Perling Mall Johor Bahru

Took a trip to Perling Mall, which is located at Jalan Persisiran Perling Satu, Taman Perling. Going to Perling Mall from Singapore – take CW3 from Jurong East Bus Interchange and it will take you right outside Perling Mall. The journey can take more than 1.5 hours if there is a jam at the Customs and Immigration at the Second Link.

Carpark of Perling Mall
Carpark of Perling Mall
Secret Recipe Restaurant at Perling Mall
Secret Recipe Restaurant at Perling Mall
Main Entrance of Perling Mall
Main Entrance of Perling Mall

Perling Mall is a 2 storey mall which I think had been refurbished and renovated not too long ago. The anchor tenant is Giant Supermarket; and there are other shops like Marybrown Restaurant, Seasons bakery, Cosway, Watsons, etc. Interesting there is also a cinema as well.

Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Restaurant at Perling Mall
Restaurant at Perling Mall
Watsons at Perling Mall
Watsons at Perling Mall

I don’t see tourists here  as compared to City Square Mall in Johor Bahru. I think it served mainly residents staying around Taman Perling area.  There is a brand new hotel opposite Perling Mall – it is called Amerin Hotel.

Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru

The atmosphere in the mall is more relaxed and slow. It is just liked a typical small neighborhood mall that you see in Malaysia.

Perling Mall - more laid back and slow
Perling Mall – more laid back and slow
Seasons Bakery at Perling Mall
Seasons Bakery at Perling Mall
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Perling Mall Johor Bahru
Giant Supermarket at Perling Mall
Giant Supermarket at Perling Mall

Renaissance Hotel Johor Bahru

Recently stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in Johor Bahru. The hotel is located at Permas Jaya behind the Petrol station. There is a overhead pedestrian bridge with bus shelter along the busy main road. The two bus kiosks can take you from JB Sentral to Renaissance Hotel and vice versa.

The appearance of Renaissance Hotel building looked rather boring and dull. Checking in was slightly delayed even though the hotel lobby was literally almost empty at that time. Understand from the staff that the room was not ready; even though it was already 3pm.  Anyway, the hotel was also promoting its mooncakes at the lobby. Did managed to sample their mooncakes – it was delicious and so I bought one box of 4 mooncakes. The staff told me that there was no preservatives used in their baked mooncakes; so it is advisable to eat as soon as possible.

Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru

The room was spacious and clean. The king size bed and pillows were clean and comfortable. I liked the shower in the bathroom; the water pressure was very strong. You can literally rinse off any soap or shampoo from your body in less than 5 minutes. The air conditioned was cold and running quietly. There was a big TV in the bedroom – didn’t have much time to watch TV.

Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru

The breakfast was really good. The restaurant was large with enough tables and chairs to accommodate hotel guests. The breakfast spread was generous; with a wide variety of food. I liked the fresh fruit juice counter, the do it yourself noodles counter and the simple porridge. The Indian mutton curry and vegetarian curry were excellent.

Renaissance hotel johor bahru - The Lobby
Renaissance hotel johor bahru – The Lobby

Overall it was a good stay at the Renaissance Hotel in Permas Jaya.  I would definitely come back to stay at this hotel when I come back to Permas Jaya.

Enough space to hang your clothes
Enough space to hang your clothes
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Clean towels
Clean towels
Clean toilet
Clean toilet
Very strong water pressure
Very strong water pressure
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
King Size bed.
King Size bed.
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Spacious room with large TV
Spacious room with large TV
The view from the hotel room's window
The view from the hotel room’s window
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
The breakfast at the hotel was great.
The breakfast at the hotel was great.
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Renaissance hotel johor bahru
Roti prata with mutton curry
Roti prata with mutton curry
Delicious porridge
Delicious porridge
Mushroom and vegetable soup
Mushroom and vegetable soup