Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia

Kluang, previously Keluang, is a charming Malaysian town in the centre of the state of Johor. Located on the train line, it is a nice place to stop when travelling north from Johor Bahru or Singapore. The town has a great food scene, with places like the Original Kluang Rail Coffee as well as hawker centres like Ngepot Kabin drawing crowds from near and far. Surrounding the town are organic farms, eco-resorts and also beautiful hillsides. Find out more in this Kluang destination guide.

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Highlights: visit the Kluang Coffee Powder Factory, explore the nearby organic farms and indulge in delicious street food at Ngepot Kabin hawker centre.

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What is Kluang Malaysia famous for?

Kluang is known for its eco farms and organic farming. Additionally, it’s the home of the original Kluang Rail Coffee as well as the Kluang Coffee Powder Factory.

Why you should visit Kluang Malaysia

Cooking Otak-Otak Restoran Bawah Kolong Kluang Malaysia
Cooking Otak-Otak Restoran Bawah Kolong Kluang Malaysia

Kluang is the perfect place to stop over when travelling through the south of Malaysia. It’s also the perfect day trip from Johor Bahru. Kluang is a beautiful town surrounded by rolling hillsides as well as farmland. The town is a great place to get a coffee fix, with a number of famous cafes as well as a coffee factory right in the heart of the town. Be sure to come with an appetite, as there is so much great food in Kluang! Some of our favourites are the beef noodles from Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef as well as the Ramly burger from Fendy’s Burger Stall.

Kluang gets its name from the Malay word ‘keluang’, which means fruit bat. As you look around the town you will find references to bats all around the city – from the murals to the street lamps that are shaped like bats. Kluang is a pretty town to walk around and explore. There are a number of interesting sites throughout the city including streets filled with street art, a pleasant riverside area as well as a number of churches and a beautiful Chinese temple.

Kluang Destination Guide: Know before you go

Basic info about Kluang Malaysia

  • City name in other scripts – كلواڠ (Jawi), 居鑾 (Chinese)
  • Language – Malay. There are 10 dialects of Malay used throughout thought the country, with Standard Malay being the unifying language. English is becoming more widely spoken in the country. However not everyone you meet will be able to speak English. Mandarin Chinese, Malaysian Chinese, Tamil, other Indian languages as well as Creole are spoken by the various ethnic groups that live in Malaysia.
  • Currency – Malaysian ringgit (MYR). This has been the official currency of Malaysia since 1967. Currency exchanges can be found in most cities and ATMs are also available widely throughout the country.
  • Population – 323,762 (2020)
  • Area – 2,865 km2 (1,106 sq mi)
  • District – Kluang
  • State – Johor
  • Emergency number – 999
  • Police number – 999

Utilities in Kluang Malaysia

Public Toilets Terminal Pengangkutan Awam Bandar Kluang Malaysia
Public Toilets Terminal Pengangkutan Awam Bandar Kluang Malaysia

  • Electricity – Malaysia uses Type G power plugs. The country operates on a 240v supply voltage at 50Hz. Power outages are reasonably common in Malaysia.
  • Water – the tap water in Malaysia is not generally safe to drink. Tap water is usually treated, however pipes may be old. Most locals boil their water or use a water filter just to be safe.
  • Toilets – sit-down flushing toilets as well as Asian style squat toilets are common in Malaysia. Toilets generally come equipped with a spray hose (sometimes referred to as a Muslim shower). The spray hose is like a European bidet and is used for cleaning personal areas as an alternative to toilet paper. All of the accommodation we stayed in throughout the country was equipped with the western style sit-down flushing toilets with spray hoses. Toilet paper is also usually provided. Don’t flush your toilet paper – use the bins provided. The use of bathroom slippers is customary and is provided in accommodation and sometimes also in public bathrooms. Public bathrooms often offer both sit-down and squat style toilets. Public toilets are common in Malaysia. The charge is usually around 30-50 sens.
  • Telephone country code: +60

Where is Kluang Malaysia?

Kluang is in the Kluang district in the middle of the state of Johor Malaysia. It is an inland town located on the train line, about half way between Johor Bahru and Gemas. Both Johor Bahru as well as Gemas are around 2.5 hours by train from Kluang.

