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Batu Pahat is in Johor.

Get inEdit

By TrainEdit

There is no train station in Batu Pahat. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Kluang, which is about an hour away. It is operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Malayan Railway or KTMB) . Look up for the schedule and routes.

By FerryEdit

There is ferry service available from Selatpanjang, Indonesia to Batu Pahat on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. The 2.5 hours journey of ferry brings you to Batu Pahat Minyak Beku Ferry Terminal with a cost of RM200. A number of cabs will be waiting, you can get them to drive you to Batu Pahat town.

Note, that there is 1 hour timezone difference between Indonesia and Malaysia.

By BusEdit

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

Online platforms are available for buying bus tickets.

From Kuala LumpurEdit

From TBS at Cheras, buy a ticket from any counter that says "Batu Pahat". The ticket agent will inform you which platform to go to, or you can look at the digital board that is located above most counters. Note, that the platforms are located at different areas. If you are new there, spare some time to look for the platform entrance. On an average, buses leave every 30-60 minutes.

From the KLIA/KLIA 2 Airport, there is a coach that ferries you to Batu Pahat at RM50 (RM40 for senior citizen). You can purchase earlier from online platform. In KLIA2 you can buy ticket at Level 1. The bus will be waiting at the bus arrival hall, right outside the counter. Every day, there are at least 5 buses that go to Batu Pahat. However, it will stop at Muar to drop some people then to Batu Pahat. In KLIA, tickets can be bought at level C-G. The bus will stop at KLIA2 then to Muar and lastly, Batu Pahat. Refer to KLIA Bus Ticket Counter to learn more.

From SingaporeEdit

From SIN Changi Airport, take the TS1 Bus ( http://www.regentstar.travel/crossborder/ ) 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 BahruEdit

Take a bus from Johor Larkin Bus Terminal to Batu Pahat bus station. Ask any of the agents in Johor Larkin Bus Terminal (just say "Batu Pahat") and they'll direct you to the right counter. It should be around RM11 to RM13.

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.

By CarEdit

The North-South Expressway (PLUS) is the best route to take.

Coming From NorthEdit

If you are coming from North, exit from Pagoh and you will be driving through 45 minutes of outskirts before arriving Batu Pahat town. It is advisable not to take this route if you are new to this route, as there are not many road signs directing you to Batu Pahat. The roads are quite narrow and no street lamp. Drivers ought to drive with full alert.

Alternatively, take Yong Peng (U) exit and you will be driving 30 minutes to arrive to Batu Pahat town. This route is more commonly used and has ample road signs. If you are lost, ask any locals. They will be able to help as the route is not that difficult to take.

Coming From SouthEdit

If you are driving from South, exit Air Hitam. You will be driving for 30 minutes through several towns before arriving Batu Pahat.

Alternatively, exit Yong Peng (S).

Journey TimesEdit

Average journey times (via Expressway):

Get aroundEdit

By carEdit

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.

Taxis are also not easy to find unless you are near by the bus station or any famous malls or even hospital. Grab, a cab hailing service is available beginning 2017.

By busEdit

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.

By bikeEdit

There is no bike rental service in Batu Pahat but you are allowed to ride around if you know the roads well and a valid license.

SeeEdit

Batu Pahat is a frequent visit place for family. There isn't many activities to see or do but here are the recommended few.

  • The Roundabout Tree

Check out the famous Batu Pahat roundabout with the 100 year old tree. Legend has it that the tree shed blood during an attempt to chop it down. It is located at the beginning of Jalan Rahmat.

  • Dataran Penggaram

Used to be known as "padang", as it was the only field in the town. Today, the showpiece of the city is unmissable with it's landmark that shows a hammer, chisel and stone, as a representation of the town "Batu Pahat", meaning Stone Chisel. At night, it is lighted up with vibrant colors. You can easily spot this landmark. It is located at Jalan Rahmat, opposite the Police Station.

  • Minyak Beku Sea Side

A sea side with a lighthouse nearby. Though you can't get into the light house, you can enjoy the sea breeze and taste some ais kacang (syrup shaved ice filled with peanuts, corn, beans, etc) tea or coffee at the "warung" (coffee house in Malay). This place has the best quiet and romantic sun set in Batu Pahat. You can see Riau islands which belong to Indonesia, across the waters. There is a water well near the sea side. According to the elder people, the name of "Batu Pahat" originated from this well, where the Troop from Thailand has created a water well within rocks at the sea side.

