Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia – Is it worth a visit?

Following the huge success of the premium outlets franchise, Malaysia opens its own premium outlet in Johor.

Named Johor Premium Outlets or JPO in short, the outlet mall boasts of 80 designer and premium brands at factory outlet prices. Discounts can range from 25% to 65% everyday.

Getting there

Johor Premium Outlets is just a short drive 1 hour drive from Singapore. From the north south highway, take an exit at Exit 253 and follow brown coloured signs that says “Johor Premium Outlets”. It’s quite hard to miss.

After all the hype that Johor Premium Outlets (JPO Malaysia) has garnered in Singapore, Kate and I decided to drop by JPO to take a look. As we have been to the largest premium outlet, Woodbury Common Premium Outlet it provides us with a basis for comparison.

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) , Malaysia
Entrance to Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

At first glance, the look and feel of Johor Premium Outlets (JPO Malaysia) resembles that of Woodbury Common Premium Outlet. As we entered the entrance of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, we did something that would put all shoppers to shame…

Food court of Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), Malaysia
Food court of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

We visited the food court first!

Claypot Chicken Rice at Food Court of JPOClaypot Chicken Rice at Food Court of Johor Premium Outlets JPO Malaysia

After having our fill of the Claypot Chicken Rice (can give this one a miss) and taking a photo of the food court for our readers…

Internal view of Food court at Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), Malaysia
Internal view of Food court at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

We headed to the information office to get the most important thing, the map of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia!

Map of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Map of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

With the map, we can ensure that we cover every square inch of the JPO! After taking a look at the map, we realise that it is actually quite a small outlet mall. There are basically 2 rows of shops for 2 levels and that’s pretty much about it.


In order to discover the best discounts here at Johor Premium Outlets, Kate and I made sure we visited almost every single shop at JPO for our readers! Unfortunately, the sales are not half as good as Woodbury Premium Outlets. Eventhough there were long queues at Johor Premium Outlets such as this one at Coach,

Long Queue outside Coach Outlet at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Long Queue outside Coach Outlet at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

There werent really many buyers…

Not many people carrying shopping bags from Johor Premium Outlets stores
Not many people carrying shopping bags from Johor Premium Outlets stores

The truth is, once you have been to Woodbury Premium Outlet, you’ll realise that all other discounts are not really that fantastic. However, the bright spot here is that compared to retail prices, Johor Premium Outlets JPO does offer substantial discounts. Which is why we bought a pair of shoes eventually.

After a long day at “work”, trawling through the sales at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Kate and I rewarded ourselves at Taang Shifu (translated as Master of Soups)

Taang Shifu @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Taang Shifu @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

In order to get a 10% discount at Taang Shifu, remember to flash your Maybank credit card at the information store to get the VIP discount booklet (more like “pamphlet”). The 10% discount is only for ala carte items. We had the abalone mee sua as well as the double boiled pear dessert…

Abalone Mee Sua @ Tang Shifu, JPO, Malaysia
Abalone Mee Sua @ Taang Shifu, Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

@ Taang Shifu, Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Double Boiled Pear Dessert @ Taang Shifu, Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

After discount, the 2 items only cost about $25RM which was quite cheap considering it was a chinese restaurant. Plus, they tasted good as well!

After covering the second level, we decided to treat ourselves to crepes

Crispy Crepes @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Crispy Crepes @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

There was a super long queue at crispy crepes, primarily because of its cheap price at $5.20RM for sweet crepes AND $6.30RM for savoury crepes.

Making of crispy crepes at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Making of crispy crepes at Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

We decided to go for the chicken floss as well as the chocolate banana…

Chicken Floss Crispy Crepe @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Chicken Floss Crispy Crepe @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

Chocolate Banana Crispy Crepe @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia
Chocolate Banana Crispy Crepe @ Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

The crepes were super duper crispy! You can feel it and hear it as you land each bite on your crepes. No wonder the queue was so loooooong…

We have also captured a video of the entrance of Johor Premium Outlets, Malaysia just for our readers…


Entrance of Johor Premium Outlets JPO, Malaysia

Verdict

After all the hype about the Malaysia Premium Outlets, Johor Premium Outlets JPO, we must say truthfully that we do agree with most comments online that the sales and discounts are really not that fantastic.

Having said that, we do think that the Johor Premium Outlets JPO can be a good place to spend the weekend to shop and source for great deals. Kids can be “deposited” at the play ground and fed with yummy crispy crepes while parents shop for what they want.

If you have something that you would like to buy in the city, why not hold that thought and give Johor Premium Outlets JPO a go instead? You can be assured that it is at least 25% cheaper than retail prices. :)

So yup, our conclusion is that Johor Premium Outlets JPO is still worth a visit afterall!

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Johor Premium Outlet JPO

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