Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chian Kuo, or better yet known simply as SJKc Chian Kuo is a primary, vernacular-type government school that uses the Chinese language as their primary medium when teaching most of the subjects especially the sciences and mathematics. The vernacular schools were originally created back during the colonization of British in Tanah Melayu as schools for the Chinese and Indian, as the teachers and books were imported from both countries. However, today, those vernacular schools are open to any Malaysia, no matter what their race is.
SJKC Chian Kuo is one of the Chinese vernacular school in Bukit Gambir, Johor under the Muar District Education Office. This school has only one session, meaning that all classes for standard one until standard six are held simultaneously in the morning. This school has around 800 of students with 45 teachers. The SJKc Chian Kuo is located in the small town of Bukit Gambir, in the district of Tangkak.
Since the school is located in the small town, it will only take less than a minute to reach the school from the town. It is only 600 metres away from the town centre. The school, however, is about half an hour worth of driving from Tangkak town, or about two hours from the capital city of Johor, Johor Bahru.
Currently, there is no bus that goes to Bukit Gambir. The nearest stop to get to Bukit Gambir is in Tangkak. The ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Tangkak town starts from RM 13.50 per trip and then, from Tangkak, take a taxi to go to Bukit Gambir.
Johor has its own international airport, located one hour and thirty minutes away. The domestic flights coming into Senai Airport are mainly from the major cities in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and even Kota Kinabalu, while for the international flights, mostly originate from ASEAN cities such as Bangkok, Jakarta, and Ho Chin Min. There are also flights coming in from China and South Korea.
The biggest herbs and spices plantation in Asia, measuring more than 3200 acres of land. This farm has herbs and spices from all over the world, more than 130 types. It is located at KM 19 of Jalan Muar Pagoh, some twenty kilometres away from Bukit Gambir. The farm produces on average of six to ten metric tonnes of raw herbs and spices each day, which are then processed and distributed locally and also being exported. Apart from the farm itself and the processing plant, there are also a restaurant, a resort and a spa that are open to the visitors. The restaurant uses the herbs and spices from the farm to cook its dishes while the spa uses the herbal teas that are also sourced from the farm for the saunas. The farm opens from 10.30 am until 6.30 pm and there are group tours available.
Just an hour away from Bukit Gambir, there is this natural hot spring located at Sungai Gersik. It is a natural hot spring that is always hot all the time. Found by a local in 1911, it has been one of the top tourist spots in Muar. Today, the natural hot spring has been developed for easy access to all. There are also pools surrounding the hot spring, with lower temperature. The hot spring opens every day.
One of the available hotels in the small town of Bukit Gambir. It is located less than three kilometres from SJKc Chian Kuo. There are five types of room available, starting from a RM 60 room which is suitable for a single person, and up to RM 220 per night for the VIP room. All of its rooms come with free Wi-Fi connection and they also implement the free cancellation policy; no charge will be imposed if cancel any bookings. The hotel does not provide breakfast, nor does it have any restaurant but no worries as there are many available restaurants in the surrounding area, including some fast food chains.