Kluang

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Kluang is in the centre of the Malaysian state of Johor. It is geographically located at 110 km north from Johor Bahru, east-southeast of Batu Pahat, west of Mersing and south of Segamat. This district is the only district that does not have a sea front, as it is surrounded by all other districts namely, Johor Bahru, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi, except Muar district.

Understand[edit]

The name Kluang comes from the Malay word keluang, which means a type of flying fox or rather a type of fruit bat. Alas, the critters have almost completely disappeared, and some suspect that the town was named after two mountains that resemble the head and wing respectively of a bat from a distance.

History[edit]

The State of Johor lies at the southern end of Peninsular Malaysia, known as "The Southern Gateway to Malaysia", surrounded by Selat Melaka (Straits of Malacca) on the west coast, with Laut China Selatan (South China Sea) on the east coast. Selat Johor or the Straits of Johor separating this state from Singapore. Johor has eight districts, including Kluang.

Kluang district is located in the middle of the state of Johor in Malaysia. It is geographically located at 110 km north from Johor Bahru, east-southeast of Batu Pahat, west of Mersing and south of Segamat. This district is the only district that does not have a sea front, as it is surrounded by all other districts namely, Johor Bahru, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi, except Muar district.

The name Kluang derives from the Malay word 'keluang' which means a type of flying fox or rather a type of fruit bat. They have almost completely disappeared due to the combination of hunting and destruction of their natural habitat deforestation. Some people believed that Kluang was named after two mountains that resemble the head and wing respectively of a bat from a distance.

Kluang was founded in 1915, to serve as the administrative centre for Central Johor. A railway line linking north to south Malaya was built passing through Kluang to provide the communication link to transport labour and tropical produces from Kluang and this helped in its growth since 1915. Roads were built to link Kluang to Johor Bahru towards the south, to Batu Pahat towards the north-west and to Mersing towards the east. Kluang is divided into two district councils namely Simpang Renggam District Council (Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam) based in the town of Simpang Renggam and Kluang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Kluang) based in the town of Kluang which is also the district capital. This district grew rapidly in 1920 and 1930 as a major rubber-producing district.

In its early days, Kluang as an entirely agricultural economy, is an agriculture hub of Johor; rubber and oil palm are the major crops. With the establishment of Institute Pertanian it has benefited the agricultural sector of Kluang. Now it has the biggest dragon fruit orchard, organic vegetables farm, organic rice farm, pineapples and tea plantation. Kluang is also famous for being the main producer of ceramic pottery and tiles, with pottery factories located at the boarder township of Machap. The most renowned tiles manufacturers are MML (Malaysian Mosaic), Venus Ceramic, Guocera and Claytan all located at Kluang Industrial area. Kluang has also developed various industries including polymer, porcelain, paper, textiles and electrical products. It grew rapidly from agriculture sector to industrial sector in late 1970. The dynamic change was after the completion of BCB Plaza and Prime City Hotel, the first mega shopping mall in Kluang founded in 1996. The increasing commercial activities have brought major bank and stock brokerages house to set up branches in Kluang.

With the tremendous growth of economy, Kluang was upgraded from the status of District to Municipal on 31 January 2001. The first Kluang specialist medical centre was founded in year 2000, it provided the much-needed medical facility for Kluang residents."Kluang Parade" was completed in February 2007 and is currently the 2nd biggest shopping mall in Kluang. Kluang Mall opened in December 2008, and has since become the largest shopping mall for the community and the district at large. Kluang Mall has ushered in international brands like Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, H&M, Uniqlo, Cotton On, GNC, and regional brands like PDI, Brands Outlet, Cosas United and many more. Kluang has become a vibrant town with a diverse option for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment which a modern town should have.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Jalan Batu Pahat.
  • Jalan Mersing.
  • Jalan Intan.
  • Jalan Paus.
  • Taman Indah Jaya.

By Bus[edit]

Kluang Bus Terminal, Jl Bakawali


EXPRESS BUS SERVICE:

1. * Orkid Malaysia Ekspres (Absomas Express Sdn. Bhd.).

2. * South Johore Bus/Johor Super Ekspres (South Johore Bus Sdn. Bhd.).

3. * Cepat Ekspres (Cepat Ekspres Sdn. Bhd.).

4. * Transnasional Express (KTB Group Express Sdn. Bhd.), ☎ +60 7 7762698, [1].

5. * S&S International Express (S&S International Sdn. Bhd.), ☎ +60 7 7728246,

6. * Satria Ekspres (Tenaga Layar [M] Sdn. Bhd.), ☎ +60 7 722 3348.

