Jalan Tan Hiok Nee

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee is a part of Johor Bahru Heritage Trail tour program held by Johor Bahru City Council and Tourism Malaysia-Johor. The street is named after a prominent Chinese clothes trader in Johor who was also a wealthiest man in Johor.

The street was previously a quaint old lane. However, after it was awarded the heritage status by the Johor Government, it has turned into a trendy historical venue with traditional houses and activities. The whole street been refurbished  with neat pavements, trees and painted shop houses but other than that, it still retain its own authenticity.

The visitors can find trendy establishments like eateries and boutiques lined up along the street. Each with its own characteristic. However, the old establishment are the real gem here. Shops like Salahuddin Bakery and Hiap Joo Bakery are must visit places for the visitors.

The street also offers arts and entertainment for the visitor. There is a gallery that shows paintings and artwork by local artists. There are also several murals that can be found along the street too. At night, the street acts as a hub for nighttime entertainment.

Besides art and entertainment, the street hosts three holy sites that gather devotees of different beliefs. There are Touist Temple, Sikh Temple and Hindu Temple within the same vicinity. 

The street also host the most famous night bazaar in Johor Bahru, which is Pasar Karat. The visitors  One might find handmade souvenirs or trinkets there.

Image by: Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Jb Heritage 新山陳旭年文化街 FB

Operating Hour

Each shop and premise has different operating hour. However, the street is opened to public 24 hours.


There’s no entrance fee charged.


Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

Along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee can see some arts on the building. It is so beautiful! Based on Johor Kaki, he said that those are the works of Pauline, a young artist who works with this café.


Tan Hiok Nee Cultural Street is one of our favourite hunt that we will not miss whenever we are in Johor Bahru. Apart from the traditional coffeeshops, theme cafes and unique shops, every Saturday evening, the street is filled with Chinese culture activities. This is the effort to revive and preserve the culture of the Chinese community.

Phoebe Lau

Named after an extremely successful and influential business man in the 1800s, this street is definitely rich in terms of history and culture. Walking around on a weekend afternoon, it felt like I was walking along an old street in the 1980s.


Nearby Attractions

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru. the mosque was completed in 1900. It was built under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The mosque is designed to recreate colonial English Victorian architecture.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is not only known as a major Hindu temple in Johor Bahru, it is also one of the top tourist attraction in the city. In 2010, the temple was listed as the first and only glass temple in Malaysia on Malaysian Books of Record.

Zoo Johor

Zoo Johor is one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia. It was built in 1928 by His Royal Highness Almarhum Sultan Sir Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar as an animal garden. In 1962, the zoo was handed over to Johor State Government and opened to the public.

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