Johor's Yong Peng is a terrific place to unwind if you ever feel overwhelmed by the frenetic life in Singapore and need a little break (who doesn't?).

The verdant surroundings and leisurely pace of life in this small town located in the heart of Johor will allow you to take a breather.

In one of Yong Peng's temples, let the sound of the bells and the aroma of incense soothe your mind. Alternatively, treat yourself to some of Yong Peng's specialties, which include Fuzhou-style food.

You can take a short day journey to Yong Peng to give yourself a respite from the huge city.

So escape the big city and enjoy a suburban lifestyle complete with delicious food and stunning scenery.

1. Attractions in Yong Peng

1.1 Temple of the Black Dragon Cave

This two-story temple, which is primarily dedicated to the three gods Zhang Gong, Xiao Gong, and Hong Gong among others, will enthrall you with its architecture and sculpture.

Local Malaysians and visitors from other countries, particularly Singaporeans, are becoming more and more drawn to the temple. The majority of visitors to the temple are worshippers and those looking for a peaceful haven.

Due to the increasing popularity of temple stays, the temple offers 24 rooms along with additional amenities that can be reserved for these programs.

The temple is closed on Tuesdays, but it does have a Jacuzzi and wading pools for kids under 12 to use in the summer.

Location: No. 18-A, Jalan Ah Looh, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-7535868
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

1.2 Fortune Dragon At Che Ann Khor

Step inside the maw of a mythical (literally) beast that stretches over 106.9 meters and occupies more than a hectare in the Che Ann Khor Yong Peng Association grounds. Called the Prosperity Dragon, this is the longest dragon tunnel in Southeast Asia!

Chinese religious and cultural murals adorn the hollow dragon structure's insides. There are 24 paintings that show the Buddha's teachings when you walk among the dragons, and there are an additional 18 paintings that show the hereafter.

To view the paintings, visitors will need to pay a small fee to enter the fully air-conditioned tunnel. It is thought that one can change their luck by going through the dragon's tail and out of its mouth, either banishing bad luck or bringing in good luck.

Location: Lot HS 2677, Pt 2446, Jalan Kota Impian 1, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607- 467 9800
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 9:00pm

1.3 Tian Pao Kong Temple

At Tian Pao Kong Temple, Malaysia is delighted to have the tallest statue of Crazy Monk, or Che Kung, standing at 68 feet.

Che Kung was a well-known military leader of the Southern Song Dynasty who was renowned for his ability to put an end to uprisings and epidemics.

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Busloads of tourists have been visiting the temple recently to worship Yong Peng and other gods, such as Guan Gong, General Wu Ye, and others, which has helped to promote the local tourism industry.

In addition to the statue, the temple's 200-foot wall that is inscribed with Jigong's life story, a Prosperity Pond, and a Bridge of Peace also astound visitors.

Location: 20, Jalan Satin, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-4673559
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 8:00am – 6:30pm

1.4 Claytan Ceramics Store

If you haven't heard of Claytan, you most likely don't even clean the dishes or the toilet! Maintaining its 100-year history, this firm is highly recognized for its sanitary ware products before expanding into kitchenware, dinnerware, and drainage systems.

It's incredible that they established a plant in Ayer Hitam, which is just 20 minutes away by car from Yong Peng town, and the former factory workers have many happy memories of it.

The plant is currently open to the public and welcomes numerous school and other organization tour trips. You will be able to observe and learn about every step of the process, including designing, manufacturing, packing, and shipping.

Location: 57th Mile, Jalan Johor, 86100 Ayer Hitam, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-758 1201
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00am- 6:00pm
Closed on: Sunday

Also read: TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN KLUANG | Popular Place

2. What food is Good in Yong Peng?

2.1 Restaurant Rong Cheng

Not sure where to go for a meal break with your loved ones for lunch or dinner? You may savor the house delicacy, Hock Chew Noodle, at Rong Cheng.

