Unsurprisingly, the linkways between Singapore and Johor Bahru (JB) are some of the busiest crossways in the world as a grand total of 107.9 million people used the Johor Causeway and Second Link last year. Evidently, not only do lots of Malaysians come down South to Singapore; a lot of Singaporeans like to make their way North as well. I’m sure that a lot of you have been to JB countless of times and might think that there are no longer any new things to do in Johor Bahru. Although the question of what to do in Johor Baru may seem to have boring answers; there are exceptions

You’ll be happy to know that the recently opened Spring Labs a retail concept park in Taman Ekoflora is here to bring some excitement to the area. Tucked into a sprawling new neighborhood created by EcoWorld properties,  there are other establishments like the concept cafe nearby called the Palladium which caused some excitement. As Spring Labs is still relatively unknown, it remains one of the undiscovered gems which you need to visit it before it becomes too crowded.

The space is pretty special and a great destination for a day trip that does not require you to book a hotel Johor Bahru. Without further ado, here’s what you can look forward to in Spring Labs by EcoWorld.

1. An Abundance of Insta-Worthy Spots

Spring Labs has been designed to look like a whimsical British seaside town, complete with striped facades and fairy lights. There are many beautiful spots and backdrops for that perfect Instagram shot that you’ll be spoiled for choice there. Simply, wait for the right time of the day and you’ll be creating great shots in no time.

Bright and sweet or dark and moody, Spring Labs can help you create whatever picture you want. Its full of spots to explore and you won’t feel bored judging by the sheer number of areas you can use for photos.

Spring Labs Eco Palladium

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2. Dine Out at Tropique Cafe & Restaurant JB

Tropique is the first cafe to open at Spring Labs. It offers a very eclectic menu that’s sure to satisfy even the most distinguished of palates. You can expect a new twist on old favorites here, like the deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Roulade, and Duck Confit pasta.

Moreover, Tropique is a popular spot for weddings too, with its spacious and modern interior that delights all the senses as you dine.

Tropique Cafe Johor Bahru
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3. Take a Bike Ride Around The Area

There’s no better way to discover the wonders of Spring Labs than by taking a bike through the area. Be sure to bring your friends along. You can either bring your own foldable bikes or rent the oBikes provided on site.

You can take your own sweet time to explore the little pathways in and around the commercial area and stop for photos whenever you want. All the pathways are safe and suitable for both bikes and pedestrians.

Spring Labs at Johor Bahru
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4. Shop for Flowers

There are currently two florists open at Spring Labs, which makes this place perfect for a romantic date. On top of buying flowers for your special someone at Fleuromance or PS Floral Atelier; PS Floral Atelier goes one step further and offers weekly floral arranging classes. Here, you can make flower arrangements for your other half and make them feel extra special.

Furthermore, both offer custom-made bouquets and standees, which is pretty convenient if you decide to hold an event there.

Flower Arrangment
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5. Grab a Cold Drink From Peramakan at Palladium

Peramakan at Palladium JB
Image Credit | Peramakan at Palladium | Facebook.com

If walking around Spring Labs has gotten you all hot and sweaty; drop by Peramakan at Palladium. Housed in a beautiful glass building, the cafe is spacious and well designed. The modern interior and furnishings will make you feel at ease making it a great spot to escape the heat. In addition, you can enjoy a variety of hot and cold beverages on top of delightful Nonya Kuih as well.

6. Play at Diggersite

Diggersite JB
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Opened in March 2018, Diggersite is the latest addition to Spring Labs. This family-friendly mini-theme park allows children to operate small-scale digging and construction machinery under the close supervision of staff members and their parents. Visitors to Diggersite will get to enjoy the outdoors and learn in a very hands-on manner through the operation of this machinery.

How to reach Spring Labs

Spring Labs (Eco Palladium) is just a short 30 minutes drive away from the Causeway. To reach, take the Tebrau Highway towards Taman Day and Taman Seti Indah until you reach the Eco World Gallery. There will be signs indicating Spring Labs.

  • Address: Address: Jalan Ekoflora 1, Taman Ekoflora, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Opening times: 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Website: http://www.springlabs.my/

Now that you have read the article, I hope you’ll be as excited as I am to visit Spring Labs. If you would like to extend your stay, check yourself in at a JB hotel for the night so that you don’t have to rush your visit. Remember to shop via ShopBack to get additional cashback and save on your relaxing trip to JB from Hotels.com and other great travel merchants. Enjoy!

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