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This place was formerly known as Batu Pahat Fountain as there was once a fountain there. It was developed and opened for public since May 1961. In conjunction with the declaration of Batu Pahat as Batu Pahat Township the name was since changed to Batu Pahat Square. The rebranding of the square was also largely due to the refurbishment process it had gone through. Consequently, the square now is a multi purpose point for local community activities ranging from hosting cultural shows to religous ceremonies.
Near to Dataran Penggaram, there is a lake which was previously a mining area. However, it is now reclaimed as a recreational place for the public use. It is fully equipped with recreational facilities such as playground, excercising equipment, gazebo, jogging track and a reflexology area. Other than that, there are eating outlets available at the lake area. Mostly the outlets are popular for their Yong Tau Foo and ABC (shaved ice with condiments) . Routinely, on good weather day, it hosts J-Robik (aerobic) program on every Sunday morning, which is program is open for the public.
Pantai Minyak Beku
Although this beach is no longer suitable for swinmming activities, it still attracts many people for its popular fishing spots, refreshing and picturesque surrounding. There are also a fisherman village and a quarry processing gravels and sand. The most suitable spot in this area are Kampung Orang Asli (Aborigine Village) and Perkampungan Nelayan Cina Segenting (Segenting Chinese Fisherman Village). Perigi Batu Pahat which is located in Pantai Minyak Beku is the place where the name Batu Pahat was originated. The distance from Batu Pahat town to Minyak Beku is 8KM that would normally take up to a 20 minute- drive on a long winding road.
Punggor Beach is set in a scenic village area. Even the beach is no more suitable for swimming it still offers a breathtaking scenery especially for the nature lovers. Those who are interested in fishing activity, Punggor is considered as the best place.
BP walk is an area in Jalan Rahmat that offers many kind of local and international cuisines. It opens from 3 pm till 4am daily. It is a spot that gathers people from the viccinity mostly for having their dinner and supper.
Wet World Batu Pahat
First and only water park in Johor spread over 44 acres of land and build around the famous Tasek Merdeka in Batu Pahat, Johor. A unique park on its own, Wet World Bat Pahat is the place where you can enjoy interactive water play element with slippery and water slides.
Ayer Hitam town draws people from other states to come over for its high quality ceramics and artificial flowers products. Apart from that, a growing number of business outlets in the town now offers bridal needs and home decorations. Agro-tourism is another attraction of the town, as at present it bears the largest modern agricultural center in the country.
Parit Raja is well-known for its food industry namely local traditional foods like rempeyek, sun dried banana, etc. According to an unrecorded history, Parit Raja gets its name when a royalty dropped by the area to get a drink. The residents of the area mostly earn their livings through agricultural, fishery and business activities.
Popular Shopping Malls
- > BP Mall
- > The Summit Parade Batu Pahat
- > Carrefour Hypermarket
- > The Store
Popular Local Cuisines
Nasi Baryani Gam - If you want a real taste of Baryani Rice, Nasi Beriyani Gam Mat Syah and Baryani Power are both considered as the two best options in town. Nasi Beriyani Gam Mat Syah is located at food court area is accessible through Jalan Batu Pahat - Muar.
Mee Bandung - The most exquisite Mee Bandung (Bandung Noodle) is offerred by Mee Bandung Odeon which sited in front of Garden Hotel.
Asam Pedas - Batu Pahat is also known for its tempting asam pedas. Usually food hunters flock at a stall next to Batu Pahat Post Office atJalan Rahmat.
Cendol - Cendol is the most popular local dessert. A cendol stall at Jalan Omar particulary offers the most scrumptious Cendol Gelas (Cendol in a glass).