The capital of Batu Pahat is Bandar Penggaram. The town acquired the name Batu Pahat, which means “chiselled stone”, from the quarries near the estuary.There are multiple theories as to the origin of this name. In 1893/1894, the present township was founded by Dato’ Bentara Luar, Mohamed Salleh bin Perang, acting on the orders of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Abu Bakar.

It owes its rapid development, to the influx of shoppers from neighbouring townships, other states and overseas, that flocks its many retail outlets.Thus, it is no surprise that Batu Pahat won its “Shopping Paradise” accolade, with the proliferation of shopping malls and hypermarkets.

Bandar Penggaram, Batu Pahat is growing rapidly and has now developed to become the second major town in Johor state after Johor Bahru.

According to the information we had collected, things can do at BATU PAHAT as below.


  1. Ceramic Pottery, Ayer Hitam
  2. Fortune Dragon, Yong Peng
  3. Parit Sulong Bridge (WWII battle scene)
  4. Penggaram Square Batu Pahat
  5. Tropical Village Ayer Hitam
  6. Tugu Peringatan Parit Sulong/Public Works Building
  7. Yong Peng Street


  1. Galeri Dato Onn (BP)


  1. Bukit Segenting
  2. Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana
  3. Mount Banang
  4. Pantai Minyak Beku
  5. Punggor Beach, Rengit
  6. Sungai Ayam Fishing Village, Senggarang
  7. Taman Botani Johor
  8. Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y

Outdoor Activities

  1. Wet World Batu Pahat


  1. Batu Pahat Mall
  2. Old Street Batu Pahat
  3. Pasar Karat Batu Pahat
  4. Square One Shopping Mall

Click on below Johor district name to view full list of attractions.