7. * KKKL Express (Terus Nanti Sdn. Bhd./Trans Lim Express Sdn. Bhd.).

8. * SE Super Ekspres / Setia Ekspres (Ekspres Semarak Sdn. Bhd.), [2].

9. * Maju Ekspres (Majujc Sdn. Bhd.).

10. * Five Stars Express (Pertiwi Megah Express Pte. Ltd./A group of Zaman Indah, Gunung Raya, Damai & Golden Sweet Memory) (First Class Bus & Double Decker Bus: Follow Schedule), [3]

11. * KPB Ekspres Executive Coach (Kesatuan Pelancongan Bumiputra Sdn. Bhd.).

12. * Starmart Qistna Express (Starmart Ekspres Pte. Ltd.).

13. * Mayang Sari Ekspres (Omega Pertiwi Sdn. Bhd.).


INTERCITY BUS SERVICE:


1. * Gunung Lambak O.M.O. Bus.

2. * Mersing Omnibus.

3. * Renggam Bus.

4. * Johore Motor Bus.

5. * S&S Bakti Transit Bus.

By train[edit]

Get around[edit]

There is a white and red local bus #56 (only bus) that runs between Kluang and Ayer Hitam. The price depends on the distance you travel. From Kluang to Ayer Hitam should be 3 RM.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Gunung Lambak, The most popular mountain in Kluang, a reasonably fit person can easily climb to the top in 2 hrs. There is a resort & playground at the foot of the mountain.
  • Zenxin Organic Farm, An organic agriculture park with vegetable and dragon fruit plantation along the road (Jalan Batu Pahat) to Ayer Hitam. The park provides different kinds of recreation activities such as walking and bicycle tours, educational tours, a park cafe, a farm mart, a flower nursery, a meeting room, a function hall and a viewing platform. The food served is halal. Admission is 15 RM for adult, 12 RM for child, includes guided tour, welcome drink, and a restaurant voucher. The garden herb tour is highly educational. The onsite store has fresh produce and organic products for sale.
  • UK Agro Farm, Off Jln Batu Pahat. Near Zenxin Organic Farm. Tour of goat milking and processing farm. Largest in Malaysia with over 4,000 goat and sheep. Overnight tours and accommodation available.
  • Gunung Belumut, Nice place for picnics and waterfalls.
  • Kahang Low Rise Tea Plantation, One of the non-hilly tea plantations.
  • Kluang Railway Station, In service since 1915. The railway passes through Kluang town, basically cutting it into two halves. Local residents once said that when the train approaches Kluang Railway station, the entire town stands still, as the main road into town temporarily closes for the train to pass. The station itself withstood the test of time and should be of interest for those who have passion for nostalgic photographs. The nasi Lemak and coffee are famous.
  • Masjid Jamek Kluang, Jl Sekolah, (just beside Sekolah Tinggi Kluang). An old mosque, very popular among local Muslims for prayers as it can accommodate up to 1,000 people at any one time.
  • St. Louis Church, (at the end of Jl Omar, a few meters away from Kluang Railway Station), Built in 1964 with its own unique architecture.
  • Little India, Jln Stesen is the "Little India" of Kluang. It is lined with shops offering various merchandise catering to the needs and wants of the Indian community, especially sarees, herbs and spices, and also household items. There are also several Indian restaurants offering various Indian cuisines and local food as well as the local –favorite "Teh Tarik".
  • Old buildings at Jln Lambak, Next to Jl Ismail is Jln Lambak. Nowadays, it is filled with modern businesses like Medan Johbase, but there is still a row of 8 buildings with marks indicating they were built in 1939. The shops' lion mask heads are arranged to face different directions that appear to symbolize specific beliefs of their owners.
  • Jalan Dato' Teoh Siew Khor, used to be the central of Kluang, as the old market and shops were located here. Along the road there is Jubilee Intan Hall which was a historical event hall. It took the centre stage of old Kluang. The most prestigious textile shop Nan Yuan Sdn Bhd is also located here.
  • Jalan Ismail, (opposite Jln Stesen). Just like Jln Stesen, this street is interesting for the traditional Chinese traders and craftsman. One of them is shoe making. A couple of cobblers with basic equipment continue to produce shoes manually and customers can buy the ready-made shoes on display or request the cobblers to make a pair according to their specification.
  • Kahang Organic Rice Farm, Kahang. (about 40 minutes from Kluang towards Mersing). A good place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the padi (rice) fields. Malaysia's first eco-certified padi field, complete with water features, simple chalets and organic food. Rustic experience for those who want to escape the city life.