The closest towns to Kluang are Batu Pahat and also Mersing. Kluang is 1.5 hours by bus from Batu Pahat and 2 hours by bus from Mersing.

How to get to Kluang Malaysia

Kluang destination guide: Arriving by land

Kluang Malaysia intercity land transport

Train from Johor Bahru to Kluang Malaysia
Train from Johor Bahru to Kluang Malaysia

The main transport options for travelling overland to Kluang Malaysia are:

  • Private vehicle
  • Private transport operator
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Bike

Driving to Kluang from within Malaysia

View of Kluang from Kluang Train Station Malaysia
View of Kluang from Kluang Train Station Malaysia

If you are driving to Kluang from within Malaysia, here are the travel times and distances:

  • Batu Pahat, Johor – 1 hour 10 minutes (54km, 34miles) without tolls
  • Muar, Johor – 1 hour 24 minutes (103km, 64miles) with tolls or 1 hour 52 minutes (104km, 65miles) without tolls
  • Mersing, Johor – 1 hour 26 minutes (88km, 55miles) without tolls
  • Iskandar Puteri, Johor – 1 hour 19 minutes (106km, 66miles) with tolls or 1 hour 44 minutes (113km, 70miles) without tolls
  • Johor Bahru, Johor – 1 hour 20 minutes (104km, 65miles) with tolls or 1 hour 34 minutes (102km, 63miles) without tolls
  • Malacca, Malacca – 2 hours 6 minutes (146km, 91miles) with tolls or 2 hours 44 minutes (149km, 93miles) without tolls
  • Kuala Lumpur – 2 hours 57 minutes (263km, 163miles) with tolls or 5 hours 36 minutes (312km, 194miles) without tolls
  • Kuantan, Pahang – 4 hours 4 minutes (282km, 175miles) with tolls or 4 hours 8 minutes (284km, 176miles) without tolls
  • George Town, Penang – 7 hours 20 minutes (625km, 388miles) with tolls or 12 hours 9 minutes (713km, 443miles) without tolls

Intercity trains to Kluang Malaysia

Kluang Train Station Malaysia
Kluang Train Station Malaysia

Intercity trains service Kluang Malaysia. These are operated by the national railway company Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), also known as Malayan Railways Limited. Kluang train station is on the Malaysia West Coast Railway Line. This Malaysian railway line extends from Padang Besar railway station near the Malaysia-Thailand border to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore. It also connects with the Malaysia Jungle Railway (the East Coast Railway Line) at Gemas. Train travel in Malaysia is a cheap and scenic way to see the country. We caught the train from Johor Bahru to Kluang in 2022. Our train tickets were 14 ringgit per person and the journey was a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Intercity buses to Kluang Malaysia

A common way to get around Malaysia is by using intercity buses. These are budget friendly and the network is extensive. Intercity bus companies in Malaysia include KKKL Express as well as S&S International. Popular bus destinations from Kluang include:

  • Johor Bahru Malaysia – travel time 1 hour 40 minutes. Tickets start from 10 ringgit one way.
  • Malacca Malaysia – travel time 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets start from 20 ringgit one way.
  • Kuala Lumpur Malaysia – travel time 3 hours 30 minutes. Tickets start from 25 ringgit one way.
Bus from Kluang to Mersing Malaysia
Bus from Kluang to Mersing Malaysia

Kluang destination guide: Arriving by air

The closest airport to Kluang is Senai International Airport (Airport code JHB). This airport is 59km (36 miles) away.

Other nearby airports include:

  • Seletar Airport, Singapore (Airport code XSP). This airport is 92km (57 miles) away.
  • Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore (Airport code SIN). This airport is 107km (66 miles) away.
  • Tioman Airport, Malaysia (Airport code TOD). This airport is 128km (80 miles) away.

The national airline of Malaysia is Malaysia Airlines.

For cheap flights in Malaysia, we use AirAsia.

Kluang destination guide: Arriving by boat

Kluang is an inland city. The closest port to Kluang is in Johor Bahru, which is over an hour drive away.

Kluang destination guide: How to get around Kluang Malaysia

Walking in Kluang Malaysia

By far the easiest and cheapest way to get around Kluang is to walk. Most of the main attractions in the town are within easy walking distance.

