Singapore To Tangkak One Day Trip: Where To Go & What To Eat

How To Go To Tangkak From Singapore

Break away from the cosmopolitan life and get yourself into a gastronomic adventure amongst the beautiful nature.

The fresh air and lush greenery beckons to you all the way from Tangkak.

Tangkak, a small little quiet town that is experiencing a new modern vibe and yet still have its sentimental feel fills with history.

Find zen, peace and serenity as you enter the holy ground of the temple, or satiate your hunger with the mouth-watering food all around town.

There is possibly ample time to explore Tangkak, even if is just for a day!

Get to stay in unique homestays and hotels, eating delicious food that bring back memories and have some fun in the sun, this is the place for a great city escape!

Tangkak One Day Trip Itinerary

You only have a day to visit Tangkak? Don’t worry, we have provided one-day trip itinerary just for you! Check them out!

How To Get To Tangkak From Singapore

Option 1: Private Taxi From Singapore To Tangkak

To get to Tangkak from Singapore will be a breeze if you opt to hire a private taxi. Convenient, easy and hassle-free- the private car company handles everything for you.

Advantages Of Using Private Car Service:

  • The date and time is chosen by you
  • The driver will pick you from any location in Singapore and you can choose where is your drop-off location in Tangkak
  • Send directly to Tangkak from Singapore and also the same for return
  • Can stay inside the car whilst going through the Johor-Singapore causeway
  • Have the whole car to yourself with your friends and family
  • Don’t need to lug the luggage
  • Shorter time to reach Tangkak from Singapore

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  • Groups travelling with 5 people or more
  • Family that travels with young children and elderly

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Option 2: Bus From Singapore To Tangkak

Bus options are recommended for travellers who are usually solo, couple or in a tight budget. It can be time-consuming and also tiring, but the experience is boundless.

Inconvenience is noticed here where there is no direct bus transfer from Singapore to Tangkak and you will need to transit a few buses before arriving at your location.

Let’s look at the step-by-step of how to get to Tangkak from Singapore via bus.

Step 1: Bus From Singapore To Larkin Bus Terminal

Before arriving at Tangkak, you must first get to Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor that serves as a drop-off and pick-up point for many bus operators. Since there are so many buses that schedule to go Larkin, you can easily find them at your nearest station.

Larkin Bus Terminal Johor Bahru

Have a look at the bus companies that travel to Larkin Bus Terminal from Singapore:

From Queen Street

  • Causeway Link (CW2)

Price ticket: (SGD$3.50)
Bus Frequency: 6:00am – 11:45pm, every 15-30 mins

  • Singapore-Johor Express (SJE)

Price ticket: (SGD$ 3.30)
Bus Frequency: 6:30am – 11:30pm, every 15-20mins

  • SBS 170

Price ticket: (SGD$ 1.90)
Bus Frequency: 5:20am – 12:00am, every 10-20mins

Also read: How To Get To Larkin Bus Terminal From Singapore

From Kranji MRT Station

  • Causeway Link (CW1)

Causeway Link Public Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

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: Bus From Larkin Bus Terminal To Segamat

As you arrived in Larkin, you will need to catch the bus to Segamat first before reaching Tangkak
because there are no buses with direct transfer from Johor Bahru.

Look out for these buses (KKKL, S&S International Express and Cepat & Cekap Express) that take you
to Segamat from Larkin Bus Terminal.

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: Bus From Segamat To Tangkak

From here onwards, you can catch the bus, Cepat & Cekap Express that schedules to go Tangkak.
The price ticket is really cheap and there are many timeslots as well.

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

 

Top 3 Tangkak Attraction

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

Eating healthy food is a way to healthy lifestyle. Here at Everlasting Food Industries, they provide healthy food without preservatives and other chemical additives to promote healthy living.

They specialized in brown rice based products but at the same time offering a wide range of other natural food such as;

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

Everlasting Food Industries Sdn Bhd Inside Image

This company has expanded their markets not only locally but also internationally, especially the bird nest and natural honey products. The reputation has grown so much over the years that they even offer tourist visits of up to 50 groups per day!

In addition, if you will like to buy some of their healthy products, they will deliver right to your doorstep, how convenient! This saves you the time of getting out of the house. So, now you know where to look when you need some delicious healthy food!

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

 

2. Piyaram Buddhist Temple (比亚南佛寺)

Buddhist devotees can pay homage to Buddha in Piyaram Buddhist Temple located just about 8 mins away from the town of Tangkak.