  • The Lover's Bridge

Located in the Segenting Village is the Lover's Bridge. Decades ago, the bridge was originally built for fisherman. Today, not many people are fishing there anymore due to the change of ecosystem. However, you can take a walk during sunset to enjoy the view. This is a good place for sunset photography. By walking at night, you will be accompanied with the dark sky full of stars. Perhaps that's the reason for its name. Be careful while walking along the bridge as some planks are broken and there are no handles. Around the village, there are seafood places and Chinese temples. You will be able to find parking spots on weekdays or non-festive season but it is more challenging to get a spot on weekend.

DoEdit

In Batu Pahat, there are some places for sports

SportsEdit

Jungle Trekking/ HikingEdit

  • Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana, Jalan Perdana 17, Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor. If you enjoy greenery, this is a great place to go. The forest is part of the 49 hectare Soga Reserved Forest. Take the steps up to the top and enjoy the Batu Pahat view. However, amenities are not well-maintained. Be prepared for its hygiene and convenience to answer nature calls. It is free admission with parking space. To get there, you will have to go through the Taman Bukit Perdana residential area. It is about 4KM away from the Batu Pahat old town.  edit
  • Kampung Minyak Beku Hiking Trail. The 3KM trail is located in Kampung Minyak Beku, just next to the Swimming Pool Steamboat Restaurant. It is about 4KM from the old town. The hiking elevation is up to 120 metres high. There are no signboard nearby. Get the locals living around the area to get you there.  edit

BadmintonEdit

  • JSK Dewan Badminton, Jalan Parit Haji Salleh, Kampung Bukit Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 12-616 1247. 7PM-12AM. This badminton court is located slightly out of town. However, it has received a great amount of positive reviews for its quality and maintenance. Most of the badminton courts are hourly charged. Call to check its availability and price.  edit
  • Cha Yong Badminton, No.24A&B, Jalan Mohd. Akil, 83000 Batu Pahat, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 16-773 5828. 7AM-12AM. One of the badminton courts located in town. Call to check its availability and price.  edit

Outdoor Fun with ChildrenEdit

  • Tasik Y. Man made recreation lake very popular in the local community. It is the largest park for recreational activity in town. In the evening, you can join the local crowd for some aerobic dances for free. The facilities include children's playground, toilets, stalls of snacks and food, parking amenity, and a jogging platform. It is a cat friendly place. Spotlights have been installed so that crowd can go at night. However, children should be accompanied by adults as certain parts of the park are in pitch dark.  edit
  • Wet World, Lot 138, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Tasik Bukit Pasir, Batu 1/2, Johor, 83000 Batu Pahat, Malaysia, +60 7-433 6060, [1]. 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). Check their opening hours and ticket pricing here.  edit
  • DIY Playground, Jalan Syed Abdullah, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. A self-made playground by an elderly man, using recycled materials. The location is not noticeable by many, but this playground has attracted a huge number of crowd age from 5 to 80. The man's work was featured by numerous media and donors as he turns recycled junk into visitors' joy and happiness. It is open in the day and night time. You are advised to read the rules before using the facilities, so that the materials will not be destroyed. To acknowledge and live on his spirit in reviving the old and used, a weekend art market is set up at this playground. This is an annual event, that is usually held in June-August.  edit
  • Wonderland Swimming Poo, Jalan Jelawat, Taman Banang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-438 3555. More commonly known as the 2000 complex swimming pool for locals. There is an admission fee for adult and children.  edit

MoviesEdit

CinemasEdit

  • MBO Cinema Square One, Level 3, Jalan Flora Utama 4, Square One Shopping Mall, Taman Flora Utama, Batu Pahat, 83000 Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-432 2768, [2]. 10AM-10PM. One of the few cinemas available in Batu Pahat. The 8-hall-cineplex is located inside Square One Shopping Mall. RM10 and above.  edit
  • MBO Cinema Batu Pahat Mall, MBO BATU PAHAT MALL, 2, JALAN KLUANG, 83000, BATU PAHAT, JOHOR, [3]. 10AM-10PM. This cinema used to owned by Big Cineplex. It has a total of 7 halls. RM10 and above.  edit

