Keluang Travel Guide

  • Arabica Beans!
    Arabica Beans!
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  • Rows After Rows of Dragon Fruit Plants
    Rows After Rows of Dragon Fruit Plants
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    My, What A Big Cooking Pot You Have
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Keluang Things to Do

  • Zenxin Organic Park

    There are just too many things that are not grown organically now. So going back to basics is the healthy way, don't you think? Well, this organic farm located at the outskirts of Kluang, allows visitors to buy their own-grown vegetables and fruits.The farm was huge, and other than growing their normal vegetables, the farm had also dedicated a...

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  • To The Farm We Go

    Many times, you'd either buy your vegetables from the supermarkets, or if you're having a meal at the restaurant, all the vegetables would have already been prepared. But you should really make some time to see how these vegetables are grown.It is hard work as the workers have to harvest these vegetables under searing heat. what's more, they have...

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  • Slaying the Dragon!

    I was not a fan of dragon fruits and I believe that I had my first taste of it in the late 90s. I even tasted the fruit in Vietnam, possibly the world's largest producer of dragon fruits. Still, it did not rub me in a special way. But the latest batch of dragon fruit that I purchased from Zenxin Organic Farm in Kluang, Malaysia, really converted me...

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  • Rubber & Bakery

    Why in the world did I put these two words together? Well, I visited this place where there were row after row of rubber trees. Not something out of the ordinary as Kluang or to be specific, Malaysia is known for its rubber. My colleagues and I walked around and we learnt from our guide that the rubber tappers start work at about 5.30am as they...

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  • Coffee Crazy

    I've heard so much about the coffee at Kluang's railway station. But have you ever wondered where do 95% of Kluang residents get their coffee from?Well, it's all local and the coffee that even the Johor Royal family drinks this coffee - Television Brand. When I stepped into the factory, I was still wondering if this is a big company after all as...

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  • An Uphill Task?

    Just 5 kilometres from Kluang Town is the imposing 510m high Gunung Lambak. We did not get our feet dirty thought. But from the comforts of our tour bus, we caught sight of this natural grand dame.Our guide mentioned that this mountain is a good weekend haunt for visitors who want to have a picnic, go under the waterfall, or just to catch a whiff...

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  • Toast of the town

    This shop is so popular and it was featured in a tourism magazine with an article "Toast of the town". This place is patronised by all races and people of all ages even though the boss is a Chinese. Stop by for your coffee break at Kluang.

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  • Soft boil eggs

    Soft boil eggs are always on the menu of the local coffee shop.You could order the traditional soft boil eggs that goes very well with the toast.Break the eggs into the plate, add a few drops of soya sauce and some pepper, stir well and slurp the soft boil eggs down.

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  • Kaya Butter Toast

    The shop serves 3 different types of toasts:Round Burger Toasts (plain), Round Burger Wholemeal Toasts and Rectangular long plain white bread.There is something unusual about their kaya toast. They uses those buns which are just like hamburgers while we eat the normal bread charcoal toasted in Singapore.You could chose the plain ones on the...

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  • One of the best Coffee & Tea in Malaysia

    Kluang has a shop which is famous for its coffee and toast. The shop is located just by the Kluang Train Station in Kluang Town.The aroma of the coffee is so good and I have never tasted such a nice cup of coffee. We ordered a cup of tea because some of the locals prefer the tea to its coffee. My choice is still the coffee.The owner revealed to bee...

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  • Kluang Train Station

    There is a signboard with a warning to all passengers and those sending them off not to board the train as the express train will leave the station in a minute. Do say your goodbye and hugs before you board the train.A goods train have just arrived at the Kluang Train Station delivering some goods at the station. You may see the long trail of...

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  • Kluang KTM Train Station

    Kluang KTM Train Station is still in operation.There are a few train plying to Singapore and other parts of Malaysia.Do check the time of departure before purchasing your tickets at the counter.