  • Lim Hong Kai (Mr), 2 Lorong 2, Jaalan Dato Sulaiman Mohd Noor Kluang, 0197051210, [5]. -. Kluang Flea Market operates at Pasar Tani on Monday. This is the place where you can get almost anything for your home used items at very low prices. You can also collect valuable items. Visit us and see for yourself the hundreds of items display on the mate for your selection. -. (-,) edit
  • Kluang Coffee Powder Factory, 76, Jalan Besar, 86000 Kluang, +607-7731943, [6]. Kluang Coffee Powder Factory SDN BHD manufacturing many kinds of coffee powder and coffee products. The origin of ‘Television Brand’ coffee When television broadcasting began in the early 1960s in Malaysia, owning a television set became a dream for every household. It was a prestige to own a television set back then. Not only did it bring the latest news and entertainment, it also brought families closer together. This became an obvious choice for Mr Goh Tong Tor (the founder) to use a television set as its branding. He hopes to produce coffee of the highest quality that is can be seen in every household, at the same time, brings families closer together while they enjoy a good cup of coffee. ‘Sultan Coffee’ During a meeting with Sultan Iskandar of Johor, the ‘Television Brand’ coffee was presented to his highness by one of the state MP. Upon drinking the coffee, the sultan was pleasantly surprised by the superior aroma and great taste. From then on, his highness has requested his staff to place orders with the factory every month and have it arranged to be delivered to the palace for his enjoyment and served during official functions. Therefore, the ‘Television Brand’ coffee is also became fondly known as ‘Sultan Coffee’ by many government officials and locals. For more informations at www.kluangcoffee.com.my  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Kluang Coffee Powder Factory, Visit Kluang Coffee Powder Factory and see the process of traditional coffee. Coffee tasting available. The famous Cap Televisyen brand was founded in the 1960s. 76 Jalan Besar, 07-773 1943
  • Tong Huat Confectionery. Visit the confectionery and view their baking process. Famous for its tau sau and mooncakes. Located at 28 & 30, Jalan Cantik. GPS: 2.030787,103.322845. Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm daily
  • Zenxin Organic Farm. Visit the farm. Highly educational guided tour available, showcasing the amazing nutritional and healing properties of herbs. There is also a petting zoo, archery range and biking track along with a food mart and restaurant. Batu 9, Jalan Batu Pahat, +6 07 759 5196
  • Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest. Climb Kluang's highest peak. Summit at 510 metres (1,673 feet). For a moderately fit person, the hike should take under 2 hours.
  • UK Agro Farm. Malaysia's largest sheep and goat farm with over 4,000 animals grazing over 100 acres. Visit the farm for guided tours and feed the animals. Located on Plot 8 within Project Pertanian Moden Kluang. KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, +6 07-759 7555.
  • Kluang Country Club. Play at Kluang's only golf course. 9 hole, 3017 yards. Reciprocal guest policy. Jalan Mengkibol, +6 07-7718840. Call for details.
  • Ampang Superbowl. Go bowl at the 36-lane international standard bowling alley. 10:00am to 1:00am. 3rd Floor, Kluang Mall, Jalan Rambutan. 07-777-1531.
  • Splash, at the colonial Army Base Swimming Pool. A public swimming pool is also available in Kluang Barat.
  • Perfect U Gymnasium Centre,located at No. 2, Tingkat 1 & 2, Jalan Rambutan, opposite Kluang Mall. Open every day from 7:00am -11:00am & 10:30pm with the single entry fee of RM15. Call +607 776-8617 for more details.
  • Body Power Gymnasium, located at No. 1, Tingkat 1, Jalan Tembikai. Monday-Friday opens from 7:30am-11:00am & 3:30pm to 10:00pm, Saturday opens from 7:30am-11:00am. Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday. Rate for single entry is RM20. Call +607 772-5494 for more details.
  • Cardio Muscular Gymnasium & Fitness Centre,located at No. 52A, 2nd Floor, Jalan Manggis. Mon - Saturday opens from 8:00am-11:00am & 3:00pm-12:00am. Sunday opens from 8:00am-11:00am & 3:00pm-8:00pm.Rate for single entry is RM5. Call +607 708-2414 for more details.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Souvenirs[edit]

The top souvenirs for a visitor to bring back from Kluang are:

  • Kluang Coffee Powder (either Cap Televisyen or Kluang Rail)
  • Tong Huat Traditional Cookies
  • Dragon fruit & dragon fruit wine (Zenxin Organic Farm or Zenxin Shop at Kluang Mall)
  • Organic fruits and produce (Zenxin Organic Farm)
  • Pre-packaged dried fruits (Peaches, Pomegranate, and finger-lemons)
  • Pickled fruits and vegetables
  • 'Swiss-Roll' Cakes
  • Traditional crackers or "Keropok"
  • Hand-made straw woven handbag from Air Hitam
  • Ceramic pottery like flower vases and jewellery boxes
  • Crystal glass flowers from Air Hitam

