Shop Smart: Be Quick for Bargains in Johor

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Johor : Shop Smart: Be Quick for Bargains in Johor
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Johor : Shop Smart: Be Quick for Bargains in Johor

Puteri Harbour is also an ideal destination for a shopping weekend getaway -- it's not far from Singapore but boasts some great hotspots for bargain hunting. Here are my top picks:

Johor Premium Outlets in nearby Iskandar Malaysia is a must-visit for luxury clothing, shoes and accessories -- without the high-end price tag. Everything is marked down at up to 65 per cent off, with 130 famous brands including Burberry, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Kate Spade, Nike, Adidas and loads more. I'd advise allowing plenty of time for this one!

The largest duty-free shopping complex in Malaysia, Johor Bahru Duty-Free Zone offers four levels of discounted shopping. And, close to my hotel, there is a collection of stores and restaurants in The Little Red Cube.