9 Jalan Skudai
07 221 0629
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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.
Text + images April Kuan
Clientele An eclectic mix of couples, friends, families and creatives.
Music policy The staff is the selecta, dropping pop, rock, urban and dance music, although jazz standards would complement the colonial ambience best.
Drinks Lost Malaya has some of the cheapest beer deals in town. Carlsberg/Tiger goes for RM49.50 nett for a bucket of 5 bottles.
Happy Hours With prices like that who need Happy Hours.
Eats Finger food. A dish of chicken nuggets, calamari or fries (RM7.90-12.90nett) goes down well with beers.
Service Laidback wait staff deliver what is required.
Door policy No cover.
Dress code As you like.
Open Tue-Thu: 3pm-12mn; Fri & Sat: 4pm-1am; Sun: 3pm-12mn; Mon: closed.
Parking Free but limited parking within the premises.