As the second biggest urban township in Johor, Batu Pahat has so much to offer. Despite its mundane appearance of an idyllic sleepy town, this place is the perfect getaway for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
It has a wide variety of thrilling activities to do, fantastic attractions to visit, and scrumptious local delicacies for you to try. Here is our suggestion of two itineraries, so you can choose either one that suits your one-day trip to Batu Pahat. Let’s go!
Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort > lunch at Batu Pahat Town > Penggaram Square > Old Street Batu Pahat
Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort
Kick start your trip to Batu Pahat with a splashing time at Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort! This unique water themed park in town is the only one of its kinds in Johor. Sprawl over 44-acre land, it features a wide variety of popular rides and attractions of interactive water play elements. This is the perfect place to have an amazing time together with family and friends in Batu Pahat.
Address: 15, Jalan Seroja Jaya 2, Kampung Batu Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-433 6060
Thursday – Tuesday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Lunch at Batu Pahat Town
After a tiring but enjoyable time at the water theme park, why not rejuvenate your energy with tonic soup? This sought-after local dish is not like any other ordinary soup. Considered as a high-quality food in Batu Pahat, this tonic soup has been around ever since 1978. Every day, the tonic soup is cooked for 3 hours. It is prepared using a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation, only with fresh ingredients.
Swee Kee Tonic Soup
Address: No 3, Jalan Setia Jaya 2, Taman Setia Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-434 3842
Opening Hours: Daily, 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Your visit to Batu Pahat is incomplete without checking out this landmark. As the official city square, Penggaram Square is where all the public festive celebrations are held. It features a prominent purple and gold clock tower as well as a fountain. The fountain is adorned with a monument of a hanging 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
Complete your Batu Pahat trip with a visit to this magnificent colonial-style building. 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 view of the town. 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
Breakfast at Batu Pahat Town > Minyak Beku Beach > Segenting Chong Long Gong Temple > Lovers’ Bridge
Breakfast at Batu Pahat Town
Begin your day in Batu Pahat with a hearty breakfast. This much talked-about freshly-made, toasted sandwich is to die for. It consists of traditionally baked bread with a crunchy outer layer and soft in the inside. Its fillings ranging from fish meat, also known as otak, meat floss, ham and egg. Enjoy it with freshly brewed coffee, make it the perfect combination.
Han Kee Cake & Café
Address: No 48, Jalan Jelawat, Taman Banang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-434 7562
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30 am – 10.00 pm
Minyak Beku Beach
At a glance, Minyak Beku Beach may look like any other ordinary beach. There is a history behind its strange name. On top of that, there is an unusual man-made well, namely Perigi Batu Pahat. It is somehow related to the beach, you can read all about it on the historical plaque that is placed by the Ministry of Tourism. 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
Segenting Chong Long Gong Temple
Located at the fishing village of Kampung Segenting, this temple is nearby to Minyak Beku Beach. Local fishermen visit Chong Long Gong Temple to pray to the sea deities for a safe voyage. Meanwhile, this temple is renowned among tourists for fish touching. 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 don’t you give it a try?
Address: 81, Jalan Kampung Segenting, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
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 end your trip in Batu Pahat!
Address: No 95, TL Sungai 43, Jalan Kampung Segenting, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-428 6346
Hope our recommendation of 1-day itineraries helps you to discover the best of Batu Pahat. So where are you heading to this weekend? For more amazing itineraries in Johor and beyond, check out KKday now!
*Featured image via Tourism Johor