The Ultimate Day Trip Guide to Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

    Taman Mount Austin, a bustling district in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is a hidden gem filled with a wide array of activities to explore and enjoy. This ultimate day trip guide will help you make the most of your visit, from delicious breakfast dim sum to exciting shopping options, dining, and even a relaxing massage or live music entertainment. Get ready to discover the best of Taman Mount Austin.


    As part of our comprehensive guide to JB City, we’ll be focusing on distinct districts, including Taman Mount Austin, Taman Desa Tebrau, and Taman Daya, all conveniently located in close proximity.

    Here’s what we will be exploring in this article.


    Dim Sum Breakfast


    Kickstart your day with a traditional Yum Cha (dim sum) breakfast, especially when traveling with a group of four or more.


    Restoran Meng Xiang [1] and Gim Cheng Dim Sum are top choices for a delectable morning meal.



    Grocery Shopping:


    For those seeking groceries, a visit to NSK Trade City [2] is a must. This wholesale supermarket offers an extensive range of fresh produce, snacks, and household items. It’s the perfect spot for picking up local treats or picnic essentials. Read more…


    When driving, you will notice 2 major malls namely AEON Tebrau City and Toppen Mall which also houses IKEA.

    AEON Tebrau City [3]


    A prominent shopping destination, remains a favorite among many, thanks to its diverse range of shops. The recently renovated AEON supermarket is spacious and ideal for your grocery needs.

    Toppen Mall [4]


    Located just opposite AEON Tebrau City, Toppen Mall houses anchor tenants like IKEA and Decathlon. Apart from anchor tenants, you can also find many familiar international brands and eateries in the mall. You can easily spend half a day here if you are visiting all the anchor tenants.



    Soong Huat Bak Kut Teh [5]


    With a car, why not drive out and explore local eats? Bak Kut Teh is a popular option for many Singaporeans and just adjacent to Toppen Mall, there is a local Bak Kut Teh shop popular with locals – Soong Huat Bak Kut Teh. This local favorite serves up delicious pork rib soup, perfect for satisfying your midday hunger.


    Just two months ago, a new addition to this bustling neighbourhood was unveiled – Nanyang Street [6]. This vibrant strip instantly captured the attention of food enthusiasts, transforming Austin Heights into an even more exciting dining haven. You can find many cafes, local eat and tea houses. There are considerably a good handful of shops which open till as late as 12am. When the sun goes down, you will see shops setting up their camping tables and chairs outside their shops.



    Outline Cafe

    Outline Cafe offers a unique camping-themed setting with makeshift camping chairs. Delight in their aromatic coffee and tempting cakes.


    The Blue Door Coffee House


    For a tranquil ambiance and a variety of coffee and tea offerings, make a stop at The Blue Door Coffee House.


    幸福車輪餅 Happiness Wheel Cake

    If you’ve come across viral pancake wheel cakes online, you’ll love the generously filled, thin-layered delights at Happiness Wheel Cake. They come in various flavors and are perfect for dessert or an afternoon treat.


    Dining Options:

    Grandpa Yong


    Grandpa Yong is renowned for their mee hoon kueh, offering a no-frills, comfortable dining experience.




    Imagine Mookata in Korean BBQ and Yakiniku style. If you’re in the mood for grilled delights, head to Charcoal. Their meats are marinated in many Thai flavours but grilled differently. Their set also comes with free-flow Thai Milk Tea which is delicious. Don’t drink too much else you won’t be able to eat as much for your buffet.


    拼碗碗 小碗菜 • Pin Wan Wan Mini Bowl

    Fans of Chinese cuisine must visit this place, known for serving different dishes in mini bowls. Be sure to try their popular item, Spicy Chicken.


    CHADDEE 茶帝


    Explore a variety of tea houses in the area, with Chaddee being one of the early openers. If you’re feeling peckish or craving late-night tea, Chaddee 茶帝 offers an array of tea options. Read more…


    Yogurt Yoogoo


    If you can’t take tea at night and looking for a healthy alternative to desserts, stop by Yogurt Yoogoo. Their yogurt options are both delicious and refreshing. Read more…



    Haircut: #1 Mount Austin Hair Salon – M Concept Hair Salon


    If you’re in need of a haircut or styling, #1 Mount Austin Hair Salon – M Concept Hair Salon, is a trusted choice for both locals and tourists.

    Chill and Live Band:

    Monet Music Restaurant


    Wrap up your day trip with a relaxing evening at Monet Music Restaurant. Enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and a soothing ambiance to end your day on a high note.


    Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru offers a vibrant and diverse experience for travelers and locals alike. This ultimate day trip guide ensures you make the most of your visit by exploring various dining, shopping, and leisure options in the area.

    Wilber Suen
    Wilber Suen
    Embrace happiness! I have a passion for savoring delectable cuisines, unwinding in the soothing ambiance of jazz and piano bars, indulging in rejuvenating aromatherapy spa sessions, and staying up-to-date with the latest in technology and cars. My heart beats for all things Thai, as evidenced by my role in running, a Thailand-focused platform. Whether you spot me in Singapore or Thailand, be sure to say Hi and share a moment of joy!

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