Local buses in Kluang Malaysia

Local buses service Kluang.

Bus Terminal Pengangkutan Awam Bandar Kluang Malaysia
Bus Terminal Pengangkutan Awam Bandar Kluang Malaysia

Trams in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang does not have a tram system.

Local trains in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang does not have a local train line.

Metro trains (subway or underground) in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang does not have an underground train line.

Vehicle hire in Kluang Malaysia

A wide variety of vehicles can be rented in Malaysia. This includes:

  • Electric scooters
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Cars
  • SUVs
  • Boats

In Malaysia they drive on the left side of the road.

Taxis in Malaysia

Taxi Kluang Malaysia
Taxi Kluang Malaysia

Taxis are common in Malaysia. Fares are regulated and are usually metered. However taxi drivers in Malaysia do not have the best reputation, which is why alternative services like Grab are very popular.

In general your fare will include the following costs:

  • The pickup fee or minimum fee – this is charged as soon as you get into the vehicle.
  • Airport surcharge – this is an additional fixed fee for travelling to an airport.
  • Price per kilometre – the rate is double between midnight and 6am.
  • Price per hour – this is a price that gets charged when the taxi is stuck in heavy traffic.
  • Surcharge for more than 2 adult passengers – this is an additional fixed fee.
  • Surcharge for using the luggage compartment – this is an additional fixed fee.
  • Surcharge for booking by phone – this is an additional fixed fee.
  • Road toll charges

Check that the meter gets switched on at the start of your journey at the right rate. We also recommend bringing enough change in cash as drivers generally only accept cash and may not have change.

Alternatively, if booking in advance the fare may be a fixed price that is agreed on before the trip. Some taxis also operate on a pre-paid coupon system where the coupon is purchased from a counter at the airport.

It is not necessary or expected to tip taxi drivers in Malaysia.

Ride-share services in Kluang Malaysia

Grab is the main app based ride-hailing service in Malaysia. Other ride-share services in Malaysia include MyCar, MULA, DACSEE, EzCar, inDriver as well as the women only service Riding Pink. Uber no longers operates in Malaysia after Grab acquired all of its Southeast Asia assets. Lyft services only Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia via its Grab partnership.

Kluang Malaysia destination guide: Is Kluang Malaysia worth visiting?

Kluang is a vibrant town with a great food scene. It is also surrounded by eco farms and nature. As a stop on the Malaysian railway, it is a great destination for a trip from Singapore, Johor Bahru or other parts of Malaysia. We highly recommend visiting Kluang when you’re in the area.

Kluang destination guide: How long to spend in Kluang Malaysia

The Original Kluang Rail Coffee Malaysia
The Original Kluang Rail Coffee Malaysia

Kluang is a charming town with a great food scene. It has a relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals. The town is surrounded by beautiful mountains with lots of great natural areas to explore. Located in the middle of the state of Johor, it is only a 90 minute drive away from most of the major centres within the state. Located on the train line, it is perfect for a short stop over when travelling through Johor. However if you have more time to spare, this is a great value destination that could easily keep you entertained for a few days. We spent 4 nights in Kluang and enjoyed discovering all of the delicious food available throughout the town.

Kluang destination guide: What to do in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang is a laid back Malaysian town with a number of interesting activities on offer. It has a range of great free activities as well as paid activities.

Kluang destination guide: Free things to do in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Malaysia
Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Malaysia

There are enough free activities in Kluang Malaysia to keep you entertained for a weekend:

  • Gunung Lambak
  • Street Art Kluang
  • Kluang Coffee Powder Factory
  • Kluang Mall
  • Tasik MPK Kluang Lake
  • Sungai Yong Waterfalls
  • Choo Kong Soo Yin Chinese Temple
  • Masjid Jamek Kg. Melayu
  • St Louis Church
  • Herald Presbyterian Church
Persatuan memperbaiki akhlak Che Luan Khor-Che Luan Khor Moral Upliffing Society Temple Kluang Malaysia
Persatuan memperbaiki akhlak Che Luan Khor-Che Luan Khor Moral Upliffing Society Temple Kluang Malaysia