This temple comprises of various buildings that surrounds this 4 acres of land, which is the Main Hall (Dai Miao), Temple of the Four Sides, Temple of the Old, Guanyin Mountain, Water Temple, Budhhist Pagoda and the Temple of the Land.

Piyaram Buddhist Temple In Tangkak

Not to mention, the traditional Thai architecture is beautifully carved and built on the temple which attracts many visitors from locals and tourists.

Piyaram Buddhist Temple Tangkak Inside Building

The sculptures of dragons, elephants and other unique sculptures are seen around the temple that it is a waste not to visit this place!

 

3. Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang)

Either you’re a mountain climber or someone who prefers a relaxing afternoon having a picnic with your family- there is always something for everyone at Mount Ophir.

Gunung Ledang, Johor

Also read: 7 Captivating Hills in Johor For Weekend Hiking

There are many points of interest for visitors to get close to the flora and fauna at the Legendary Forest Park, and here are some of them:

  • Observation Tower
  • Summit of Mount Ophir
  • Puteri Lake
  • Puteri Waterfall
  • Twin Falls
  • Orchid Park
  • Mahligai Peak
  • Ayer Puteh Falls

Whilst at 6 mins away from the park, you can enjoy family-bonding at a more calming pace by going on a short trek, camping out in the forest and having a swim at Sagil Waterfall.

Gunung Ledang Waterfall

This is a great place to immerse yourself in nature- away from the stressful city life.

Location: P.O. Box 77, Batu 26, Jalan Segamat, 84020 Sagil, Ledang, Johor, Malaysia
GPS: https://bit.ly/2ryA6ag
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)

 

9 Tangkak Famous Food

1. Restoran Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef (东甲牛腩面)

The famous restaurant Kuang Fei has expanded over the years to other states like Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Kluang while its first shop is located here at Tangkak.

A bowl of beef noodles comes with, of course, beef of different cuts or you can opt for beef balls or tendons, along with kway teow noodles, shallots and salted cabbage. The broth itself is clear and savoury with a hint of spice.

Restoran Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodles

The restaurant is only 15 minutes drive from the toll gate as you enter Tangkak town. Remember to check out this place as your must-eat restaurant or you’ll be doing yourself a disservice for not eating 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. Restaurant Do Do Do (东甲肥仔牛腩面)

Another beef noodle that is worth to try is at Restaurant Do Do Do. What makes it special from the other beef noodles restaurant is that it comes with different style of cooking and has a wider range of flavours than just beef noodles.

Restoran Do Do Do Tangkak

You probably may not have try it any other place, as this type of cooking style is what makes them unique.

  • Stir fried beef in rice wine
  • Steamed beef
  • Claypot beef
  • Clear beef soup

The claypot beef is rather similar to bah kut teh but rather just replacing the pork with beef, while the steamed beef is one of their specialty where it was thinly cut that it melts in your mouth! Hence, it required a pre-order through phone to taste that mouth-watering beef!

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
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3. Tangkak Tom Yam Mee Hoon Kueh (食得福东炎茶餐室)

Enough about beef and beef soup, why not try something different that tickles your throat with sour and spice? You may have eaten mee hoon kueh with its natural clear broth, but have you tried Tom Yam flavoured mee hoon kueh?

Here, in Tangkak, you can find scrumptious tom yam mee hoon kueh and it doesn’t only come with the typical ingredients you see in other stalls but this is mixed with fu zhuk (beancurd skin), meat balls, squid and also fish balls!

Tangkak Tom Yam Mee Hoon Kueh

For those who love spicy food, this is the place for you! However, do not be sad if you can’t handle the spiciness, they also offer non-spicy food like wanton noodles and the normal clear broth mee hoon kueh.

Location: 170, Jalan Payamas, Tangkak, 84900 Johor, Malaysia
GPS: https://bit.ly/2IeG9rX
Contact: +6016-236 9298
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm

 

4. Kedai Mee Dan Nasi Chew Kee Tangkak (秋记面饭店)

This traditional homemade wantan mee has been under the Ng’s family since the 1940’s and is still serving the public now!

Currently, the 3rd generation, which is the grandchildren of Ng Whye Chow is handling the restaurant and the deliciousness of the noodle never cease from the beginning. The recipe has been passed down from generations to generations, exuding a taste of delight.

Kedai Mee Dan Nasi Chew Kee Tangkak Wantan Mee

You will get a bowl of noodles either flat or round that is really springy, topped with roasted char siew and mixed with their own homemade soy sauce and fried onions oil along with a side bowl of wantan.

