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Walk along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee – Revel in the Olden Johor Bahru

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee is named after a Chinese cloth peddler who became an influential figure and grew quite wealthy later in life. It is home to many old and new businesses that breathes life into the street. Located nearby to many a Johor hotel the likes of Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, it is more than just a heritage site.

Becoming a Heritage Site

Previously an old-fashioned but picturesque street, it was transformed into a historic venue by the Malaysian government in 2009.

Visit Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

Paying a small entrance fee, the Chinese Heritage Museum takes you through the journey of the Chinese settlement in Johor Bahru. Using audio guides that contain fascinating stories, you can tour the museum at your own pace.

Chongkian, Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, CC BY-SA 4.0

Enjoy Delicious Coffee at Art52 Gallery

Open from 9 O’ clock onwards throughout the week, Art52 Gallery is truly a gem at the Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Preserving the historic charm of the old building, the owner has succeeded in converting the space into a simple, low-profile café that exudes genuineness.

Tantalize Your Taste Buds

Walking along the street, one would come across several eateries that offer a wide variety of food. The street is such a great place to become acquainted with the scrumptiousness of the traditional cuisine.

Terence Ong, Johor laksa, CC BY-SA 3.0