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12 December, 2011

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Malaysia was officially opened on December 11th 2011 and this is the first ever proper Factory Outlet in Malaysia and Southeast Asia which is located at Kulaijaya in the Iskandar Malaysia zone. A dream come true for many Malaysians and Singaporeans, the JPO is strategically located for the convenience of both countries and also for those travelers passing through Malaysia. For Singaporean shoppers, the Johor Factory Outlet is located about half an hours drive from the Singapore Tuas Checkpoint or 2nd Link while for those coming from Kuala Lumpur, it will be a 3-4 hour drive from the city.

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Burberry Store (photo credit: TourMalaysia.com)

Johor Premium Outlets caters to many international brands like Coach, Versace, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Timberland on sale from 25% to 70%, many foreigners and travelers would easily take advantage of our favorable exchange rate as after converting from the Ringgit to Singapore or US dollars, it is also much cheaper than many other places around the world. When fully ready by early 2012, there will be a total of 130 shops within an area of 16,258 square meters located at JPO making this one of the top factory outlets in Southeast Asia to visit. Be prepared to spend at least a minimum of half a day or a  full day here too.

Johor Premium Outlets Coach Store (photo credit: TourMalaysia.com)

How cheap is it at the Premium Outlets in Johor? A writer from Singapore Times quoted that prices were pretty decent comparing the items here and in Singapore. Zegna ties, which cost S$290 each at the boutique in Takashimaya, were about 55 per cent less at RM315 (S$130). High heels from Salvatore Ferragamo, which typically sell for S$790 here, cost RM1,040 (S$430) in the republic. Prices are definitely lower but American brands like Coach are much cheaper in the US, noted a shopper who spent around RM700 (S$289) on a pair of sunglasses, a watch and a handbag at the JPO.

How does the outlet stores work? JPO retailers sell leftover stock from past seasons while some items were exclusively made by the brands for their outlet stores. Store managers said that because theirs are outlet shops, some signature products are not available meaning the latest designs will not be available here. However, many shoppers are still hoping for the prices to go on more discounts in the near future.

JPO Kulaijaya  (photo credit: TourMalaysia.com)

Built at a cost of RM150 million (US$47 million), the Factory Outlet occupies a total area of 44 acres and is situated in the middle of an oil palm plantation. This project is under the Genting Simon group who is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simon Genting Ltd, which in turn is a 50:50 joint venture between Genting Plantation's Azzon Ltd and Premium Outlets, the outlet division of Simon Property Group.

Inside one of the Shoe Stores at JPO (Picture from SkyscraperCity.com)
 
JPO's future plans include the construction of a water park, convention centre and a 2,000-room hotel, all within the vicinity making this place one of the must visit places in Iskandar Johor. The much talked about theme park, Legoland Malaysia is also set to open by late 2012 around here and will blend in well with the overall Iskandar project.

Designer and Branded Stores available at Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), Malaysia

 
Suite Store
902 Adidas
436 Armani Exchange (Opening Soon)
334 Armani Outlet
220 Brooks Brothers Factory Store (Opening Soon)
700 Burberry
328 Canali
434 CK Calvin Klein
508 Cotton On
432 DKNY
422 Esprit
516 Flow
416 G2000 Outlet
528 Gap Outlet
532 Guess
426 La Senza Lingerie
430 Lacoste Outlet
524 Levi's Outlet Store
1000 Nike Factory Store
100 Padini Outlet Store
212 Pink Jambu
604 Polo Ralph Lauren (Opening Soon)
418 Poney Outlet
404 Puma
518 Quiksilver
222 Raoul (Opening Soon)
414 Rip Curl
520 Roxy
330 Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store
234 Shanghai Tang
420 Timberland
216 Tommy Hilfiger (Opening Soon)
308 Universal Traveller
224 Versace (Opening Soon)
606 Zegna Outlet Store

Suite Store
512 Charles & Keith Reductions
400 Clarks
316 Geox
304 Pedro Outlet
402 Skechers
300 Vincci

Suite Store
412 City Chain
214 Evita Peroni
324 Swiss Watch Gallery (Opening Soon)
306 Tomei (Opening Soon)
320 Wear + When (Opening Soon)

Suite Store
312 Bonia (Opening Soon)
408 Carlo Rino
228 Coach
230 Coach Men's
428 Fossil
232 Michael Kors
314 Oroton Factory
310 Samsonite Factory Outlet
322 Tumi

