If you love shopping and believe in giving new meaning to the phrase “shop till you drop” Malaysia might just be the best place that you could head to. There are a whole range of designer brands here that will render you clueless as to where you should begin your shopping spree from. The fame of the shopping arena is so widespread that many locals and even foreigners who take up lodging at some of Nusjaya apart hotels such as the Somerset Medini Nusajaya which is located a good 30 odd kilometers away are known to come here for a full day’s worth of shopping. The Johor Premium Outlets is about a good five-hour drive away from the central city of KL. The shopping complex was established in 2010 and caters to the specific niche market of designer wear. The sheer amount of high quality and original designer brands on display is stunning.

Sport and fitness freaks can go in to shop at the Adidas or Puma factory outlets and emerge with armfuls of high-quality shoes and other sports goodies while the nearby Armani and Calvin Klein offer designer wear with a difference. Head over to the Burberry store to buy your favourite perfume from their latest collection or walk into Coach to buy yourself a great handbag or clutch. For the ladies that love to in-keep with the latest cosmetic trends, The Cosmetics Company Store is all ready with the craziest colours whether matt or gloss. Younger crowds can walk in at the DKNY and Gap outlets to browse through racks of carefully categorized hip and trendy clothing. While the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Versace strive to provide the ideal dose of sophisticated fashion, Quiksilver and The Swiss Watch Gallery will bring a smile to the face of any good watch collector. Head to Nike for their latest sporty outfits and don’t miss out on a quick trip to Pink Jambu for vibrant tropical wear that seem to have been made of gossamer-like material.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+