SIGNS & FACADES: JOHOR BAHRU

20 April 2016

Store facades and signboards can tell a story of commerce, design and typography of times gone by. While today’s businesses are getting savvier and more globalised in presentation and branding, we are nonetheless, still charmed by older establishments who remain in operation and stick to their guns despite the changing trends. Here’s what we observed in Johor Bahru.


Perniagaan Johan, Jalan Pahang


Agensi Perdagangan Law, Jalan Pahang


Percetakan Soo Peng Hang, Jalan Wong Ah Fook


Salahuddin Bakery, Jalan Dhoby


Sardara Singh & Sons, Jalan Dhoby


Kedai Gambar Public, Jalan Dhoby


Kwong Lee Soon Kee Goldsmiths, Jalan Trus


You Lip Trading, Jalan Trus


Kedai Emas Wing Yik, Jalan Trus


Tukang Jahit Mun On, Jalan Trus


Klinik Gan Surgery, Jalan Trus


A. Abdul Majid & Co, Jalan Pasar


Kim Poh Watch Services, Jalan Pasar


Kedai Jam Kian Seng, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


Bharath Store, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


Kedai Makanan Sang Heng, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


Syarikat Chee Seng, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


Kedai Dobi Shanghai, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


Johore Sports Store, Jalan Ibrahim


Foto Johore Heng, Jalan Ibrahim


Everstrong Sports, Jalan Ibrahim


Klinik Mata Hooi, Jalan Lumba Kuda


Yung Fatt Motor Works, Jalan Lumba Kuda


William Dental Laboratory, Jalan Lumba Kuda


Kedai Dobi Malaya, Jalan Lumba Kuda


Tukang Jahit Honey, Jalan Sulaiman


Kedai Tuak Awam, Jalan Sulaiman

As seen by Vincent Paul Yong

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