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 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).
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.
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.
- Check out the famous Batu Pahat roundabout with the 100-year-old tree.
- 1 Batu Pahat Stadium (Stadium Batu Pahat), Kampung Bahagia. Stadium
- 2 Penggaram Square (Dataran Penggaram), Jalan Rahmat, Kampung Bahagia. Public square Free.
- 3 Tasik Y Recreational Park (Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y), Jalan Sejati. Man made recreation lake very popular with the locals. The nearby park is filled with locals relaxing and exercising.
- 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
- 2 Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort, Lot 138, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Tasik Bukit Pasir, Batu 1/2, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Built 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. RM30 (adult), RM27 (children).
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.
- Carrefour (家乐福霸级市场). The 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.
- 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.
- 2 Square One Shopping Mall, 36A, Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama, Taman Flora Utama. Shopping mall.
- 3 Super Cowboy BP Supermarket, Jalan Kluang. Supermarket.
- 4 The Summit Batu Pahat, 88, Jalan Bakau Condong, Kampung Pegawai. Shopping 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 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
Batu Pahat is fabulous for its food. Look for these Malay specialties:
- 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 Noodles. Chinese food is very famous among the locals. This is a small shophouse beside the OCBC Bank.
- Glutton (Hai Kee) Square. 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.
- Minyak Beku Swimming Pool. Not a swimming pool anymore but a Chinese restaurant specialising in seafood steamboat.
- Beef Noodles. A 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 Choon, 95, Jalan Susur Perdana Tengah, Taman Bukit Perdana 2. 10AM-3PM. A Chinese restaurant reputed to have one of the best laksa in town. starting from RM3.
- 1 Old Street Mall. Dining mall
- 2 Seventy Two Food Court (美食七十二变), 87, Jalan Mohd. Akil, Kampung Pegawai. Hawker center of Chinese food
- Silver Inn Hotel. One of the first 3-star hotels.
- Katerina Hotel. 4-star hotel. More famous for the exploits of a local politician!
- B&S Hotel Sdn Bhd (B&S Boutique Hotel), 8, Jalan Abu Bakar, Plaza Lian Hoe (Near the Batu Pahat bus station), ☏ . A boutique hotel in Batu Pahat. Free breakfast, Wifi, parking. RM128.
- D'Impian Inn Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, No. 12, Jalan Cempaka 3, Taman Cempaka Biru, ☏ , . A very cozy and affordable place to spend the night or even holding an event 60.