Shopping[edit]

Of course, there are a few shopping areas visitors should not miss:

Fireworks illuminate the downtown Kluang skyline during the fourth annual GET UP! Kluang.
  • Kluang Mall, Jalan Rambutan. The largest shopping mall in Kluang opened in December 2008. Anchors include Pacific Hypermarket, POPULAR Bookstore, MBO Cinemas and Ampang SuperBowl. Kluang Mall also has international fashion brands H&M, UNIQLO, Cotton On, Brands Outlet plus the usual array of dining options including Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Secret Recipe, Old Town Coffee, Sakae Sushi, Sushi King, Pizza Hut, KFC, Big Apple Donuts and more. There's a Guardian and Watson's and sport stores. Check out the local brands of Cartino Sonea for fashion, Visual or Classic Optical for the best prices on optical wear and Zenxin Organic for fresh produce. Kluang Food Street is also popular. Open 10:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Kluang Parade, Jalan Sentol. Opened in February 2007 and anchored by a large Parkson Department Store. There is also an Old Taste, KFC, IG Mobile Centre, Ban Optics, KBox (karaoke) and a bowling arcade amid a wide array of interesting local fashion, gadget shops and DVDs. There is also a money changer here.
  • Plaza BCB, linked to Prime City Hotel. It is just beside the central bus station (Kompleks Perhentian Bas dan Teksi), easy access to bus and taxi services.
  • Pekan Rabu Complex, opening soon.
  • The Store, AEON BiG, Econsave and YC Superstore. "The Store", is situated besides Anika Hotel at Jln Dato Rauf. AEON BiG is located on Jln Mersing and also has a Mr. DIY outlet. Econsave is on Jln Mersing. YC Superstore is a local family mart, located at Jln Dato Hj Hassan.
  • The business centre of downtown Kluang town stretches from Jalan Mohd Lazim to Jalan Dato Hj Hassan. It is the commercial and finance area of Kluang. MayBank, BSN, UOB Bank, OCBC Bank, Bank Islam, CIMB Bank, Public Bank, RHB Bank, and Bank Muamalat also can be found in this area along with several insurance agencies.
  • Eyewear. There are also good quality eyewear shops like Ban International Optics centre (in Kluang Parade and Jln Dato Kaptain Ahmad). The history of that optical shop has been for over 20 years. Visual and Classic Optical are also well-established local brands.
  • Local Fashion. Mansor Toko Batik is known for Malay traditional and Muslim equipment such as batiks, songkoks, kain pelikat, mantras and much more. Just 5 minutes walk from Kluang's bus station and just 10 min from the railway station. There are textile and fashion shops like NY Fashion, Nan Yuan 2000 and Cartino Sonea (in Kluang Mall).
  • Kedai Emas Sri Mutiara, 30 Jln Dato Kaptain Ahmad, gold and jewellery.
  • Monday Flea Market (Pasar Karat Tani), Tapak Pasar Tani (near to Pasar Petang). Mobile 019 705 1210. From 7.00am. A must visit by anyone who has interest om used items for the house. If you are a treasure hunter, you may end up getting something dirt cheap. There is a great variety of things you can choose from. A great way to pass your time.

Pasar Malam[edit]

For light, casual shopping, there are roadside stalls, bazaars and night markets around Kluang. A weekly attraction is the colourful, bustling night market or Pasar Malam, found in most neighborhoods on certain days of the week, which stock a bewildering variety of goods, local food and fruits at low prices. Some bazaars sell only agricultural produce and are called Pasar Tani (Farmer's Market). It is fun to visit Kluang Pasar Malam, all kinds of local food and agriculture produce are available here. Pasar Malams operate in different areas and time;

  • Taman Muhibah on Sunday
  • Taman Lian Seng on Sunday
  • Kampung Melayu on Monday 4PM onwards
  • Kampung Melayu on Monday 7AM onwards (Pasar Tani)
  • Taman Kluang Barat on Tuesday
  • Kampung Paya on Wednesday
  • Taman Seri Impian on Thursday
  • Taman Sri Kluang on Friday
  • Sri Lalang on Friday
  • Taman Desa on Saturday

Photo[edit]

  • Kedai Gambar Express Hawaii, 6,Jl Intan 2/2,Taman Intan, ☎ +60 7 774 4149. This shop provides digital photo service and studio photos with the newest Konica Minolta digital photo processing system.

