Because of the convenient causeway across the Straits of Johor connecting Johor Bahru (JB) to Singapore, the city remains a popular weekend destination for Singaporeans looking to stretch their dollar. But in light of the travelling time–anywhere between 1 to 5 hours including immigration for a round-trip–not every purchase in JB makes economic sense. To help you get the most bang for your buck, we found 3 spending categories that offer the most meaningful cross-border savings for the next time you’re shopping in JB.
Drugstore Cosmetics: Deep Discounts on Big Brand Names
If you tend to get your makeup from drugstores like Guardian or Watsons, buying them from JB can save you up to 50% of the cost in Singapore. Given that the range of drugstore makeup brands and offerings in JB are similar to Singapore’s, you never have to worry about overspending on your