Get away from the bustling lifestyle and embark on a culinary journey amidst breathtaking scenery.

The verdant surroundings and clean air entice you from Tangkak all the way.

Tangkak is a tiny, peaceful town rich in history that is undergoing a change to a more contemporary feel while retaining its nostalgic sense.

Enter the temple's hallowed grounds to find zen, tranquility, and calm, or satisfy your stomach with the delectable cuisine served around the town.

Even for a single day, there might be enough of time to explore Tangkak!

This is the spot for a fantastic city getaway where you may stay in distinctive homestays and hotels, eat excellent food that brings back memories, and have some fun in the sun! 

Also read:  ONE DAY TRIP IN KOTA TINGGI | Malaysia Travel Guide


1. Attractions in Tangkak

1.1 Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang)

There is always something to do in Mount Ophir, whether you enjoy hiking mountains or just spending a lazy afternoon with your family on a picnic.

Here are a few of the many opportunities for visitors to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the Legendary Forest Park:
  • Observation Tower
  • Summit of Mount Ophir
  • Puteri Lake
  • Puteri Waterfall
  • Twin Falls
  • Orchid Park
  • Mahligai Peak
  • Ayer Puteh Falls

Just six minutes from the park, you may spend more peaceful time with your family by taking a short hike, setting up camp in the woods, and swimming at Sagil Waterfall.

Get away from the hectic city life and enjoy some time in nature at this wonderful spot.

Location: P.O. Box 77, Batu 26, Jalan Segamat, 84020 Sagil, Ledang, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-963 1030
Entrance fee:
Mountain Climbing:
Register (RM3)
RM13 (adult Malaysians), RM23 (adult Non-Malaysians)
Hire a guide per day: RM140
Car per entry: RM2
Sagil Waterfall: RM1 (adult), RM0.50 (child)

1.2 Everlasting Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
(Tangkak Brown Rice Factory & Bird Nest Factory)

Consuming nutritious meals leads to a healthy lifestyle. In order to support healthy living, Everlasting Food Industries offers nutritious food free of chemicals and preservatives.

While specializing in items made from brown rice, they also provided a large selection of other natural foods, like:

  • Brown rice
  • Natural honey
  • Vinegar
  • Bird nest
  • Royal jelly
  • Brown rice instant drinks
  • Brown rice snacks

This company, which specializes in bird nest and natural honey products, has grown its markets both domestically and globally. They now welcome up to 50 groups of tourists per day due to their growing reputation over the years!

Furthermore, should you choose to purchase any of their nutritious items, they will conveniently bring them straight to your house! You'll save time by not having to leave the house. You now know where to seek for scrumptious, healthful food when you need it!

Location: Lot Ptd 16025, Jalan Teknologi 3, Kawasan Perindustrian, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607-9787 836
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:30am – 5:30pm 

1.3 Piyaram Buddhist Temple (比亚南佛寺) 

Pilgrims of Buddhism can honor Buddha at the Piyaram Buddhist Temple, which is around eight minutes from Tangkak town.

The Main Hall (Dai Miao), the Temple of the Four Sides, the Temple of the Old, Guanyin Mountain, the Water Temple, the Budhist Pagoda, and the Temple of the Land are among the several structures that encircle this four-acre plot of land.

Not to add, the temple's exquisitely carved and constructed traditional Thai architecture draws a lot of both local and foreign visitors.

It would be a shame not to visit this temple because of the numerous sculptures of dragons, elephants, and other unusual subjects that can be found there! 


Also read:  ONE DAY TRIP IN KOTA TINGGI | Malaysia Travel Guide


2. Best Food in Tangkak

2.1 Restaurant Do Do Do (东甲肥仔牛腩面)

Restaurant Do Do Do serves another excellent beef noodle dish. It differs from the other restaurant serving beef noodles in that it is prepared differently and offers more flavors than just beef noodles.

Since they are unique in that they use this kind of cooking, you may not have had the opportunity to experience it elsewhere.

