Johor – every Singaporean’s favourite weekend getaway destination. While there’s no shortage of shopping spots in JB, Johor Premium Outlets is a must-visit. Here’s why.

It’s the closest premium outlet center outside of Singapore

Johor Premium Outlets is just an hour’s drive away from JB Sentral, where the CIQ Complex is located. That’s six hours less than a flight to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Japan. (Plus, you won’t have to fork out money for air tickets!)

You can get there by bus

This is probably one of the most important factors for people who don’t drive. The great thing about Johor Premium Outlets is it’s accessible by bus. Once you get to JB Sentral, head down to the bus terminal and take bus service “Causeway Link JPO1”. Be sure to check out the bus timetable before making plans. The first bus leaves at 9am, and we highly recommend getting on that bus so you can have a full day of shopping. If you’re going there via CIQ 2nd Link, take bus service “Causeway Link JPO2”, which runs from 8.30am onwards. Alternatively, you can just hail a metered cab.

There are 130 brands and designers to choose from

This includes both luxury name brands like Bally, Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as fashion brands like Coach & Kate Spade, so you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. We reckon you’ll be spending at least half a day exploring all of the stores.

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You get great savings every day

Stores offers savings of 25% to 65% everyday. That means you can get that bag you’ve been eyeing for half the price, if you’re lucky. It’s like having the Great Singapore Sale every day!

You can de-stress at a nearby resort

Any shopaholic worth her salt can tell you that shopping is hard work. And since you’ll be on your feet all day, why not treat yourself to a hotel or resort stay around the area? Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor and Mutiara Johor Bahru not only offers “Shop & Stay” packages, but also complimentary shuttle service to Johor Premium Outlets. You know what that means? You can resume your shopping the next day if you’re staying the night!

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