The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organization (JARO) features handicrafts and artwork made by the physically and mentally ... More
JARO Malaysia Handicrafts Centre
The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organization (JARO) features handicrafts and artwork made by the physically and mentally disabled. Here, one can buy reasonably priced hand-made cane furniture, soft toys, rattan baskets and customized book-binds. Within the same compound next door, the Perbadanan Handicraft Center offers songket cloth, batik and pottery made in-house for sale. A state-sponsored venture, JARO has done much good for the less fortunate through its rehabilitative shelter and workshop program. For instance, Lee Tai Meng, a former deaf inmate, left JARO to become one of Malaysia's most accomplished batik artists.
The sprawling garden within the compound of the Grand Palace is often ignored or hastily covered on most tour itineraries.
Much is missed. Extending over an area roughly the size of five football fields, the grounds are carefully landscaped ...
A distinctive feature of the Malaysian shopping landscape, the pasar malam (night market) has become somewhat of a weekly routine
of grocery buying and leisure outing among the population. Be sure to ask a local for the locations (all ...