Not forgetting their signature roasted pork belly with crispy skin and juicy meat that each bite will leave you wanting more!

Location: No. 133, Jalan Muar,84900 Tangkak, Ledang, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-978 1454
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Closed on: Alternate Tuesday
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5. Kedai Makanan Kim Yuan (金源號醬油鸡饭)

Grab yourself a plate or maybe extra more plates of the appetising Soya Sauce Stewed Chicken Rice in Tangkak with a history of more than 30 years!

Tee Kok Hua, the founding of Kedai Makakan Kim Yuan first begun his journey of selling chicken in a mobile stall since 1980 and progressively,the locals gave good response to his food. From there onwards, he then expanded his business from a stall to a chicken rice shop that you see today.

Kedai Makanan Kim Yuan Tangkak Chicken

Don’t forget to order their specialty; which is the signature Chicken Rice that is stewed in soya sauce soup made up of 10 ingredients and the Pork Mix Soup that is cooked inside a pot of mixed herbs and ingredients to make it tender and juicy.

Location: No. 213-B, Jalan Payamas, 84900 Tangkak, Ledang, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 3:00pm

 

6. Restoran Nasi Ayam Ali (东甲阿里鸡饭)

Another shop that sells delicious chicken rice is none other than Restoran Nasi Ayam Ali. The chicken rice has attracted many customers from far and wide!

The owner, Ali is a self- taught chef and he can sell about 30 chickens per day! The flavourful chicken rice is best fit with the 5 chilli sauce that is provided in the restaurant.

Restoran Nasi Ayam Ali Tangkak Chicken And Rice

Customers are able to choose 4 flavours of chilli sauce that are already set; black soy, ginger sauce, sweet sauce and sour chilli sauce. The 5thchilli sauce is the final best piece where the chef will only bring them out when someone personally request for it.

Location: LC342, Tingkat 1, Jalan Muar, 84900 Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6019-666 4864
Opening Hours:
Daily: 12:00pm- 9:00pm
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7. Jia Jia Bak Kut The Restaurant (东甲家家肉骨茶)

We know Bah Kut Teh in Klang but what about this pork meat stewed in herbal broth in Tangkak? Jia Jia Bak Kut Teh is a food haven that is not to be missed if you ever come to this town.

Also read: 7 Best Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 in Johor Bahru

Locals highly recommend this meal and they are not wrong! The meat is boiled in a herbal soup which makes the meat soft and tender to chew. The meat and herbal soup is then placed in a claypot where you will see a whole lot of ingredients, such as:

  • Enoki mushroom
  • Pork belly
  • Pork liver
  • Beancurd skin
  • Cabbage
  • Pork lean meat

The soup usually comes together with white rice and sometimes you may opt for fried fritters where you can dip them into the soup to absorb the herbal taste.

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

 

8. Warong Roti Canai Terbang

You may have heard and tasted roti canai but what about flying roti canai? Something amazing and unique, isn’t it?

Well, here at Warong Roti Canai Terbang, Pak Ari, the owner of the stalls wows the crowd with his wonderful stunt of roti canai terbang. Not only you get a visual treat of his act, you also get to taste the simple but delicious roti canai.

Tangkak Warong Roti Canai Terbang Food

Aside from roti canai, the shop serves mee soto which is another one of their crowd loving meal as well as other food such as;

  • Kari kambing
  • Mee rebus jawa
  • Soto ayam
  • Soto kambing
  • Mee goreng and many more
Location: 2, Tiang 11, Kampung Anjung Batu, Jalan Kampung Seri Ma’Amor, 84900 Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
GPS: https://bit.ly/2wAezEa
Contact: +6019-718 2978
Opening Hours:
Daily: 4:00pm – 12:00am

 

9. Tangkak Hua Bee Bakery (和美饼家)

There are a few snacks store around Tangkak, but the one that you should try is the traditional Chinese cakes and biscuits in Hua Bee Bakery. You can buy them to eat on your way home or pack it back as souvenirs for your relatives and friends.

Chop Hua Bee (和美饼家)

This bakery has been running for more than 60 years which is now managed by the family’s 3rd generation. Since this is a family business, you can see that everyone in the family are involved in making the biscuits- moulding, pressing and brushing in process.

Chop Hua Bee (和美饼家) Biscuit

As for the biscuits, they have two different flavours which are sweet and salty, where you can choose either the red bean paste or the black bean paste. So, remember to check this bakery before leaving Tangkak to bring home a momento!

