Batu Pahat

Batu Pahat is in Johor.

Get in

By car

Exit the North-South Expressway (PLUS) via Air Hitam/Yong Peng (if coming from the south) or Tangkak/Pagoh (if coming from the north) and follow the signs to Batu Pahat.

Average journey times (via Expressway):

By train

There is no local train station. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Kluang.

Get around

By car

The best way to get around is by car or taxi. There are several one-way roads so be wary and keep a look out for the roadsigns.

By bus

The main local bus terminal is in the town centre next to the intercity bus terminal. Stage buses take you to the surrounding suburbs and are fairly cheap.

See

Check out the famous Batu Pahat roundabout with the 100 year old tree.

Do

Buy

Batu Pahat city is one shopping paradise which offers more value for your money, compared to other cities in Malaysia due to its lower cost of living.

Night markets

These famous night markets are a must to any visitor. Every night, stalls are set up along a small road selling all sorts from food, clothes, toys and shoes. The markets take place at a different location every day on a rotating basis.

Eat

Batu Pahat is fabulous for its food.

Malay food

1. Pisang goreng - only the original fried banana in batter along Jalan omar (warung tandan emas. It's unique taste come out when mixed with their delicious blend of kicap pedas (soy sauce).

2. Nasi Bariani - seen all around Malaysia, the Nasi Bariani Batu Pahat originates from here. There are plentiful shops around Batu Pahat selling them but the best allegedly is located across the Batu Pahat bridge opposite Putra Hospital. Alas, commercialisation has cause the quality to deteriorate.

Coffee shops

1. There are a few coffee shops selling delicious teatime cakes, toasts, half-boiled eggs and desserts.

Chinese food

1. Ah See Wanton Noodles - very famous among the locals. Small little shophouse beside the OCBC Bank.

2. Glutton (Hai Kee) Square - the main hawker centre in Batu Pahat rivalling Petaling Jaya's SS2. It's located along the riverbanks next to the Batu Pahat jetty custom. Famous foods - fried oyster omelette, prawn cakes, ais kachang, sambal grilled stingray, steamboat, fried carrot cake, etc.

3. Minyak Beku swimming pool - not a swimming pool anymore but a restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.

4. Beef Noodles - a stall located at the hawker centre behind old Cheng Siu primary school (along Jalan Abu Bakar). The current hawker took over the business from his parents and has been around for more than 20 years. Its a pity that none of his offsprings are interested in taking over the old man's business.

Drink

Sleep

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