Updates 2021: GOOD NEWS! There will be a new film developing lab in Johor! Check out The Duck Room website! Due to covid, I can’t visit the place physically but I will in the future!
Updates 2019: The shops listed in this blog are no longer providing developing services. For alternative, I suggest you send your films to Darkroom8 in KL.
I am a new film photography enthusiast. I am from Johor, Malaysia but based in Singapore. I remember developing my first lomography film in Singapore at about SGD16, inclusive of developing, scanning and printing. With the drop of Malaysian Ringgit and the slow improvement/reinforcement of technology in Malaysia, I decided to try my luck in developing film in Johor Bahru (JB)
I was so wrong. Me and my mum drove all over the photo printing shops we could find but we couldn’t find any that still do film development… Nobody knew.
Fortunately, I managed to chance upon a photo printing shop in Taman Sentosa where they still develop film!!!
The price for developing and scanning is RM20 for a roll of film. This is cheap! However, they don’t cut your film and slot into neat folder for you. What you will receive is the “measuring tape” kind of film. This is totally fine as you can always cut the film yourself and have your own way of organizing and storing the film.
(For storage, I think I will just get a box and labelled “year 2016” so on and so forth :p )
The waiting time is about 3-4days, which is fare.
So guys, give your support to this shop and hope that this one and only film development shop will last for as long as it can!
Address: 26, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Updated 7th Feb 2017:
Thanks to my new friend Carine, she found a professional anlogue film shop in the heart of Johor Bahru (near City Square) that still develop films. I have not personally visit it, but I managed to dig some information online. It is situated at 61A Jalan Ibrahim, and the shop name is called Foto Johore Heng 柔佛彩色摄影社. From the Youtube documentary video I watched, it seems that the business wasn’t good but the bosses still persist to keep this tradition. So, shall we all support this shop so they can last? I will definitely develop my films there if I had the chance! I will write down the updated opening hours once I visit the shop ok? 🙂