Several news portals have reported that AEON that already has a mall in Batu Pahat has cancel plans to build another mall in Batu Pahat.
The deal with Genting Property Sdn Bhd for a 20-acre freehold land fell through. Both parties apparently couldn’t reach a deal.
There are already 2 hypermarkets in Batu Pahat and a few The Stores around town. There are also a few ‘warehouse’ style, non air-conditioned local hypermarts around too. We probably don’t need another mall.
People in Batu Pahat do wish that Ikea have a branch, then we don’t need to go to Singapore or KL. There will be an Ikea opening in Johor Bahru soon though.