JB Bazar night market : Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Johor baru downtown night mark is in the centre of Johor Bahru, along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Jalan Sengget and spilled over to adjacent streets, is known locally as ‘pasar karat’ or flea market.
The JB Bazar is well worth investigating just to enjoy the atmosphere of the place and the wily stall holders may even entice you to bag-a-bargain.
Anything can be bought from toys, shoes, clothes, antiques, souvenirs, knick-knacks and a diverse selection of Johor local food.
Jalan Tan Hiok Nee 陈旭年文化街
read more about Hiap.Joo fired wood baked bakery
History of Tan Hiok Nee :-
Tan Hiok Nee (b.1827- d.1902, Chaozhou, China) alias Tan Yeok Nee, was a powerful and influential Teochew businessman in 19th century Singapore and Johore. His name in Chinese is Chen Yu Yi, although he was more popularly known as Chen Xu Nian. Tan, who amassed great wealth through opium and spirit farming, played an important role in the development of the region, particularly Johore.
Tan was born in Jin Sha village in Shang Pu (present day Caitang) of Chaozhou, China. He lost his father when he was young. As a youth, Tan was such a compulsive gambler that he used the money he borrowed for his mother's funeral. At the age of 17, Tan left his hometown to seek opportunities in Nanyang (Southeast Asia). He reached Pahang and worked in the mines of Pahang to pay for his travel expenses. After paying off his debts, he shifted to Singapore and became a textile peddler. Tan operated daily at Telok Blangah area and was popular among the residents due to his honesty. Among his regular customers was Temenggong Ibrahim whose son, Sultan Abu Bakar, became his good friend.
The Location Map of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
( Johor Bahru Post Office nearby )
Street View ( recommend using Pc / Laptop )
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