Batu Pahat

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Batu Pahat is in Johor.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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[edit]

There is no local train station. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Kluang, which is about an hour away.

By bus[edit]

There are many major bus lines that run to Batu Pahat from many major cities including Kuala Lumpur (via TBS Southern Bus Station), Johor Bahru (via Larkin Station), Kuala Terengganu, Ipoh, and Kuantan.

From Singapore: From SIN Changi Airport, take the TS1 Bus ( ) for SG $10 which will take you to Singapore Woodlands CIQ (immigration). Pass through immigration (which can be slow on Friday's due to weekly migrant workers), take the SBS 170/160 bus (follow the crowd), and pay $1 to board, which will take you to Malaysia Johor CIQ. After passing through immigration, hop back on the 170, which will take you to Larkin Bus Station in Johor Malaysia.

From Johor: Take a bus to Batu Pahat bus station. Ask any of the agents in Johor Larkin Bus Station (just say "Batu Pahat") and they'll direct you to the right place. It should be RM $10.

Generally, if you're at any of the major bus stations, and say the place you want to go, eg. "Batu Pahat" they'll direct you the right way. The bus station may look super chaotic with 40+ private bus lines, but the people there are helpful. Busses run approx every hour (sometimes every 30 mins). Look at the front of the bus for the sign, and when boarding the bus, confirm w/ the driver (just say "Batu Pahat"). Note that when you're at immigration, the bus will not wait for you. Just find the next bus of the same company/destination that comes.

On your return from Batu Pahat to Johor/Singapore, take Causeway Link bus line, or S&S from Batu Pahat Bus Station to Johore Larkin Bus Station. The Batu Pahat bus station has 2 aisles of busses next to each other, so make sure you find the one that has busses to Johor Larkin. From Johor Larkin Bus Station, buy a ticket for RM 4 for Singapore Johore Express (SJE) which has regular bus service, and will take you from Johor Larkin to Johor CIQ, to Singapore Woodlands CIQ, and then on to Queen Street bus station in Singapore downtown by Bugis MRT station.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

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.

Cars are pretty chaotic here, especially for travelers more familiar with western countries. Driving might not be recommended unless you really want to drive on your own.

By bus[edit]

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.

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

  • Tasik Y

Man made recreation lake very popular with the locals. The nearby park is filled with locals relaxing and exercising

  • Dataran Penggaram

The showpiece of the city with it's unmistakable landmark (hammer, chisel and stone). The surrounding recreational park is also very popular with the locals. Easily seen from the mainroad of Jalan Rahmat, opposite the main Police Station.

  • Wet World

Built around the town's famous Merdeka Lake, the waterpark spreads over a 44-acre landscaped park. It is on the outskirts of the town centre (about 20 mins drive). It is the only waterpark in Johor. Opening hours: Weekdays - 1PM to 7PM Weekends, public & school holidays - 10AM to 7PM. Closed on Tuesdays except for public & school holidays.

Admission: Weekdays & Weekends - RM1O (adult) & RM5 (child). Child rate applies for children aged 3 -12 years.

Facilities: Fast food outlet, gift shop, car park

Information: Tel: 607-434 6060 Fax: 607-433 6161 E-mail:

  • UK Farm

Organic farm with goats, baby goats, goat feeding and petting, lots of other farm animals, etc. Quite nice, expect to spend RM60+, and go during the 3x/day goat feeding.

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  • Minyak Beku. a sea side with a lighthouse nearby. you can enjoy the sea breeze and taste some tea or coffee at the "warung" (coffee house in Malay). There is a water well near the sea side. According to the elder people, the name of "Batu Pahat" are originate from this well, where the Troop from Thailand has created a water well within rocks at the sea side.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

  • The Summit 高峰百利广场

- A shopping complex, established in 1996, is popular among townfolks and also attracting Singaporean tourists for a stop-over shopping day tour on the weekends. Batu Pahat city 1st cinema company, GSC cinema is operated inside the shopping mall. Now the management of The Summit plans to build a 10 storey new wing for this shopping mall to compete with others new shopping mall which they set their business rapidly through out this 2 years.

  • Carrefour 家乐福霸级市场

- In September 2006, the French retail giant Carrefour invested a total of RM90 million to set up its latest chain of hypermarkets in Taman Flora Utama. This is the second Carrefour to be built in Johor, and the tenth in Malaysia.

  • Square One Shopping Mall

- The Taman Flora Utama township grown rapidly and a new shopping mall, Square One is just beside Carrefour will be opened in coming December 2008. Batu Pahat city's 3rd cinema company, 2nd cineplex (biggest in Batu Pahat), MBO cinemaplex will operate inside the shopping mall. There are 8 theatres in the cineplex.

  • Parkson

- Inside Square One Shopping Mall.

  • One Stop

- Located at Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Jenang and Taman Bukit Pasir.

  • McDonald Drive Thru

- Batu Pahat's first McDonald Drive Thru Restaurant was opened in 1 December 2008.

