The old part of Johor Bahru. Run down, dillapidated. The odd Rothokoesque color fields of the painted buidings unique to this region, unappreciated.
While many are shuttered, there are still businesses that still cling on, tailors, bakers, mattress makers and a handful of cool kids trying to recolonize the neighborhood with clothing stores and hangout joints. The shop where I bought my school supplies back in the day is still there.