Art Gallery[edit]

  • Engsin Frames & Art Gallery, 44 l Dato Keptan Ahmad. ☎ +60 7 776 9899 . locate at town area , next to bank islam .
  • ES Home Decor & Art Gallery, 19 Jl Dato Rauf, (opposite RHB Bank Kluang), ☎ H/P +60 17 726 6330.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Downtown The downtown area has the widest variety of dining and entertainment options. Downtown areas have car park rates which start from 8:00am in the morning.

  • PKH Kedai Kopi, a must-visit breakfast spot, this coffee shop is best known for its home made fish balls paired with stuffed bean curd puffs yong tau foo style. There's also an unusual chee cheong fun stall that sells the familiar rice roll sheets in a thick tee cheo sauce that's lighter in colour than we're used to, and with interesting options such as yam cake, beancurd skin and even sausages. Located No. 43-45, Jalan Mersing, 86000 Kluang, Johor.Opens Wednesday-Monday, from 7:00am to 2:00pm.
  • Tangkak Beef Noodle, besides the original shop in Tangkak which is still run by the founder, the Tangkak Beef brand has three other branches - a shop in KL (operated by the founder's daughter), Malacca (by eldest son) and here in Kluang (run by second son).They handled the cooking expertly, the pieces of tender beef were cut quite big and the soup is more beefy than herbal with a slight presence of oil. Visit them at No.5, Jalan Langsat, Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Sunday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Call +6019 778 1880 for more details.
  • Fendy Burger,Fendy's Burger stall located at No. 33, Jalan Tembikai, 86000 Kluang, Johor that definitely a hit with the locals, simply the best burger in Kluang street and you will never forget the unique and delicious taste. The Burger Daging Special Cheese tasted good and the sauce and juices made it all good in one bite. Opens from Saturday-Thursday, from 5:00pm to 4:00am.
  • Restaurant Sin Siang Kee,patience is highly required as you may need to wait up to one hour for the Bak Ku Teh to be served. The long waited Bak Ku Teh is just irresistible as we will see the boss will personally pick and choose carefully into a bowl before it is served to his beloved Located at Jalan Dato Sulaiman Mohd Noor, Taman Kluang Baru 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Friday, from 7:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Kluang Railway Station Coffee Shop. Kluang Railway Station. Not only famous for serving roasted coffee, but also their hot toasted bread with home-made kaya and/or butter and half boiled eggs as well. They also serve other dishes like nasi lemak. Opens daily from 6:30AM-12:30 noon and from 2:30PM-6PM. Closed on Thursdays and lunch is not served here. Started in the 1930s.
  • Yean Kee Beef Noodles, 4 Jln Murni 3 and Kluang Food Street, Kluang Mall. The owner doesn't compromise on the soup and hand made rice noodles. The beef is tender and the soup is tasty, clear and without MSG. The beef noodles are served in two styles, dry or soup. What makes it so special is the added peanuts, lime and the chili sauce; they just complement well with all the ingredients. Started as a stall in 1930.
  • Milky Cake House, A famous local cake house.There are varieties of cakes such as Oreo Cheese Cake, Black Forest Cake and Yam Cake. The cake house in located in the middle of Kluang Town area. Opposite the Anika Hotel. Address: 2 ,Jalan Md. Lazim Saim.
  • Star Coffee House & Restaurant. 11 Jalan Sultanah (07-772-3288). Started in 1979 and one of the more consistent Chinese restaurants in Kluang. Open weekdays for dinner from 6:00pm and weekends for lunch (11:30am) and dinner (5:30pm). Reservations recommended on the weekends. The frogs legs dish is notable.
  • Barney's, the best Western restaurant in Kluang with a good variety of delicious desserts. Chef Barney is a second-generation restauranteur with a passion for flavours and travels widely for produce and inspiration. Try the Wagyu Prime Rib (when available). A surprise gem, typically frequented by the few expatriates in town and locals for a taste of overseas. Open everyday at from 11:30am-10:00pm. 5 Lorong Yayasan (07-774-4992).
  • Yong Sheng Gift Shop [7] 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: Lot No.G-50, Ground Floor, Kluang Mall, Tel: +607-777 1262
  • Yong Tau Fu, at the corner of Jl Haji Manan. Serves the best Yong Tau Fu in Kluang. It is famous for its fish balls, bean curd, eggplant, bitter gourd, bean curd sheet and chili with fish paste as filling for all their ingredients.
  • One Two Eight Seafood Restaurant, one of the more established Chinese seafood restaurants. Located in Yap Tau Sah. Open 11:30am to midnight. Closed alternative Thursdays. Order the fish soup and other fresh seafood. 38 Jalan Cantik (07-772-3530).
  • Old Taste, Kluang Parade. You can hang out all day. Remember to bring your laptop, free wifi for customers.
  • 1980's Music Bar cafe (NINETEEN EIGHTIES MUSIC BAR CAFE), 2nd floor, No.36 & 38, Jalan Duku, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. (Middle of Kluang town, opposite of Song Mart, above 9119 Patisserie.), 07-7767980, [8]. FRI & SAT: 3:00pm to 12:30am. SUN: 10:00am to 5:30pm. Nice environment to hang out. Enjoy delicious food and drinks with good music. Serving authentic western lunch/dinner, brunch only available on Sunday. No smoking here, feel the fresh air with some coffee aroma, provide a smoking room for smokers. Live band, open mic, movie night, special event or other performance will be arranged time by time on the fully equipped live stage. An art gallery has been added recently.  edit

