Artists guide:
Desaru Coast, Malaysia
Zee Avi

Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/ songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist.

Winner of The International Youth Icon Award in 2011, which led to inspirational speaking engagements to young people around the world. She has lived and sold albums all over the world.

Born in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Zee moved to Kuala Lumpur at the age of 12 and taught herself to play the guitar at 17. Avi played rhythm guitar in a couple of bands while in Kuala Lumpur before moving to London to study fashion design at the American InterContinental University. After returning from London she started writing songs. Avi currently resides in the United States.

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coffee
Sweet Blossom Coffee Roasters

Sweet Blossom Coffee Roasters has the best coffee in town!” – Zee Avi

28, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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market
Miss Ireen Craft & Vintage

Miss Ireen handmade & vintage in Johor Bahru is the best boutique. Her shop makes it feels as if you are Alice exploring Wonderland.” – Zee Avi

12, Jalan Mariamah, Kampung Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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11F

11f is my Johor go-to spot. It is an art collective run by very talented and creative young people, in a bungalow that houses artists, great events, and everything else – from a cafe to tarot card readings and hand-poked tattoos.” – Zee Avi

11F, Jalan Mariamah, Kampung Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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outdoors
Medini Green Parks

“Medini Green Parks holds events – one side of the park has edible herbs and spices, and the other side is a heritage forest park where they have the rarest and forgotten plants.” – Zee Avi

79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
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Elvis’ Little Corner

“Elvis’ Little Corner is the best and littlest hair salon in town! I absolutely adore the decor and the use of space. I go all the way there to get a perm!” – Zee Avi

57, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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