Over the weekend, I decided to check out Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) Stores in Malaysia. It’s just more than an hour long drive trip from Singapore where I am currently based. Boasting more than 80 designers and brand name outlet stores, one can get savings of 35% – 90% daily. Familiar names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors and many other brands have products at discounted prices in here. There are also some other F&B outlets such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean for you to charge up in between your shopping spree!
The mall offers good range of high priced designer stores, but not overly impressed with pricing which still appears quite high, and there are no mid-range stores if you aren’t looking for the top notch goods. One thing I’ve noticed though is that in the designer stores, the attendants will follow you while you roam around the store armed with their calculator. The minute you touch something, they’ll start tapping on their calculators and tell you the before and after rates of each item.
Getting There From Singapore:
-You can ride a bus going to Woodlands Immigration at Queen Street in Bugis. Fee is S$2.50, you can use your EZ Link Card or pay cash. Est time: 15-20 minutes.
-You will have to clear through the Singapore and Malaysia Customs and immigration.
-You will cross the bridge where there is a mini mall, below there’s a bus interchange and ride “JPO 1”. The bus travels directly to Johor Premium Outlet Stores.
-The cost of the ride will be MYR4.50/ride. It takes about 45mins-1hr to reach JPO
-They leave JB Sentral at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm and 9:00pm
-From JPO, the timings of the buses will be 10am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Suntec Convention Center, Singapore City - I attended Ad:Tech 2013, Asia’s No.1 digital marketing, media and advertising event last June 13 and 14. The event is a gathering of the entire spectrum of interactive marketing players in Asia and beyond. There are more than 100 top-notch industry speakers who have shared their expertise in today’s digital age.
Ad:Tech is the leading digital media event for marketing and technology professionals from all over the world – a marketplace for buying and selling, a community for networking and a forum for exchanging ideas. ad:tech Singapore is the leading event in Southeast Asia dedicated to digital marketing, with a total attendance of over 2500 visits, it is the one place where the brands, agencies and media owners at the heart of digital marketing and media industry convene every year.
Derek Callow joined Google in March 2006 as Head of Marketing for Google in Southeast Asia overseeing all marketing activities in the region, currently transitioning to Head of Global Marketing for YouTube.
In 2012 Harper was responsible for delivering Barack Obama’s online campaign and get-out-the-vote programme. As Chief Technology Officer at Obama’s campaign HQ in Chicago, Harper was the man who was responsible for engineering perhaps the most sophisticated political campaign of all time.
There are tons of Lomographic Embassies and Lomography Gallery Stores throughout the world. This one in Chinatown in Singapore was opened last 2011 by Lomographic Society International and became the first Lomography Gallery store in Southeast Asia. Literally, this is the first store I have visited when I moved in Singapore a couple of months ago.
The store also provides a wide range of film development of the highest quality. This is a special service for all Lomographic desires and acts as a starting point for regular activities and exhibitions. Regular exhibitions, parties and workshops will make sure that there is always something going on in the Lomography Gallery Store Singapore.
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Lomography Gallery Store, #01-01 295 South Bridge Rd., Singapore, Singapore
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