Suite Store
302 Cosmetics & Designer Fragrances
206 Fidani Chocolate
602 Maybank
318 Royal Selangor
522 The Body Shop Outlet
210 The Cosmetics Company Store (Opening Soon)

Suite Store
410 Akemi

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1002 Absolute Thai
502 Baskin-Robbins
401 Crispy Crepe
204 George & Dragon Café
504 Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
200 Starbucks Coffee
500 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Store Listings for JPO - Click for Full Size View

Charles and Keith Factory Outlet Store in Johor (photo credit: TourMalaysia.com)

How to get to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)?

Driving by Car:
  • From Singapore - Woodlands
    Singapore → Sultan Iskandar Ciq JB → Jalan Yahya Aldatar → Lebuhraya Tebrau → Lebuhraya Utara Selatan → Exit 253 → Exit 304 → Exit 302A → Johor Premium Outlets
  • From Singapore - Second Link Tuas
    Singapore → Tuas → Lebuhraya Hubungan Kedua Malaysia Singapore → Exit 304 → Exit 302A → Johor Premium Outlets
    (Exit Lima Kedai Toll and drive to the Senai Airport Exit E304. After 600 meters, you will see the Johor Premium Outlet on your left)
  • From Kuala Lumpur (KL)
    Kuala Lumpur → Lebuhraya Utara Selatan → Lebuhraya Hubungan Kedua Malaysia Singapura → Exit 253 → Exit 304 → Exit 302A → Johor Premium Outlets
    (Exit the interchange to Nusajaya/Pontian/Tanjung Pelepas/Tuas Exit253  or the 2nd link to Singapore. Take exit to Senai Airport/Ulu Tiram Route E304. After 600 meters, you will see the Johor Premium Outlets signboard on your left)
GPS Coordinates for Johor Premium Outlets (JPO): 1º 36’31” N 103º 37’59” E 


From Singapore by bus:
  • Bus No. CW1 Kranji MRT Station to JB Sentral
  • Bus No. CW2 Queen Street to JB Sentral
  • Bus No. CW3 Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange to 2nd Link (JBCIQ)
  • Bus No. CW3 Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange to 2nd Link (JBCIQ)
  • Bus No. CW4 Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange to 2nd Link (JBCIQ)
  • Bus No. CW4S Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange to 2nd Link (JBCIQ)
  • Bus No. CW5 Newton Circus to JB Sentral
  • Bus No. CW6 Boon Lay to 2nd Link (JBCIQ)
Johor Premium Outlets Map

Hotels near Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)
  • Pulai Spring Resorts
    Tel: 1 800 88 0313 (Toll free)
    Shop & Stay Package available
    Free shuttle bus to center
  • Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor
    Tel: 00 607 599 6000
    Shop & Stay Package available
    Free shuttle bus to center
  • Silka Johor Hotel
    Tel: 00 607 360 1000
    Shop & Stay Package available
    Free shuttle bus to center
Shopping Hours are 7 days a week and from 10am to 10pm.

Johor Premium Outlets Address
Jalan Premium Outlets
Indahpura 81000 Kulaijaya
Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Phone: (607) 663 1188
Fax: (607) 663 8811
Email: chriz.liew@genting.com (Marketing Person)

You can also read about my visit to Rinku Premium Outlet in Osaka, Japan when I visited this place in early December 2011. This is exactly the same layout as they are part of the Factory Outlet chain. For those who are heading to Johor State in 2012, you may be pleased to know that the soon to be opened theme park, Legoland Malaysia will be in the Nusajaya district of Iskandar. Also, Hello Kitty Town in Johor was recently opened at the end of Oct 2012.

For more information, you can visit the Johor Premium Outlets website. The brand is wholly owned by the Simon Property Group who operates many other outlets around the world. This is the first of the outlets to be opened in Malaysia and Southeast Asia making it the 70th outlet in the world. For those who have been dreaming of shopping at a Factory Outlet like the ones in the USA, you can now do so at the Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) in Malaysia.
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28 comments:

Nikel Khor said... 12 December 2011 12:22

Such a best place to shopping!

David Jr said... 12 December 2011 12:30

Nikel, thanks and yes, I'm sure it is. In fact, I just visited the Rinku Premium Outlets in Osaka last week and now the Johor Premium Outlets open. Time to visit this one and see what is different.

