Chai Joo Seng

Shopping, Grocery stores Bangsar
Chai Joo Seng
Photo: Kong Wai Yeng

Buying wafer sticks from Chai Joo Seng is a jolly way to indulge in childhood nostalgia. This zhap fo pou has been around since the mid-70s, filling up Bangsar homes with household staples such as feather dusters, clogs and jars of pineapple biscuits. The shop is a lasting symbol of a bygone practice – when fresh goods arrived in baskets and not plastic sealed; when the abacus was more reliable than a calculator; and when the idea of tikam-tikam was fun.


Venue name: Chai Joo Seng
Address: 76 Lorong Maarof
Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun, 10am-10pm
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