Saturday, July 7, 2012

W stands for Uber Unfruitful

We thought it would a great day to visit Johore Premium Outlet (JPO) today.  It is one of those days where we do an impromptu road trip to Malaysia. Weekends in Singapore is getting a tad boring so we would take the extra trouble to venture out.

The nice cool weather made today a nice start and the hubs decided to drive without his GPS because JPO's location is not updated in the system anyway. So since we've been there before, we thought we couldn't possibly forget where to exit from. Oh boy... how wrong we were! Let's just say, instead of paying for 2 tolls, we paid like for 5!! So from an estimated 15 minutes drive from the customs to JPO, we took like 45 minutes instead. Oh well, the hubs was happy to give his 2nd wife a spin! (2nd wife - car lah!!)

Anyway, we finally reached our destination and was surprised it wasn't as crowded as we thought it would be. The car park was unusually empty. I was looking forward to a very stress-free shopping! And I couldn't wait to see what new updates they had in store!

It is always nice to feel like you are away in some US factory outlet because of the layout - though its a far cry if you want to compare the kind of designs they carry.
The last time we came to JPO was half a year ago on my birthday. The hubs had the sweetest intention for me to shop to my heart's content but I didn't get myself a single thing!  It was the same today.  When we arrived, the hubs said sternly to me "we are not leaving this place until you buy something for yourself. And I mean things to fill a big bag!"  Ermmm... bummer.  I wonder if it was me who is so picky with what I want or  the way they present the tacky looking designs that put me off.  No no... it probably also has to do with the prices too. Not very attractive I must say.  The only boutique that beckoned me was Fossil... but a bag at half the price still costing at least S$300 was not a great deal to me. I'm a prudent shopper and the price tags were not at all friendly. Honestly, I don't think I want to go back to this place anytime soon.

We ended up having Baskin Robbins ice cream... we travelled all the way to JPO for ice cream!!
 On the way back to Singapore, we dropped in at Toa Payoh central for dinner. This is probably the only great thing that ended our day! A nice and sumptuous roasted duck rice, with kai lan and prawn dumpling soup.



Now only if we could have bought some durian back for dessert, it would make the day even more worth the while. :p

Till the next post, have a blessed week!

11 comments:

  1. Eh! I love fossil!

    And you didn't buy anything!!!

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    1. wah ^5!!! We share common likes for brands!! :p Ya its very expensive to me. I would only consider if its less than $100. El-cheapo. :p

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  2. Been there once & came back empty handed. Still prefer to shop at factory outlets in ang moh countries n the prices are so much cheaper.

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    1. ya I also say!!!! Its a sad sad day.

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  3. awww your hubby is so sweet!! *pushing comp slowly toward direction of my hub now*

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    1. wahahahaha! Did your hub get what you were trying to hint or he spotted fingerprints on your pc screen? :p

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  4. I've been meaning to go visit JPO, but everyone keeps coming back with reviews saying that the prices aren't cheap. Sigh! Guess I'll give it a miss. Really miss premium outlets in the US!

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  5. yup it really isn't if we compare to those in US or even Australia. But well, it is a change of environment and the only Thai restaurant there serves good food too! The only consolation. :)

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  6. Nice! Actually, I think it's great to be prudent and to be able to know your own taste and limits such that you walk out empty handed. Bravo!!! Like that day, I walked into Daiso and came out without getting anything - went to show off to hubbs... kekeke...

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    1. wah thanks ermmm.... Daiso leh... you should be proud if you can come out with things you need from there! hahaha

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  7. Looks like JPO is quiet a lot than before. I once reached at the entrance of JPO and decided immediate to return to SG. It was too crowded.

    Yeah, it's sad to know that this is not attractive at all;(.

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