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):
There is no local train station. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Kluang.
Batu Pahat does not have its own airport; the nearest airport is located in Malacca (MKZ), and has very limited connections. For most visitors, the nearest airports of significance are the ones in Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Johor Bahru (JHB) and Singapore (SIN).
By carThe 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 busThe 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.
- Check out the famous Batu Pahat roundabout with the 100-year-old tree.
Batu Pahat Stadiumaddress: Kampung BahagiaStadium
Penggaram Squareaddress: Jalan Rahmat, Kampung BahagiaPublic square
Tasik Y Recreational Parkaddress: Jalan SejatiMan made recreation lake very popular with the locals. The nearby park is filled with locals relaxing and exercising.
Minyak Bekua 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.
Soga Perdana Recreational Forestaddress: Jalan Perdana 17, Taman Bukit PerdanaRecreational forest
phone: +6074336060address: Lot 138, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Tasik Bukit Pasir, Batu 1/2Built around the town's famous Merdeka Lake, the waterpark spreads over a 17-ha (44-acre) landscaped park. It is on the outskirts of the town centre (about 20 mins drive). Facilities: Fast food outlet, gift shop, car park.
CarrefourThe French retail giant Carrefour invested RM90 million to set up its latest chain of hypermarkets in Taman Flora Utama. This is the second Carrefour to be built in Johor, and the tenth in Malaysia.
The Store Supermarket
Pasaraya Nirwana MajuLocated at Jalan Ampuan intersect with Jalan Zamrud (Taman Soga).
Jalan PenggaramColonial shophouses famous for its textile goods and goldsmiths. Bargain suitcases, luggage and travel bag can be purchased here.
Batu Pahat Malladdress: Jalan Kluang, Kampung BerolehShopping mall.
Square One Shopping Malladdress: 36A, Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama, Taman Flora UtamaShopping mall.
Super Cowboy BP Supermarketaddress: Jalan KluangSupermarket.
The Summit Batu Pahataddress: 88, Jalan Bakau Condong, Kampung PegawaiShopping mall.
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 Bukit PasirMonday
Taman Bukit PerdanaWednesday
Taman Sri JayaFriday
Kampung Kenangan Dato OnnSaturday
- 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.
Ah See Wanton NoodlesChinese food is very famous among the locals. This is a small shophouse beside the OCBC Bank.
Glutton (Hai Kee) SquareThe 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.
Minyak Beku Swimming PoolNot a swimming pool anymore but a Chinese restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.
Beef NoodlesA stall located at the hawker centre behind old Cheng Siu Primary School (along Jalan Abu Bakar). The current hawker took over the business from his parents and has been around for more than 20 years.
Restoran Ming Choonaddress: 95, Jalan Susur Perdana Tengah, Taman Bukit Perdana 2A Chinese restaurant reputed to have one of the best laksa in town.
Old Street MallDining mall
Seventy Two Food Courtaddress: 87, Jalan Mohd. Akil, Kampung PegawaiHawker center of Chinese food
phone: +60 16-7505050address: 5, Jln S/J2A, Tmn Setia Jaya
Silver Inn HotelOne of the first 3-star hotels.
Katerina Hotel4-star hotel. More famous for the exploits of a local politician!
phone: +60 74348000address: 8, Jalan Abu Bakar, Plaza Lian HoeA boutique hotel in Batu Pahat. Free breakfast, Wifi, parking.
phone: +60 7-453 2744, +60 7-454 1744address: No. 12, Jalan Cempaka 3, Taman Cempaka BiruA very cozy and affordable place to spend the night or even holding an event