T.A.M. Disc Laser Karaoke Lounge: Sing your night away
One of numerous karaoke pubs staked out along the bustling commercial square of Taman Sentosa, this lounge offers sing along entertainment over a triple-storey terrace shophouse. A communal singing lounge takes centre stage downstairs, while private singing rooms are located on the upper floors. The going rate for the private rooms that seat six to 12 persons starts from MYR30 per hour onwards. Beer and hard liquor are the drinks of choice among the patrons.
During off-peak hours, eg in the afternoons, you need to only pay for room charges as you can bring your own food.
Dress Code: Casual
There are many karaoke lounges in JB. Most of them attract people from Singapore during the weekends. Most of the lounges have "ladies" for the company of those lonely men.
I used to go to Karaoke to sing with my friends. We do not "call" any gals, we just go there for singing.
Usually, we will book a room for ourselves and order some drinks and titbits... and choose the songs we want to sing, however loud we want.
The official closing time of these karaokes is 1 am (if not earlier). However, you can continue till however late or early you want cos the owner will only close their main door. Remember the rooms are charged hourly. The bigger the rooms, the higher the charges.
Where to drink???
Alcohol consumption is not a culture in JB and in Malaysia on the whole.
You can either go to the pub, restaurants, discos, or a coffeeshop for some drinks. Drinking in a coffeeshop is quite interesting. Just sit at a table, order some food, chat and drink, and also people watch.
I usually do not drink alcohol, but there's a place where I like to go with my friends for catching up over a cuppa coffee or tea. I like the lounge at Hyatt hotel. Usually we go there on Fridays or Saturday night just for a cuppa coffee or tea. The atmosphere is excellent and they have live pianist, violinist and sometimes flutist till 12 am.
Pasar Malam - Night market.: Pasar Malam.
Having a stroll in these weekly, open air night markets is very interesting. The tradition has been well maintained and is a vital highlights in the life of people in Malaysia. In these night markets, one can find a variety of stalls selling vegetables, meat, fruits, titbits, different types of cooked food, drinks, household utensils, clothes, etc. These vendors usually move from one place to another every day.
You get to see vendors arriving and starting to set up their stalls at about 4.30pm and will usually end at 10pm. Usually it is very crowded with housewifes, children, working class people. The peak hours when there's a lot of people is around 6pm till about 9pm. I love to visit pasar malam for dinner!
Warning: not a sit-down dinner, but a take-away dinner, or you eat as you walk (which you can see). ;-)
Dress Code: These night markets are usually situated in housing estates for the residents. And on different days of the week.
The following is the locations of night markets in JB:
Monday: Century Gardens, Kg. Melayu, Kota Tinggi, Permas Jaya
Tuesday: Taman Pelangi, Bukit Chagar, Johor Jaya
Wednesday: Tmn Daya, Ungku Mohsin, Tmn Selesa Jaya, Plentong Baru
Thursday: rest day
Friday: Puteri Wangsa
Saturday: Tun Aminah, Pasir Gudang, Jln.Nong Chik, Taman Johor
Sunday: Seri Pandan
The more accessible ones near the city center are Century Gardens, Taman Pelangi. I usually visit the Taman Johor one on Saturday cos I stay around there. :-)
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Lost Malaya Gallery & Lounge: A feel of old Malaya
An old colonial bungalow along the seaside, converted into an art gallery and lounge. The deco is pre-independence Malaya. There is an art gallery depicting pictures of Malaysia. A small lounge on the first floor serves drinks (including beer) and light snacks. The ambience is relaxing and cozy. There is also a pool table.
It makes a nice place for friends to hang out in the evening, without the loud banging music of the typical night spots in JB. The staff are also friendly and helpful.
Dress Code: Casual
Pub & Bistro: Night Life @ LIVE, Johor Bahru
Live @ Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor Bahru.
Great Place to hang out and as well with great Live Band.
Beer is cheap if you are there between 4pm to 6pm. (Beer Buffet)
There are also VIP rooms for Karaoke at 3rd Floor.
Dress Code: Casual, Jeans
LONESTAR...PermasJaya: Best rock Bar in JB
If you're itching for real rock..head on down to Lone star. Awesome band from the Philippines playing real rock and roll with Malaysian and Singaporean guest musicians .Caucasian friendly...Asian friendly...no fights...priced average has karaoke upstairs but the main draw is Rock and Roll. No Justin Berber shot here.band is super awesome. I can vouch for the entertainment. If you're looking for top 40 commercial carp or Justin Bierber entertainment please stay away. This place ROCKS!!!!
Dress Code: None
Danga Bay: Nightlife on 9.30pm
I love this spot where a lot of people will come here for enjoy a drink or dinner with couple or bunch of friends even family too. The price quite expensive but worth the moment. Location is open air with candle on the table. Got kiosk for selling drinks and seafood.
Dress Code: There is no dress code here.
- School Holidays
- Theme Park Trips
- Family Travel
danga bay: bay leaf
my last visit was february 2008, the entire area has been transformed
into a theme park suitable for all ages
parking becomes a problem during weekends & holidays
free entrance, but some food may be expensive by local standard.
can't miss it, it's fully lighted up at night. was there till 2.00 a.m.
day trip might be too hot for some
Dress Code: decent dress
- Theme Park Trips
Pubs, discos, etc.
I have noticed many "westerners" classified nightlife with pubs, discos, etc, whatever with alcohol. I do not go to any of the discos or pubs in JB. These places in JB are usually quite seedy related to drugs abuse.
How About a Hindustani Movie?
You really dont have to understand the language since they are all very similar: loss, death, tragedy, love, song and dance, love, marriage, villains and happiness..
very entertaining eventhough long..
Very popular in west africa..
Cabana at The Zon: Great eats and great music
A great place to relax and unwind after a long day.
Great ambience, more matured and professional crowd.
Great live band too!
Dress Code: No dress code
- Food and Dining
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons