Urban Street Photography: Johor Bahru City

Last Sunday, I went on a street photography with friends from AlphaJB (group of Sony Alpha DSLR users in Johor Bahru) around town. Shooting started at around 8:30am and finished at noon. We began our exploration of Johor Bahru from the main post office and walked around the vicinity of Jalan Dhoby and Segget Walk.

I’ll be sharing some of the pictures I took during the photo-walk in this post. Looking forward to your comments!

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather on that day. Skies were blue and cotton white clouds are abundant. In this picture, you can see the Hindu temple which is across the road from Plaza Kotaraya.

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The area surrounding the temple is like JB’s own Little India. There are street vendors selling things like prayer trinkets and flowers. There are also newspaper stands and similar small shops.

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Around the Jalan Dhoby area, you can see the wonderful architecture of past eras. The paint job may be recent, but these buildings have stood the test of time for hundreds of years.

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The auntie to the left in the following picture is a fortune teller plying her trade in the city. Her business doesn’t seem that good… perhaps our generation aren’t really appreciative of her services.

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Below is the MIC Building in Johor Bahru… yes the letter “C” has gone missing. This was the location of the murder of Tenggaroh State Assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy in January 2008. With so many problems that need more immediate attention in the MIC, I doubt they even noticed the missing letter in their JB HQ’s signage.

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This scene is taken near the pedestrian crossing at City Square, the largest shopping mall in the JB town area. In the background you can see Menara Ansar and Puteri Pacific Hotel.

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These are just some of the photos I took during the photo-walk. You can view the rest of my shots on that day in this Flickr set. Thanks for viewing!

3 responses to “Urban Street Photography: Johor Bahru City”.

  1. J2Kfm Says:

    an A would suit the missing letter fine, on the building. 🙂

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    J2Kfm… LOL; how true 🙂

  3. Zul Says:

    I like the second photo. Did you ask them to pose or just snap it?