Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

This summit will be held in the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) with the Dewan Sultan Ibrahim (Sultan Ibrahim Hall) as the main conference hall. UTHM is located in Parit Raja, 20 minutes (20km) from Batu Pahat, Johor, about 100 km from Johor Bharu and about 280 km from Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. It has excellent road links with the rest of PLUS highways. It is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur in the North and Johor Bahru in the South using the North - South Highway through the Ayer Hitam 244 exit.

UTHM main entrance  

Dewan Sultan Ibrahim


Perpustakaan Tunku Tun Aminah UTHM

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About Johor

Johor is a Malaysian state, located in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the most developed states in Malaysia. The state capital city and royal city of Johor is Johor Bahru. The Straits of Johor to the south which separates Johor and the Republic of Singapore. Johor is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Ta'zim, or "Abode of Dignity", and as Johore in English.

Johor, like most parts of west Malaysia is generally hot and humid due to the location of Malaysia that is near to the equator. It has a mean temperature ranging from 27 to 30 degrees. It is wet in Johor during the inter monsoon periods which is from April to October. However, during other times of the year, Johor is usually dry with occasional showers.

More about Johor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johor 

Interesting Places Nearby

Wet World Park

Wet World Park is in Bukit Pasir, about 5km from Batu Pahat town. It sits on a manmade lake that is left over from the bauxite mining activity in the area in the early 20th century.

The Tropical Village

The Tropical Village is located just south of Ayer Hitam. Among its main features are miniature models of famous landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Taj Mahal and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Dataran Penggaram

This place was formerly known as Batu Pahat Fountain as there was once a fountain there. It was developed and opened for public since May 1961. In conjunction with the declaration of Batu Pahat as Batu Pahat Township the name was since changed to Batu Pahat Square. The rebranding of the square was also largely due to the refurbishment process it had gone through. Consequently, the square now is a multipurpose point for local community activities ranging from hosting cultural shows to religious ceremonies.

Tasik Y

Near to Dataran Penggaram, there is a lake which was previously a mining area. However, it is now reclaimed as a recreational place for the public use. It is fully equipped with recreational facilities such as playground, excercising equipment, gazebo, jogging track and a reflexology area. Other than that, there are eating outlets available at the lake area. Mostly the outlets are popular for their Yong Tau Foo and ABC (shaved ice with condiments) . Routinely, on good weather day, it hosts J-Robik (aerobic) program on every Sunday morning, which is program is open for the public.

Pantai Minyak Beku

Although this beach is no longer suitable for swimming activities, it still attracts many people for its popular fishing spots, refreshing and picturesque surrounding. There are also a fisherman village and a quarry processing gravels and sand. The most suitable spot in this area are Kampung Orang Asli (Aborigine Village) and Perkampungan Nelayan Cina Segenting (Segenting Chinese Fisherman Village). Perigi Batu Pahat which is located in Pantai Minyak Beku is the place where the name Batu Pahat was originated. The distance from Batu Pahat town to Minyak Beku is 8KM that would normally take up to a 20 minute- drive on a long winding road.

Punggor Beach

Punggor Beach is set in a scenic village area. Even the beach is no more suitable for swimming it still offers a breathtaking scenery especially for the nature lovers. Those who are interested in fishing activity, Punggor is considered as the best place.

BP Walk

BP walk is an area in Jalan Rahmat that offers many kind of local and international cuisines. It opens from 3 pm till 4am daily. It is a spot that gathers people from the viccinity mostly for having their dinner and supper.

Ayer Hitam

Ayer Hitam town draws people from other states to come over for its high quality ceramics and artificial flowers products. Apart from that, a growing number of business outlets in the town now offers bridal needs and home decorations. Agro-tourism is another attraction of the town, as at present it bears the largest modern agricultural center in the country.

Parit Raja

Parit Raja is well-known for its food industry namely local traditional foods like rempeyek, sun dried banana, etc. According to an unrecorded history, Parit Raja gets its name when a royalty dropped by the area to get a drink. The residents of the area mostly earn their livings through agricultural, fishery and business activities.  

Shopping Malls Nearby

BP Mall
The Summit Parade Batu Pahat
AEON Big Hypermarket
Square One Shopping Mall 

Popular Local Cuisines

Nasi Baryani Gam - If you want a real taste of baryani rice, Nasi Beriyani Gam Mat Syah is considered as the best in town. It is located at food court area called Benteng. This eating outlet is accessible through Jalan Batu Pahat Muar. Alternatively, some people prefer Nasi Baryani Power located in Taman Soga, Batu Pahat.

Mee Bandung - The most exquisite Mee Bandung (Bandung Noodle) is offerred by Mee Bandung Odeon which sited in front of Garden Hotel.

Mee Racun - For something uniquely Batu Pahat, you can try mee racun, a noodle dish with a tomato-based gravy. The most popular stall selling this dish is in Taman Seri Jaya.

Asam Pedas - Batu Pahat is also known for its tempting asam pedas. Usually food hunters flock at a stall next to Batu Pahat Post Office at Jalan Rahmat.

Cendol - Cendol is the most popular local dessert. A cendol stall at Jalan Omar particulary offers the most scrumptious Cendol Gelas (Cendol in a glass). 

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