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There is a very interesting exhibit of balloon sculptures that transformed the atrium of Marina Square mall into a Land of Dinosaurs. I think this is the largest balloon sculptures exhibit I have ever seen in Singapore.

Baby Dinosaur – cute.

The balloon dinosaurs includes the mighty T-Rex, Stegosaurus, cute baby dinosaurs, Triceratops, etc. I am also impressed with the wild landscape made entirely with balloons. The balloon flowers were bright and very creative.

Balloon Dinosaurs exhibit at Marina Square Mall.

Really enjoyed viewing this Dinosaur Balloons exhibit, hopefully the Marina Square mall will do it again next year. Here are some of the photos; hope you liked them.

Mighty T Rex
One of the best balloon sculptures exhibit at Marina Square Mall.
According to the press, more than 85,000 balloons are used for this exhibit – Impressive!
Really Cute Dino
Lots of bright color balloons
This is an interesting creature.
Dino Greetings…
Blue Dinosaur or is it dragon?
The giant dinosaur mouth exhibit is one of hot favorite for photo shoot.
I think the Marina Square mall should extend this exhibit for 2 weekends.
Baby Dino climbing up..
Balloon Dinosaurs at Marina Square Mall.
Cheerful Balloon Flower
This Balloon landscape is beautiful.
Balloon dinosaurs at the exhibit
Red Dino is here…
Close Up of Red Dinosaur

Bright balloon flower to cheer up your day.
Balloon Dinosaurs at Marina Square Mall.
Lots of kids and parents at this exhibit.
The exhibit area was spacious.
Very creative balloon landscape.
A jungle of balloons.
Hot favorite for photo shoot.
Side view of giant T REX

Balloon Garden
Green Balloon Flower
This flower is nice.
The feet of the Giant T REX
Looking good T Rex…
Balloon Dinosaurs at Marina Square Mall.
Balloon Dinosaurs at Marina Square Mall.
Back View of Balloon T REX
Balloon Dinosaurs at Marina Square Mall.


I visited the Komtar JBCC Mall in Johor Bahru in August 2014 when it was still under construction. I revisited it again last Sunday and it was good to see more shops up and running in this mall. Compared to the next door neighbour City Square Mall, this mall is relatively quiet. You can access Komtar JBCC via a connected walkway linking the 2 malls together.

Beautiful Mall

Many of the retail stores that are in Komtar JBCC are not found in City Square Mall. Komtar JBCC have more upmarket tenants such as Chanel,  Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret, Crabtree & Evelyn, etc. Some of my favorite stores in this mall are Bath & Body Works, Haagen Dazs and Kapitan Supermarket.

This mall has more upmarket retail stores.

For kids, there is the Angry Birds Activity Park located at Level 3. This is the entertainment center for kids with fun games, rides and theme attractions. Komtar JBCC adds a new level of shopping experience for shoppers – it is more upmarket, chic and stylish. I will visit this mall more often.

This is one of my favorite retail store.
Komtar JBCC is less crowded that City Square Mall.
Mark & Spencer store.
Victoria’s Secret

Nice quiet place to enjoy ice cream.
This Kapitan supermarket sells everything. Must visit.

There are also many food outlets.