11 December 2011, Johor Bahru, Malaysia – Premium Outlet opens its 70th outlet in its portfolio in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 2 December 2011. A 50:50 joint venture between Genting Berhad’s subsidiary Genting Plantations Berhad and the outlet division of Simon Property Group, Inc, Premium Outlets, Johor Premium Outlets is the first in South East Asia.
Spanning 173,000 square feet, Phase 1 of this outdoor, the upscale outlet centre will feature more than 80 designer and name brand stores, offering factory direct savings of 25 to 65% every day.
You will be able to find some of the designer brand names that you are familiar such as Adidas, Armani, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Canali, Coach, Esprit, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gap, Guess, Michael Kors, Nike, Oroton, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Swiss Watch Gallery, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and Tumi.
You may even have visited Premium Outlet’s other locations including Woodbury Common Premium Outlets near New York City and Desert Hills Premium Outlets near Los Angeles, California. Premium Outlets portfolio features 69 other Premium Outlet Centres including 57 in the United States, one in Puerto Rico, eight in Japan, two in Korea and one in Mexico.
Food and Beverage outlets as well as a wide range of amenities including an information centre, ATM machines, gift cards, stroller rentals, wheel chairs and security are also available at Johor Premium Outlets.
Johor Premium Outlets is located at the intersection of the North-South Expressway and the Second Link Expressway. It is about an hour’s drive from Singapore and about three hours from Kuala Lumpur.
Today, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak officiated the opening of Johor Premium Outlets. Johor Premium Outlets is a strategic and catalytic project in Iskandar Malaysia and the overall state of Johor, creating more than 3,000 job opportunities. You can listen to
We were present today at the officiating ceremony and are giving you a peak into the new shopping destination. The merchandise and pricing may not be too far off from the sales we get back here in Singapore. However, there are some star buy items which are worth it, depending on what you are really looking for. We spotted long queues outside Burberry, Coach for Men and some of the stores. If you want the bargains, you’ll have to be patient and expect long queues at the fitting rooms as well as cashier counters.
If you are travelling from Singapore, here’s our routing and timings so you get an idea of how long it takes to get there.
- 7.35am – Depart Newton Hawker Centre in a coach
- 8.15am – Cleared Singapore Immigration at the second link
- 822am – Caught in the jam before clearing Malaysian immigration
- 9.07am – Cleared Malaysian immigration
- 9.12am – Passed exit 311 Gelang Petah
- 9.23am – Passed exits 302 to 303
- 9.26am – Turn out to Exit 304 in the direction of Senai Airport and Kulaijaya. Brown “Johor Premium Outlets” signs can be spotted along the highway.
- 9.29am – Turn left on Exit 302a and the development is visible
Johor Premium Outlets is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
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