In addition to the noodles, there are also other mouthwatering items on the menu that you shouldn't pass up, including:
  • Cereal Prawns with Mayo and Honeydew
  • Claypot Keow Teow
  • Steamed Pork Belly
  • Steamed Tipalia Fish
  • Wrapper Herbal Chicken

Location: 1, Jalan Cahaya Baru, Taman BCB, 83700, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-467 5816
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm

2.2 Thai Aroy

Why not give them a try and see if they can give your taste senses something new? Many residents find Thai Aroy's authentic Thai meals to be delicious.

Thai Aroy Yong Peng

Meatball noodles, Thai Rendang Chicken, Thailand Curry Fried Noodles, and Hot and Sour Pork Noodles are a few of the favorites. The proprietor cooked at a modest level and allowed clients to add chilies served at the table after learning that the locals couldn't tolerate the spiciness like Thai people do.

Location: No 40, Jalan Meng Seng, Taman Selatan, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-467 9678
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday

2.3 Restaurant Hock Swee Hin

Are you still seeking for foods in the Fuzhou style? One of the eateries that specializes in Fuzhou cuisine is Restaurant Hock Swee Hin, where you'll want to return for more!

The Fu Zhou fishball noodles are one of the restaurant's best features. Not to be overlooked is the red rice wine chicken, which is packed with pork stuffing within the fishballs. To enhance the aroma, the chicken is submerged in a concoction of red wine, rice wine, red date, and additional ingredients.

Location: 2, Jalan Besar, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-7253399
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00pm- 8:00pm
Closed on: Monday

2.4 Atap- OD

The highlight of the menu is the delectable Fok Chew style classic Loh Mee and Dry Fried Noodles, which are well-known among the locals for their morning vitality.

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The noodles are really delicious because the proprietor has been cooking them with the house recipe for the past 15 years. The two most popular noodles on the menu are also Fook Chew Egg Soup and Singapore Fried Mee Hun.

Location: Lot 5214, Bt 1/4, Jalan Labis, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016-762 5396
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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3. Top Local Yong Peng Products

3.1 Hock Chew Mee Factory

Yong Peng is well-known for producing Fu Zhou noodles, which are made using a family recipe that has been passed down through the years, not just any old noodles!

Visitors may find it difficult to discover the factory because it is tucked away behind the main road and not easily visible from signboards, but it is well worth the effort when you get a peek of the workings.

In order to maintain the noodles' tenderness, they used to flatten them with a large wooden stick after adding tapioca starch and high gluten flour. These days, they employ state-of-the-art machinery to boost output.

In addition to taking in the sights, guests can purchase various fruit and noodles.

Location: 20-1, Jalan Besar, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6017-7797899
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 6:00pm

3.2 YOYO Native Food Product

Yo Yo Yo is the finest place to acquire local cuisine goods that you may bring home as keepsakes. You'll be packing your bags with all these wonderful treats—rows and rows of products that include ten different sorts of beverages, eleven different varieties of seasoning, and 29 different types of biscuits.

If you're worn out after all the shopping, get a cup of coffee and people watch. To recover from all the strolling and shopping, they have a tiny coffee shop inside.

You can even purchase while you dine because they are offering free testing to promote their new products!

Location: Taman Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng
+607-467 9678
+6016-762 5396
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8:30am- 7:00pm

3.3 Eng Hin Bakery

A well-known regional specialty is the Ho Chew biscuit, which has been lovingly baked by hand for the past three generations. Kompyang, another name for the Ho Chew biscuit, is manufactured with flour and yeast, and the degree of fermentation is determined by experience.

You can choose from a wide variety of kompyang varieties, including as the classic no-filling, sweet sesame, and peanut filling varieties, to please your palate.

The store not only sells biscuits but also homemade noodles such Ho Chew, Wanton, and Mee Hun, which only lasts three to four days because no preservatives are added!

Location: No. 14 Main Road, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-4671261
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am- 6:00pm

3.4 Kacang Permata Krystal

Out as a little home-based business and eventually grew to become the owner of a store, a brand, and the nickname "Peanut King"!

The best part is that the proprietor insisted on using only organic, healthful ingredients without the need for added colorings or preservatives, which is both the product's primary feature and the reason the firm has grown over the years.

