Monday, August 30, 2010

Open-mic session for Paso Bumbong

Sesapa yang dah gi event GEGO tempoh hari mesti dah paham kan konsep open-mic yang JOHO buat ni. So to those yang rasa nak menampilkan diri dengan bakat masing-masing, jangan segan, email terus kepada kami.

C'mon now, orang JOHO semua berbakat belaka :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

List of booth for Paso Bumbong

These are the list of booths that will be participating for Paso Bumbong event brought to you by JOHO. See a brand that you like?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Orang Laut Seletar: Life on the Margin

In the days of old, the Orang Laut Seletar roamed the Straits of Johor in boathouses, living as nomadic seafarers. By the mid-19th century, they moved on to shore, settling amidst the mangrove forests along the southern margins of the Johor coastline. Once touted as fearsome warriors and revered seamen, the Orang Laut Seletar are in fact a peaceful and shy group. Today, scenes of Seletar where children frolicking in the river during the rising tides and adults returning from fishing trips are still very much a typical part of the landscape where they dwell. Their bond with the sea prevails even as the backdrop setting of lush mangroves and tranquility are increasingly lost to urbanization.

“Life on the Margin” is a powerful reminder of the existence of the Orang Laut Seletar and a portrayal of how they strive to blend into the modern era. The gallery also promotes fund-raising to improve their livelihoods via an ecotourism project overseen by the Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences.

You can check out the exhibition from today (August 24, 2010) till November 24, 2010 from 4pm to 12 midnight. The gallery is open everyday except on Monday.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paso Bumbong

date: September 4, 2010
venue: Plaza Seni rooftop
time: 3.30pm - 12.30am

If you are an avid JOHO lovers, you must have known by now about Paso Bumbong that is going to take place soon. People have been asking what is Paso Bumbong. Well, Paso Bumbong is a Johor slang for Pasar Bumbung which mean "rooftop market" and it is literally that.

There are more than 20 young entrepreneurs who will be participating for Paso Bumbong. Show your support for these young businessmen from Johor. They are selling creative DIY stuff, vintage clothing as well as their own brands. We will update about the booths later on.

Paso Bumbong will take place a week before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Let's do your shopping JOHO style :)

There will also be an open-mic session during the Paso Bumbong. Lets get the mood for Raya going.

For any inquiries about Paso Bumbong, email us at or call us at 07-2210628.

Paso Bumbong
tarikh: 4 September 2010
tempat: bumbung Plaza Seni
masa: 3.30 petang hingga 12.30 pagi

Jika korang seorang warga JOHO yang fanatik, pasti korang dah tau pasal Paso Bumbong yang akan berlangsung tak lama lagi. Orang asyik tanya apa tu Paso Bumbong. Well, Paso Bumbong to telo orang Johor. Perkataan asalnya ialah Pasar Bumbung.

Ada 20 peniaga muda yang akan menyertai Paso Bumbong ni nanti. Tunjukkanlah sokongan anda kepada peniaga-peniaga muda dari Johor ni. Mereka akan menjual barang² DIY yang guarantee style dan creative, baju² vintage dan juga baju brand diorang sendiri. JOHO akan update tentang booth² ni nanti.

Paso Bumbong ni akan berlangsung seminggu sebelum raya so korang la boleh bershopping untuk raya JOHO style :)

Akan ada juga sessi open-mic di Paso Bumbong ni so jom la kita sama² meriahkan mood shopping kita. Lagu raya satu!

Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, boleh email kami di atau tepon kami di 07-2210628.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More tee teaser

Another teaser for JOHO official tee #04. Are you guys ready?

Monday, August 16, 2010

JOHO loves the environment, tee #03

Be responsible towards the environment. We owe it to mother earth as well as our future generation. Think about it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Semai patriotism dari kecik

Pictures worth a thousand words

Hari Merdeka yang ke 53 akan tiba tak lama lagi. Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan warga JOHO sekalian! Bagaimana sifat patriotism anda kali ini? :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Raya tee for your toddlers: Infant.ri

Photo credits to Reza Mohamed

(enlarge poster for viewing)

Usual price: RM27
Online price: RM25
Postage: RM5
Size S (1-2 years of age)
Size M (3-4 years of age)
Size L (5-8 years of age)

To place your order, send an email to with the following details:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Size
  • Quantity

Selamat berpuasa, JOHO lovers!

Monday, August 9, 2010

‘GEGO’: More Than Just Good Vibes

Entry by Yuet Lin

I have a confession to make.

Before the Arts Festival, I’d never thought of JB as somewhere ‘interesting’ to be. Granted, I only officially moved here in February from Singapore (having lived in KL almost all my life) – and what little taste I had of this place was limited to the yummy Nasi Ambang/Beef Noodles/Bak Kut Teh on weekend trips over the past 2 years. Beyond that, I only saw a sleepy town with nothing else going for it except a RM15-taxi ride across the causeway for entertainment.

