Everything you need to know about this retail heaven across Singapore's border, where you can shop for designer labels like Coach, Michael Kors, and Burberry at affordable prices
Forget Disneyland; we’ve found our new happy place and it’s located just across Singapore’s Causeway in Malaysia. Better than amusement park rides, Johor Premium Outlets has something that’ll tempt any shopaholic – luxury brands for less! Read on for the lowdown on this cheap shopping heaven to help you navigate it like a seasoned retail pro. But take note; the discounts may be big but the temptation to blow serious bucks is even bigger. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
How long it takes by car/taxi from the Tuas 2nd Link Immigration Checkpoint. After clearing immigration, head on the North-South highway and take exits 304 and 302A to get to Johor Premium Outlets.
20 to 45 minutes
How long it takes by bus: Take the Causeway Link bus from different pick-up points in Singapore (Queen Street, Kranji MRT station, Newton Circus or Jurong East bus interchange), which will take you to either JB Sentral or JB CIQ 2nd Link. From there, hop on the complimentary JPO shuttle bus to Johor Premium Outlets.
$0.80 to $3
How much bus fares cost.
In And Around Johor Premium Outlets
The size of Johor Premium Outlets – that’s the size of over 30 football fields combined!
The number of designer outlet stores available. Johor Premium Outlets houses all the big names of the fashion world – we’re talking the likes of Burberry, Coach, Tory Burch, CK Calvin Klein, and loads more. Did someone say shopping spree?
25% to 65%
The awesome discounts offered all-year round. And that’s not all: be sure to check here regularly for additional in-store deals and promotions – like 80% savings at La Perla Special Sale.
Can’t decide where to begin? The sprawling grounds may seem daunting at first, so the trick is to plan your route with military-style precision. Grab a copy of the centre map, decide which stores are worth your time (the Paris Hilton boutique? Pass!), and get ready to elbow any fellow bargain-hunter in your path.
For the luxe brands lover
Want to get your hands on top designer goods at pocket-friendly prices? You’ve come to the right place. Hit the chi-chi stores of Aigner, Armani Exchange, Bally, Coach, DKNY, Furla, Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, and Versace for your designer fix (minus the hefty price tags, of course).
For the sports enthusiast
Fitness fans: here’s your chance to update your workout wardrobe with international sporting labels like Adidas, Columbia, Lacoste, New Balance, Nike, Puma, and Rip Curl.
For the high street lover
Who says outlet shopping is just for designer labels? Hit the racks of high street stores such as Cotton On, ELLE, Gap, G2000, La Senza, Levi’s, Soda, Topshop, and Victoria’s Secret for on-trend styles that are easy on the eyes and on your wallet.
For the little ones
Mums and dads, don’t forget to spoil your tykes with the latest in kiddie fashion, toys, and accessories from kid-friendly stores such as Ralph Lauren Children, Animation World, Annakku, and Cotton On Kids.
The number of dining spots at Johor Premium Outlets. If all that bargain hunting has tired you out, take a breather at the numerous dining spots peppered around the shopping arcade. Tuck into tasty Thai fare at Absolute Thai; satisfy your craving for sushi at Kampachi Japanese Restaurant; chill out over a cup of joe at Starbucks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or Dome Café; and end off your day on a sweet note with ice-cream at Baskin-Robbins.
The number of hotels nearby. Why not make an overnight trip out of your shopping excursion? Johor Premium Outlets offer Shop & Stay packages with partner hotels Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor and Pulai Springs Resort, inclusive of complimentary shuttle bus services to and fro.
Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia, p. 607 661 8888. Open Mon-Sun 10am-10pm.