Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Malam Budaya dan Warisan JB Bazz

MBJB with IRDA under JB Transformation program is organizing an event this coming New Year's eve. The event is called Karnival Budaya dan Warisan JB Bazz. This event is actually a start to JB Transformation One Month One Event initiative for 2011.

Featuring cultural music and dance shows at 5 spots in JB City, this event is a platform to promote JB towards an Arts and Culture City (please see below for programs).

Do come join in the fun and supporting the effort of transforming JB into a better city.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Introducing Wight Set!

JOHOtv - Interview with WightsetXSouthernfixed from johobaru on Vimeo.

Credits to:
Videographer - Amirul Izwan
Editing - JOHO / Amirul Izwan
Wight Set! - Firdauz Haron and Wan Omar
(song) National Next! - Never Ending Wheels

Below are the video of Wight Set! setting off their journey from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru riding their fixie (credits to Duurath)

Wight Set! consists of Firdauz Haron and Wan Omar, tough guys riding fixed. They rode the PLUS highway with a total of more than 300km from the capital, Kuala Lumpur to their hometown, Johor Bahru, the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland.

The journey started at 3pm on 15th November and ended on 2:30am on 17th November.

Shot with Nikon D90 with a 18-105mm kit lens and a 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye.

Videographer - Farith Kamal
Driver - Redzuan Namia
Editing - Duraath Mohamad

Riders - Firdauz Haron and Wan Omar

Ceremony - Into The Wayside Part I - Sick
Converge - Dark Horse
Incubus - La La La Zoom Zoom Zoom

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Of Being a Johorean

Entry by Najwa Karim at JOHO portal
Photo credits to Xalleh Razax

My first ever entry in this awesome portal. And what better way for me to have a humble start than writing about me being a proud Johorian.

For me Johor, or specifically JB is a place so personal, so close to my heart that it is MORE than the place I'm staying, more than just a hometown. Eventhough my 'uri' was buried somewhere in Sabah, JB is the place where everything happened. Be it either significant or insignificant, JB is the place where every single molecule of my being and soul was built, created, invented, developed and even distorted. I grew up with tempe, epok-epok, KFC Holiday Plaza, pecal, gebor, air jarang and any Johor authentic word, you name it! Hehe.

I remember during my childhood years, Holiday Plaza was for Hari Raya and its kids electric car outside the complex, Kerry's for the McDonalds, The Store Sentosa for monthly shopping, Komtar was for Kebayan and Segget was for JB very own 'Hard Rock'.

When I was a jumpy teenager after puberty *ahem*, meaning my lower secondary years, the most prominent place would be... yeaa.. CITY SQUARE. Right now I don't even know how I wasted my time back then lepaking in CS the whole afternoon after school. Hah, semua baik mengaku siapa yang habis sekolah terus pegi CS with your uniform?? Haa.. jangan tak ngaku eh. Watching movies when we had the money, lepaking in Kebayan Komtar eating the scrumptious roti john (ingat tak roti john komtar?? ingat pls2!), cuci mata loitering just outside CS and using Mom and Dad's money to treat ourselves with Roibo, Vivo, Pizza Hut Komtar, McD, Roti Boy and Takoyaki. And then we walked to Kotaraya, tapi kena lalu Menara Ansar sebab nak air-cond to go to the game arcade. Looking back, I would sigh of the... I can't find a suitable word in English, but what the teenagers my age back then would say is 'agas'. Haha. I never imagined I'll be calling myself an 'agas'. Cis.

16 marks the age where I started to grow apart from JB. I went studying in Negeri Sembilan then continue for my uni years in Melaka. Staying in Melaka made me become half a betrayer to JB. I got my first (and hopefully last) disastrous heartbreak in JB so I took refuge in Melaka. I love Melaka. At that particular moment I saw Melaka as colourful, joyous, culturally enriched country, compared to JB where it was all gloomy, heartbreaking and silent. I think it was more to a personal reason why I'd rather stayed in Melaka than JB.

But then I found a realistic reason for it. The difference between Melaka and JB was that in Melaka I can easily get access to continue my passion, that is to dance (click here for details on my passion). The art and cultural movements there are so active, they drive at full speed and everybody felt welcomed to join. They have many small organizations and ALL organizations participate actively, they have shows all the time and they provide chances for everybody even the beginners. They send teachers to teach dance lessons for free in all schools. I was amazed by the effort because if you compared Melaka to JB, I believe JB has a lot more authentic cultural treasure. But then, the movement was sadly, silent, very silent.

But lately, I noticed that SOMETHING has shaken Johor, particularly JB, quite hard that some government lazy bums already feel uneasy, some sleepy organizations wake up from their sleep and some enthusiastic peeps walk out of their comfort zone to try something new and fresh.

And yes, for all of the above, thanks to JOHO. JOHO gives new breath to the lifestyle in JB. It's just been a year but the achievement and the transformation of JB is equal to 5 years of almost-immobile cultural development. The members have put their blood and guts and whatnot to make it happens. I admire their passion and persistence to save Johor from becoming CULTURALLY EXTINCT.

