Artistic hub overlooking the Straits
To the benefit of this unassuming city, many Johor Bahru pre-war locations have been left untouched, Lost Malaya among them. An art gallery-cum-lounge housed within a double-storey colonial bungalow overlooking the Tebrau Straits, Lost Malaysia was founded by husband-and-wife team Chris Thompson and Alisa Lamlertkittikul. Art and photo exhibitions by local talent are held regularly in the gallery (including that of Chris’ who is a professional photographer who’s worked for The Amazing Race Asia and Biggest Loser Asia), while the lounge upstairs offers a sunset backdrop to beer drinking. Complementing the art house vibe is the JOHO Concept Store. Headquarters for a group of young, local designers JOHO is also a hub for lomo and fixie enthusiasts.
Lost Malaya has some of the cheapest beer deals in town. Carlsberg/Tiger goes for RM49.50 nett for a bucket of 5 bottles. Finger food. A dish of chicken nuggets, calamari or fries (RM7.90-12.90nett) goes down well with beers.
(images by April Kuan)
9 Jalan Skudai, Johor Bharu , 80200 Johor
07 221 0629
Tue-Thu: 3pm-12mn; Fri & Sat: 4pm-1am; Sun: 3pm-12mn; Mon: closed.
Free but limited parking within the premises.
An eclectic mix of couples, friends, families and creatives.
With prices like that who need Happy Hours.
Chill, EDM, Electro, Hip Hop, Reggae, Retro, Rock, Top 40