Factory Outlet Shopping is perhaps most women’s greatest joy and their spouses’ greatest nightmare.
These retail therapy destinations can save you big bucks, but could also end up causing great damages to your wallets. There are already several such places in Asia, i.e. Hong Kong’s Tungchung Factory Outlets, Johor Bahru’s Johor Premium Outlet and Tokyo’s Gotemba Factory Outlets.
Love it or hate it, here is Tidbits’ Guide to 8 Factory Outlet Shopping Destinations in Asia.
#1 BANDUNG – GRANDE FASHION GALLERY OUTLET
Grande Fashion Gallery Outlet is located in Bandung, Indonesia. Rummage through their wide selection of accessories, bags, women’s clothing and men’s clothing – we are certain you will definitely purchase some awesome items at even more awesome prices.
JL Cihampelas, Kavling 11 No. 186, 40131, Indonesia
Tel: +62 22 2030383
#2 BANGKOK – AMARIN PLAZA
While the numerous streets and malls of Bangkok could already keep you occupied all day long, we would too urge shoppers to include Amarin Plaza in their itinerary. This mall is where you can buy both local Thai brands and international designer brands.
496-502 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 650 4704
Daily: 10am – 9pm
#3 HONG KONG – CITYGATE OUTLETS
Citygate Outlets in Hong Kong offers at least 30% to 70% off designer brands. Also known as Tung Chung Factory Outlets, this is where you will find brands such as OnPedder and Club21. Here’s a tip – you might want to increase your credit limit prior to your trip.
Hong Kong, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau
Tel: +852 2109 2933
Daily: 10am – 10pm
#4 JOHOR BAHRU – JOHOR PREMIUM OUTLET
Over at Johor Bahru, Johor Premium Outlet allows shoppers to save from 25% to 65% on designer brands such as Burberry and Nike. Alongside with the sliding value of Malaysian ringgit, a shopping spree here could indeed be incredibly worthwhile.
Jalan Premium Outlets Indahpura
81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Tel: +60 7-661 8888
#5 KAOHSIUNG – E-DA OUTLET MALL
E-Da Outlet Mall is Taiwan’s very first direct-sell outlet. With over 300 stores and 700 international brands, shoppers can easily spend an entire day (or more) at this retail therapy paradise. Shopaholics, now you know where to head to when visiting Kaohsiung!
No. 12, Section 1, Xuecheng Rd
Dashu District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 840
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 10am – 10pm
Tel: +886 7 656 8100
#6 SEOUL – PAJU PREMIUM OUTLET
Seoul’s Paju Premium Outlet is a three-storey building which boasts 165 retail shops and 21 restaurants. At least now you know where your hungry husbands can wait at while you and the rest browse through the hundredth store.
200 Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon
Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Tel: +82 1644-4001
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
#7 SINGAPORE – IMM BUILDING
Located in the westside of Singapore is IMM Building – Singapore’s largest outlet mall which offers up to 80% discount all year round. That massive discount itself already enticing enough, but you will also be glad to know that the mall too houses various dining destinations.
2 Jurong East Street 21
Tel: +65 6665 8288
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
#8 TOKYO – GOTEMBA FACTORY OUTLETS
Gotemba Factory Outlets is situated in Tokyo, Japan and the shopping premises feature over 200 stores. Every year, there are three huge annual sales in the following months – June, August and November. Mark down these months in your calendars now!
412-0023 Shizuoka Prefecture
Gotenba, Fukasawa, 1312
Tel: +81 550-81-3122
Daily: 10am – 8pm