Written by Nurul Rustam
Recently, we went out and around D’Lagoon Seri Austin to explore the township. D’Lagoon is located in the quieter part but is very accessible. It is but a short drive to the nearest shop and mall. Here are our top 5 favourite places around D’Lagoon Seri Austin!
1. The Pasar for your groceries
We love The Pasar! It is the Jaya Grocer of JB. You can find all sorts of imported snacks, cooking ingredients; you name it and it’s probably there. The vegetables and fruits are super fresh too! Prices are RM1 or RM2 higher than your normal local mart but you will find what you can’t get in the normal local mart. If you’re not looking for specific imported goods, you can always go to the local version of The Pasar, Maslee.
Location: 2-12, Jalan Seri Austin 1/2, Taman Seri Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
2. Starbucks Seri Austin for your caffeine fix
Leading as one of the most popular coffee shops, Starbucks has never failed to brew nice cuppa for their customers. They have outlets almost everywhere in Malaysia and this one in Seri Austin is the largest Starbucks outlet in JB! This outlet provides a quiet and serene ambience which is perfect to spend some time reading your favourite book coupled with a cup of good coffee.
Location: 31, Jalan Seri Austin 1/11, Taman Seri Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
3. Babu Ice Dessert to quench the thirst
If you have a sweet-tooth, you will definitely like Babu Ice Dessert a lot as they offer various choices of shaved ice, topped with flavoured sweet syrup and ice cream. Besides desserts, they are also known for their signature fries with four different types of flavour, various choices of pasta, and curry noodles too!
Location: Jalan Perjiranan 15/1, Bandar Dato Onn, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
4. Avenue Art for art lovers!
Artists and stationery-addicts rejoice! The newly-opened Avenue Art branch in Bandar Dato Onn will eat up several hours and clean up your wallet. Ground floor is filled with stationeries that will make stationery-addicts jump with joy! Imagine rows and rows of beautiful notebooks and pens. And the first floor is filled with colour paper and art supplies. Artists will have a field trip! Don’t say I didn’t warn you; you WILL spend.
Location: No 31, Jalan Perjiranan 15/1, Bandar Dato Onn, 81100 Johor Bahru.
5. AEON Bandar Dato Onn
Just a 10-minutes’ drive away from D’Lagoon is AEON Mall Bandar Dato Onn. They have a number of well-known brands in this mall; H&M, Cotton On, Uniqlo, Padini Concept Store, just to name a few. Shopping aside, anything you couldn’t find in The Pasar, you will most probably find it in AEON’s supermarket. Not to mention all the imported Japanese groceries too! Oh, did I mention Doi Chaang Coffee opened a branch there as well? We also heard rumblings (from trusted sources) that MBO will be opening anytime within 12 months. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated!
Location: Jln Dato’ Onn 3, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau 3, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
*Published for D’Lagoon Seri Austin