EXQUISITE BATU PAHAT
Batu Pahat Background
Batu Pahat town (Bandar Penggaram or BP) is a town located on the northwest coast of the state of Johor, Malaysia within a district of the same name. It lies south-east of Muar, south-west of Kluang, north-west of Pontian and south of Segamat.
As of 2009, Batu Pahat is the 20th largest urban area in Malaysia in terms of population. In 2006, Batu Pahat surpassed Muar to become the second largest urban area in Johor and by 2012, Batu Pahat is the 16th largest urban area in Malaysia in terms of population.Batu Pahat has developed rapidly over the past few years, its growth encouraged by people from neighbouring townships who come to visit the local shopping centres. Nowadays, Batu Pahat enjoy the name of “Northern Johor Shopping Paradise” due to the rapid development of those shopping malls and hypermarkets.
Pantai Minyak Beku may looks like any ordinary beach at its first glance. Its strange name actually comes from its history. Back in time, Siamese soldiers arrived on the beach and looked for water by digging a well. However, instead of water, they found thick oil – hence the name of the beach.
GETTING AROUND JOHOR BY BUS
Visitors to Johor Bahru can travel to different places within the city by using its extensive bus service network. The buses have destination boards and mostly operate from Larkin Central or the main bus stops in the city centre opposite of City Square (a shopping mall linked to the Malaysian Customs). The fares for the majority of the buses are relatively cheap and they also cater to travellers who are heading to the outskirts of Johor.