Their specialty is the steaming beef, which is so thinly sliced that it melts in your tongue! The clay pot beef is similar to bah kut teh, but it just uses beef instead of pork! Because of this, you had to place a phone preorder in order to sample that delicious meat!

Location:  90 & 91, Jalan Teknology 1, Kawasan Perindustrian Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6016-236 9298
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday

2.2 Restoran Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef (东甲牛腩面)

The initial Kuang Fei restaurant is here in Tangkak, but it has since spread to other states, including Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, and Kluang.

Naturally, a bowl of beef noodles includes several types of beef as well as kway teow noodles, shallots, and salted cabbage. You can even choose to add beef balls or tendons. The broth tastes clear, flavorful, and somewhat spicy.

As you enter Tangkak town, the restaurant is within a fifteen-minute drive from the toll gate. You'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't check out this restaurant as a must-eat spot because of the juicy and tender beef! 

Location: 20, Jalan Solok, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-978 3768
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am – 5:00pm or till sold out
Closed on: Wednesday 

2.4 Jia Jia Bak Kut The Restaurant (东甲家家肉骨茶)

While we are familiar with Bah Kut Teh from Klang, have you ever tried Tangkak's stewed pork meat in herbal broth? A culinary paradise, Jia Jia Bak Kut Teh is not to be missed if you are ever in this town.

Locals say this lunch is highly recommended, and they are not wrong! The beef becomes soft and tender to chew after being cooked in a herbal soup. After that, the meat and herbal soup are put in a clay pot with a ton of ingredients, including:
  • Enoki mushroom
  • Pork belly
  • Pork liver
  • Beancurd skin
  • Cabbage
  • Pork lean meat

Usually served with white rice, the soup can also be eaten with fried fritters, which you can dip into the soup to acquire the flavor of the herbs.

Location: 38, Jalan Kemajuan, Tangkak, Ledang, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6019-620 2626
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am -2:00pm

Also read:  ONE DAY TRIP IN KOTA TINGGI | Malaysia Travel Guide


3. Best Homestay/Hotels/Resorts in Tangkak

3.1 Lakeside Village Homestay (水乡民宿)

Tourists can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil stay in an exceptional homestay with a well-planned garden and a prime location. A birthday celebration, wedding, business function, or family get-together might be appropriate venues.

Price Starting From:
  • RM300
  • SGD$ 120 

水乡民宿 Lakeside Village Homestay

Homestay Highlight:

  • Conveniently located to 7/11 store, banks and pharmacy
  • 30 kilometre from Muar town
  • 50 kilometre from Melaka Central
  • Equipped with karaoke system that comes with various languages
  • Can accommodate up to 20 people
  • Able to host a BBQ party
  • Free WIFI
Important Information:
  • Booking charge of RM100 must be paid.
  • You will lose the confirmation fee if you decide to cancel the reservation.
  • Need to pay a security fee of RM 100.
  • The garden has a lovely pond for some zen time. 

Lakeside Village Homestay (乡民宿)
Address: No 3, Jalan Teratai, Taman Tangkak Jaya 4, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-943 5718 

3.2 Tangkak Greenville Homestay  (东甲绿园民宿) 

A recently constructed bungalow conveniently adjacent to the town and Tangkak's major road. It is advised that hikers who are eager to climb Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) stay here as it is a nice place to recover from the ascent.

Price Starting From:
RM 80 @ SGD$27


Homestay Highlight:

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Able to fit up to 16 people
  • Close to Gunung Ledang
  • Complimentary parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Cooking utensils are provided to cook your own meals
  • Free toiletries 
Important Information:
  • Near a large number of restaurants and convenience stores
  • Three minutes on the road to Tangkak Town
  • At the main road is a bus terminal.
  • In the garden, the proprietor cultivates an organic farm.
  • Three bunches of organic veggies are available for purchase at RM10. 

Tangkak Greenville Homestay (东甲绿园民宿)
Address: 102, New Village 2, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-684 4037 

3.3 Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir

Tangkak may be reached in ten minutes from the Remember Hotel, which is situated in the town of Bukit Gambir. With their tasteful accommodations, which come with standard facilities and easy access to the hotel's restaurants, guests may make themselves at home.