BuyEdit

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 Batu Pahat 高峰百利广场 A shopping complex, established in 1996, used to be a popular shopping paradise among townfolks. It also attracted tourists who stop-over shopping day tour on the weekends.
  • BIG Aeon A supermarket for locals to do their daily groceries. Ample outdoor parking space is provided.
  • Square One Shopping Mall Located in Taman Flora Utama. This shopping mall is geographically connected to Big Aeon. In the mall, you can find MBO cineplex. Because of that, it becomes one of the most frequent visited places by the locals.
  • Parkson Located inside Square One Shopping Mall.
  • One Stop In this local mart, you can find anything you want in a cheaper price than the malls. Located at Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Jenang and Taman Bukit Pasir.
  • McDonald's 24hours Drive Thru Batu Pahat's first McDonald Drive Thru Restaurant is one of the most visited places in town. Due to its convenience and popularity, some tour buses made it a landmark as arrival and departure point. It is located near Big Aeon, or Square One.
  • 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 A supermarket where you can do your daily groceries. There are 2 locations; at Jalan Rugayah and Jalan Bakau Condong.
  • 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).
  • Pasaraya Super Cowboy Located at Jalan Kluang, about 20minutes driving from the old town, is an alternative supermarket to go to for most of the residents who are reluctant to go to town.
  • Jalan Penggaram Located in the old town of Batu Pahat, these colonial shophouses famous for it's textile goods and goldsmiths. Budget suitcases, luggage and school and travel bags can be purchased here. Locals usually come here for Malay wedding materials, curtains and bedsheets too. Most of the shops are closed after 5PM.
  • Yong Sheng Gift Shop [9] 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
  • 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 different locations 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
  • B.P. Food Center, Coastline. To be opened by 2022. Date is subject to approval and agreement.  edit


EatEdit

Batu Pahat is fabulous for its food. While there are food courts, some of the shops only sell one kind of food - specialty. Below are some references. If you have any local friends, they will bring you to more food hunt.

Snacks

  • 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
  • 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
  • Mee Rojak - Yellow noodle on rojak sauce


Malay Cuisine

  • Lontong - Compressed rice cake that goes with green curry
  • Nasi Beriani Mohd Shah (Nasi Beriani Batu Pahat), Jalan Peserai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysiat, +60 7-314 8322.  edit
  • Ikan Assam Pedas - Fish with spicy and hot curry that goes with steamed white rice and side dishes of chicken or vegetables.
  • Nasi Lemak Mak Yah
  • Mee Racun - Literally translated as Poisonous Noodle
  • Sup Gearbox - Soup is in the bone that you have to drink from a straw
  • Tempe Tahu Goreng - Fried Tofu

Local Coffee Shops

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

  • Han Kee Kopitiam, No. 48, Jln Jelawat Taman Banang 83000 Batu Pahat.  edit It is famous for toast bread with otak-otak in it

Chinese Cuisine

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chop See Kee (Ah See Wantan Mee), 2, Jalan Jenang Dalam, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +6074388516. A local (non-halal) food, a must-try for every Batu Pahat visitor.  edit
  • Minyak Beku Swimming Pool Steamboat.  edit not a swimming pool anymore but a restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.
  • 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

DrinkEdit

  • 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, [4]. 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 www.facebook.com/eight11 FB page to see if it's open Rm 3.80 - RM10.  edit

SleepEdit

  • B&S Hotel Sdn Bhd (B&S Boutique Hotel), 8, Jalan Abu Bakar, Plaza Lian Hoe (Near the Batu Pahat bus station), +6074348000, [5]. 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, [6]. a very cozy and affordable place to spend the night or even holding an event =D " lat="" long="".  edit
  • Biz Hotel, 9 Jalan Maju, Taman Maju, 83000 Batu Pahat,Johor, +60 7-423 5000, [7]. The latest Budget Hotel Concept.  edit
  • Katerina Hotel, 8 Jalan Zabedah 83000 Batu Pahat Johor Darul Takzim Malaysia, +607-433 7111, [8]. 4 Star Hotel  edit
  • The Silver Inn, 2, Jalan Fatimah, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-431 5122. 3.5 Star hotel  edit
  • Landmark Hotel, 1, Jalan Omar, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-432 0001.  edit
  • Garden Hotel, 29, Jalan Jenang Dalam, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-431 5999.  edit
  • Pelican Hotel, Pelican Hotel No. 181 Jalan Rugayah, Batu Pahat 83000, Malaysia, +60 7-432 8111.  edit

Get outEdit

By TrainEdit

The closest train station is at Kluang . You need to take a bus from Batu Pahat bus terminal to arrive and a cab to the train station.

By FerryEdit

Ferries are operated on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Selatpanjang , Indonesia, at the cost of RM200. Make your way to Batu Pahat Minyak Beku Ferry Terminal to buy a ticket from the counter. There is only 1 ferry per day. It leaves between 9:00AM-11:00AM.

By CarEdit

Get out using the same way of how you get in.

By BusEdit

Head to Batu Pahat bus terminal to buy a bus ticket (or purchase online). There are no platforms so you need to ask the counter where the bus would be, or you're better off looking out on the bus company and the signs on the bus. Some of the bus conductors will call out loudly for the destination if they are missing out passengers.

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.


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