When tourists travel to Malaysia, one of the things they are most excited about is the food there. Other than the many amazing restaurants and cafes in the country, the local snacks have captured the attention of tourists like never before. Snacks and local specialty food items like cardamom sauce, coconut sugar and durian cake are some of the most popular Malaysian food items that tourists look for. One such place that has been catering to locals and tourists for years now is Tan Kim Hock Product Centre Sdn Bhd.
A True Icon
Tan Kim Hock is a true local icon. Known for his signature white suits and his charming manner with customers, he is actively involved in charity work. Tan Kim Hock established the Local Specialty Product Centers that are so popular today, also known as the red place. This shopping venue is visited extensively by foreign tourists as well as locals because of the unique and delicious specialty products that are sold there. Many of these products are available only in Malaysia. The store sells over 100 types of snacks and local food items.
The raw materials used for manufacturing these items are grown in Tan Kim Hock’s own estates. He has factories that manufacture these high quality products. With two local branches, Jalan Bendahara and Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, Tan Kim Hock has become a household name.
Malacca Specialty King
Most Malaysian local snacks that you’ll find in stores throughout the country will bear the name Tan Kim Hock or Chen Jin Fu. A Malaysia born Chinese, Tan Kim Hock is often known as the Malacca Specialty King. This local tycoon is a legendary name in the food industry and since the 1930s he has been engaged in marketing and processing of local, tropical food items that are sold throughout the country and are even sold internationally. Tan Kim Hock is known throughout the country and his headquarters is in fact regarded as a very popular tourist attraction in the area.