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8 Indoor Activities To Do In JB For Singaporeans To Dodge The Sun, Humidity & Icky Skin

Indoor things to do in JB


Picture this: You’re in JB to blow off some steam over the weekend and either the sun is blazing hot or it’s pouring outside. You’re pondering whether to curl up under your covers and watch every TikTok video known to mankind.

Or, you can get up, get out, and seize the day with our list of fun indoor things to do in JB. Below, we give you options for a fun day out of the sun, whether you want to flex your rock climbing skills or slide across ice.


1. Conquer an obstacle course at EnerG X Park


If you just want to be bouncing off the walls, literally, maybe take this time to give EnerG X Park the attention it deserves.

At this indoor trampoline park, there’s a whole lotta trampoline sports like soccer, snookball, basketball, and dodgeball, as well as zipline and obstacle courses. The hallmark of the jump centre, however, is probably the Trampoline Wipeout game where you get to do backflips and high jumps with your friends and try to dodge a spinning sweeper.

Price: From RM48/2 hours per person (~S$15.27)
Address: Persiaran Medini 5, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, FF-L-04, First Floor, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 11-1500 0055 | EnerG X Park website


2. Compete in a laser tag tournament at Laser Battle


Laser Battle’s got it all when it comes to laser tag tournaments with cutting-edge tech and gear.

Image credit: @laser_battle via Instagram

Billed as Asia’s largest laser tag arena, the 5,000sqft space features multiple themed battle zones such as Egyptian, tropical, and a maze. Plus, 40 types of games to choose from including solo, team, midnight madness, capture the flag, and power ball. To amp up the intensity, you and your pals will be running around with LED laser guns instead of the usual lightsabers.

Address: Lot MS-11, Johor Bahru City Square, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 07-207 0179 | Laser Battle website


3. Scale the wall at Camp5


The rock climbing walls at Camp5 will let you meet some badass rock climbers like yourself.

Located on Level 7 at Paradigm Mall, the indoor climbing wall consists of flat sections for beginners and inclined terrain for intermediate and advanced climbers. Gear rental starts from RM3 (~S$0.85) but you’ll need to bring your own socks. The highest walls are measured at 15m tall for daredevils who aren’t afraid of extreme height.

Address: Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm | Sat-Sun & PH 10am-8pm
Contact: +60 7 2313 888 | Camp5 website


4. Slide across the ice at Blue Ice Skating Rink


The temps in JB never drop to the single digits. So, if you’re after a wintry spot where you can strut your winter outfit, the sheet of ice at Blue Ice Skating Rink at Paradigm Mall is calling your name.

Made entirely of real ice, the rink has plenty of space to skate, whether you want to practice your twirls and jumps, or just need some room to fall flat on your butt. Passes start RM30 (~S$9.68) and grant you 2 hours of playtime. The rink also offers rentals and skating classes, though you’ll want to book your session and gear early since it can get busy.

Admission: From RM30 (~S$9.68)
Address: Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 10am-12pm, 12.30pm-2.30pm, 3pm-5pm, 5.30pm-7.30pm, 8pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 11-6230 0366 | Blue Ice Skating Rink website


5. Admire the 7.5m book display at BookXcess


Be prepared to get lost in the shelves at BookXcess at Sunway Big Box Johor.

The grand bookstore sells everything from kids’ titles and stationeries to adults’ classics. In the centre of the space, expect to find a 7.5m-tall book display box that acts as the perfect IG backdrop. Besides good and cheap reads, BookXcess also serves delish pastries, coffee, and tea at the in-house Cafe Wolf. 

Address: Persiaran Medini 5, F-01, First Floor, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-5614 4664 | BookXcess website


6. Get a full body massage at Bangkok Spa


The spa scene in JB needs no introduction. Among which, Bangkok Spa stands out for its top-notch services and facilities.

Image credit: Bangkok Spa Facebook

Bangkok Spa offers a full menu of treatments and services including traditional thai massages (from RM62, ~S$17.82), aromatherapy (from RM85, ~S$24.43), and foot massages (from RM62, ~S$17.82). Opt for a VIP room so you can spend time soaking in a jacuzzi and sweat out toxins in a sauna.

Address: Number 58,60,62 Jalan Abiad, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11am-5am, Daily
Contact: +60 17 338 2277 | Bangkok Spa website


7. Catch a movie at Aurum Theatre


If you want to go all extra when you go to the movies in JB, catch a blockbuster at the Aurum Theatre.

Image credit: @eilley via Instagram

In addition to classic swank cinema features like plush recliners and blankets, there’s also an in-house restaurant that serves gourmet meals straight to your seat. You’ll also be provided with disposable slippers and pillows so you can feel truly comfy and at home. Tickets start from RM130 (~S$37.37).

Address: Persiaran Southkey 3, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-338 4789 | Aurum Theatre website


8. Sip authentic matcha latte at Keijometo


Image credit: Eatbook

Come to Keijometo for the popular flavoured matcha lattes, and stay for the IG-worthy exterior and interior.

Image credit: Eatbook

This TikTok-famous spot in JB serves up a selection of Japanese fusion dishes. A few standouts on the menu include Mentaiko Tamagoyaki Sando (RM18+/~S$5.80+) and Samon Ochazuke (RM24, ~S$6.98). Besides good food, the industrial vibes and minimalist decor are what keep visitors coming back for more. 

Address: 3, Jalan Chengai, Taman Melodies, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-7pm (Closed on Monday)
Contact: +60 7-331 1825 | Keijometo Facebook


Stay cool with these indoor things to do in JB


The unmatched food scene and endless array of cheap massage parlours and outlet malls make JB great. But sometimes, its weather can get blistering hot and humid, or just straight up downpouring. If you find yourself across the causeway on such days, swap an outdoor itinerary with these indoor things to do instead.

Not gonna lie, but sometimes, staying out of the sun has its benefits. For once, you won’t be sweating profusely. You’ll also not have to worry too much about overexposure to UV rays which can lead to things like premature aging and dark spots. 

That said, if you’re well in your 30s and seeing aging signs on your face, chest, and neck, don’t freak. There are plenty of serums on the market like the NIVEA Luminous 630 Anti-Age & Spot Serum that can replenish your glow.

Containing soy, squalane, and anti-spot ingredients, the formula works to improve skin elasticity and reduce hyperpigmentation like dark spots and sun spots. On top of that, the serum has other benefits like boosting the skin’s collagen and hyaluronic production, as well as densifying and filling wrinkles in as little as 7 days. 

If your immediate skin concern isn’t lines and wrinkles, but dull skin and dark spots, you’ve also come to the right place. With NIVEA Anti-Dark Spots Serum, you’ll be able to brighten your skin and keep it glowing 24/7 while fade blemishes – all thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E in the formula.

The bottom line is, a face serum is one of the most important products in your skincare routine – if not the most. Incorporate it into your routine asap so you can improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity, regardless of whether you spend most of your time in or out of the sun.

 

Find out more about NIVEA Luminous 630 products

 


This post was brought to you by NIVEA.
Photography by Shawn Low.

 

Samantha Nguyen

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