(Photo credit:

Thankfully, meeting the cool folks from JOHO has changed my mind completely! Today, I see promise and potential in a thriving environment for the promotion of arts and culture – as was evident at the GEGO event at Bukit Timbalan a few weeks ago.

With the imposing Sultan Ibrahim Building as a beautifully lit backdrop against a black velvet sky, youths of all backgrounds mingled in the cool night air as fixies crossed paths, skateboards whizzed by, cameras clicked and flashed while talented artistes fed their music to a hungry crowd, shining like stars on-stage.

The carnival-like atmosphere was, to me, an encouraging indication of things to come. For the local creative community, GEGO @ the Arts Festival was not only an outlet of expression but the chance for them to connect, showcase and share what else was stirring beneath the surface of JB’s artscape, if only one was willing to explore.

So well done, JOHO, for taking steps to truly shake the scene and in the process, wake me up to the other side of JB that I never really knew – and is more than just ‘interesting’.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

GEGO: The aftermath

We had such a blast at GEGO, an art festival that was brought to you by JOHO and Lost Malaya last July at Bukit Timbalan. JOHO already extended our gratitude to those who were involved for the event.

Special thanks to those who have sent in their write-ups. You guys are awesome! If you still interested to write anything about JOHO event, feel free to do so and email us the goods.

Like we have said before the GEGO, you guys are all our official photographers for that day. If you want us to upload your pictures in here, check out the email address at the bottom of this page and send us the pictures of the event. Credits will be given, as always :)

For the time being, here are some of the pictures for the event. Credit to Reza Mohammed and Hunaidi Ismail.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bingkai Gambo JOHO: JOHO events

We are opening a new slot for anyone who is interested to join the second project of Bingkai Gambo JOHO. Five best photos from five different photographers will be picked. For the picking process, we required photos with the size of 900x600 pixel. You can email us up to three pictures (please ensure that you can provide the RAW size for the pictures and NO WATERMARK). The theme for the second project is "JOHO events". You can send us any pictures from any of the events that were organized by JOHO such as SPAM!, Siren's Nite, Sinema Karung Guni and GEGO. Don't forget the caption for those pictures!

The dateline for photo submission is 14 September 2010. So hurry!

For any inquiry regarding this matter, do not hesitate to email or call us at 07-2210628.

To learn more about Bingkai Gambo JOHO project, click here.

Our email address:

JOHO sekali lagi membuka ruang untuk photographers Johor menunjukkan bakat mereka dengan projek kedua Bingkai Gambo JOHO. Lima gambar terbaik dari lima photographers yang berbeza akan dipilih. Untuk proses pemilihan, anda perlu menghantar gambar berukuran 900x600 pixel (pastikan anda boleh menyediakan saiz RAW untuk gambar-gambar tersebut dan pastikan takder watermark). Tema untuk Bingkai Gambo JOHO kali ini ialah "JOHO events". Anda boleh menghantar sebanyak 3 keping gambar dari event-event yang dibawakan oleh JOHO seperti SPAM! Siren's Nite, Sinema Karung Guni dan GEGO. Jangan lupa captions!

Tarikh akhir untuk menyerahkan gambar-gambar tersebut ialah 14 September 2010.

Jika terdapat sebarang pertanyaan mengenai Bingkai Gambo JOHO ini, boleh email terus kepada kami atau telefon 07-2210628.

Untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang projek Bingkai Gambo JOHO, click here.

Email kami:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Events: August 2010

CIS Network HomeDec 2010
When: August 6 - 8, 2010
Where: Persada Johor

Kembara Mahkota Johor
When: August 7 - 10, 2010
Where: Around Johor

Johor International Lantern Festival
When: September 3 - October 7, 2010
Where: Danga Bay
Organizer: Federal Tiong-Hua Johor Bahru

Promos: August & September 2010

When: August 2 - 5, 2010
Where:Horizon Hill Golf & Country Club, Ponderosa Golf & Country Club & Tanjung Puteri Resort
Organizer: Tourism Malaysia, GCMAM

Asian Judo Competition
When: August 1 -16, 2010
Where: Johor Sport Council & Johor Judo Association
Contact: En Anuar Abu Bakar (judo association) 019-762 6553

Junk Junkies 1st Anniversary
When: August 6-7, 2010
Organizer: Junk Junkies

Edisi Haluan Kiri Jelajah Malaysia (Johor Bahru)
When: August 7, 2010
Where: Restoran Sabar Menanti (besides the Stadium)
For booking: Carl Samsudin (012-7370405)

JBCity Ride
When: August 8, 2010
Where: Roost Juice Bar, Jalan Dhobby
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Organizer: southernfixed

Bazaar Ramadhan
When: August 11 - September 9, 2010
Where: Throughout Johor
Organizer: Johor Tourism Department

Pasir Gudang Volley Ball Competition
When: September 17 - 19, 2010
Organizer: Pasir Gudang Municipal Council
Contact: 07-254 7777


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