Debora Van said... 12 December 2011 17:42

Reading articles like this one reminds me that I must go and make the Christmas shopping, it would be nice if I could be there for that and save some money, but maybe you will post and some other suggestions for the presents shopping!

David Jr said... 12 December 2011 19:32

Debora, yes, it is about time we had a proper Factory Outlet in Malaysia. Right now, even those in Singapore are heading here to buy the brands at a much cheaper price.

Sophie said... 12 December 2011 20:12

I've been in Johor a couple of times, but never considered shopping there. And a Legoland as well! Sounds like it will be an interesting family travel destination :)

David Jr said... 12 December 2011 20:33

Sophie, by next year, there will be a ton of activities in Johor's Iskandar region. Now with Johor Premium Outlets open to everyone, Legoland will open fully by end of 2012.

Christy @ Technosyncratic said... 13 December 2011 22:23

This place sounds HUGE! And a little overwhelming, to be honest. :P

David Jr said... 13 December 2011 23:57

Christy - The Johor Premium Outlets are in fact what most Southeast Asian want, and to be honest, the bigger, the better.

Anonymous said... 14 December 2011 08:11

Thanks for your info . I will pay a visit soon as it's less than 20 mins drive from my place

Anonymous said... 14 December 2011 09:50

Wow it's good to hear we have a factory outlet in malaysia. Btw, is it the same as in Bandung???

Anonymous said... 14 December 2011 10:01

Dear sporean
If u r not that branded conscious, and not willing to spend thousands of ringgits onwards, avoid there, juz beware of pickpockets watching your wallet exhibition,once targeted, your purchased goods are more expensive than ever.Good luck

David Jr said... 14 December 2011 15:50

Anon - You brought up a very valid tip about Pickpockets at Johor Premium Outlets. Always, where there are crowds, there will sure to be these bad hats. So, keep your valuables and money safe. Also, if you bring kids, keep an eye out for them.

It's different from Bandung as the Factory Outlets in Bandung are independently run.

Anonymous said... 14 December 2011 16:40

in bandung all are fake items. majority they brought from china and some of them are indonesian made but they claimed as factory outlet.

joe

Anonymous said... 14 December 2011 22:31

Depend on what you shopping for but the trip and JPO is really a great place for a change compare to high end mall and you could find a bargain!!

Kanna House said... 16 December 2011 19:56

My cousin lives in Malaysia and always complains that there is no decent shopping center or outlet she could do some quality shopping. She sometimes just shop online to get good stuff at good prices.

David Jr said... 16 December 2011 20:09

Kanna - Now she has a reason to do some serious shopping! The Johor Premium Outlets has quite a number of branded names too.

Exquisitely Aleda said... 20 December 2011 01:06

the picture with shoes was taken in nike factory store. best bargain!

information technology said... 26 December 2011 14:39

beautiful place i like it

Asia Tourism said... 26 December 2011 21:05

Johor premium night view is dazzling

Dona

health tourism said... 29 December 2011 01:46

such an amazing site.this is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. It's the old what goes around comes around routine.

how to make cookies said... 4 January 2012 22:43

I been there last weekend. Nice shopping mall in Kulai. But too much people for me, will going again after few month.

Evert said... 20 February 2012 15:24

I guess things there are rather expensive. It is not a factory outlet, it is premium outlet. :)

Anonymous said... 21 February 2012 15:23

i'm johorian, every 2 weeks i'll go to jb through plus highway..may friends go there and they said, it's too x pensive for our level..not same like bandung lorrrrr..

Johor Kaki said... 23 February 2012 10:10

wow excellent post with all the nice photos and useful information. My friends have been pestering me since the outlet opened to organise a trip there ;P Now with this info I shall organise a trip there as soon as possible ;D

Anonymous said... 7 April 2012 21:07

Food Court JPO dah dapat sijil HALAL ke.

Anonymous said... 5 September 2012 11:59

Not as good as camarillo n desert hill premium outlet in LA. Need to add more branded store in future. Nevertheless thumbup to JPO!

Anonymous said... 11 March 2013 02:11

How low the price of coach bags there at JPO? Anybody has idea?

Leon Honeystar said... 22 September 2013 23:45

Is their fossil watches there real or fake? Just asking

Item Reviewed: Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: David Jr
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