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  • Tea Rather Than Coffee?

    At the VT meet in Malacca on 11 Mar 06, Chia told me about his evaluation of the coffeeshops in Malaysia. He mentioned that one of his friends who is a Keluang local told him that the tea with milk at the Railway Canteen is better than its coffee. To confirm it, Basil (Jen's hubby) ordered the tea instead of the coffee when we were there on 12 Mar....

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  • Toast of the Town

    This page covered one of my most recent coffee tasting trips to Kluang, Johor. Long before I write about this, Kluang Station canteen is already so famous and they can do with or without me writing about it.MAS' Going Places wrote about it and SIA's most recent in flight magazine will be featured the coffee shop as well.You may wonder whether the...

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  • Order Please

    Sorry, the B2B portal for Kluang Station is not ready. And I don't think it will be up for this Kluang KTM joint. So you can either catch a midnight train from Kuala Lumpur or morning train from Singapore for a cup of strong coffee. For Klang Valley folks, you're damn lucky because the joint is moving closer to your door step (but will be at...

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  • The Coffee Shop

    Before I uncovered the secret of the coffee, I would like to share some experiences while coffeeing at Kluang Station Cafe.First of all, the coffee shop had been classified as heritage together with the old train station. I feel the nostalgic feeling while sipping my coffee and the 2x2-inch net that made up of the upper portion of the coffee shop...

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  • Secret #1 - The Coffee Beans

    The #1 secret for Kluang Station Cafe is use only pure de-husked coffee beans without addition of corns & other regular local coffee substances. The bean was roasted by shop owner and family to give that personal touch to their signature coffee. The coffee roasting formula has been passed down for 3 generations and it's not going to end here. The...

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  • Secret #3 - The Coffee-Man

    The greatest secret of all is the man handler the tea pot & the coffee filter. Almost every cups that you drink from the joint is single handedly make by "the boss". Every cup of drinks (minus the can drink) must go through quality control only the boss will approve.The toasts and other stuffs may be done by helper, but the signature coffees are...

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  • Secret #2 - The Coffee-Companion

    It's perfectly alright if you end up at Kluang Station Cafe (lucky you!!) without reading this tip. You don't have to worry that you don't know what to order. Just sit there for 3 minutes and you will be able to tell the trend of customer orders at Kluang Station Cafe.Beside the coffee (hot or iced), the toast is also the best sellers here. There...

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  • Next Thing To Do ....

    ... Is to visit Klaung again.To get to the same canteen as well as dropping by another famous coffee shop. I read that the Tong Fong Cafe (Eastern Cafe) also serves very good coffee in Kluang. It has been around since the days when Malaysia was still under the British rule. The Brits then loved to visit the coffee shop. It is on 56, Jalan Lambak.

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  • More About the Kluang Railway Station

    The railway station houses a coffee shop cum canteen which serves one of the best coffee in Malaysia.Before I forget, if you drive, the parking fee is RM0.60.

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  • Nostalgically Kluang Railway Station

    No wonder that nostalgic feel. The Kluang Railway Station is considered a heritage building. The station looks old but the charm of the station still stands proud in Kluang town. You gotta see it to feel it. It was really nice and you will be able to take very good heydays-type-of photographs. So, photographers, please take note.

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  • Renowed Kluang Railway Station Canteen

    The full name of this canteen is :Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan RosStesyen Keretapi KluangJohorThe canteen is run by chinese and its coffee and toasts are so good that chinese, malays and indians all love to go there. Lots of people at any one time, especially in the morning and tea time. I just wonder how many cups of coffee the boss sells per day. The...

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  • Learn some tricks in coffee-making as...

    Wanna learn some tricks in coffee-making as you eat and savour on the aromatic coffee? Just sit right in front of the coffee counter which is outside of the stall. There is a small extended table from the coffee-making area where you can strategically plant yourself as you observe the coffee-making process.

