Weekend at Segamat

By | March 12, 2011

Not too far from the world renowned Endau-Rompin National Park is the little Segamat town – another Johor district that is filled with historical footprints of the yesteryears. Take a walk around town and sight see on the places that used to be a favourite to Johor royals, or if you are a durian lover, make a trip out of town to Kampung Teratai for a durian buffet that is bound to leave you on a burping frenzy. Sungai Bantang Recreational Forest is also a family favourite to indulge in the nature and have a refreshing swim in the waters.

Recommended itinerary:

10AM-12PM

NANYANG COFFEESHOP
Address: Jalan Pasar, Segamat
Cost: RM10 What: Located just a stone’s throw away from the Segamat KTM station, this is a famous breakfast joint for locals in Segamat town, and the first stop for most visiting tourists to have a quick cuppa and bite of toast. Must-try: Toast with butter and kaya.


12PM-4PM

AH GANG DURIAN FARM
Address:  Kampung Teratai, Jementah
Operating Hours: 7AM-7PM
Cost: RM20    
What: Located along the trunk road from Muar to Buloh Kasap, this is one of the many makeshift stalls put up to lure tourists from as far as Singapore to come try out the freshest durians in an all-you-can-eat galore.
Must-try: D101, Ang Hay, Mao San Wang.

4PM-6PM

SEGAMAT SQUARE
Address: Jalan Buloh Kasap, Segamat
Operating Hours: Daytime Cost: Free What: Built in 1996, Segamat Square is the main venue for Johor’s state level National Day celebrations. The square includes a clock tower and a giant durian replica, after Segamat’s famous produce, making it a distinguishable landmark in town.

TAMAN BUNGA BATU HAMPAR
Address: Jalan Buloh Kasap, Segamat
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free What: Also known as ‘Rock Garden’, it is the main recreational park in Segamat town. The official residence for the Segamat District Officer is situated there, as is Istana Hinggap, Johor’s royal retreat that used to be Sultan Ibrahim’s favourite resting palace during his hunting trips.

BENDAHARA TEPOK TOMB
Address: Kampung Lubok Batu, Segamat
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free What: About 2KM from the Segamat town centre, this is the final resting place for Bendahara Tepok, the last Bendahara of the Melaka Sultanate.

6PM-8PM

TIONG HWA STEAMBOAT RESTAURANT
Address: 6D, Jalan Buloh Kasap, 85000 Segamat
Tel.: +6 07 932 1322
Operating Hours: 10.30AM-11PM
Cost: Around RM20 per pax What: A notable restaurant in Segamat town that serves steamy and delicious steamboat meals for anyone who is out to eat all they can.
Must-try: Steamboat.

Optional:

SUNGAI BANTANG WATERFALL
Address: Kampung Bekok, Bekok
Operating Hours: Daytime Cost: Free
What: Sharing the same ground as the centuries-old Endau-Rompin National Park, Sungai Bantang National Park is a good place to chill with friends and families, especially at the waterfalls. It is also a great place for picnicking and a quick refreshing dip.


Where to stay:

VIP HOTEL
Address: 1st Mile, Jalan Buloh Kasap, 85000 Segamat
Tel.: +6 07 931 2101
Web: www.viphotel.com.my
Cost: From RM75++
Rating: 2-star
What: Located at the edge of Segamat’s town centre, this 75-room hotel is ideal as an accommodation for all kinds of travellers. It has the usual facilities to make your stay in Segamat a little more comfortable.

PINE CLASSIC INN
Address: 30 30A, Jalan Genuang, 85000 Segamat Tel.: +6 07 932 3009
Cost: From RM52.90nett
Rating: Budget    
What: Located in the heart of Segamat town, and just a few minutes’ walk to the bank of Segamat River, this accommodation offers budget cheap rooms that are still equally snug for a night’s stay.

VILLA HOTEL SEGAMAT
Address: 26 Jalan Ros, 85000 Segamat
Tel.: +6 07 932 8188
Cost: From RM85nett
Rating: Budget What: Another cosy accommodation in the middle of Segamat town, which you can shack up in during your weekend trip.

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