Good news Johoreans! The highly-anticipated Toppen Shopping Centre has officially open this week – just in time for the year-end school holidays!
The new sprawling mall spans 1.25 million square-feet in size and has 4 levels of “retailtainment”, housing approximately 300 stores. If you’re wondering what’s all the buzz about, here are 5 reasons to entice you:
1. Integrated with IKEA Tebrau
As the third anchored-by-IKEA shopping centre in Malaysia and the fourth in Southeast Asia, Toppen is connected to the Johor Bahru IKEA mall at Taman Desa Tebrau. It’s also a stone’s throw away from the AEON Tebrau City mall (located opposite). So if you’re done exploring Toppen and IKEA, there’s still AEON.
2. 80% of the tenants are new to the city
Some of the new brands include e-sports arena The Pantheon, 9 to 9, and Concept Haus. Toppen offers a first-in-Malaysia flagship online-to-offline concept from Hush Puppies, premium streetwear and athleisure retailer. Shoppers can also find household names like Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) and Harvey Norman there.
3. An open rooftop for public use
Toppen also claims to be the first Malaysian mall to introduce an open public rooftop where parents can take their young kids to the on-site playground or water play area. There’s also areas dedicated to sports in one space. They include a climbing wall, skateboard park and basketball court. But what we like best is the gorgeous rooftop garden that comes alive at night. It’s a great place to just chill and unwind.
4. The #JelesEk Festival
Did you know that this shopping centre is also dubbed as the most “TikTokable” mall in Malaysia? You can find various TikTok corners on every floor. Johorean stars Joe Flizzow and Joyce Chu have also created a special music video for Toppen.
The public are invited to dance and lip sync to the song. Participants will stand chance to win RM10,000 worth of prizes. That’s not all as TikTok is also organising treasure hunts in the venue.
5. First TGV Cinema with a Flexound Hall
Immerse yourselves in TGV’s next level of cinematic experience. TGV’s latest flagship now hosts the largest Flexound installation in the world and the first Flexound hall in Southeast Asia. According to the press release, the customised seats come with “embedded speakers which deliver true personal immersion through improved clarity of dialogue, tactile sensory effects and perfect sound quality independent of seat location”.
In short, you can now “feel” the sound.
Movie-goers can also find the first ever Coke Zone and Sony Interactive Zone at TGV Toppen. Snap some Instagram-worthy pictures, enjoy the free high speed Wi-Fi and if your smartphones run out of juice, the charging stations are at your service.
For more information on Toppen, go here.