Kluang Baru

  • Restaurant Sin Hon Kee,local folks make regular trip to Restaurant Sin Hin Kee because they served the best ever beef & pork ball noodles. The old chef is not bother with it by quicken his speed, he is taking his own sweet time making sure every food he made is good quality. All their pork & beef balls are handmade and usually been sold out within 3 hours. Find them at No. 34, Jalan Haji Manap Nordin, Kluang Baru, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Saturday, 5:30pm until finished.
  • Roast Pork Stall & Butcher,there's no name for this place but this no-nonsense butchery leaves nothing to the imagination. Not for vegetarians or the faint-hearted, this is where trucks pull up outside a nondescript shop and unload a stream of fresh pig carcasses to be efficiently sliced and diced and sold to a waiting line of customers. You can either buy the meat fresh or already roasted as char siew or siew yoke with a very reasonable price.Located at No 6, Jalan Tan Khim Seck, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Tuesday & Friday-Saturday, after 9pm.
  • Restoran Ikan Asam Pedas, 83-85 Jalan Lim Swee Sim (07-772-7624). Home-town favourite specialising in Asam fish head and well regarded for its fresh fish and good value. Open for lunch (12:00pm) and dinner (5:30pm). Gets crowded.
  • Kluang Baru, Famous Botak curry noodles, bak kut teh (正宗巴生肉骨茶), Kluang Baru Food Court (新居銮美食中心) are quite well-known also in Kluang.

Taman Intan

  • Taman Intan. Taman Intan is another food haven in Kluang which has many seafood restaurants, coffeshops serve delicious snacks or dimsum (点心), and drinks too. Well-known Wan Ti noodles (皇帝面), Long Yuan Coffeeshop (龙园茶餐室), Seremban Siew Bao (芙蓉烧包) are located here as well!  edit
  • Sek Wei Tian,a local and Chinese cuisines seafood restaurant located in Taman Intan for pass eighteen years introducing home recipe to the public. The must-try Cheese Chicken which chicken cut into cube slices deep fried then mixed fried with mixtures of sugar, salt, butter, cheese, curry leaf, chili padi and poured into ideal milk presenting the best eatery you never regret after consumed, especially the crispy and exotic taste when putting into mouth and the chicken meat textures itself as a result of deep fried before served, taste slight sweet. Located at No. 2, Jalan Intan 2/4, Taman Intan, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Friday-Wednesday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm.

