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Kluang (GPS: 2.02929, 103.3168) is a town in central Johor. It is located within the Kluang District. However, the district capital is at Simpang Renggam. The district has a population of a quarter million people, of which about 60% live in Kluang town.

Kluang is very much surrounded by undulating plantation land. Oil palm and rubber are the main commodity crops here. Sungai Mengkibol flows right through Kluang.

How to go to Kluang

By Car
Exit the North-South Expressway at Exit 244, Air Hitam Interchange. Take Route 50 towards Kluang (going in the opposite direction takes you to Batu Pahat).

By Bus
Long distance buses go to the Kluang Bus Terminal on Jalan Bakawali.

By Train
KTM has Intercity train services that stops at Kluang Railway Station.

Map of Kluang

Places of interest in Kluang

  1. Che Luan Khor Temple, Jalan Jelutong, Kluang
  2. Church of St Louis (GPS: 2.03802, 103.31684) , Jalan Omar, Kluang
  3. Gunung Belumut Recreational Forest
  4. Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest
  5. Gurdwara Sahib Kluang, Jalan Batu Pahat, Kluang
  6. Hong Xian Gong Temple, Jalan Kapur, Kluang
  7. Jalan Lambak Heritage Row (GPS: 2.02725, 103.31909)
  8. Kahang Low Rise Tea Plantation
  9. Kahang Organic Rice Farm
  10. Kluang Bus Terminal (GPS: 2.03622, 103.32279)
  11. Kluang Coffee Powder Factory
  12. Kluang Indian Muslim Mosque (GPS: 2.03242, 103.32564), Jalan Batu Pahat, Kluang
  13. Kluang Railway Station (GPS: 2.03363, 103.3175)
  14. Legaran Ismail Hassann (GPS: 2.03804, 103.32245)
  15. Little India
  16. Tasik Sembrong (GPS: 1.97372, 103.18913)
  17. UK Farm
  18. Zenxin Organic Park

Streets in Kluang

  1. Jalan Dato' Teoh Siew Khor
  2. Jalan Ismail

Places in Kluang District

360° View of Kluang on Google Maps Street View

Orientation

The main road through Kluang is Jalan Batu Pahat. This is the trunk road, also known as Route 50, that goes all the way to Batu Pahat, where - ironically - it is known as Jalan Kluang. The roads in town are quite straightforward - Jalan Mersing leads to Mersing, while Jalan Kota Tinggi leads to Kota Tinggi.

Emergencies Numbers

  1. Police tel: 07 772 2222
  2. Fire Brigade Jalan Haji Manan, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 4444

Transportation in Kluang

  1. Kluang Bus & Taxi Station Jalan Bakawali
  2. Kluang Railway Station Jalan Stesyen

Useful Numbers in Kluang

  1. Kluang Post Offfice Jalan Omar, 86000 Kluang, 07 773 3555
  2. Kluang General Hospital Jalan Hospital, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 3333
  3. Telekom Malaysia tel: 07 771 9191

Hospitals in Kluang

  1. Kluang General Hospital Jalan Hospital, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 3333
  2. Kluang Utama Specialist Centre 1, Susur 1, Jalan Besar, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 771 8999

History of Kluang

The history of Kluang goes back to 1910, when a decision was made to develop Central Johor for agriculture. The site of Kluang was selected and in 1915, it was made the administrative capital of central Johor. A railway station was built there, and this helped to spur the grown of the town and region.

Kluang is said to have been named after a village called Kampung Kluang, which in turn was named after the fruit bat, keluang. The fruit bat has all but disappeared in the Kluang area.

Hotels in Kluang

  1. Anika Hotel 1, 3 & 5 Jalan Dato' Abd. Rauf, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 4977
  2. Merdeka Hotel 30 Jalan Mengkibol, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 4911
  3. Nagaria Inn 3 Jalan Intan 1/1, Taman Intan, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 773 9999
  4. Prime City Hotel 20 Jalan Bakawali, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 771 1111
  5. Regal Hotel 42 & 44, Jalan Dato Captain Ahmad, 86000 Kluang, tel: 07 772 4923

Kluang is on the Map of Johor

List of Towns in Johor and Towns in Malaysia

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