Kluang destination guide: Paid activities in Kluang Malaysia

A number of attractions in Kluang Malaysia charge an entry fee:

  • UK Farm – bus farm tour is 35 ringgit (as at 2024).
  • Zenxin Organic Park – organic farm tour is 38 ringgit (as at 2024).
  • Ampang Superbowl Kluang Mall

Weather in Kluang Malaysia

Kluang Malaysia
Kluang Malaysia

The climate for Kluang is classified as tropical, with relatively uniform hot temperatures and also high humidity throughout the year. The hottest month is May with an average temperature range of 23°C to 32°C (73°F to 90°F) and coldest month December with an average temperature between 23°C-30°C (73°F to 86°F). Kluang experiences significant rainfall throughout the year, with the highest rainfall over November and December. Malaysia has two monsoon seasons. The Northeast Monsoon season is from November to early March – this is typically the most rainy of Malaysia’s monsoon seasons. The Southwest Monsoon season is June to September. Kluang is more greatly affected by Northeast Monsoon season. The period of March through to June between Malaysia’s two monsoon seasons is generally the hottest and also the most uncomfortable weather across the country.

Best time to visit Kluang Malaysia

The best time of year to visit Kluang are the months of January and February when the weather is slightly cooler and less humid. However we were there in July and thought that was a great time to visit as well.

Internet and mobile phones in Malaysia

Major internet and phone companies in Malaysia – Celcom, Digi, Hotlink (Maxis), U Mobile, UniFi Mobile, Tune Talk, Yes, XOX Mobile / ONEXOX, redONE, Yoodo, Telekom Malaysia and Time dotCom.

5G has been in Malaysia since December 2021. 2G will not be be switched off in Malaysia. 3G is was switched off in March 2022.

Malaysia is ranked 28th fastest in the world for mobile internet speeds and 38th fastest for fixed broadband. For Fixed Broadband the average download speed is 137mbps and upload is 56mbps (as at June 2024).

Cell phone SIM cards can be bought in a numbers of places throughout Malaysia. These include phone stores, in shopping malls, at bus stations as well as at airports. Some form of ID, such as a passport, is required in order to purchase a SIM card in Malaysia.

How much to budget for Kluang Malaysia?

Is Kluang Malaysia expensive?

Kluang is a great destination for budget travellers. The town offers affordable accommodation options and is well connected to other parts of Malaysia via public transport. Food costs are generally quite cheap and there are plenty of budget-friendly dining options available such as hawker centres and street food. Activities are also very inexpensive. So, if you’re looking for an affordable travel destination in Malaysia, Kluang is definitely worth considering!

Kluang destination guide: Daily spend for a couple travelling in Kluang Malaysia

The Alley Kluang Malaysia
The Alley Kluang Malaysia

As a rough guide, we recommend the following budgets for a couple:

  • Low-budget daily spend – 150 ringgit per day for a couple will get you hostel accommodation, meals from bakeries and markets, local transport and free or cheap activities such as visiting shopping centres and markets
  • Mid-range daily spend – 300 ringgit per day for a couple will get you mid-range accommodation, local transport, restaurant meals and a few paid activities
  • Luxury spend – 4000 ringgit per day for a couple will get you a premium experience in Malaysia, staying at luxury resorts, travelling by private transport, doing a range of paid activities and eating at high end restaurants

Kluang destination guide: Accommodation in Kluang Malaysia

Hotel Anika Kluang Malaysia
Hotel Anika Kluang Malaysia

There is a good range of accommodation to suit most budgets in Kluang Malaysia. Airbnb operates in Malaysia, however the range of Airbnb properties in Kluang is limited and quite a few didn’t have wifi included. One thing to keep in mind with hotels in Malaysia is that smoking in hotel rooms is often permitted.

Where to stay in Kluang Malaysia

We recommend the following accommodation in Kluang Malaysia:

  • Best hotel in Kluang Malaysia – if you want to know where to stay in Kluang Malaysia, we recommend Hotel Anika. We stayed there ourselves were impressed with the spacious rooms and the central location. The staff were also very helpful. The hotel has smoking and non-smoking floors. If you are a non-smoker we recommend staying in a higher level as the smoke from smoking floors does travel through the air vents.

How much is accommodation in Kluang Malaysia?

