Saturday, August 11, 2012

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:

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:

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:

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

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

436Armani Exchange (Opening Soon)
334Armani Outlet
220Brooks Brothers Factory Store (Opening Soon)
434CK Calvin Klein
508Cotton On
416G2000 Outlet
528Gap Outlet
426La Senza Lingerie
430Lacoste Outlet
524Levi's Outlet Store
1000Nike Factory Store
100Padini Outlet Store
212Pink Jambu
604Polo Ralph Lauren (Opening Soon)
418Poney Outlet
222Raoul (Opening Soon)
414Rip Curl
330Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store
234Shanghai Tang
216Tommy Hilfiger (Opening Soon)
308Universal Traveller
224Versace (Opening Soon)
606Zegna Outlet Store

512Charles & Keith Reductions
304Pedro Outlet

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

312Bonia (Opening Soon)
408Carlo Rino
230Coach Men's
232Michael Kors
314Oroton Factory
310Samsonite Factory Outlet

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


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

Store Listings for JPO - Click for Full Size View

Charles and Keith Factory Outlet Store in Johor (photo credit:

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: (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.

For more information, you can visit the Johor Premium Outlets website. The brand is wholly owned by theSimon 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.