The state tourism sector will be given a boost over the next two years with the opening of the Johor Premium Outlet in Indahpura, near Kulaijaya, in November and Legoland in Nusajaya next year.
State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman, Hoo Seong Chang, said the shopping mall and the theme park would be the latest tourist attractions to Johor.
“The Johor Premium Outlet will be ready in September and will house 100 shops with 85 brands.
“So this year, will be a good year to promote Johor,” he said.
Hoo added that Johor recorded a 1.6 million tourist arrival last year compated to 1.5 million in 2009.
“As of March this year, a total of 3.9 million tourist arrivals had been recorded in the state,” he added.
In another development, Hoo said the Johor government would set up an information tourist centre in Batu Pahat and Segamat to make it easier for tourists to obtain information, including places of interests, in both the districts.
“The setting up of this centre is crucial to promote places of interests in the affected districts,” he added.
He said efforts were also being made to promote the food stalls and restaurants in the state.