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Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Review

JPO Johor

The Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Malaysia was officially opened on December 11th 2011. This is the first-ever proper Factory Outlet in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, 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 those travellers 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 three to four-hour drive from the city.

Johor Premium Outlets Review

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

The Johor Premium Outlets caters to many international brands like Coach, Versace, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, which are usually on sale with discounts from 25% to 70%.

Many locals, foreigners and travellers would easily take advantage of our favourable 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.

Coach Store at Johor Premium Outlets
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 reasonable 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 some signature products are not available because theirs are outlet shops, meaning the latest designs will not be available here.

The best times to visit this place are during the festive holidays like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, or Christmas because there would be even more discounts and promotions. 

Johor Premium Outlets Nusajaya
JPO Kulaijaya  (photo credit: TourMalaysia.com)

Built at the 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.

The Johor Premium Outlets 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 constructing 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 Legoland Malaysia opened in late 2012 and will blend in well with the overall Iskandar project.

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

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
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
410 Akemi

Absolute Thai


Crispy Crepe

George & Dragon Café

Kampachi Japanese Restaurant

Starbucks Coffee

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

*Note - Some vendors may have changed since the opening, and it is advised to check the website or directory when you are here for the latest listings. 

JPO Store Listings
Store Listings for JPO - Click for Full-Size View

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

How to get to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)?

For those planning to visit this place, there are several ways that you can get here. Most people will self drive here as it is easier to move around from one plane to another.

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)
Map to Johor Premium Outlets 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 the centre
  • Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor
    Tel: 00 607 599 6000
    Shop & Stay Package available
    Free shuttle bus to the centre
  • Silka Johor Hotel
    Tel: 00 607 360 1000
    Shop & Stay Package available
    Free shuttle bus to the centre
  • Thistle Johor Bharu
Shopping Hours are 7 days a week and 365 days a year from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Johor Premium Outlets Address
Jalan Premium Outlets
Indahpura 81000 Kulaijaya
Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Phone: (607) 663 1188
Fax: (607) 663 8811


If you plan to visit Malaysia's popular Genting Highlands or Resorts World Genting as it is now called, there is also the second Genting Premium Outlets (GPO) that opened in 2017.

For those who are heading to Johor State in Southern Malaysia, you may be pleased to know that Legoland Malaysia is also located in the Nusajaya district of Iskandar.

Another kid indoor theme park called Hello Kitty Town in Johor also available in the vicinity, and this place provides fun activities for both parents and children. Update: Closed down.

For more information on the JPO, you can visit the official Johor Premium Outlets website. The brand is wholly owned by the Simon Property Group, which also operates many other outlets worldwide.

This is the first of the groups' 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, and this is also the first official outlet in Malaysia. 

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Nikel Khor said…
Such a best place to shopping!
Malaysia Asia said…
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.
Malaysia Asia said…
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…
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 :)
Malaysia Asia said…
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.
This place sounds HUGE! And a little overwhelming, to be honest. :P
Malaysia Asia said…
Christy - The Johor Premium Outlets are in fact what most Southeast Asian want, and to be honest, the bigger, the better.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for your info . I will pay a visit soon as it's less than 20 mins drive from my place
Anonymous said…
Wow it's good to hear we have a factory outlet in malaysia. Btw, is it the same as in Bandung???
Anonymous said…
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
Malaysia Asia said…
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…
in bandung all are fake items. majority they brought from china and some of them are indonesian made but they claimed as factory outlet.

Anonymous said…
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!!
Malaysia Asia said…
Kanna - Now she has a reason to do some serious shopping! The Johor Premium Outlets has quite a number of branded names too.
Aleda Boyd said…
the picture with shoes was taken in nike factory store. best bargain!
Evert said…
I guess things there are rather expensive. It is not a factory outlet, it is premium outlet. :)
Anonymous said…
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..
Tony Johor Kaki said…
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…
Food Court JPO dah dapat sijil HALAL ke.
Anonymous said…
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…
How low the price of coach bags there at JPO? Anybody has idea?
Unknown said…
Is their fossil watches there real or fake? Just asking