Toppen Shopping Centre
No 33, Jalan Harmonium, Taman Desa Tebrau
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 6012-799 4840
FB : Toppen Shopping Centre
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Tebrau Johor Bahru for the grand opening event of Toppen Shopping Centre. Anchored by IKEA Tebrau, the 1.25 million square-feet shopping centre offers 4 levels of ‘retailtainment’ experiences, aiming to become the new community hub of Tebrau.
Come to Toppen Shopping Centre from 13th until 24th November 2019 to enjoy fun-filled and family-friendly activities such as art workshops, yoga for kids, face painting, and family Zumba. Local skateboard, parkour and dance groups will be running workshops and competitions as well. Visitors can also look forward to game booths, food stalls, fashion corners, and many more previews to what Toppen have in the pipeline for the months to come.
Designed specifically for the diverse community, there is something for every visitor at the centre’s crown jewel rooftop, which also known as The Topp. For thrill-seekers, the youth active zone features a skate park, parkour zone, and wall climbing area.
Those who are looking to go on a gastronomical journey can enjoy a variety of local and international food from the alfresco eateries. The interactive outdoor space also includes a multi-purpose court, an event piazza, a rooftop garden, kids’ water-play area, the region’s first permanent outdoor cinema, and an e-sports arena for a great day out with friends and family.
Inspired by its Scandinavian roots, I like its spacious and clean designs with lots of natural light, and greeneries, making it an enjoyable place to spend any day.
“When we had the vision to create Toppen, we knew that it cannot be just another shopping centre. We wanted to create a meeting place that can contribute positively to the surrounding neighbourhood,” said Christian Roejkjaer, Managing Director of IKEA Southeast Asia.
He further added, “We built Toppen with the community’s interest in mind. Together with the help of local authorities and groups, we have all put a conscious effort in celebrating what makes Johor unique. We are proud to house both local and international brands, while creating a hub where home-grown Johorean talents and communities can come together to share and create.”
Joakim Hogsander, General Manager of Toppen Shopping Centre explained, “With a name like Toppen which means ‘great’ in Swedish, we strive to exceed expectations at every turn. Besides understanding the needs of the people, we also acknowledge that every customers’ journey is unique to their own. Therefore, we look at offering appropriate, concise and customized offline and online services to make each shopper’s experience more personal and positive.”
Inspired by the #JelesEk opening campaign that is a homage to iconic Johorean traits, a key highlight of the festival is a live performance of the #JelesEk anthem on the 16th November 2019. This will be performed by Johorean stars, Joe Flizzow and Joyce Chu who created a special music video for Toppen.
The song is also central to Toppen’s #JelesEk TikTok challenge. In the first collaboration between a shopping centre and the leading destination for short-form mobile video, Toppen invites the public to dance and lip-sync to its song. Participants will stand chance to win RM10,000 worth of prizes.
Toppen Shopping Centre is the third anchored-by-IKEA shopping centre in Malaysia and the fourth in Southeast Asia. It is projected to attract more than 15 million residents and tourists by the year 2020.
The new lifestyle hub is easy to reach with accessibility to major roads, public transportation, and ample parking with over 4,600 spaces across two levels. With 300 shops ranging from household names like Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) and TGV Cinemas, 80% of Toppen’s offerings are new-to-Johor brands such as The Pantheon, 9 to 9, and Concept Haus.
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