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Batu Pahat

Batu Pahat, also called Bandar Penggaram, is a town in Batu Pahat District, Johor, Malaysia.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Exit the North-South Expressway (PLUS) via Air Hitam/Yong Peng (if coming from the south) or Tangkak/Pagoh (if coming from the north) and follow the signs to Batu Pahat.

Average journey times (via Expressway):

By train[edit]

There is no local train station. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Kluang.

By plane[edit]

Batu Pahat does not have its own airport; the nearest airport is located in Malacca (MKZ IATA), and has very limited connections. For most visitors, the nearest airports of significance are the ones in Kuala Lumpur (KUL IATA), Johor Bahru (JHB IATA) and Singapore (SIN IATA).

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

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.

By bus[edit]

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.


Penggaram Square
  • Check out the famous Batu Pahat roundabout with the 100-year-old tree.
  • 1 Batu Pahat Stadium (Stadium Batu Pahat), Kampung Bahagia. Stadium Batu Pahat Stadium (Q94494052) on Wikidata
  • 2 Penggaram Square (Dataran Penggaram), Jalan Rahmat, Kampung Bahagia. Public square Free. Penggaram Square (Q64997312) on Wikidata
  • 3 Tasik Y Recreational Park (Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y), Jalan Sejati (Take BP-001 bus from Batu Pahat Terminal and alight at the park). Man made recreation lake very popular with the locals. The nearby park is filled with locals relaxing and exercising. Tasik Y Recreational Park (Q96097223) on Wikidata


Minyak Beku Beach
  • Minyak Beku. a sea side with a lighthouse nearby. you can enjoy the sea breeze and taste some tea or coffee at the "warung" (coffee house in Malay). There is a water well near the sea side. According to the elder people, the name of "Batu Pahat" are originate from this well, where the Troop from Thailand has created a water well within rocks at the sea side. 0.
  • 1 Soga Perdana Recreational Forest (Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana), Jalan Perdana 17, Taman Bukit Perdana. Recreational forest Soga Perdana Recreational Forest (Q61119282) on Wikidata


Square One Shopping Mall

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.

  • One Stop (Located at Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Jenang and Taman Bukit Pasir).
  • The Store Supermarket (环球百货购物中心) (Located at Jalan Rugayah and in The Summit).
  • Pasaraya Nirwana Maju. Located at Jalan Ampuan intersect with Jalan Zamrud (Taman Soga).
  • Jalan Penggaram. Colonial shophouses famous for its textile goods and goldsmiths. Bargain suitcases, luggage and travel bag can be purchased here.
  • 1 Batu Pahat Mall (BP Mall), Jalan Kluang, Kampung Beroleh. Shopping mall. Batu Pahat Mall (Q4873320) on Wikidata Batu Pahat Mall on Wikipedia
  • 2 Square One Shopping Mall, 36A, Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama, Taman Flora Utama. Shopping mall. Square One Shopping Mall (Q96097246) on Wikidata
  • 3 Super Cowboy BP Supermarket, Jalan Kluang. Supermarket. Super Cowboy BP Supermarket (Q96097268) on Wikidata
  • 4 The Summit Batu Pahat, No. 88, Jalan Bakau Condong, Kampung Pegawai (Take BP-002 bus from Batu Pahat Termina and alight at the shopping mall). Shopping mall. The Summit Batu Pahat (Q96097257) on Wikidata

Night markets[edit]

These famous night markets are a must for 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 a different location every day on a rotating basis.

  • Taman Nira (尼拉花园). Sunday
  • Taman Bukit Pasir (白沙孚花园). Monday
  • Taman Soga (苏雅花园). Tuesday
  • Taman Bukit Perdana (龙华山庄). Wednesday
  • Jalan Omar (former Bus Stand). Thursday
  • Taman Sri Jaya. Friday
  • Kampung Kenangan Dato Onn (Pesta). Saturday


Old Street Mall

Batu Pahat is fabulous for its food. Look for these Malay specialities:

  • Pisang goreng - only the original fried banana in batter along Jalan Omar (Warung Tandan Emas). Its unique taste comes from being mixed with their delicious blend of kicap pedas (spicy 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 caused its quality to deteriorate.

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


  • 1 Ah See Wan Tan Mee, 2, Jalan Jenang Dalam. Chinese food is very famous among the locals. This is a small shophouse beside the OCBC Bank.
  • 2 Hai Kee Hawker Centre, Jln Rahmat. 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. Its famous foods include fried oyster omelette, prawn cakes, ais kachang, sambal grilled stingray, steamboat and fried carrot cake.
  • 3 Traditional Mee Rebus, 1794, Jalan Abu Bakar. Soul food.
  • 4 怪奶奶茶餐室, 1, Jalan Rugayah. Chinese restaurant
  • 5 Asam Pedas 2000 Batu Pahat, 5, Jalan Hamidon.
  • 6 Penggaram Fishball Noodles, 84, Jalan Soga.
  • 7 2012 Kopitiam, Taman Bukit Pasir.
  • 8 Restoran K-10, 73, Jalan Setia Jaya Utama.


  • 9 Old Street Commercial Centre (老街坊). Dining mall Old Street Commercial Centre (Q96097329) on Wikidata
  • 10 Macau Kopitiam (澳门茶餐室), No. 73, Jalan Jelawat, Taman Banang, +60163366515. Kopitiam serving Macau-related snack food. Its bun is a must try.
  • 11 Niqiu Space, No. 5, Jalan Jenang, Kampung Pegawai. A cafe with classical theme displaying various old time vintage products, equipped with an open air garden at its center. Niqiu Space (Q99517078) on Wikidata
  • Minyak Beku Swimming Pool. Not a swimming pool anymore but a Chinese restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.




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