10 Things you can do at Johor's Capital 21 mall even though it is still a mess!
Updated: Sep 30, 2019
It's been a month since the opening of Capital City - Johor Bahru's highly anticipated themed mall. Besides boasting 1602 retail units, it has various themed levels inspired by five continents: Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia/Oceania and Africa. Also, The fourth level houses three theme parks: Cartoon Planet, Movie Planet and Music Planet.
Walking into the mall, one will quickly realize that the top few levels of the mall are still uncompleted and that many shops have yet to move in. However, instead of complaining about what we can't do, lets focus on what we can. Here are 10 things you can do if you still want to go!
1) Catch Guppies (Not for Singaporeans)
Honestly, I have not seen a shop like this in the malls I've been to so far in Johor. While its quite interesting and fun for kids, Singaporeans can't participate in this activity for obvious reasons unless you want to set the guppies free somewhere.
2) Shoot Down Ducks and Pumpkins to Win PUBG Merchandise
If you love the game PUBG, you will be as excited to see this booth as I was. They have backpacks, ghillie suit, medicine kit and even the frying pan up for grabs. However, I overheard that you will have to knock down everything that is standing on the rack using a toy crossbow to win something (I'm not sure if I heard this right). But that seems pretty difficult to me. However, if you are skilled at using a toy crossbow, why not give it a try?
3) Catch a Toy with a Claw Machine
You can find rows of claw machines easily in this mall.
4) Shop for your Groceries at Hero Market
While the name Hero Market may make it seem like the supermarket has a hero themed design, the supermarket is like any other supermarket. It is fully stocked and you should be able to find whatever you need there.
Shop for very affordable items at New Market, clothes, books and gifts.
6) Admire the View
Take pictures of the surroundings from the higher car park levels.
7) Take Silly Pictures
No matter if some things are yet to be completed, there are still props everywhere that you can use to your advantage to take photos. You just have to be a little more creative.
8) Listen to Creepy Car park Music
Usually, car park background music should be soothing to the ears but its different at Capital 21. When I first got out of the car, the music was the first thing that caught my attention, it was hypnotic and really creepy. Have a go at listening to it.
9) Buy Kimchi from a Vending Machine outside the Toilet
Go to the toilet on level 1 and you will find it.
There are many options for food such as KFC, Burger Bandit, Starbucks that are open on the first level.
While the mall is still quite empty and will need a lot more time for it to be fully completed, I see the potential of what the mall can become. The idea of having different themes on different levels coupled with indoor theme parks is an attractive idea! I'm sure, it will be great in the future!
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