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Johor Bahru City Square

Johor Bahru City Square
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Johor Bahru City Square Mall in 2011
LocationJohor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Coordinates1°27′40.3″N 103°45′51.1″E / 1.461194°N 103.764194°E / 1.461194; 103.764194
AddressJohor Bahru City Square Shopping Mall 106 - 108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Opening date1999
No. of stores and services300+
No. of anchor tenantsCathay Cineplex, Popular, Uniqlo, H&M, Sakae Sushi, Sticky, Neway Karaoke, Kapitan Grocer
Total retail floor area41,800 m2 (450,000 sq ft)
No. of floors7 (mall area), 3 basements
Websitewww.citysqjb.com

Johor Bahru City Square is a shopping centre and office building in Wong Ah Fook Street, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.[1]

History

The building was opened in 1999.[2] In 2000, the Mega Pavilion Cinema has been upgraded to Cathay Cineplex with new theatres at both level 5 and level 7. In 2005, the Singapore Visitor Centre was launched at the shopping mall. In December 2008, a pedestrian bridge connecting the building to JB Sentral was opened.[3] In mid-2016, Cathey Cineplex was changed to mmCineplexes while the facilities still remain the same.[4]

Architecture

Johor Bahru City Square office tower from Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

The building interior consists of a seven-storey mall with five levels of retail outlet space, including a thirty-six storey office block, which is divided into the lower, middle and upper zones. City Square has three floors of basement carpark. Level 6 has an outdoor garden, pond and a green wall. The shopping mall total floors spread over an area of 41,800 m2 (450,000 sq ft) and consists of 300 retailers.

Business

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation owns 70% of City Squares shares, which they bought in June 2009. The remaining shares are divided between the Johor Bahru City Council and Iskandar Puteri City Council.[5]

The shopping mall includes several anchor tenants and has various clothes, shoes, bags, electronic stores.[6]

The shopping mall receives around 1.5 million visitors monthly.[2] Due in part to its proximity to the Johor-Singapore Causeway, City Square attracts many shoppers from Singapore.

See also

References

  1. ^ Berita: Kios Pintar KWSP Kini Di Bank RHB Archived 11 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja, retrieved 16 February 2009
  2. ^ a b [www.thestar.com.my]
  3. ^ "Current_News". 12 August 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2009.
  4. ^ CorporateHistory: 1990 – 2006 : A Dream Come True Archived 4 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Cathay Cineplexes Malaysia, retrieved 16 February 2009
  5. ^ Temasek to enter Malaysian property market Eddie Toh, Business Alert/Singapore Business Times, 3 November 2004
  6. ^ "Current_News". 12 August 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2009.