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Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Culture Street 

Here, taking you on a walking heritage tour of the old hawkers of old town Johor Bahru, which located mainly along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and also the surrounding streets as well. 
 

Sang Heng Teochew Kway Teow Soup Shop

Sang Heng Teochew Kway Teow Soup Shop is an institution in Johor Bahru is neither a common nor an exaggeration. It located just next to the OCBC branch at the east and of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Sang Heng has been here in this same old Jalan Tan Hiok Nee location for decades. The stall holder has been here since the 1950s. 
 
 

Sang Heng  Shop
 

Dry Kway Teow & Bee Hoon Mix
 

Kway Teow Soup
 

Hua Mui Coffee Shop

After Sang Heng, you may save the coffee for the next stop. Along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and the junction with Jalan Trus Turn to your right towards Hua Mui Coffee Shop along Jalan Trus. Hua Mui opened for business in the 1950s as well. The menu at Hua Mui is an extensive mix of Chinese and Western fare. You shall stop here for Hainanese coffee, soft boiled eggs and French toast.
 
 

Hua Mui Coffee Shop
 

Hainanese Coffee & French Toast
 

Hainanese Fried Chicken Chop
 
 
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Kok Yow Yong Herbal Stall

Walk down slope along Jalan Trus, at the junction with Jalan Pasar, you will be at Kok Yow Yong Herbal Stall. It has been here for a hundred years, making it the oldest here in old JB town. The stall front has been modernised but the herbal drink is still the same like the old time.
 
 
 

Salahuddin Bakery

Back at Hua Mui Shop turn right along Jalan Dhoby and keep walking along the shops until you come to Salahuddin Bakery. No much changed at Salahuddin's since the bakery started the business here in 1937. That old wood fired oven still in use. There still have those lamb filled Bengali curry puffs with flaky crusts.
 
 
IT ROO CAFE
 

IT Roo Cafe

After Salahuddin Bakery, cross Jalan Dhoby to the restaurant diagonally across -  IT Roo Cafe. IT Roo started the business in 1961, and during its heydeys want even named the Best Chicken Chop in Malaysia in 2003. Much has changed at IT Roo with only the old photographs in the shop to remind us of it legacy. However, IT Roo's chunky chicken chops are still a crowd puller.
 
 
Red House
 

Red House

Walk down along Jalan Pahang, at the junction of the Jalan Pahang and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, you will see the most photographed building in old JB town. Originally the home of a wealthy Indian family, the Red House is now the venue of cultural and arts events.
 
 
Kin Wah Kopitiam
 

Kin Wah Kopitiam

At the Red House, walk along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee towards Jalan Trus. At the junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, you will see the popular Kin Wah Kopitiam 
 
 
Hiap Joo Bakery
 

Hiap Joo Bakery

Right across Kin Wah Kopitiam along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee is Hiap Joo Bakery.  Like Salahuddin Bakery, Hiap Joo Bakery also uses a wood fire oven from 1919. The traditional hot favourites are Hiap Joo's coconut buns and banana buns.
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