Yong Peng is a great place to ease up. This little town in the centre point of Johor will let you have a relaxed pace of life. The temple bells and fragrant in Yong Peng will help you change your mind. Also, Yong Peng’s specialty-Fuzhou cuisine will nourish your soul. Even a quick one-day trip to Yongpeng is enough to get you out of the big city.
Best Yong Peng Attractions
1. Tian Pao Kong Temple
20, Jalan Satin, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
8.30am – 5.30pm (Monday – Friday)
8.00am – 6.30pm (Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday)
Malaysia’s highest statue of the living Buddha, situated in Johor Yong Peng, the temple of Tian Pao Kong. The height of the statue is about 68 feet high, it made by the brothers. It became the important part of the temple. In addition, there is a holy pool in front of the statue, from which the shape of the gourd can be seen. On the other side of the statue, there is a tree of wishes for tourists. In 1985, Mr. Lim started the temple in his house with the help of friends, and named Temple of Tian Pao Kong. A few years later, the board decided to rebuild the temple. This is because the temple is built in a house, which in some way affects the work of the temple, especially when they celebrate the birth of God, this place is crowded. The board eventually rebuilt the temple with a piece of land in 2008. When the temple moved into a new place, there was spacious space and the project eventually became smoother than before. Although the temple does not look like a temple, it is still a meaningful place for the local population. Now, temples worship gods, such as Ji Gong the living Buddha, Guan Gong, General Wu Ye and more.
2. Wansern Organic Farm & Eco Park
Lot 721-723, Jalan Desa Putih 11, Taman Desa Putih, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
9am – 5.30pm
Wansern Organic Farm & Eco Park is an organic farm in Yong Peng town. The main cultivations in Yong Peng are croissants, kale, small tomato, cabbage and so on. In fact, Wansern Organic Farm offers planting to the organic markets of Malacca, Johor and Singapore, which can be found in some large shopping malls. Add on, the owner of WanSern Aggrotech has an organic bird’s nest. Visitors can see and understand the whole process by dividing the glass. Tourists can also expand their knowledge through the tourism offered here. This is why many students and families come here first. In addition, visitors can choose Bird’s Nest as dessert in the cafeteria. You will eventually realize that the nest is edible in many ways. Visitors also can understand the difference between organic plantation and non-organic plantation. In addition to vegetation, they also have canary homes, where you can approach their habitat and learn about their behavior. In general, this is a good place for a family trip.
3. Fortune Dragon At Che Ann Khor
Lot HS 2677, Pt 2446, Jalan Kota Impian 1, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
9am – 9pm
The Fortune Dragon or Prosperity Dragon is a statue of a dragon in the town of Yong Peng, Johor. It’s length has about 106.9 meters, it is claimed to be the world’s longest dragon tunnel in the world. The statue is located within the Green Garden of the Che Ann Khor Yong Peng Association in Taman Kota Impian. The height of the statue ranges from 3.6 to 4.8 meters, with 144 steps inside. You can actually enter the dragon through its mouth, through its body length and exit out the tail. Inside, the dragon’s “body” has air conditioning and decoration 42 Chinese paintings. It has twenty-four paintings depict the teachings of the Buddha, and another 18 portray the afterlife. Ancient Taoist folklore has it that people who enter a dragon’s mouth and exit through its tail will enjoy good fortune and be able to ward off evil. If you are interested in these legends and Buddhism, you must come here to visit.
4. Black Dragon Cave Temple
No. 18-A, Jalan Ah Looh, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
3pm – 7pm (Monday-Thursday)
1pm – 7pm (Friday-Sunday)
The temple of Black Dragon Cave located at the end of Jalan Ah Looh, opposite to the riverside of Yong Peng. It was established for 38 years. The temple mainly devoted the three Gods, Zhang Gong, Xiao Gong, Hong Gong and others. In 1965, the temple was built in a smoking room in rubber mud. In 1976, the temple began offering sacrifices to the shrine and built an altar next to the cinema on Yongpeng’s second main road. In 1978, the temple was overcrowded, and many came to devote God. So, they moved to Yongpeng’s Taipeng Bridge. In 1981, consultants at the temple advised owners to provide land to rebuild the temple. Between 2005 and 2013, the Temple was substantially renovated and additional facilities were built, such as the main Hall, 24 gardens, storage rooms, 7 women’s toilets, 5 men’s toilets, activity rooms, etc. Finally, in 2014, the temple was completely rebuilt. As a result of the widespread presence of the temple, the temple provides 24 rooms, including other reservation facilities. The temple also offers jetted tubs and wading pools for children under the age of 12 to enjoy in hot weather, but is closed on Tuesday.
