Johor, Malaysia · 17 hotels available
NO. 27 & 29 JALAN BANDAR BARU, PUSAT BANDAR AYER HITAM, Ayer Hitam, Malaysia, 86100
16, Jalan B/H 6, Banang Heights, Batu Pahat, Malaysia, 83000
17 ,18 & 19, Jalan Maju Barat, Taman Maju, Batu Pahat, Malaysia, 83000
85, Jalan Seri Cempaka 1, Taman Seri Cempaka, (Off Parit Haji Ali) , Batu Pahat, Malaysia, 83000
No 7 Jalan Rusa, Taman Beroleh, Batu Pahat, Malaysia, 83000
Lot 8, Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM 13 Jalan Batu Pahat,, Malaysia, 86000
Batu Pahat is a rapidly developing town in Johor state of Malaysia, sharing the same name to its district Batu Pahat, which is formed by several other towns such as Batu Pahat Town (also called Bandar Penggaram) and Yong Peng.
The Batu Pahat town is positioned second as manufacturing industrial town in Johor, which mainly produces textiles and garments. Located conveniently close to Kluang, Muar, Pontian, and Segamat, the town enjoys spurring growth on shopping malls and hypermarkets from neighbouring townspeople.
Earning its title as “Northern Johor Shopping Paradise” as the second largest urban area in Johor by 2012 and the many malls in the town, Batu Pahat also has its fair shares of cultural sights such as temples and fishing villages.
The nearest airport to Batu Pahat is Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and LCCT (Low-Cost Carrier Terminal). From Kuala Lumpur, you need to transfer by a 3-hour road trip, usually by bus.
To reach Batu Pahat from Kuala Lumpur by personal vehicle, drive on North-South Expressway. From the south, exit at Air Hitam/Yong Peng, and from the north, exit at Tangkak/Pagoh; then navigate to the town according to the street signs.
Buses to Batu Pahat alight at Batu Pahat Express Bus Terminal,
There are ferry services running from Indonesia (Tanjung Balai, Bangkalis, and Batam) to Batu Pahat Minyak Beku Ferry Terminal every day. The ferry jetty is located 8 kilometres from Batu Pahat town center.
The lower living cost in Batu Pahat makes it a great destination for budget-wise shopping as well as sightseeing spots.
The night market ("pasar malam" in local language) in Batu Pahat town is very famous especially due to its different locations, rotating every week. Aside of that, you can buy various goods, daily necessities, and food at cheap prices. Below are the weekly locations of the night market:
Being the only waterpark in Johor State, Wet World is a famous recreation spot to the townships. Located around Merdeka Lake and occupying a generous 44-acre land, Wet World is reachable within a 20-minute drive from the town center. There are gift shop and fast food outlet as well.
Wet World opening hours:
Wet World admission fee:
Segenting is a small town situated in Minyak Beku Beach, about 8 km from Batu Pahat town. This tourism village is atypical of a fishing village with floating houses, supported by stilts at sea-edge.
The famous attraction includes Fish-touching Chong Long Temple, which worships Da Bo Gong (Grand Uncle), Ma Zu (Goddess of Sea), and Hai Long Wang (Dragon King) among other deities. It earns its name of the fish-touching temple upon the main tourist interest activity, touching the tame arapaima fishes in the temple pond. It is believed that touching them may bring good luck.
Another popular attraction is Lover Bridge; a long, plank-built and stilts-supported jetty located very close to Chong Long Temple. Its lengthy walk accompanied by the sea breeze and beautiful view attracts many tourists. However, the main factor that makes this picturesque jetty famous is local belief which says that if a man and a woman walk on the bridge, they will become couples.
Dataran Penggaram is a recreational park housing the symbol and essence of the industrial town, which is a landmark of hammer, chisel, and stone. Aside of it, the park serves as the town square and gets busy during big celebrations such as Eid al-Fitr, Chinese New Year, and National Day. During other days, this well-tended park is a relaxing spot with food stalls to buy some snacks and peaceful view of children flying kites. It can be easily reached from Jalan Rahmat, opposite the police station.
Jian Nan Si was established in 1953, and ever since the temple had been renovated only once in 1998, turning the Chinese temple into a majestic and fine-crafted building. The temple is also well lit and decorated with lanterns that make the venue a great spot for taking wedding photos among the locals. It is situated on 402-A, Jalan Bukit Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor Malaysia.