Price Starting From:
  • RM 51
  • SGD$17
  • Include hotel tax & service fee


Hotel Highlight:

  • Free WIFI
  • Able to store your luggage for you
  • Ample carpark space
  • 3 mins drive to econ save
  • Close to many eateries such as; KFC, Marrybrown and Pizza Hut
  • 25 mins to Gunung Ledang
  • Many choices of rooms to choose; single, deluxe, family room, family deluxe and VIP room 

Important Information:
  • An additional bed is RM22 per bed per night.
  • You will be charged for the first night if you decide to cancel your reservation within 48 hours.
  • Although the lobby's wifi is thought to be stronger than the room's.
  • There is a vending machine there if you're craving some late-night munchies. 

Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir
Location: No 4 & 5, Jalan Gambir 5, Pusat Komersil Gambir, Bukit Gambir, 84800 Gerisek, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-976 5588

3.4 Gunung Ledang Resort (金山度假村)

Situated at the base of Gunung Ledang, this is an ideal spot for hikers to thoroughly recover from their trek and prepare for the next one. Not to mention, you'll be surrounded by stunning plants and animals and will be in closer proximity to nature.

Price Starting From:
  • RM 50
  • SGD$17  


Resort Highlight:

  • There are various packages to choose from; mountain expedition, student adventure camp, leisure and soft adventure
  • Really close to the famous Puteri Waterfalls and Twin Falls
  • There are a few rooms to pick from; jungle cabins, standard rooms, deluxe rooms and family deluxe rooms
  • There is room service
  • Parking lots are spacious
  • Meeting rooms with 3 seminar rooms
  • TV and fridge are provided in each room
  • Swimming pool
  • Daily newspaper 

Important Information:
  • Take pleasure in outdoor activities including rock face climbing, flying fox, rope courses, mountain biking, blowpipes, night trekking, and team-building events.
  • Bicycle rentals cost RM5 per hour.
  • Take a cycling tour of the oil plantation.
  • Drive a four-wheel-drive car up to the summit of the mountain.
  • A transfer from the Segamat train station to the resort can be arranged.

Gunung Ledang Resort (金山度假村)
Location: Bt 28 Jalan Segamat 84020 Sagil, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-977 2888

Also read:  ONE DAY TRIP IN KOTA TINGGI | Malaysia Travel Guide


4. How To Get To Tangkak From Singapore

Option 1: Singapore To Tangkak Private Cab

Hiring a private taxi will make traveling from Singapore to Tangkak easy. Easy, hassle-free, and convenient—the private vehicle service takes care of everything.

Benefits of Hiring a Private Vehicle Service:
  • You select the time and day.
  • You can designate where you want to be dropped off in Tangkak, and the driver will pick you up from anywhere in Singapore.
  • Ship from Singapore straight to Tangkak, then do the same for the other way around.
  • Able to remain in the vehicle when traversing the Johor-Singapore Causeway
  • Enjoy a private ride with your loved ones in the entire automobile.
  • Not having to haul around the bags
  • Reduced travel time from Singapore to Tangkak

Recommended Use of a Private Vehicle:
  • Traveling in groups of five or more
  • Family that takes trips with young kids and senior citizens 

Skilled & Amicable Drivers:
  • Drivers adhere to the customer's schedule and are on time.
  • Make sure that safety comes first.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of all Johor and Singaporean highways; maintains and cleans the car

Cozy & Roomy
  • Room for bags and luggage
  • Allows you to extend your legs 

How to Reserve a Private Cab:
  • Visit this page to learn how to book a ride.
  • With SGMYDRIVE, it's quite simple. Easy, reliable, and worry-free. Make a reservation now! 

Option 2: Bus From Singapore To Tangkak

Bus travel is advised for individuals who are typically traveling alone, as a pair, or on a restricted budget. Although it can take a lot of time and be exhausting, the experience is priceless.