Almond biscuits, chicken pie, and peanut biscuits are the top-selling items. The products are sold the same day they are created because they have a short shelf life because they don't contain any additional preservatives.

Location: 12, Jalan Cahaya Bahru, Taman BCB, 83700, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-467 9118
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 8:00pm

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4. Hotel in Yong Peng

4.1 Hotel Meng Hong

Looking for somewhere to unwind while in Yong Peng? The MH Hotel offers three-star standard service at an affordable price and is in a prime location!

Travelers choose it first because of its spacious, excellent suites, which include breakfast and cozy leisure areas.

4.2 Price Starting From:

  • RM88
  • SGD$30

4.3 Highlight of the Hotel:

  • Four different room categories: standard, deluxe, deluxe quad, and deluxe triple
  • Convenient to driving distances to attractions including the Organic Farm & Swiftlet House (2 km), YOYO Native Food (1.3 km), and Yuen Yean Fishball Eating House (1 mile).
  • Coffee and tea preparation stations
  • Free bottled water
  • Plenty of free parking places
  • Karaoke room


4.4 Important Information:

  • Breakfast is included in the prices listed on the website.
  • Check-in begins at 2:00 p.m.
  • It is 12:00 p.m. when you check out.
  • A late check-out fee of RM15 will be applied for each extra hour.
  • Check-out after 6 p.m. will be at full cost.
  • You must deposit cash or use a credit card.
  • ID from the government is needed.
  • Pets are not permitted.

Address: No. 1, Jalan Damai, Taman Jelita, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-4679955
Email: info@yongpengmhhotel.com 

Also read: TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN KLUANG | Popular Place

5. How To Go To Yong Peng From Singapore

5.1 Private Car From Singapore To Yong Peng

Private automobile travel is, of course, the most convenient method of getting from Singapore to Yong Peng. If you're going somewhere with a heavy backpack or in a small group, this is the best way to get around.

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5.2 Coach To Yong Peng From Singapore

If you don't mind the longer journey time and having to go through bus stations, the most affordable way to get from Singapore to Yong Peng is by coach.

You will need to clear immigration while traveling. You will need to take your possessions with you when you exit the coach, so make sure you have your documents ready and don't get too comfortable in your seat just yet!

The Singapore-Yong Peng route is served by a single coach. The bus arrives at Yong Peng Lucky Garden, and it takes two minutes to get to the town.

1. The One Travel & Tours

Ticket Price
Singapore to Yong Peng: SGD$26.50/person

Departure Point & Time
Golden Mile Tower (9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm)
Boon Lay (9:45am, 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:00pm)

2.5 hours


5.3 Bus From Singapore To Yong Peng

Step 1: Take a bus to Larkin Bus Terminal from Singapore.
Another option is to go by public bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru's Larkin Bus Terminal and subsequently to Yong Peng.

First, you need to catch a bus from various locations in Singapore to arrive to Larkin Bus Terminal. The three bus companies with schedules to Yong Peng are Causeway Link (CW), Singapore-Johore Express (SJE), and SBS Transit.

1. Causeway Link


From Kranji MRT Station
CW1- SGD$1.50
From Queen Street Terminal
From Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange
CW 3- SGD$4.00
From Boon Lay MRT Station
CW 6 –SGD$4.00

2. Singapore-Johore Express


From Queen Street Terminal

3. SBS Transit (red plate)

SBS Transit Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

From Queen Street Terminal

Step 2: Bus From Larkin Bus Terminal To Yong Peng

You then catch a public bus to Yong Peng from here. Yong Peng can be reached by a single direct public bus from Johor Bahru's Larkin Bus Terminal.

1. Cepat Ekspres

Ticket Price
Larkin Johor Bahru to Yong Peng: MYR10.30/person
Yong Peng to Johor Bahru: MYR11.30/ person

Departure Point & Time
Larkin Johor Bahru(8:00pm)
Yong Peng (10:00am, 3:30pm, 6:00pm)

1.5 hours

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19 Feb 2024