Staying in JB after I finished my study is such a bliss. I love JB like I never love before. I even don't miss Melaka that much and yeah, my plans to work in Melaka just vanished because I know, JB is where I belong. Hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri, lebih baik di negeri sendiri. I may be going away from JB again to further my study and people may say that I'm such a hypocrite by looking at my non-evident contribution to my country. But wherever I go, I love Johor. And JOHO loves Johor. I believe that Johor needs JOHO and the supporters to keep Johor alive. I support the passion JOHO tries to outlive. And for haters out there, speak only when you ACTUALLY HAVE better things to show. If not. Just sit silently in the corner you've been hiding yourselves in.

And JOHO, thanks again. Keep on rocking!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Korang dah ada?

Selamat datang ke portal JOHO :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fesyen Gerek: vol. Car Boot Sales

Last month, on a rainy November, JOHO organized the first ever Car Boot Sales. Despite the rain and puddles, the event was a success thanks to all the supporting fellows of JOHO. You guys really rawks.

In this Car Boot Sales volume of Fesyen Gerek, we are bringing some of the fashionistas that went to the event. Needless to say, Johor people really know how to rock our own sense of style.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kukubesi Live in JB

In conjunction with the launch for Pakatan Sulit, Kukubesi will be coming down to JB with his army. Jangan ketinggalan kengkawan :)

p/s: kepada yang ingin menempah awal tshirt ini sila hantarkan email anda kepada fotoradikal@kukubesi.com dengan tajuk "PAKATAN SULIT TSHIRT001"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Got Books? Donate it for Charity

Want to get rid of your used books?

JOHO is looking for good hearted peeps who'd like to repurpose their used books while also helping the needy. Instead of the books collecting dusts, send them to us so we can donate it to Rumah Seri Kenangan and Rumah Barkat Bukit Chagar, both are houses for the orphanages.

This program is ongoing and donations can be made by the public at any time at JOHO concept store. The books donations will be used to expand the house library and provide the orphanages with current reference, research, and literature materials.

But please note that we're unable to accept newspapers or catalogs. Also, please make sure that the books you donate are intended to be donated, as we cannot locate & return donated books after they have been donated.

If you have any questions, please call us at 07-2210628 or email us at johobaru@joho.my.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

JOHO wallpaper: Vol.2

Like? You can download the wallpaper at our flickr account
(size 1280 x 800)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fesyen Gerek vol. Kluang

On November 6, 2010 JOHO team went to Kluang to support Daerah Tanpa Tie event. The event itself was a blast and we had a great time over there. We also noticed how fashionable Kluang peeps are.

Here we present Fesyen Gerek vol. Kluang. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive and cool. KAMI LIKE!

(click picture to enlarge)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

100 Strangers Portrait Project

Attention to all photographers out there. Have you heard of the project to capture/snap/shoot 100 portraits of strangers that is brought to you by the Pakatan Sulit? Well if you haven't, now you have! :D

You guys are welcome to join in the project that is supported by Kuku Besi. If you are interested, gather in front of the Post Office building in Johor Bahru at 8.30am on 5 December 2010. Needless to say, you have to bring your own weapon/gear.

This is quite a big scale project for the photographers in Johor Bahru especially so don't miss the opportunity to get to know your fellow passionists.

Gig and shows for December 2010

Lass, Let's Rock! vol 1
When: December 4, 2010
Where: Embrace Hall, JB
Time: 1pm - 6pm

Take a Stand (Part 4)
When: December 10, 2010
Where: Embrace Hall, JB
Time: 8pm - 11pm
Tix: RM10

Pre Zouk Out Party
When: December 10, 2010
Where: Roost Bistro
Time: 11pm - 3am

Time for Skankin
When: December 12, 2010
Where: Embrace Hall, JB
Time: 2pm - till end
Tix: RM15

Southern Trash Assault
When: December 19, 2010
Where: Embrace Hall, JB
Time: 3pm - till end
Tix: RM15 (pre-sale) & RM20 (at the door)

When: December 26, 2010
Where: Bukit Jalil Car Park 'A'

Events: December 2010 & January 2011

Popular Mega Book Fair
When: November 25 - December 5, 2010
Where: EXPO@Danga City Mall

Event Masters PC Expo 2010
When: Dec 3-5, 2010
Where: Persada Johor
Organizer: Event Masters

International Graffiti Festival Around the Globe (Meeting of Style)
When: December 4 & 5, 2010
Where: Sungai Klang, Kuala Lumpur

FACON Exhibition Fair 2010
When: December 10-12
Where: Persada Johor
Organizer: FACON

UTM Affair (JOHO Participation)
When: December 16, 2010
Where: Dewan Sultan Iskandar, UTM
Time: 8pm - 11pm

Malaysia 3rd Chocolate Fair 2010
When: December 17-19, 2010
Time: 11am - 9pm
Where: Expo@Danga City Mall

Karnival Budaya Warisan
When: December 31, 2010
Time: 7pm - 12.30am
Where: Bazaar JB

Car Boot Sales
When: January 9, 2010
Where: JOHO Concept Store / Lost Malaya

Promos: December 2010

Causeway Scrabble Challenge 2010
When: Dec 2-6, 2010
Where: The Zon Regency Hotel
Organizer: Johor Bahru City Council, Johor Tourism Department,Scrabble Association
Contact: 07-2282525

Rainforest Challenge 2010
When: Dec 4 - 13, 2010
Website: http://www.rainforest-challenge.com

100 Portraits of Strangers
When: Dec 5, 2010
Where: In front of Post Office building, Johor Bahru
Bring your own gear


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