Other Areas

  • Tiong Huat Confectionery, the 32 years home business produces fresh “Dou Sar Piah” daily. Biscuits come in only one size; spherical with crisp and flaky pastry. The biscuits are packaged hygienically in food-grade wrapper to preserve freshness. However, they are best consumed within 2 weeks. Be sure to call to book the biscuit in advance to avoid the disappointment. Find them at No. 28-30, Jalan Cantik, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Saturday, from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Call +607- 771 4616 for more details.
  • Pemborong Air Tahu Wah, when you're so used to the silky soft texture of Rochor beancurd that you've forgotten what the bean itself actually tastes like, a bowl of smooth tau huay at this unassuming shop will set your tastebuds straight. Don't forget to try the yu tiao as well. Located at No. 15A, Jalan Sentol, 86000 Kluang, Johor.Opens from Monday-Sunday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Call +6012-737 9984 for more details.
  • Gerai Makan Botak,a very old and named curry noodles store in Kluang. The Curry Noodles comes with generous ingredients like char siew, fu chuk and some semi cooked cockles. The gravy was thick and flavourful while not being too spicy. The accompanying sambal is also different as soy sauce is mixed into it, giving it a rather different taste. Located at Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Thursday-Tuesday, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • Sam Kee BBQ,the local origin Johorean, Mr. Law with his lovely wife Ms. Chan operating their home recipe roasted meat restaurant in Kluang for more than fifteen years. Top recommended in menus will be their home recipe traditional charcoal Roasted Duck, which using local fresh duck with weight of 2.6 to 2.7kg marinated with Ah Long’s secret ten ingredients mixture included Chinese herbals then roasted for about 35 minutes above charcoal heat brings the best eatery in town. Visit them at No 57 & 59, Jalan Lambak, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens from Monday-Sunday, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Kedai Makanan Minuman Quan Xin, the most crowded Kopitiam in Jalan Lambak, several of handmade kuih muih are open for your choice. Local folks usually come after morning exercise and enjoying the simple yet tasteful breakfast here until later morning. Located at No 4, Jalan Lambak, 86000 Kluang, Johor. Opens Monday-Sunday, from 7:00am to 2:00pm. Call +607-776 0632 for more details.
  • Thursday Rest n Cafe, Western Thai food cafe in kluang with a good ambiance and food.
  • Ah Fu Satay (阿福沙爹), (near Chong Hwa High School Kluang). Satay (chicken, lamb, and pork), fried chicken wings, and a variety of fried rice. Fried oyster with eggs, ikan bakar (grilled fish), Ju Cheong fun, lamb and chicken chops.  edit
  • Teo Heng Bak Kut Teh (潮兴肉骨茶), Taman Kluang Baru. Serves Bak Kut Teh in the morning till noon. Extremely popular in Kluang, usually crowded during morning on weekends.  edit
  • Cafe De Kokok, 54, Jln Duku Haji Manan (opposite Kluang Mart). Tu-Su 11.30AM. Serves coffee, pastas, pizza and pastries and wifi is available.  edit
  • Cafe Kit Siong (Since 2001), Taman Aman, row 2 (off Jl Mersing). Busy restaurant, one 'must try' is their Char Siew Pao.  edit
  • Hup Chup Kopitiam, (合作社). Famous for won ton noodles (云吞面), curry noodles and chilli oil, fried noodles is also recommended.
  • Rong Seri Restaurant, No.2, Jl Cempedak. (off Jl Haji Manan, Lian Seng Garden). First established in 2003, Northern Thai food. Specialities include Chiang Mai seafood tom yam, fried fish in Rong Seri's Sauce and Thai stir-fried chicken. Open daily from 6PM-12:30AM.
  • Kluang Rest House, Serves a variety of Western and Chinese style cooking. The place is quite nice & located on a hill side comprising government offices.
  • Heidi Restaurant, Serves Western cuisine in Kluang. Located along the road heading to Gunung Lambak or Kota Tinggi.
  • Long Wei Kopitiam, (near to Chong Hwa). The yong tau fu and hand made pork balls are a must try.
  • Kluang Lim, (previously Hoover Restaurant), Kluang Baru. Chicken rice and afternoon, they have many kinds of kuih such as pisang goreng, popiah and onde-onde which is popular in Malaysia. Lunch menu includes as Hainanese chicken rice as the owner is a Hainanese.
  • Tin Jin Wah Kedai Kopi, (downstairs Persatuan Daerah Lim) They are famous for their home made curry puff, hakka cai kuih, fatty hainan fried noodle, radish stew pork meat & hainan kopi & teh.
  • Wan Li Xiang Restaurant (万里香状元粉), 7, 9 Jl Aman 2, Taman Aman (near Caltex petrol station). Till 3PM.. Well known for its quality handmade noodles.  edit
  • Behind Old Coronation Cinema. Famous Botak Curry Noodles; Duck Noodle; Pork innards soup with yam rice  edit
  • Restoran Sin Hon Kee, Kluang Baru. Yummy Beef Ball & Pork Ball Noodles  edit
  • 金牌面粉粿. (41 Jln Lambak,居鑾中华二小/紫鑾閣对面). They served a few type of favour and you can choose the food in soup or dry base according to your own preference. Their Mee Hun Kuey is very soft, "Q" and thin, if mixed with their blended chili is nice and delicious. Beside, their finger food (fry meat ball, fry wan tun, chee chiong fen and etc) is nice too, it good for late lunch or you don't required for main course, that will be the best choice to have it. Open from 8:30am - 8:30pm

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Downtown The downtown area has banks and financial institutions and also a wide variety of dining and entertainment options within walking distance of most of the hotels. Note that downtown areas have car park rates which start from 8:00am in the morning. Ask the hotel reception on obtaining car park coupons or if there is a dedicated car park area.

