7 things that are way cheaper in Johor Bahru than in Singapore

Singaporeans don't just go to JB for the good food and cafe hopping. 

7 things that are way cheaper in Johor Bahru than in Singapore
7 things that are way cheaper in Johor Bahru than in Singapore
04 Oct 2017

7 things that are way cheaper in Johor Bahru than in Singapore

Singaporeans love to go to Johor Bahru for staycations, to eat good food or to go cafe hopping. However, many also head to JB for products and services that are way cheaper than in Singapore.

From groceries to car servicing, here are the 7 products and services that are way cheaper across the Causeway.

This story first appeared on Shopback.

Beauty products
Beauty products
04 Oct 2017

Beauty products

For beauty and makeup lovers, going to Johor Bahru’s Sephora, Guardian or Watsons might be a treat for you! The beauty products can be up to 70 per cent cheaper compared to their counterparts in Singapore.

Shop for your favourite high street make up brands like Bourjois, L’oreal, Dolly Wink, Garnier and Maybelline or even high end brands like Urban Decay and Too Faced!

Photo: Instagram/@sephoramy

Car servicing
Car servicing
04 Oct 2017

Car servicing

Car maintenance is quite expensive, especially in Singapore. The next time you need to change your car’s headlights, window frames, seats or wheels, head to a car mechanic in Johor Bahru.

In JB, there are many mechanics available, and at an affordable price point as well. A popular area to visit is Permas Jaya, where car services can be up to 30 per cent cheaper.

Photo: financialtribune.com

Hair services
Hair services
04 Oct 2017

Hair services

Another popular service that is cheaper in Johor Bahru is hair treatments! Hair salons in Johor can be more than 50 percent cheaper, especially for higher end treatments like hair dyeing, perming and rebonding. Despite the lower price points, most salons provide the same great quality that you can get in Singapore.

Photos: Facebook/Vintage Hair Salon, Reds Hairdressing

Groceries (especially milk powder!)
Groceries (especially milk powder!)
04 Oct 2017

Groceries (especially milk powder!)

Many families drive into Johor Bahru to visit their supermarkets for grocery shopping. As a gauge, you can get things like bottled water and canned drinks for under a dollar.

However, a popular item that parents drive into Johor Bahru for is milk powder. Milk powder in Singapore has increased by 120 per cent over the last 10 years and since milk powder is a bulky item, it justifies the driving and petrol costs involved to cross the Causeway and get the milk powder in bulk.

According to a Singapore daily, a 1.8kg tin of Similac’s stage four milk powder goes for just S$32, which is 40 per cent cheaper than in Singapore. Meanwhile, a 1.8kg tin of Pediasure milk powder cost S$40 less in JB compared to Singapore.

Photo: TPGOpen

Café hopping
Café hopping
04 Oct 2017

Café hopping

Johor’s cafe scene has expanded greatly over the years. The area has become a thriving cafe hub with unique and interesting cafes that you won’t be able to find in Singapore. 

Some popular cafes include Chaiwalla & Co. Container Café, Bev C’afe and ROOST Cafe. It’s not only the prices that make cafes in Johor a must-visit, but also the Instagram-worthy interiors.

Photo: Facebook/Atlas Coffee Embassy

Spas treatments and massages
Spas treatments and massages
04 Oct 2017

Spas treatments and massages

A relaxing massage or spa treatment is also very affordable in Johor Bahru. Even shopping malls in the area have spas in them. Some popular spas include Thai Odyssey and Soul Asia and treatments can go for as low as RM 40 for a foot and half body massage.

Photo: Facebook/Thai Odyssey

Movies
Movies
04 Oct 2017

Movies

Another popular activity Singaporeans like to do in Johor is watch a movie. Off peak tickets go for as low as RM 8. That’s only S$2.50 per ticket to watch the latest blockbusters in a cinema.

Photo: tgv.com.my

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