For short-term accommodation, a general price per night is as follows:

  • Budget accommodation – there is no dorm accommodation in Kluang. The cheapest accommodation is 80 ringgit for a private room
  • Mid-range accommodation – 60-180 ringgit for a private room
  • Luxury accommodation – 180-920 ringgit a night for a luxury hotel
  • Rental property – 185-700 ringgit a night for a fully furnished 3-4 bedroom home

Tourist tax on accommodation in Malaysia

From 1 January 2023 there is a tourist tax of 10 ringgit per accommodation per night in Malaysia. This tax is collected by the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. Furthermore the tourist tax does not apply to homestays and kampung stays registered with the Ministry of Tourism.

Kluang destination guide: Food in Kluang Malaysia

How much does food cost in Kluang Malaysia?

Gomix Cafe Kluang Malaysia
Gomix Cafe Kluang Malaysia

Our price guide for your food budget in Kluang Malaysia is as follows (prices as at 2022):

  • Restaurant meal – 30-60 ringgit for a main dish
  • Night market or hawker market food – 5-15 ringgit for a dish
  • Ais kachang – 4-6 ringgit
  • Coffee – 1.50-2.50 ringgit

Must eat food in Kluang Malaysia

Ramly Burger - Fendy's Burger Stall Kluang Malaysia
Ramly Burger – Fendy’s Burger Stall Kluang Malaysia
  • Coffee and toast from Kluang Rail Coffee
  • Kluang Coffee
  • Beef noodle
  • Curry mee from Gerai Makan Botak
  • Shanghai mooncake from Yuen Fatt Biskut
  • Satay from Ah Fu Satay
  • Ramly burger from Kluang Fendy’s Burger
  • Tau Sar Pneah from Tong Huat Confectionery
  • Asam pedas

Cheap Eats in Kluang Malaysia

Nasi Kerabu Ayam Berampah from Abe Pantai Timur-Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia
Nasi Kerabu Ayam Berampah from Abe Pantai Timur-Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia

  • Bakeries are a great place to get cheap and delicious food. Yuen Fatt Biskut is a very popular bakery in Kluang. Try their Shanghai mooncake while you’re there.
  • Hawker centres in Malaysia are ubiquitous and have excellent budget friendly food. The variety of stalls available means that you have a good range of options to choose from. Our favourite hawker centre in Kluang was Ngepot Kabin. It is an upmarket hawker centre in a cool setting with a great range of delicious food to choose from. The complex is full of interesting artwork, which makes it the perfect place to get some great instagram shots. The outdoor dining space has beautiful views over the water and there are sometimes live performances at night. We met the owner, Shahrol Shiro when we visited. He’s a prominent actor and comedian and also does a lot for the local community.
  • Night markets in Malaysia are another of our go to places for affordable and tasty food. There’s also usually stalls selling items like clothes, toys and shoes in addition to the food stalls.
  • Street food is also a very common cheap eat option in Malaysia. You can often find street food around transport hubs as well as scattered in various places around the city. Our favourite street food in Kluang are Ramly burgers from Kluang Fendy’s Burger.
Kafe Pot MSJ Kluang Malaysia
Kafe Pot MSJ Kluang Malaysia

Kluang Malaysia food vlog

Malaysian food is the stuff dreams are made of! Come with us as we explore the best street food in Kluang Malaysia. Is This Malaysia’s MOST UNDERRATED Food Destination? Watch the Kluang food vlog below to find out! In this Malaysia travel video we try the very best Kluang Johor food including Tangkak beef as well as the Malaysian breakfast dish Roti Canai and the famous Ramly burger Malaysia at Fendy burger. We also sample Kopi Kluang (Kluang coffee) at the Original Kluang rail coffee at Kluang station. Our Kluang Johor food wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Malaysian hawker centre Ngepot Kabin. We also try the delicious Malaysian dessert Cendol.

Kluang Malaysia culture

Weekends in Johor Malaysia

Which days are weekdays and weekend days vary in Malaysia depending on the state you’re in. In the state of Johor weekdays are Sunday to Thursday and weekends are Friday and Saturday. Keep this in mind as weekends can affect prices and availability (particularly for accommodation). Additionally weekends may impact opening hours as well as how crowded attractions are.

