Batu Pahat is an interesting district located in Johor, Malaysia. It is situated at the southeast of Muar, southwest of Kluang, northwest of Pontian, south of Segamat. The capital of this district is Bandar Penggaram. Once famous for its salted fish, this district was known as Bandar Penggaram, the city of salt-makers. The city then acquired a new name that is Batu Pahat which brings the meaning of chiselled stone. There are several ideas on the origin of ‘Batu Pahat’. Some said that it was from the Siamese Army who came in around 1456 and camped in Batu Pahat before attacking Melaka. This city now holds a population of approximately 398,014 local residents. Coming to this place as a short getaway is definitely a good idea.
To get to the destination from Kuala Lumpur, you can drive along the stretch of the North-South Expressway and reach the destination at about 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you prefer to take bus, head on to Southern Bus Terminal in Cheras which is also known as TBS and get a one-way ticket to Batu Pahat from only RM22.70. There is no train (KTM) to Batu Pahat but you can stop at Kluang which is around one hour away. From Singapore, you can get to the destination by bus from SGD 12 per person. If you desire to drive your own vehicle, drive along AH2 and you will reach your destination around 2 hours.
Looking for a place to bond with your loved ones? Head on to Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort. It operates every day but Tuesday unless it is a school or public holiday. This family-oriented park opens from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. so visitors will have ample time to be spent there. This attraction houses generous number of interactive water play element and slides. If you always dream of surfing on big waves, you can go to the wave pool and experience loads of thrills. This child-friendly water park is a place where children can go free and wild without making their parents worry. Infants below 85 cm go in for free, Malaysian child is charged for RM15 and Malaysian adult is charged RM18 per entry. For non-Malaysian, the ticket price for a child is RM25 and adult is for RM28. With all mentioned above, this park is a must-go place when you are in Batu Pahat.
Your trip to Batu Pahat is not complete if you don’t visit the DIY Playground. This unique playground was self-built by the local residents from recycled items like wooden planks, tires and buckets. Can you imagine that? There are over 20 interactive facilities like seesaws, spinner, flying fox, treadmill, slides, pirate ship and giant wheel are available for visitors to enjoy. It operates every day and closes at 11.45 p.m. for security and safety purposes. This self-made park has a corner for visitors or anyone to donate recycled items that can be used to build more facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Located at the Batu Pahat City Centre, this 3-star hotel provides a stay to remember. With price from RM211 per night, this hotel has everything that you need during your stay. It has hotel facilities like bellhop, concierge, doorman, express check-in, express check-out, 24-hour receptionist, 24-hour security, laundry service, luggage storage, newspaper in lobby and porter. Its in-room facilities include bathtub, cable TV, desk, hairdryer, in-room safe, minibar, refrigerator, shower and TV. Not only that, there are public facilities like parking, coffee/tea in lobby, elevator, restaurant, breakfast restaurant, room service, safety deposit box, WiFi in public area, swimming pool, golf course and fitness centre for residing guests to enjoy.