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7 Thrilling Activities to Do in Batu Pahat

Batu Pahat is a laid-back city that always welcomes its visitors. If you are looking for a relaxed yet exciting getaway from the bustling city, this is the best place for you.

Located in the southeast of Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat is one of the largest urban areas in Johor. According to the legend, it acquired its name, which means ‘chiseled stone’, due to the invading Siamese troops chiseling stone during war.

Despite its history and mundane appearance, don’t let it fool you. This city has plenty of fantastic activities to fill your vacation with excitement. Check out these 7 thrilling things you must do while exploring Batu Pahat, Johor.

 

 

Penggaram Square

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Your visit to Batu Pahat is incomplete without checking out this landmark. As the official city square, Penggaram Square is where all the festive celebrations are held. It features a prominent purple and gold clock tower as well as a fountain with a monument of a pair of hands chiseling a rock. It is to commemorate the name of Batu Pahat and the history behind it.

Address: Jalan Rahmat, Kampung Bahagia, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

 

 

Old Street Batu Pahat

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This magnificent colonial-style building is certainly one of Batu Pahat’s must-visit place. Consists of two blocks, this commercial centre has a unique and sophisticated white façade. The shops range from restaurants that can tantalize your taste buds to entertainment that you can enjoy. The best part – it has a roof garden! You can enjoy your dinner whilst admiring the scenery. Don’t forget to take pictures!

Address: Jalan Parit Besar, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +6013-666 5800
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 11.00 pm

 

 

Minyak Beku Beach

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At a glimpse, Minyak Beku Beach may look like any other ordinary beach. There is a history behind its strange name. You can read all about it on the historical plaque that is placed by the Tourism Ministry. On top of that, there is an unusual man-made well, namely Perigi Batu Pahat. It is somehow related to the beach, so make sure you check it out. If you are up for an adventure, there is a ferry terminal for a short boat ride to Pulau Silju, a small island nearby.

Address: Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

 

 

Soga Perdana Amenity Forest

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Despite the rapid advancement in Batu Pahat, the nature reserve is well protected by the government. Soga Perdana Amenity Forest is one of such sacred and remains untouched by human hands forest. Located only 5 km away from the town centre, this recreational forest is considered as a convenient and safe place to be with nature. There are four hidden routes from different entries to the recreational park, which can be chosen according to the difficulty level.

Address: Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

 

 

Lovers’ Bridge

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The Lovers’ Bridge is a famous local attraction for tourists, especially for couples. Located in Kampung Segenting, it is actually a dock that used to be a platform for fishermen to park and leave the dock. Today, it has become a romantic spot for couples to take a stroll during sunset. According to locals, if a man and a woman walk on the bridge, they will fall in love and become lovers. Such a perfect place to bring your partner!

Address: No 95, TL Sungai 43, Jalan Kampung Segenting, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-428 6346

 

 

Segenting Chong Long Gong Temple

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Near Lovers’ Bridge and Minyak Beku Beach, this temple is located at the fishing village of Kampung Segenting. Local fishermen visit Chong Long Gong Temple to pray to the sea deities for a safe voyage. On the other hand, this temple is renowned among tourists for fish touching as it is home to giant arapaima fishes. It is believed that you’ll get a year’s worth of good luck if you touch these fishes. So why not give it a shot?

Address: 81, Jalan Kampung Segenting, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

 

 

Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort

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Complete your visit in Batu Pahat with a splashing time at Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort! This unique water theme park in town is the only one of its kind in Johor. Sprawl over 44-acre land, it features a wide variety of popular rides and attractions of interactive water play elements. If you are coming to Batu Pahat with family and friends, this is a place that you should never miss!

Address: 15, Jalan Seroja Jaya 2, Kampung Batu Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-433 6060
Opening Hours:
Thursday – Tuesday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Closed on Wednesday

 

 

Be it beaches, forests, or a water-themed park, Batu Pahat is a city that offers tons of thrilling activities for everyone. So where are you heading to next? For more amazing experiences in Johor and beyond, check out KKday now!

 

 

*Featured image via Heritage Malaysia

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