Johor public holidays

Onn Hafiz Ghazi at Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia
Chief Minister Onn Hafiz Ghazi at Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia

Malaysia has one of the highest number of public holidays in the world. In total, there are between 18 and 20 public holidays observed in each state. This includes national holidays as well as state based holidays. Public holidays for the state of Johor are as follows:

  • Thaipusam – full moon in the month of Thai, in January or February
  • Chinese New Year’s Day – 1st day of 1st lunar month, in January or February
  • Chinese New Year Holiday – 2nd day of 1st lunar month, in January or February
  • Sultan of Johor’s Birthday – 23 March
  • Labour Day – 1 May
  • Wesak Day (Buddha’s birthday) – May or June, date varies
  • Awal Ramadan – 1st day of Ramadan, date varies
  • Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa – the last day of Ramadan, date varies
  • Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday or Hari Raya Puasa Holiday – day after the last day of Ramadan, date varies
  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (King’s Birthday) – 1st Monday in June
  • Hari Raya Qurban (Aidiladha) (Feast of the Sacrifice) – date varies
  • Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) – date varies
  • Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar – 6 Safar on the Islamic calendar
  • Merdeka Day (National Day, Independence Day) – 31 August
  • Malaysia Day – 16 September
  • Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) – 12th day of the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar
  • Deepavali – date varies, October or November
  • Christmas Day – 25 December

National symbols of Malaysia

  • Malaysia flag – 14 alternating red and white stripes with a blue canton with a yellow crescent and 14 pointed star. The Malaysian flag is called the Stripes of Glory.
  • Malaysia coat of arms – two tigers supporting a shield with a yellow crescent and a 14 pointed star on top and a yellow banner with words that translate to “Unity is strength” written in both romanised Malay and Jawi at the bottom.
  • National flower – hibiscus
  • National bird – rhinoceros hornbill
  • Malaysia national animal – the Malayan tiger
Durian Kluang Malaysia
Durian Kluang Malaysia

Malaysia pastimes

  • National dish – nasi lemak
  • Popular drinks – teh tarik, Ipoh white coffee, milo ais, sirup bandang
  • National sport – sepak takraw
  • Religion – 64% Islam, 19% Buddhist, 9% Christian, 6% Hindu (as at 2020)

Famous people from Kluang Malaysia

Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia with Shahrol Shiro
Ngepot Kabin Kluang Malaysia with Shahrol Shiro

  • Famous people born in Kluang Malaysia – actor Chieh Yuan, director Ng Tian Hann, politician Samy Vellu, actor and comedian Shahrol Shiro
  • Sports stars from Kluang Malaysia – footballer Serbegeth “Shebby” Singh

Our experience meeting famous Malaysians in Kluang Malaysia – Malaysia travel vlog

We had a big surprise meeting not one but two famous Malaysians in a Malaysia food centre in Klung! In the Malaysia vlog below we visit the best hawker centre in Kluang Malaysia – Ngepot Kabin. We eat the best Kluang food including the champion murtabak, the delicious Kluang street food dish Nasi Kerabu as well as other popular street food in Kluang such as Malaysian drinks and char kway teow. During this Malaysia travel vlog we also meet a couple of local Malaysian celebrities – Shahrol Shiro and the Chief Minister of Johor Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi. We also interview Shahrol Shiro about the Kluang food scene. This Malaysia travel vlog is perfect for anyone interested in a Kluang food tour as well as for anyone who wants to know why Malaysians are the BEST!

Kluang Malaysia travel vlog

Kluang is the perfect stopover when travelling through Johor Malaysia. It’s famous for Kluang attractions like the Kluang coffee powder factory, Kluang murals and of course Kluang food! In the Kluang travel vlog below we travel by train to Kluang station. This Malaysia vlog explores the Kluang Johor food scene as well as what to do Kluang. We try street food in Kluang with our first Ramly burger Malaysia! This Malaysia travel vlog also covers Kluang attractions such as the Kluang murals and Kluang street art as well as the Kluang coffee powder factory. Finally, our Malaysia travel guide includes a Malaysia accommodation tour of Hotel Anika Kluang Malaysia.

Is Kluang Malaysia Safe?