5. Claytan Ceramics Store
57th Mile, Jalan Johor, 86100 Ayer Hitam, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
10am- 6pm (Monday-Saturday)
Closed on Sunday
If you’ve never heard of Claytan, you may not have washed the toilet, or even the dishes! The brand is known for its centuries-old tradition of sanitary ware, and then extends to kitchen utensils, cutlery and drainage systems. At present, the factory is open to the public and many visits have been held for schools and any other organization. You will understand and understand the entire process, from design, production, coloring packaging to shipping. Visiting the factory is a dazzling experience that gives you a chance to buy some beautiful Claytan products as souvenirs.
Best Yong Peng Local Products
1. Hock Chew Mee Factory
20-1, Jalan Besar, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
8am – 6pm
Yong Peng is famous for making noodles, and it is not just any noodle but Fu Zhou noodle with family own recipe that has been passed down from generations to generations! Hidden somewhere on the main road, away from obvious signboards, visitors may find it difficult to find a factory, but when you catch a glimpse of the process, it’s all worth it. They used to flatten the noodles with a large stick by adding high gluten flour and cassava starch to keep the noodles tender. Now they use modern machinery to increase production. In addition to visual access, visitors also have the opportunity to buy noodles and other products.
2. Taiwan City
Lot 1459, Jalan Muar, Mk. Tg Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
11am – 6pm (Monday-Friday)
9am – 8pm (Saturday-Sunday)
This rest stop has sold many types of Taiwan and Malaysia products. Here, you will feel like you are in Taiwan. You can buy whatever Taiwanese food you want to eat, and all of these are imported from Taiwan. There’s a huge transparent glass that showcase the process of baking so visitors can have a visualization of how the products are made. Don’t forget to purchase the freshly baked Pineapple Cake and Mung Bean Cake!
Some of the few famous products from Taiwan are:
- Tamsui Iron Eggs
- Pineapple Cakes
- Daxi Bean Curd
- Hsinchu Rice Vermicelli
- Bull Head Barbecue Sauce
3. Kacang Permata Krystal
12, Jalan Cahaya Bahru, Taman BCB, 83700, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
9am – 8pm
Kacang Permata Krystal started from a small humble business at home to owning a shop and having their own brand while getting dubbed ‘Peanut King’. Best of all, shopkeepers insist on using only natural and healthy ingredients without adding preservatives or pigments, which has made the business boom over the years and is a major feature of the product. The best-selling products are peanut biscuits, chicken pie and macaroon. As there are no additional preservatives, the shelf life of these products is very short, so the products are sold on the day of production.
4. Eng Hin Bakery
No. 14 Main Road, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
One of the best-known local delicacies is the Ho Chew biscuit, which are still hand-made three generations of delicious biscuits. Ho Chew biscuit also known as kompyang, is made of flour, yeast, fermentation is based on experience. There are many different types of options available to satisfy your taste buds; traditional non-filling, sweet sesame and peanut-filled kompyang. This store not only sells biscuits, but also makes Ho Chew noodles, wanton noodles and Mee Hun without any preservative, so it lasts only 3 days and 4 days!
5. YOYO Native Food Product
Taman Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng
9am – 6pm (Monday-Friday)
8am- 7pm (Saturday-Sunday)
If you are looking for local food as a souvenir, YOYO is the best place to get them. It has more than a very wide variety of biscuits, condiments and drinks. These products will make you can’t resist the desire to shop and even spend half a day shopping here. They have a small coffee shop inside, which can let you to relax after shopping. More importantly, they offer free testing to promote their new products so you can go shopping while eating!