The Minyak Beku Ferry Terminal Sea side food center is located in Minyak Beku,Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia and is part of the ferry terminal complex serving passenger to Indonesian Island Of Sumatra (Selat Panjang) , there is several restaurant shop serving various local food such as Nasi Lemak, Ikan Bakar, otak otak and others Malay local food (halal) and two Chinese restaurant, open air seating facing the strait of Malacca, great place to see sun set and in good day might be able to sea Linear vessels passing through the strait, the Futsal courts is just behind the food court and further down are the 41 units chalet and on the right hand is the Multipurpose Halls, surrounding the complex were several Kampong houses and coconut trees. On hight tide , usually in the evening there are lots of local fishing at the sea front and for me I prefer to do Kayaking.
Favorite Dish: The fist stall (shop) Black Cafe, Very good Nasi Lemak should try nasi lemak special, ikan Bakar ( grill Fish), sago mee , good satay and many more, second stall are more into seafood try his sweet and sour horse shoe crab ( ask the price first), soup Kambing and etc. the third stall basic Malay foods. The 4th stall, good fried clams kway tiaws, maggie mee, ice kacang, etc. The last stall, very good Mee and chilli beehoon (could be very hot), hor fun but mainly steam bot.
This is a Pagoda window cum stove room in the Temple of Arapaima Fish. The pagoda is not a real pagoda but a shrunken sized one for decoration purposes, is for burning 'gold silver money' to the spirits of those living up there or down. If you are visitor, you might want to purchase some 'dead peoples' money' and come here to burn in the stove room of pagoda.
Arapaima is a big fresh water fish with colorful body of golden black red, its length sometimes go up to 10 or more feet. This fish can be found in lakes of Amazon basin but nowadays so commonly seen in Malaysia especially among Malaysian-Chinese community. The belief of Malaysian-Chinese is so variety and creative, they believe if someone touches the body of this Arapaima fish, this someone will be fortunated to strike lottery and become rich.
In a small temple in Segenting of Kampung Minyak Beku, there's a small pond with two giant Arapaimas, the temple owner built a pond (photo above) with well designed nature look-alike cave on it with holes for believers to sit there, to touch the fish for good luck strike lottery become rich.
Here is a photo to show you that the temple of Segenting has so many visitors, they come with beautiful dress in big car to pray and to touch fish. Some youngsters visit this place not for pray or touch fish, they went to the lover's bridge to paktor. In local language, paktor is...in love.