There is no doubt that Malaysia is the ultimate destination for tourists, especially Muslims. You don’t have to worry about finding Halal food, and modest wear is one of, if not the, best in the world.
Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor, sitting at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, situated pretty close across the border from Singapore. Johor Bahru may not be as glamourous or high-profile as Kuala Lumpur, but it is just as amazing and has many must-visit place attractions, like the awesome LEGOLAND Malaysia.
UDA Business Centre is a commercial development that is a new addition to the Bandar Baru UDA area of Johor Bahru. There are a lot of great spots and shops for Muslims at UDA Business Centre, a few of which have been listed below.
1) Jakel Silk House
Address: Jalan Padi Emas 1/3, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor.
Contact: +607 244 0687 / 76
Jakel is a place you cannot miss, wherever you go in Malaysia. But it holds a special place in the city of Johor Bahru, as it has its humble beginnings here, later growing to be the fabric and textile behemoth it is today.
With over three different outlets in Johor, Jakel is the go-to place for high quality local and imported textiles. Their product range incudes exquisite fabrics, sequins and laces, praying kits, bridal apparel, ready-made wear, and furnishings. And the best part is that their prices are not exorbitant either, so you can shop till you drop!
2) Cala Qisya
Address: 18 Jalan Padi Emas 1/5, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Contact: 03 55245987
Cala Qisya is an online shopping platform that also has retail outlets in Malaysia, including Johor Bahru, and is one of the best shops for Muslims at UDA Business Centre. They say their aim is to “take Muslimah fashion to a new level”, and their collections do just that.
Their stores are filled with high quality and stylish modest wear, not just for Muslim women, but men as well. The clothes, shoes, and accessories here are unique and exciting, and are always up to date with the current trends of the fashion world. They are closed on Mondays, but you can browse their website any day!
3) Cupchai Cafe & Resto
Address: 23 Jalan Padi Emas 1/4, Uda Business Centre, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Contact: +60 7-244 6165
Cupchai is a charming bistro-style café with a menu of delicious beverages and local cuisine. Although their menu isn’t that extensive, what they do offer, they do well. Rave reviews for their food makes it a must-try place in Johor Bahru. If you do go there, make sure to try their famous Kacang Pool and Mee Rebus.
What’s more, their food is priced reasonably, the staff are friendly and warm, and it is a great place to chill with family and friends, or grab a quick bite on the go. They also serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can visit any time you like!
4) Dreamyza Boutique
Address: No 37, 37-01, Jalan Padi Emas 1/5, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor.
Contact: +60 19-728 2214
Dreamyza “the beauty of modesty” is another good option for Muslimahs to go shopping in UDA Business Centre. If you’re looking for elegant modest wear, Dreamyza has got you covered with their extensive collection of hijabs, jubahs, abayas, and more.
With all of their fashion being catered to Muslim women, they do not fall short on trend, quality, or comfort. Their clothes, while being elegant and of great quality, are also affordably priced. They have an online shopping platform as well.
5) Jannah Noe
Address: 11, Jln Padi Emas 1/5, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Tampoi, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 12-773 9060
Jannah Noe is a modest wear boutique with a unique approach to fashion: less is more. And they might be right, judging by their collection of exquisite and graceful collections, most of them based on modern-Kurung type clothing.
Their designs are almost exclusive, all in beautiful soft shades like pastel green, baby blue, nude and lavender. The clothes at Jannah Noe are mostly made from materials like luxe crepe and chiffon crepe, making the end product effortlessly chic and elegant. They also sell a variety of shawls.
Address: 15, Jalan Padi Emas, 1/5, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor.
Contact: +60 7-239 6288
If you’re going shopping at UDA Business Centre, Gaffronasir is a store that you cannot pass by without visiting. Offering a variety of Muslimah fashion and modest wear, Gaffronasir is another feather in the cap that is amazing modest wear boutiques in Johor Bahru. The clothes are traditional-inspired modern wear; affordable, convenient, and of great quality.
7) Rasa Ripablik
Address: 16 Jalan Padi Emas 1/4, Uda Business Center, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 13-715 8008
Rasa Ripablik is a great shop at UDA Business Centre where you can take a break between all that shopping. Rest your legs and fill your stomachs with delicious food that you won’t be able to stop raving about at Rasa Ripablik.
The menu here offers a variety of cuisines from Indian and Italian to authentic Malaysian. If you’re here at lunchtime, try their buffet option which will give you the opportunity to try a variety of their mouthwatering dishes for a very reasonable price.
8) Rina Salleh
Address: 35, Jalan Padi Emas 1/5, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: 07-244 6067
Adding to Malaysia’s repertoir as the modest wear fashion capital of the world is Rina Salleh, which began as a blog back in 2009. Since then, it has seen immense growth, opening five outlets all over Malaysia, including one in Johor Bahru.
Their product range includes dresses, jubah, blouses, skirts, scarves, accessories, and more. And of course, their elegant, stylish clothing that suits the Muslimah perfect makes it another great option for shopping at Rina Salleh. Their prices are also reasonable, giving you great value for money.