When we finally decided going to Johor Bahru instead of exploring Singapore for our mommies day out trip, my friends requested to visit Johor Premium Outlet for a window shopping session. I was not quite sure whether Johor Premium Outlet is worth a visit. But somehow I agree with my friends and put window shopping at Johor Premium Outlet in our Johor Bahru itinerary.
On our second day in Johor Bahru, we checked out from Hanya Satu Hotel and move to Citrus Hotel. We left our backpack at Citrus Hotel and walked to JB Sentral Bus Station to catch JPO1 Bus from JB Sentral to Johor Premium Outlet. We were there on time, 10 minutes before the first bus schedule to Johor Premium Outlet which was at 9 a.m. You can check the detail schedule here.
|mommies were ready to shop|
We paid our bus fare by cash, a one way ticket is only RM 4,5. The driver request us to pay in the exact amount. The yellow bus was very convenient, however you could find handwriting on the seats:p
|we put our money into this machine|
|we could continue our sleep in this comfortable bus|
The journey took about 1 hour with the bus, as it stopped in many bus stops. We passed Tune Hotel at Danga Bay, and also The Thistle Hotel. The bus journey gave us the opportunity to see other side of Johor Bahru.
|next time I will rent a car in Johor Bahru:p|
|the greenery at suburban area|
|we were almost there|
When I first saw Johor Premium Outlet, it was like a dejaVu of visiting Pandorf Factory Outlet in Vienna. I guess it was the beige colors of JPO which reminds me to Pandorf.
|My fave shop at JPO is this Padini Outlet|
Entering JPO, we saw Padini and Vincci next to each other. I got t-shirts for kiddos at Padini only for RM 9:) Not far from Vincci, there's Fidani, a factory outlet for chocolate.
There's also Coach, CK, Lacoste, all located on the first floor. Coach outlet was still close when we came, I was intended to come back later to Coach. But I didn't manage to visit it that day, I spent most of my time at Esprit Outlet, Nike Outlet and Starbucks for the free wifi:p
We walked until saw the pond at the middle and escalator to go to the second floor.
|at 10.30 am on Saturday, there weren't many people visiting JPO|
First thing I saw on the second floor was the kids playground at the back of Guess outlet. So mommies can leave their kiddos here with mr.husband:D
|playground at JPO|
On the second floor we could find Esprit, Charles and Keith, Nike, The Body Shop, Cotton On and many more.
If you are visiting Johor Premium Outlet, don't forget to try the Signature Crepes, just in front of Nike outlet.
|the signature crepes, a must have in JPO|
I bought Nike soccer shoes for kiddos, half price of the Mall price. So if you know the normal price, it will be better as you may compare whether the price in the branded outlets are cheap or not.
At 12.20 pm, we walked back to the parking place of our shuttle bus to JB Sentral. We spent 2,5 hours for our window shopping at Johor Premium Outlet, we wanted to visit Aeon (Jusco) Tebrau that day.
|the bus is ready before 12.30 pm|
In my opinion, yes Johor Premium Outlet is worth a visit. The return ticket is only 9 RM, it was a nice place even without the shopping budget, and you will see many things on the way to JPO. The public transport from JB Sentral to JPO vice versa is also very easy, as long as you follow the schedule. A visit to JPO is recommended to be included in your Johor Bahru itinerary.
written on October 15, 2013 by @tesyasblog
Tag: Liburan ke Johor Bahru, Belanja di Johor Bahru, Wisata Belanja di Johor Premium Outlet
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