Hip Hood Across The Border

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

Hello peoples! I hope all of you are well and smashing with posi vibes as I am because I have something that I've wanted to share with you for a while, or shall I say somewhere I wanted you to know about. We decided to spend a 24hr getaway in the border of Singapore and the neighboring country, Malaysia, to take some time to unwind and recline in a much more laidback neighborhood. We took a trip to Johor Bahru, a capital state of Johor, Malaysia which is adjacent to the little red dot.

So, what's up on 24 hours? It was quite a short period, but we absolutely captured what we wanted to smoke out in this quick escape from busy Singapore. Food trip, nightlife, shopping, massage, road trips, and coffee made our quick break a good one. Taking over the streets of Johor was my favorite part of the journey, which I found something that really amazed my inner nomadic soul. Coined as the hip street of Johor Bahru - Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and nearby streets just got that extra umph vibe with cool cafes and chic fellas taking snapshots. This place is a bliss for the beatniks.

First stop, The Chaiwalla and Co. is Malaysia's first container cafe housed in 36, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru. For hippies who like milkteas by the street, this container cafe is a hit.

IG : @chaiwallaco

Chaiwalla & Co.

I always appreciate amazing products of brilliant people and this cafe/art gallery is one of the spot that blew my mind. Greeted warmly by stunning handmade products and souvenir items, the hidden steps going towards the second floor is a must-see. The hanging frames at the gallery will tell you a lot of story.

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Senso Art Gallery Cafe

Next stop, Faculty of Caffeine, tucked in the corner shophouse of Jalan Trus, this spot is perfect for a good brunch and coffee. The dark painted walls and the copper and marble accent decors will definitely wind down your senses.

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Faculty Of Caffeine

And lastly, the one that mesmerized me is the Espresso ice cube signature drinks at Bev C'afe which totally gave me that mind blowing coffee experience. Bev C is Malaysian Designer Brand that represents creativity and a unique sense of fashion and also nailing that unique way of beverage crafting. This place is absolutely perfect for stylish hoomans.

IG : @bevccafe

Bev C'afe

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Thanks for dropping by. Till next time