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  • The Aromatic Coffee

    Is a must try when you are there at the Kluang Railway Station canteen. Well, according to the boss, the coffee beans are self made by them. They use pure de-husked coffee beans, meaning, no addition of other "beans" like corns, etc. They are then roasted to perfection before grinding and then serve at the canteen.It was passed down from generation...

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  • The Price List

    Hot Coffee - RM1.00Ice Coffee - RM1.20Plain White Bread Toasts - RM0.70Round Toasts - RM0.80Wholemeal Round Toasts - RM1.00

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  • Delectable Toasts

    When you are there, you will see people ordering at least 2 things, the coffee / other drinks and a toast. The toast was really nice. The kaya with butter in the hot toasts will just melt in your mouth. Yummy.There are in fact 3 types of toasts :1. The popular round burger type of toasts.2. Round type wholemeal ones for the health conscious.3. The...

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Keluang Restaurants

  • Charms Cafe @ Kluang Mall

    If you are visiting Kluang Mall while in Kluang, you should visit Charms Cafe. The cafe's furnishing is refreshing, with a huge swing seats dinner table outside the cafe. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly when serving us. We ordered Lamb Charmer @ $18.90ringgit and Cucur Bawang - a dish with fried vegetables with flour, it is really...

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  • Friendly service

    The restaurant was our first stop, furnishing gave a feeling that it is a new restaurant. We had tepan beef and grilled fish with rice. The lady that served us was really friendly, chatted with us and even offered to have her son give us a ride to some night market in the evening when we asked her if the night market is far from the town.Prices...

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  • Pampering A Hungry Stomach

    I'd lunch at this restaurant and the food, I felt, was great both in terms of the quantity and also presentation. Of course you do not expect 5-star presentation, but good enough to make the food pretty palatable. I totally enjoyed their dishes - fried fish in sweet and sour sauce, vegetables, toufu with carrots and peas, fried crispy duck and...

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  • Railway Station Coffee Shop

    The Kluang Railway Station is a very popular place for the people and visitors to Kluang. Being a landmark in Kluang, it is not diffcult to locate. It is where (supposely) the best coffee is served. My first taste of Kluang coffee at the railway station was way back in the mid-1970s. and it was good. I visited Kluang again in November 2005 (after...

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  • Restoran Chua Seng

    While in Kluang and follow a discussion with my brother-in-law who lives in Kluang, I was directly to this coffee shop which is located just next to the wet market. Restoran Chua Seng was opened by a relative of the Kluang Railway Station coffee shop. And supposingly should have the same recipe as well. We again tried the much acclaimed coffee,...

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  • Railway station cafe

    Here are some photos taken from the Railway station cafe of Kluang. I don't want to tell you too much, you go there to taste yourself. Location is directly at the railway station, is actually a small cafe for train passengers to relax while waiting, but probably too famous and too many customers, so now it looks like the cafe is main attraction...

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Keluang Transportation

  • Call a cab: Uncle Sam

    As my schedule was tight and there were quite a lot of places that I would like to explore. I asked my hotel help desk to call a cab for me. Then I met Uncle Sam the taxi driver, he may look like an Indian man but he spoke really fluent mandarin also English and that made things easier since the place landmark I was looking for is a Chinese temple...

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  • Avoid S & S International Buses

    Countless times, I have taken buses from KL to Kluang to visit my friends (my ex-girlfriend lives there). And for all those times, I have stick to S&S because they were supposed to be the best buses around if you want to go to Kluang from KL. However, lately my friends have been complaining about the condition of the buses, and most importantly...

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  • Train, bus or drive yourself

    How to get to Kluang? You can take train (cost roughly RM23 from Kuala Lumpur) some 90km north of Singapore and about double the distance south of Kuala Lumpur, you can take bus or train or drive yourself, location is about right in the middle of Johor state. If you are driving on the north-south expressway, exit at Yong Peng or Simpang Renggam...

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