Puzhao Buddhist Vihara or also known as the YBAM Training and Administrative Centre is a landmark of a Buddhist temple located between the town of Ayer Hitam and Kluang, which is about less than minutes and fifteen minutes away from the respective town centers and 92 kilometers north of the state capital, Johor Bahru. This temple is the initiative of a leading Buddhist youth galvanization known as Young Buddhist Association Malaysia that finally sees its fruition in 2014 when the four-story building is completed and its doors beginning to be opened to the public.
With the construction costs amounting up till seven and a half million ringgit, the temple would have a massive total built-up area of 82,890 square feet which is utilized as the hub for meditation center, youth training and development, resource and youth recreation as well as community and religious service centers targeted especially for the young local residents practicing Buddhism around the area as well as Buddhists around the country. As such, this temple is perfectly positioned to accommodate the religious needs of the said demography due to its bigger sheer size.
It is also situated just nearby the main road of Jalan Batu Pahat with close proximities to other facilities such as traditional Malay villages, residential and industrial areas, farms, secondary schools, shops, supermarkets and many more. Therefore it is easily accessible upon coming to Ayer Hitam and Kluang area, especially with its unique architecture and features in comparison to the buildings nearby.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the North-South Expressway (PLUS) / E2 route exiting at Ayer Hitam before continuing the journey through Jalan Batu Pahat / Route 50 towards the landmark. The journey could take up around two hours and thirty minutes depending on the current traffic situation.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, visitors can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train which goes to KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA route. There, one can board the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) southbound coach and stop by the Gemas station before opting for shuttle intercity train to go to Kluang before opting for other forms of public transportation to reach the landmark.
The nearest express bus terminal is located at Jalan Bakawali. Take the trip directly to Kluang from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Cepat Express, KPB Express and Transnasional Express. From here, hop on a local route bus or taxi to reach the landmark.
For the town of Kluang, it provides its local art junkies an avenue to express their creativity along the Jalan Dato Teah Siew Khor, joining the likes of other street arts ongoing in cities like Penang and Seremban. Located just behind the main road, which is really near if coming from the town center, visitors can go on by foot and be ready to get awed by the creativity and 24 imaginative three-dimensional murals being painted on the walls around the area.
Located at 29, Jalan Indah 2/5, Taman Kluang Indah, Kluang, this homestay has a decent, clean and neat setup to provide a stress-free staying experience suited for families and groups of friends. Facilities include desk, shower, cable television, DVD player, kitchenette, refrigerator, parking and free WiFi.
Extreme Boutique Hotel is one of the affordable two star hotels that could be found here at 2, Jalan Intan 1/1, Taman Intan, Kluang. This establishment has a modern setup and glowing ambience with facilities such as desk, hairdryer, shower, television, concierge, laundry service, coffee shop, WiFi and 24-hour receptionist.
One of the available three-star accommodations around with a timeless design and careful setup situated at 30, Jalan Mengkibol, Kluang. Among the facilities and services would include desk, shower, restaurant, café, coffee shop, safety deposit box, garden, meeting facilities, WiFi, 24-hour receptionist and many more.