Towering over the city are two impressive mountains, Gunung Belumut and Gunung Lambak. Both offer fantastic hiking, and the rough, rugged nature of a tropical rainforest. Ride a horse through the winding forest trails in Gunung Lambak. You can easily reach the top in two hours, and have time to stop in at the playground in the afternoon once you're down from the mountain. Gunung Belumut is great for a picnic, and with an impressive waterfall be sure to bring a swimsuit! There's no greater place to cool off after you've reached the top.
Zenxin Organic Park offers a range of healthy produce that's also great for the environment. You can take a tour of the facilities on a bike and finish up with a tasting session to try some delicious halal food. The Kahang Low Rise Tea Plantation is a great place to buy fresh organic tea, which is all grown locally in the hills outside their store. For some real shopping there's no shortage of shopping malls in Kluang - you'll find whatever designer fashion you need at the upscale department stores. For a more local experience try the night markets, and sample a bewildering array of fruits, street food and different local products.
One of the town's most famous historical buildings is the Kluang Railway Station. Constructed in 1915 it has stood the test of time and offers a fascinating display of heritage architecture. Just outside is Ramadan Bazaar, and an endless set of market stalls offering the biggest bargains in town. For dinner, simple street food and hawker fare is your best bet, or find a simple restaurant for some absolutely delicious local dishes. Kluang is relatively quiet in the evenings, but there are a couple of nightclubs if you are keen for a drink and a dance!
Kluang is a great destination for nature lovers who want to see what life is really like in Malaysia, and it's full of history and culture. The easiest way to get in is a flight to Johor Bahru, and then it's just an hour and a half's drive to the peaceful town of Kluang. Don't forget to book your Kluang accommodation - your next holiday is calling!
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Hotels in Kluang start at AU$24 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.