Kluang Railway Station
Coffee. half-boiled eggs and toasted bread...this has been the staple of passengers who alighted and waited to board the trains at the railway station. The coffee shop canteen has been operating at the same venue since 1938 ans is currently run by the generation of the Lim family that started the business. Don't forget to take a walk around this quaint station.
When in Kluang don't forget to fill up your bags and car with some of their popular produce like Kluang coffee powder, dragon fruit, dragon fruit fine, Tong Huat cookies, hand-made straw traditonal crackers or keropok, dried fruits, ceramic pottery like flower vases and jewellery boxes, crystal glass flowers and pickled fruits and vegetable.
Tong Fong Cafe
An authentic coffee shop at 56, jalan lambak that was popular with British soldiers during the heyday of British rule. Operating since 1954, it is now run by the second-generation descendants. The traditional practices are still in place and every cup of coffee tastes like it did before Independence. The shouting of orders from the front to the kitchen still exists and takeaway coffee is still doggie-bagged in used milk tins with a raffia string as a loop.
Since receiving city status in 2001, many new shopping malls have sprung up like BCB Plaza and Kluang Parade. Nonetheless, old traditional shops like Mansor Toko Batik are still around, selling Malay traditional stuff such as batik, songkok, kain pelikat and other ancient items. Look out for Nan Yuan Sdn Bhd along Jalan Dato where this famous shop stocks fine textiles and furnishings at reasonable prices.
Dragon Fruits Orchards
Red or white, the dragon fruits are a wonder as they are lusciously moist yet the farmers do not have to water them all the orchards here will show you know this plant thrives. Do not forget to get a couple of fruist and bottles of the wine when you leave.
This interesting hub is on Jalan Stesen which is lined with shops catering to the needs of the Indian community here and it is also where good thosais, chapattis and other indian delicies can be found, besides good, strong teh tarik.
for a touch of history, do walk along the Mengkibol River, which is a tributary of the Endau River, where you will see a wooden antique bridge, fondly known as the Kluang Bridge. This ancient bridge, which is still standing strong, connects to the other side of the city where restaurants, cafes and a Muslim prayer hall stand.
Zenxin Organic Park
This is an organic agriculture park that is located along the road to Ayer Hitam. The park has a vegetable and dragon fruit plantation, park cafe, farm mart, flower nursey, meeting room, function hall and viewing platform. It also provides recreational activities for the whole family such as walking and bicycle tours and educational tours. Food served here is halal. Admission is free.
Kluang Rest House
Famous for its Western and chinese cuisines, it is located at ahillside beside the government offices on Jalan Pejabat Kerajaan. It has 14 rooms. Try it out for an old colonial feel.
A true experience of Kluang would be to take train either from Johor Baru or Kuala Lumpur and making the stop at the historical Kluang Railway Station. The modern way would be to take the North South Highway and turn off at the Ayer Hitam exit to get to this qauint city. Buses are also available and tickets can be purchased through the express bus companies.