A Stopover At Johor Premium Outlet – JPO

I the opportunity to visited Johor Premium Outlet or nicknamed JPO while waiting for my flight back to Kuala Lumpur after a site visit to Legoland Malaysia in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. JPO to me is quite an uptrend fashion outlet for middle and upper class shoppers. If you are concern about Designer and Branded apparels JPO is the one stop shopping point for you. Price is quite competitive because it is a factory outlet point. Base on the number of cars at the parking lots and bus loads of tourists, JPO is fast becoming a hot tourist destination on the southern sector of Malaysia. 

It is locted at Indahpura, Kulai Jaya in the Iskandar Malaysia zone and has a collection of 80 designer and name brand outlet stores featuring saving of 25% to 65% every day and was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak on 11th December 2011. The center is held by “Genting Simon Sdn Bhd” (GSSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Simon Genting Ltd (“SGL”).

Items that are available includes Designer Fashion & Sportswear, Shoes, Accessories & Jewellry, Fine Leather & Luggage, Housewares & Home Finishing. There are also Gifts & Specialty Items and Food & Beverages. 

To provide hospitality to shoppers JPO also provide Information & Services and at easy access. The Information Counter is located on the left of the main entrance neighboring the Food Centre. Genting Lounge, Courier Services and ATMs are also provided. At this point of time I saw only Maybank ATMs available. Security is also not compromise as there is a Police Base beside Security personnel making their rounds.

For Store Listing and Center Map CLICK. You can download the map in PDF too. 

How To Go There

Kulai Jaya is accessible from both North and South, Malaysians and Singaporeans. If you drive from south on the PLUS Highway, can take the Exit 253  – Exit 304 – Exit 304A and to JPO. See details HERE.  

Map credit to JPO website

Singaporean shoppers you can drive up from the Causeway or Tuas using the Malaysia-Singapore second link. Take Exit 304 and 302A. See HERE for details including bus routes and Fare from Singapore.

Foursquare map point to the location of JPO but on the Google Map its difficult to locate. However I am putting up both map so that you can compare and try to make out the location. 

However for those who fly in through Sultan Ismail International airport can hop on the shuttle bus plying between the two points at RM 2.00 per journey. Applies to transit passengers too if you have some time to waste economically *smile*.


JPO offers about all the basic facilities needed by consumers. There is a comfortable Male and Female Surau, clean toilets, Children playground and Food Centre with varieties of local cuisine to choose from. For safety there is a Police Base, Maybank ATM’s and Tourist Information Centre.

The children Playground to keep your kids busy but not away from your sight please.

If you have nothing to do or have run out of money and the ATM is not “lending” you anymore , sit back and watch the fountain. Don’t stress yourself.

Contact Info
Johor Premium Outlets, 
Jalan Premium Outlets
Indahpura, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: +6076618888

Opening Hours Monday – Sunday : 10.00am – 10.00pm
Call for seasonal and special holiday hours for info

If you plan to stay longer there are accomodation not far from Kulaijaya. Click HERE for info

Shoppers can also enjoy on-site-events and sales throughout the year. Click for Details

Restoran Sup Tulang in JB

When I was in Johor Bahru, a friend took me to a restaurant that specialises in sup tulang (bone soup?) Bone soup is a specialty to most Malaysians besides the ox tail soup. This restuarant serves a one of its kind of bone soup in that the bone was added to the mee rebus. It is named Mee Rebus Tulang. The bone isastually for the customer to savour the marrow which can be sipped using the straw provided. However I did not sip the marrow due to its high cholesterol content.

The restaurant is situated in a forestry environment at Jalan Petri 5/1. Its a secluded environment with colonial building still stand strong. For someone new the clue to find this place is “behind JKR”. If I were to go again, I will not find the place withease.

The eating shelters built between trees gives a cool and tranquility atmosphere.

This is the mee bandung tulang that I ordered. A drinking straw is provided to sip the bone marrow and helps increase the cholesterol level in your blood.

Southern Tip Of Asia

It is a rare opportunity to be able to visit the south tip of peninsular Malaysia on the East coast. Maybe not the southern most (Tanjung Piai is the southern most) but coming to this part of the peninsular is a memorable visit for me. Its the end of the road on the eastern shore with KD Sultan Ismail as the landmark. Tanjung Pengelih is also one of the exit and entry point between Singapore and Batam Island of Indonesia. 
Going to Tanjung Pengelih, one has to take the Kulai exit on PLUS highway and turn into Kota Tinggi. However signage is quite a problem because as far as I can remember there is only one signboard showing to where I was going- TLDM Tanjung Pengelih. It was before entering Kota Tinggi. After that there is only direction to Desaru. I missed the way twice. First I drove towards Kluang after missing the junction in Kota Tinggi town. Then again I was heading towards Kuantan for a few kilometres due to poor signages. When I asked the direction, I was told to take the Desaru direction. 
After Kota Tinggi the next town is Bandar Penawar but take the route to Panggerang or Sungai Rengit. After that drive straight to the end.
The two pics above and below is of the clock tower on Jalan Tun Sri Lanang in KotaTinggi. You have to drive past this clock tower on the way to Tanjung Pengelih. This clock tower is located at Dataran Kota. On the side of the structure marks the water level (below) during the flood in 2007 that sumberged most of the town.

This is the end of the road. This point was used by the British as one of the defence point during the 2nd WorldWar to check the Japanese advancement to Singapore. There are still remains of the fort built by the British.
Justify FullPicture above – one of the defence bunkers still that remains. 

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