  • Batu Pahat Mall 峇株巴辖广场

- In January 2007, Batu Pahat Mall, a new hypermarket retail development, opened along the now burgeoning Jalan Kluang. This raised the profile of the surrounding area from a once squalid area of workshops, textile and apparel manufacturing to that of a commercial and retail area 4km away from the city centre. Batu Pahat city 2nd cinema company, 1st cineplex, Big Box cineplex is operated inside the shopping mall since December 2008. There are 7 theaters in the cineplex!

  • The Store Supermarket 环球百货购物中心

- Located at Jalan Rugayah and in The Summit.

  • Pacific Hypermarket 太平洋霸级市场

- Located in Batu Pahat Mall.

  • Farson Supermarket 发盛百货购物中心

- Located at Jalan Rugayah.

  • Pasaraya Nirwana Maju

- Opened at 30 June 2011, located at Jalan Ampuan intersect with Jalan Zamrud,(Taman Soga).

  • Jusco (proposed)
  • Tesco (proposed)
  • Pasar Malam

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.

Day Location
Sunday Taman Nira 尼拉花园
Monday Taman Bukit Pasir 白沙孚花园
Tuesday Taman Soga 苏雅花园
Wednesday Taman Bukit Perdana 龙华山庄
Thursday Jalan Omar (former Bus Stand)
Friday Taman Sri Jaya
Saturday Kampung Kenangan Dato Onn
  • Jalan Penggaram

Colonial shophouses famous for it's textile goods and goldsmiths. Bargain suitcases, luggage and travel bag can be purchased here.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Batu Pahat is fabulous for its food.


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Satay

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


  • Yong Sheng Gift Shop [1] is an ideal gift shop for you to buy hand gifts for friends & relatives. It is renowned for its dedication to preserving the traditional culture and offering authentic handmade pastries, eg. Egg Yolk Pie, Teochew Puff, Wife Biscuit, Tambun Biscuit, Be-Teh-So Biscuit, Bean Biscuit, Heong Peah, Moon Cakes and Chinese cookies. Add: No. 87, Jalan Mohd Akil Tel: +606-281 1362
  • Ah See Wanton Noodles.  edit

very famous among the locals. Small little shophouse beside the OCBC Bank.

  • Liang Ji Noodle House (Ah See Noodle House).  edit popular with their wantan noodle and other side dishes. Address 25, Jalan Kundang 4, Taman Bukit Pasir, Batu Pahat
  • Glutton (Hai Kee) Square.  edit 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.
  • Minyak Beku swimming pool.  edit not a swimming pool anymore but a restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.
  • Beef Noodles.  edit

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.

  • Restoran Ming Choon, 95, Jalan Susur Perdana Tengah, Taman Bukit Perdana 2. 10.00AM-3.00PM. reputed to have one of the best laksa in town. starting from rm3.00.  edit
  • Ah Shan Hai Nan Mee(亞三海南面), Jalan Peng Kai. 6.30am-12.00pm. a stall located at the glutton street batu pahat ( near the bus station Batu Pahat). The current hawker work together with his family and has been around for more than 50 years.  edit
  • Akbar Chendol (Chendol Batu Pahat), Jalan Engan, Batu Pahat. The oldest and best chendol in Batu Pahat. Started from a stall, now it owns a shop and caters to parties and occasions. RM1 per bowl.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Ah See Noodle House (良记云吞面), 25, Jln Kundang 4, Tmn Bukit Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat, 016-7505050, [2]. 08:00-20:00. 3.80. (1.86184,102.940993) edit
  • Ah Shan Hai Nan Mee, Jalan Peng Kai ((Near the Batu Pahat bus station)). 6.30-12.00.  edit
  • Eight 11 Tea Room, 98A Jalan Flora Utama 8, Tanman Flora Utama (Within Square One Area), 0167045279, [3]. 1pm - 9pm. A cozy, relaxing tea room, that sells mostly flower tea that have health benefits. The interior is very unique, flea market style. A must place to visit and unwind... Owner is a hippie, he travels a lot. Do visit FB page to see if it's open Rm 3.80 - RM10.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Silver Inn Hotel

- One of the first 3 star hotels.

  • Katerina Hotel

- 4 star hotel. More famous for the recent exploits of a local politician!

  • Landmark Hotel
  • Garden Hotel
  • Pelican Hotel
  • B&S Hotel Sdn Bhd (B&S Boutique Hotel), 8, Jalan Abu Bakar, Plaza Lian Hoe (Near the Batu Pahat bus station), +6074348000, [4]. A new boutique hotel in Batu Pahat. Free breakfast, Wifi, parking. RM128.  edit
  • D'Impian Inn Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, No. 12, Jalan Cempaka 3, Taman Cempaka Biru, 86400, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor., 607-453 2744 / 607-454 1744, [5]. " lat="" long="">a very cozy and affordable place to spend the night or even holding an event =D 60.  edit

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