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Bestmart, Taman Nusa Bestari 2 (No. 3 Jalan Danga), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

By on April 25, 2015 in Malaysia

Bestmart is a little gem of a find and rumour has it that it won’t be around much longer.

Bestmart is a fairly typical Malaysian covered market in that sells pretty much everything – food, clothes, dodgy DVDs, electrical goods etc. etc.

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My guess is that Bestmart dates back to a time when the area was less commercially developed and the market was the main shopping place in the area.

Bestmart, Taman Nusa Bestari

Bestmart, Taman Nusa Bestari

The inside of the market is a bit claustrophobic with the stalls and the small shops crammed together.

Bestmart

One of my favourite shops is just inside the main entrance. It is what I would describe ‘general household’ shop. It sells pretty much everything you could need for the house. Everything!

Bestmart

Great supply of woks!

Woks at Bestmart

Woks at Bestmart

And if you want a plastic dustbin, or bowl, it is the place to go!

Crazy packed shop, full of amazing stuff.

Crazy packed shop in Bestmart

Crazy packed shop in Bestmart

The market area is great. Lots of little stalls selling all kinds of meat, fish and vegetables.

Food stall in Bestmart

Food stall in Bestmart

Dried anchovies are popular in Malaysia and they turn up in a lot of dishes as flavouring. You can usually find big piles of them on sale in most markets.

Dried fish for sale at Bestmart

Dried fish for sale at Bestmart

And there is something about stall holders in Malaysia. They love to stack their fruits and vegetables neatly!

Neatly stacked goods at Bestmart

Neatly stacked goods at Bestmart

More neat stacking…

Stunningly stacked fruits at Bestmart

Stunningly stacked fruits at Bestmart

Bestmart

Bestmart

Fresh fish…

Fresh fish at Bestmart

Fresh fish at Bestmart

And prawns…

Fresh prawns at Bestmart

Fresh prawns at Bestmart

And squid…

Fresh Squid at Bestmart

Fresh Squid at Bestmart

Fruits of Malaysia

Fruits of Malaysia

Bestmart

Love the neat stacking…

Bestmart

Chilis are also popular in Malaysia and you can find them on sale in most markets, typically in big piles.

Chillies at Bestmart

Chillies at Bestmart

Below are Jack Fruit…

Jack Fruit at Bestmart

Jack Fruit at Bestmart

Once opened up they look like this (not a great photo), and it is the ‘pods’ that are eaten.

Open Jack Fruit at Bestmart

Open Jack Fruit at Bestmart

In the market is my local coffee seller that I have been going to for the last 2 years…

Coffee seller at Bestmart

Coffee seller at Bestmart

Coffee seller at Bestmart

Coffee seller at Bestmart

Buying your daily grind

Buying your daily grind

If you are in the area then Bestmart is worth checking out, either because you need to buy something, or you want to experience a Malaysian covered market.

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