Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) is a new tourist spot which is located at remote area at intersection of North-South Highway and Senai Highway.
JPO carries several branded names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Coach, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Michael Kors, Burberry, Victoria Secret, Versace, Shanghai Tang and more. Some mid-range brands like Fossils, Lacoste, Esprit, Gap, Guess, Raoul, Geox, Tumi, Bonia, Braun Buffel, Samsonite, The Body Shop, The Cosmetics Company Store… etc and local brands – PADINI, City Chain, Royal Selangor… could be seen at JPO as well.
How to get there?
For the food and beverage section, JPO houses Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Taang Shifu, absolute Thai … etc that allow you to continue shopping all day long at JPO without leaving the relatively inaccessible outlet compound.
One thing came to my surprise, JPO does provide “true” banking services by Maybank which operates 365 days. One of the few in Johor Bahru, aims at providing better service (making money at the same time of course, but who cares as long as it does offer something useful, right?) to shoppers at JPO. A police kiosk is stationed there to offer security assistance in case there is emergency case.
More, Genting offers pick-up service from car park with golf-use buggy. Shoppers may hop on or off from car park to main entrance of JPO or vice versa effortlessly. This comes in handy especially when there is super humid and hot weather. The service is actually killing two birds with one stone where the patrolling buggy may somehow retard car theft from happening in high-crime-rate city – Johor Bahru.
Shopping wise, some said the deals is not that attractive enough if you come all the way from Kuala Lumpur as you can find similar prices and much newer design for certain brands. I do believe in that sense, but shopping is all about sensation and feeling. I wouldn’t give myself a miss when there is some good deals hidden far away in remote Johor Premium Outlet. Overall, I found Johor Premium Outlet is a place for sure you will pay a visit again and again.