outlet

These are the first few stores I entered during my visit to the mall. Bought some shirts and jeans because they were just so affordable (I haven’t even included the 3 is to 1 thingy!). But what’s the difference between this outlet and the other outlets? The one in AEON Bukit Indah is more spacious and less crowded. The light shines in and won’t leave you feeling suffocated.



Ah, novelty fast food to some Singaporeans, and nostalgic food for many Singaporeans. You don’t have to travel so far up Malaysia or even Batam just to get a taste of that rootbeer float and fried chicken.



What’s the big deal, you might ask. Well Singapore has several outlets but the one in Bukit Indah will give you a different atmosphere.

Gone are the sparkly bright interior and pink neon signage like those found in Singapore. The Daiso there sells things at RM5.90, which isn’t any cheaper than Singapore but hey: it’s Daiso. They’re already cheap, my friend.

Legoland Malaysia


The mall is also near to the family-oriented tourist attraction. So if you are planning a visit to Legoland, head over to AEON for lunch, away from the bustle of the theme park. And as always, book a Grab or Uber and you won’t be crying over expensive taxi fares.


I never knew the existence of these shophouses until someone in the office mentioned it. Apparently, these shophouses have good food stalls and massage houses that are worth the visit.

A body scrub at Huang Zu Xuan will cost you RM35 and a 90-minute aromatherapy massage will only set you back RM105!

The shophouses are just across the mall, so if you’re eyeing some hawker food instead, you know where to go for your meal!

No. 8, Jalan Indah 15/2,
Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru,
Johor Darul Takzim.

Opening Hours: (Sun – Thu) 10.00am – 10.00pm (Fri – Sat) 10.00am – 11.00pm

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This article was first published on in 2016 and revised on 27 June 2017.

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