This institution is situated in Parit Raja, 20 minutes (15KM) from Ayer Hitam. It has excellent road links with the PLUS highway which is accessible if you are travelling through exit 244. It is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur in the North and Johor Bahru in the South using the North - South Highway through the Ayer Hitam exit.
By Plane - UTHM is located approximately 80 kilometers away from Sultan Ismail International Airport, Senai, Johor. A standard taxy fare of MYR 100 is charged from the airport to UTHM. For more information on routes and flights please visit http://www.senaiairport.com/ .
By Train - This mode of transportation is provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM). The nearest KTM station is located in Kluang, Johor 30KM away from UTHM. Frequent services run from the eastern, northern and southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. For more information please visit http://www.ktmb.com.my
By Bus & Taxi - These two services are the most affordable services to get to UTHM. They are available from the nearby stations of Batu Pahat, Kluang and Ayer Hitam.
This place was formerly known as Batu Pahat Fountain as there was once a fountain there. It was developed and opened to the public since May 1961. In conjunction with the declaration of Batu Pahat as a 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 is now a multipurpose point for local community activities ranging from hosting cultural shows to religius ceremonies.
Nearby Dataran Penggaram, there is a lake which previously was a mining area. However, it is now reclaimed as a recreational park for the public's use. It is fully equipped with recreational facilities such as playgrounds, exercise equipments, gazebos, a jogging track and a reflexology area. Other than that, there are eating outlets available at the lake area. The outlets are mainly popular for their Yong Tau Foo and ABC (shaved ice with condiments). Routinely, on good weather day, it hosts J-Robik (aerobic) program open to the public on every Sunday morning.
Pantai Minyak Beku
Although this beach is no longer suitable for swinmming activities, it still attracts many visitors to its popular fishing spots, refreshing and picturesque surrounding. There is also a fishing village and a quarry processing gravels and sand. The most suitable spots 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 originated. It is a 20 minute drive (8KM), along a winding road, from Batu Pahat town to Minyak Beku.
Punggor Beach is set in a scenic village area. Although the beach is no longer suitable for swimming it still offers a breathtaking scenery especially for the nature lover. Punggor is considered as the best place for fishing enthusiasts.
BP walk is an area along Jalan Rahmat that offers many kinds of local and international cuisines. It opens from 3pm to 4am daily. It is a gathering place for people from the vicinity to have their dinner and supper.
Ayer Hitam town draws visitors from other states to come for its high quality ceramics and artificial floral products. Apart from that, a growing number of business outlets in the town now offer bridal needs and home decorations. Agro-tourism is another attraction of the town, as at present it bears the largest modern agricultural centre in the country.
Parit Raja is well-known for its food industry, namely local traditional foods like rempeyek, sun dried banana, etc. According to unrecorded history, Parit Raja got its name when a member of a royal family dropped by the area to get a drink. The residents of the area mostly earn their living 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 Baryani Gam Mat Syah is considered as the best in town. It is located at a food court area called Benteng. This eating outlet is accessible through Jalan Batu Pahat - Muar.
Mee Bandung - The most exquisite Mee Bandung (Bandung Noodle) is offered by Mee Bandung Odeon which is situated in front of Garden Hotel.
Asam Pedas - Batu Pahat is also known for its tempting asam pedas. Food hunters usually flock to the row of stalls next to the Batu Pahat Post Office at Jalan Rahmat.
Cendol -Cendol is the most popular local dessert. A cendol stall at Jalan Omar particularly offers the most scrumptious Cendol Gelas (Cendol in a glass).