Johor Premium Outlets

Fountain and Burberry Store at Johor Premium Outlets

Johor Premium Outlets were built up quite a bit prior to opening in late 2011. In general those visiting the mall have been disappointed. The shopping mall is not aimed at me, but I visited and I can see why people are less than impressed. It is a nicely laid out complex with several high end outlets.

Covered open area at Johor Premium Outlets

Stores include: Adidas, Armani, Body Shop, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Canali, Coach, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gap, Guess, Lacoste, Levi’s, Michael Kors, Nike, Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tumi.

Johor Premium Outlets - Guess store

The deals do not seem very great (both from what I saw and what other say). The location is quite out of the way, taxis don’t even want to go there for the metered fare, which I can understand as once they are out there they have little chance at finding a return fare. It is about 30-50 minutes from CIQ (causeway) or the second link (Taus), depending on traffic.

Bus stalls at Johor Premium Outlets

There is a bus that goes out there but it does not run very frequently. I took the bus back and there were fewer than 5 others on the bus. I did go on a week day; I am sure the shopping mall is busier on the weekend.

Overall it seems like a disappointment and I really don’t see how it will be more than yet another mall. It is fairly small and it is a covered outdoor mall. I did like the Thai restaurant. There is also a George and the Dragon outlet as well as quite a few food options and a large food court.

photo of green chicken curry and green tea

During 2011 there was great talk of two big openings soon: Johor Premium Outlets and Legoland (in 2012). Johor Premium Outlets seems to be a big disappointment. Legoland seems to be living up to the hype.

Related: Shopping in Johor Bahru – City Square Mall (near causeway) – KSL Mall in Downtown Johor Bahru – Rosmarino Italian Restaurant (near Plaza Pelangi)

2 thoughts on “Johor Premium Outlets

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  2. Thanks for this helpful website.
    I am planning to re-locate to JB and I find the information useful.
    Will be nice to hear some of your experiences when you relocated to JB.

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