The fact that there isn't a direct bus transfer from Singapore to Tangkak and you have to take many busses to get where you're going is inconvenient.

Let's examine the detailed route for traveling by bus from Singapore to Tangkak.

Step 1: Take a bus to Larkin Bus Terminal from Singapore.
You have to go to the Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor, which is where a lot of bus companies drop off and pick up passengers, before you can get to Tangkak. You can quickly locate busses scheduled to go Larkin at the closest station because there are so many of them.

Check out the bus operators that go from Singapore to Larkin Bus Terminal:

From Queen Street

1. Causeway Link (CW2)
  • Price ticket: (SGD$3.50)
  • Bus Frequency: 6:00am – 11:45pm, every 15-30 mins
2. Singapore-Johor Express (SJE)
  • Price ticket: (SGD$ 3.30)
  • Bus Frequency: 6:30am – 11:30pm, every 15-20mins
3. SBS 170
  • Price ticket: (SGD$ 1.90)
  • Bus Frequency: 5:20am – 12:00am, every 10-20mins 

From Kranji MRT Station

Causeway Link (CW1)
  • Price ticket: (SGD$1.50)
  • Bus Frequency: 4:20am – 11:20pm, every 15-20 mins

From Jurong East Interchange

Causeway Link (CW3)
  • Price ticket: (SGD$4)
  • Bus Frequency: 7:10am – 11:45pm, every 20-30 mins

From Boon Lay

Causeway Link (CW6)
  • Price ticket: (SGD$4)
  • Bus Frequency: 7:30am – 11:45pm, every 15-20 mins

Step 2: Take a bus to Segamat from the Larkin Bus Terminal
It is necessary for you to take a bus to Segamat after arriving in Larkin, as there are no buses that go directly from Johor Bahru to Tangkak.

Keep an eye out for the busses that depart from Larkin Bus Terminal and travel to Segamat: KKKL, S&S International Express, and Cepat & Cekap Express.

From Larkin Bus Terminal To Segamat

  • Bus Schedule: Daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm, every 30 to 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: MYR 17.10 to MYR 18.20/person
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours

From Segamat To Larkin Bus Terminal

  • Bus Schedule: Daily from 7:30am to 7:30pm, every 30 to 60 minutes
  • Ticket price: MYR 17.10 to MYR 18.20/person
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours

Step 3: Take a bus to Tangkak from Segamat
You can now board the Cepat & Cekap Express bus, which is scheduled to travel to Tangkak.

There are numerous timeslots available and the ticket price is really low.

From Segamat To Tangkak

  • Segamat Bus Terminal (7:45am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm)
  • Ticket Price: MYR4.80/person
  • Duration: 1 ½ hours

From Tangkak To Segamat

  • Tangkak Bus Terminal (10:45am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm,
  • 10:30pm)
  • Ticket price: MYR4.80/person
  • Duration: 1 ½ hours

Also read:  ONE DAY TRIP IN KOTA TINGGI | Malaysia Travel Guide


Transportation From Singapore To Malaysia

SGMYDRIVE is a leading provider of MPV Private Transport from Singapore to Malaysia. And SGMYDRIVE MPV private car services will pick you up any point of  Singapore to Kuala Lumpur destination stated.

While riding with MPV Private Car Services , you only need to relax and trust their services. The company will get everything settled, your safety is absolutely guaranteed while riding with them.

Why choose SGMYDRIVE service?

  • Pick up Point And Drop Off Point in Your specify  (You may just stay at home and wait for the driver).
  • Direct Private Taxi from Singapore to KL (Your Destination).
  • No Disembark of luggage at each customs during custom clearance (Saving up your time for queuing up at customs to get your passport stamped).
  • Private Travel ( No Transport Sharing with Other).
  • Singapore To Malaysia Taxi Price
  • No Booking Agent. Direct Due To Owner
  • No Service Fees To Users

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  • Fill up The Booking Formand wait .The Customer Services will approach you within 24 hours.
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22 Feb 2024