Sunway Big Box Opens In JB, 20 Min From Tuas Checkpoint
An annual road trip to Johor Bahru’s Legoland may already be on the cards for many Singaporean families. So we come bearing glad tidings — a massive open-air strip JB mall will be right next door as early as 18 Dec.
On Friday (6 Sep), Sunway Big Box – an upcoming shopping destination in JB – recently held their unveiling ceremony and announced their opening date in December 2019.
The shopping haven will have a park, hotel and more than 100 outlets offering retail goods, entertainment, food & beverage options.
Big boxes & relaxing parks
Sunway Big Box will literally consist of big boxes or warehouse-like structures.
While the company has not released the details about the experience in each building, the massive development space will occupy 24 acres (97,000 square meters) — or 18 times the size of a regular football field.
What makes it distinct from most malls we’ve seen is that they’ll have parks and open piazzas where you can take a breather with friends and family.
100+ retail outlets
Sunway Big Box boasts of more than 100 retail outlets. Their diverse offerings include books, home & living, sports, gadgets, hardware, fashion, and entertainment.
During the opening ceremony, the company revealed 6 key partners such as NSK, BookXcess, Golden Screen Cinemas, Caltex, SSF, MOX, Ace Hardware — so we bet that they’ll be setting up shop too.
Thanks to the Singapore dollar’s rise against the Malaysian Ringgit, Marvel movie tickets at Golden Screen Cinemas could be cheaper than local prices.
Indoor extreme park with obstacle course
Sunway Big Box’s upcoming X-treme park could also be a new JB destination for thrill-seekers and adventurers.
According to lifestyle website Johor Foodie, EnerG X which runs Asia’s largest indoor theme park, will be one of the tenants there.
That means visitors can look forward to a whole array of adrenaline-filled indoor activities like high elements and giant trampolines.
For those who are familiar with the American game show Wipeout, you’d be thrilled to find a very similar setup right in Sunway Big Box.
The facilities are kid-friendly, so you won’t have to worry about bringing the little ones along.
Sunway Citrine Hub hotel & residences
Those who are planning to get away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore can even book a stay in the Sunway Hotel. The property is surrounded by the sea and lush green trees which help it achieve a perfect balance of yin and yang.
You’ll love to unwind in their luxurious suites after carrying your purchases for hours.
Sunway Big Box opens on December
Sunway’s Retail Park will open its doors on 18 Dec.
The mall is a 20-min bus ride from Tuas Checkpoint. To reach Sunway Big Box, alight at the bus from Jurong East Interchange or Tuas Checkpoint and depart at Citrine Sunway Big Box.
Sunway Big Box is also a 20-min drive from Tuas Checkpoint and a 10-minute drive from Legoland.
It is accessible from major roads which include the Pasir Gudang Highway, Second Link Expressway, Singapore-Johor Bahru Inner Link Road, as well as Bukit Timah Expressway. There are about 2,000 car parks available for vehicle owners.
Here’s a map that shows you how to get there:
Opening Date: 18 Dec 2019
Address: Sunway Iskandar, 5, Persiaran Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Contact Number: +60 7-509 8856
Sunway’s retail park is set to offer diverse dining options, extreme sports adventures, hotels, and more than a hundred outlets. We’re definitely looking forward at having our own adventure there during the holidays.