Malaysia travel guide: Safety in Malaysia

Restoran Bawah Kolong Kluang Malaysia
Restoran Bawah Kolong Kluang Malaysia

We have spent around 4 months travelling extensively through Malaysia over two separate trips. In our experience the country is extremely safe. Malaysia ranks 19th safest country on the Global Peace Index (as at 2023). As with any country, there are good areas and bad areas. Watch out for pickpockets and bag snatching particularly at crowded tourist attractions. In particular, when eating out don’t leave your bag, phone or wallet on the table or next to you where someone can quickly grab it and run away. Instead keep your belongings physically attached to you at all times. Make sure no-one is watching whenever you are entering pin codes and never lose sight of your credit card when making a purchase.

Malaysia travel guide: General safety considerations in Malaysia

Other general safety considerations for travel in Malaysia:

  • Drinking water – tap water in Malaysia is not generally safe to drink. Tap water is usually treated, but pipes may be old. Therefore most locals boil their water or use a water filter.
  • Mosquitoes – mosquito borne illnesses are a significant risk in Malaysia, particularly dengue, Zika and chikungunya. Malaysia is in the pre-elimination phase of malaria. While malaria is more of a risk in Malaysian Borneo, there have also been cases on the Malaysian peninsula. Take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
  • Altitude sickness – Malaysia has areas of high altitude and therefore altitude sickness risk. If you visit high altitude areas in Malaysia, allow sufficient time to acclimatise. If you experience signs of altitude sickness, including headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite or shortness of breath, get help immediately.
  • Road safety – Road accidents are a significant risk in Malaysia. While road conditions in Malaysia are generally very good, traffic is often very heavy. Furthermore drivers in Malaysia tend to speed up rather than slowing down for amber lights. We also found that roads in Malaysia are not typically built with pedestrians in mind, and footpaths often stop unexpectedly in busy areas.
  • Water safety – take care when swimming as currents and waves may be stronger than you expect.
  • Earthquakes – Malaysia experiences both regional and local earthquake activity. In an earthquake, stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls and anything that could fall. If inside, get under a table, desk or solid furniture and hang onto it. Cover your head and torso to protect from falling objects. If outside, stay outside and go to an open area away from buildings.
  • Sun safety – Exposure to the sun can have adverse short-term and long-term effects on the skin, eyes and immune system. Wear sun protection such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Dogs – rabies from rabid dog bites is a risk in Malaysia. For more on dog safety while travelling, check out this video.

As with any destination, take all of your normal safety precautions.

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Dabong is an inland Malaysian town surrounded by an abundance of natural wonders. Also known as Kuala Krai Selatan, this ...
Kuala Krai Sign Malaysia

Kuala Krai Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Kuala Krai is a convenient on the Jungle Railway in Malaysia. It is a relaxed town with a good food ...
Murals Kota Bharu Malaysia

Kota Bharu Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Kota Bharu is a city full of surprises. This city in the north east of Peninsular Malaysia is a place ...
Beach Umbrellas - Tuna Bay Island Resort Perhentian Islands Malaysia

Perhentian Islands Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

The Perhentian Islands are a picture perfect set of islands on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. They are the ...
Boat from Kuala Besut to Perhentian Islands Malaysia

Kuala Besut Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Gateway to the Perhentian Islands, Kuala Besut is a small town with a number of hotels and eateries. The town ...
Beach Umbrellas-Laguna Redang Island Resort Malaysia

Redang Island Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Redang Island is a gorgeous Malaysian island which is famous for being one of the most beautiful islands in the ...
Malaysian Traditional Dress-Terengganu Drawbridge - Jambatan Angkat Terengganu Malaysia

Kuala Terengganu Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Kuala Terengganu is a modern Malaysian city with strong Malay influences. This beautiful city is located in the north east ...
Tourist Train on beach at Timurbay Kuantan Malaysia

Kuantan Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

Kuantan is a riverside city with a relaxed atmosphere as well as warm and welcoming locals. It alo has a ...
Woman in Pool, Ancasa Royale Pekan Pahang Hotel Malaysia

Pekan Destination Guide (2024): What You Need to Know

The Royal Town of Pekan is a sprawling town set on the banks of the Pahang River. Home of the ...

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