Dec 30, 2011

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) have become a big draw for both local and foreign shoppers.

“The price of goods here is cheap compared to other shopping places in Malaysia,” said Singaporean Sachin Patel, who brought his family to the mall on Christmas Day.

He added that the outlet had received considerable media coverage in Singapore since opening on 11 December.

Another Singaporean, M. Vinod, who was interviewed by Star Property, said he visited the Premium Outlet in Johor instead of attending house parties in Singapore on Christmas Day.

“My friends had invited me to (their) homes on Christmas, but instead I came here first to find out the brands offered at JPO,” he said. “Hopefully I can made it up to them by buying a few chocolates as they have a sweet tooth.”

With the success of JPO, earlier reports said that Genting Plantation Bhd and US-based Simon Property Group, which jointly developed JPO, are working to set up a second Premium Outlet in Malaysia.

“We will be looking for future sites but that is subject to the outcome of feasibility studies. We will announce the details in due course,” said Jean Marie, General Manager of Genting Simon Sdn Bhd.

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