This is a very small village about 15-20 min. outside Batu Pahat, located on the ocean (STs of Malacca I think) The main feature (maybe sole purpose) of the place is its shrine complex. Although the place might appear a bit shabby, I find its location and lack of visitors, and the shrine/temple complex uplifting.
Pulling in a big fish has always been my dream. This Freshwater Fishing Recreation Centre is just the place. They have big Patin, Rohu, Pacu and the occasional Soon Hock. I once managed to get a triple catch within a period of just 30 minutes, a total weight of about 7 Kilos!
This roundabout is by itself a landmark in Batu Pahat and is known to all travellers to or thru the town... In the middle of the roundabout is a big tree, however, the tree is now trimmed and deprived of its leaves but it is growing fresh leaves at the moment... The roundabout is at th end of the Air Hitam-Batu Pahat trunk road... At the roundable, you will go south to Pontian if you go left amnd to the Batu Pahat town centre if you turn right...
The road to town is by way of Jalan Rahmat, the main road in the town... Warung Mat Marican at the roundabout is a popular breakfast venue...
The Batu Pahat Well in Kampung Minyak Beku was authenticated by the Tourism Ministry... This is the well where Batu Pahat got its name... However, villagers of Kampung Minyak Beku claimed that this is not the original well...They said that the "real" well was built by the legendary Malacca warrior Hang Tuah and his brothers when they berthed near the shores of Kampung Minyak Beku during one of their trips to Majapahit in eastern Java... This Batu Pahat well is just a stone's throw away from Sialu Island...
When I got my first 400 gm Udang Galah, I thought I had my hook into a pipe and attempted to shake it loose. My, when I saw the prawn, it was hugh.
Two nights ago, I managed to net 1.2 Kilos for a 3 hour session. The guy across got a whopping 1.630 Kilos!
Rods, lines, hooks and bait available at RM16 for the first hour (including bait); RM 27 for two hours and RM 37 for three hours.
Pasar malam is nothing new in Malaysia. You can find it everywhere in Malaysia, especially during the weekends. Pasar means market and malam means night...so it basically means night market. These pasar malams are stalls that are set up, selling almost eveything and anything. But most importantly, they sell fooooddddd!! Yum!!! And they are all halal....so time for me to indulge!!