If you haven’t heard of Kluang, it is one of Johor’s three landlocked districts. The name Kluang is derived from keluang, a local species of megabat that is now known as the Malayan Flying Fox. There have also been reports of keluang attacking orchards, necessitating the intervention of a shaman. Here are some of the best Kluang attractions for those curious about what a town named after a megabat has to offer.
1. Kluang Rail Coffee
The Original Kluang Rail Coffee, located near the Kluang Railway Station, serves kopitiam cuisine such as roti bakar, nasi lemak, and other local delicacies. You can sip your hot cup of roasted coffee while watching the train pass by.
2. Zenxin Organic Park
Zenxin Organic Park was established to provide people with valuable insights into organic farming. Visitors will be able to tour the organic farmlands and learn more about the herb-growing process. Aside from that, you will have the opportunity to get closer to nature by camping the night at this Kluang attraction.
3. Kluang Coffee Powder Factory
The Kluang Coffee Powder Factory is a must-see for all coffee enthusiasts. The birthplace of “kopi” (coffee) in Kluang can be found on Jalan Besar, Kampung Yap Tau Sah. The aroma of roasted coffee will sweep you off your feet as soon as you step out of your car. The friendly staff here will gladly show you around the facility and demonstrate how coffee is made before you sample the original and robust flavour of white and black coffee in their cafe.
4. Tropical Village
Tropical Village is a small amusement park located 40 minutes from the centre of Kluang. Replicas of the landmarks were built within this 32-acre theme park to provide guests with another unforgettable experience. You can expect to spend 1 to 2 hours here navigating from the children’s playground to the pets’ corner. There are also miniature replicas of famous landmarks from around the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Petronas Twin Towers, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
5. Mount Lambak
Mount Lambak is 510 metres above sea level. The shortest trail takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. This is also the most difficult trail to navigate, but there are hanging ropes to help you stay balanced. While this hike is not easy and may be difficult for beginners, as several sections require scrambling, the view from the peak is breathtaking and well worth the sweat and effort.
6. MPK Kluang Lake Garden
Another Kluang attraction worth seeing is the MPK Kluang Lake Garden. People visit the park frequently to spend time with their families and engage in recreational activities. Among the activities and facilities available in Taman Tasik MPK Kluang are running, jogging, skating, and even a children’s playground. The greenery that surrounds the lake adds beauty and refreshment to morning activities.
7. Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest
Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest is another appealing Kluang attraction for those seeking natural beauty. It is not only full of streams and mini waterfalls, but it is also an excellent hiking destination. It’s a difficult exercise that will take you about 30 minutes to complete. If you’re lucky, you might even see some monkeys.