  • RS Boutique Hotel. Opened in 2015. Clean rooms and good service. Outdoor car park lot opposite hotel, guarded at night. 1 & 2, Persiaran Yayasan, +60 7 776-9393.
  • The Imperial Hotel. 24 rooms. Opened 2012. Functional and clean rooms. Opposite McDonald's, Domino's Pizza and next to a 7-11. Street parking. 1, Jalan Syed Abdul Hamid Sagaf, Kampung Masjid Lama. Online rates for Single Bedroom start at RM50, Twin Sharing is RM68, Triple Sharing is RM78, Quad Sharing is RM98 and Family Suite is RM138. Call +60 7 772-5555 for more details.
  • Milano Hotel. 42 rooms. Opened 2014. Clean and functional rooms. Managed by same management team at Imperial Hotel. Street parking. 8,10,12, Jalan Dato Rauf, +6 07 773-6555.
  • Hotel Kluang Parade. 21 rooms. Next to Kluang Parade shopping centre. 2 Jalan Sentol, +6 07 776-8111.
  • Prime City Hotel. Built in 1996. Contemporary three-stars hotel with 147 rooms and suites, coffee house, banquet hall and covered parking. 20 Jalan Bakawali, next to BCB Plaza and Kluang Bus Terminal. Online rates for Budget Room start at RM200, Standard Room is RM230 and Superior Room is RM270. Call +6 07 771-1111 for more details.
  • Hotel Anika. 30 rooms, all of which have cable TV, private toilet and bath and telephone. Basement and adjoining car park lot. Amenities include coffee shop, wake-up call, laundry service, and safety deposit boxes. Next to The Store. 1-3 & 5, Jalan Dato' Abd Rauf, 07 772-4977.
  • White House Hotel. 48 rooms 1,3 & 5, Jalan Dato Captain Ahmad, +60 7 772-3833.

Pusat Perniagaan Tasik (Lake Business Centre) The area is approximately 1km from downtown, before the railway crossing and is located next to the Taman Tasik MPK Kluang, which features a nice jogging track. There is a One Stop Superstore which sells cheap goods and groceries, a few restaurants and a reflexology centre in the area.

  • Rail Hotel. 18 rooms including a family suite. Opened in 2010 and managed by the RailCoffee restaurant below which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Functional and clean rooms. Night guard for street parking. 20 & 21, 1st Floor & Ground Floor, Jalan Tasik 1, Pusat Perniaggaan Tasik. Online rates for Single Room start at RM125, Deluxe Queen is RM165, Deluxe King is RM185 and Family Suite is RM235. Call +60 7 772-8391 for more details.
  • Starz Hotel, Opened 2013. 39 rooms. Facilities include a small gym. Elevator onsite. Clean and functional rooms. Available street parking. 31,32,33, Jalan Tasik 1, Pusat Perniagaan Tasik. Online rates for Superior Single start at RM98, Superior Deluxe & Tatami Deluxe is RM138, Superior Twin is RM148, Executive Superior is RM158, Executive King is RM178 and Executive Deluxe is RM198. Call +60 7 777 9777 for more details.
  • Hotel Mega 68, 32 rooms. Basic rooms at affordable rates. 8- 10, Jalan Tasik 1, Taman Perniagaan Tasik. Online rates for Standard Twin start at RM68, Deluxe twin is RM88, Executive Room is RM108, Premium Room and Family Suite is RM128. Call +6 07 776-7368 for more details.

Kluang Country Club Approximately 2km from downtown and near the Kluang Country Club.

  • Merdeka Hotel, next to Kluang Country Club. 60 rooms. Kluang's first hotel with a lift (1963). Restored in neo-classical style in 2014. Large rooms. Breakfast available. Nice patio wine bar. Private car park. Ask for a quieter room facing away from the main road. 30 Jalan Mengkibol. +60 7 772-4911.

Other Areas

  • GL Hotel. 38 rooms and suites. Opened 2014. Clean, functional rooms. Private car park. 133-135, Jalan Lambak, +60 7 776-8216.
  • Chinatown Hotel. 22 rooms. Basic furnishings. Next to a 7-11. Street parking. 59-61, 1st Floor, Jalan Lambak, +60 7 776-6000.

Eco Resorts / Outside Kluang Town

  • UK Agro Resort. Located within the largest goat and sheep farm in Malaysia with over 4,000 animals grazing over 100 acres. Accommodation includes chalets and dorms. Located within Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang zone. KM13, Jalan Batu Pahat, +6 07 759-7555.
  • Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm. First certified organic rice farm in Malaysia (2001). Eco tourism resort with chalets and group packages. Located approximately 45 minutes from downtown. KM43 Jalan Kluang – Mersing, 07-771-3431.

Get out[edit]

  • Endau Rompin National Park.
  • Gunung Berlumut.



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