H&M, Uniqlo and Cotton On muscle into the Malaysian south

“There is a population base of over 700,000, with more than 300,000 from Kluang and exceeding 400,000 [including] Batu Pahat. This is a significant market, which is at least one and a half hours’ drive from Johor Bahru, so we felt it was time to bring in international retailers,” said Tey.