Location: 10, Jalan Solok, Kampung Padang Lalang, 84900 Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00pm – 6:00pm

 

3 Best Tangkak Homestay

1. Tangkak Greenville Homestay  (东甲绿园民宿)

A newly built bungalow located closely to the main road of Tangkak and also conveniently near to the town. Hikers that are keen to hike Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) are recommended to stay here as this is a great place to rest after the climb.

Tangkak Greenville Homestay

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

Good To Know:

  • Close to a lot of eateries and convenience shop
  • A 3 minutes drive to Tangkak town
  • There is a bus station at the main road
  • The owner grows an organic farm in the garden
  • You can buy the organic vegetables for 3 bunches at only RM10
Tangkak Greenville Homestay (东甲绿园民宿)
Address: 102, New Village 2, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-684 4037

 

2. Rainbow Homestay Tangkak (东甲民宿)

As the name given, the rooms are in a multitude of colours giving the feel that you are really staying on a rainbow. The vibrancy that this homestay gives off is the perfect weekend or vacation for you and your family to relax.

Rainbow Homestay Tangkak Dining Room

Price Starting From:
RM176 @ SGD$ 60

Also read: 15 Best Homestay In Johor Bahru

Homestay Highlight:

  • 10 minutes drive to the foot of Gunung Ledang
  • Can fit up to 14 people
  • There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in one homestay
  • Astro cables are provided
  • Free WIFI

Rainbow Homestay Tangkak Room

Good To Know:

  • About 100 metres walk to convenience stores like; 7/11 store, car mechanic and telephone shops
  • 3 B&B homestay situated in the same row for the convenience of the guests
  • Can accommodate up to 42 people in all the 3 homestays
  • Facilities such as kitchenware and toiletries are provided
Rainbow Homestay Tangkak (东甲民宿)
Address: 58, 66, 67, Jalan Intan 7, Taman Intan, 84900 Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6010-8881388

 

3. Lakeside Village Homestay (水乡民宿)

An exquisite homestay with its strategic location and beautifully designed garden provides a relaxing peace of mind to vacationers. The suitable place to throw birthday party, wedding ceremony, company events and also family gathering.

Lakeside Village Homestay Outdoor View

Price Starting From:
RM300 @ SGD$ 120

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

Lakeside Village Homestay Bed

Good To Know:

  • Required to pay rm100 as booking fee
  • Once you cancel the booking, the confirmation fee will be forfeited
  • Required to pay RM100 for security fee
  • A beautiful pond is found in the garden for some zen mode
Lakeside Village Homestay (乡民宿)
Address: No 3, Jalan Teratai, Taman Tangkak Jaya 4, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-943 5718

 

2 Best Resort & Hotels In Tangkak

1. Gunung Ledang Resort (金山度假村)

Located at the foothill of Gunung Ledang, this is the perfect place for hikers to get fully rested after and getting ready before their climb at the mountain. Not to mention, you get to be closer to nature, surrounded by the beauty of flora and fauna.

Also read: 8 Best Desaru Resorts & Hotels In Johor

Price Starting From:
RM 50 @ SGD$17

Gunung Ledang Resort Swimming Pool

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 is provided in each room
  • Swimming pool
  • Daily newspaper

Gunung Ledang Resort Room

Good To Know:

  • Enjoy outdoor activity such as mountain biking, blowpipe, night trekking, team building programmes, archery and rock face climbing, flying fox, rope courses
  • You can rent bicycle for RM5 per hour
  • Get to explore the oil plantation on a bicycle
  • Drive up to the mountain top on a 4x wheel drive vehicle
  • You can get to arrange a transfer from Segamat train station to the resort
Gunung Ledang Resort (金山度假村)
Location: Bt 28 Jalan Segamat 84020 Sagil, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-977 2888
Email: ledang@tm.net.my

 

2. Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir

Remember Hotel is located in the town of Bukit Gambir which takes only 10 minutes to Tangkak. Guest can feel right at home in their elegant rooms- complete with basic amenities and convenience of eateries around the hotel.

Price Starting From:
RM 51 @ SGD$17 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir

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

Also read: 13 Best & Cheap Hotels In Johor Bahru

Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir Room

Good To Know:

  • Required to pay RM22 for extra bed at per bed/night
  • If you cancel your room within 48 hours, the first night charges will be imposed
  • Wifi is rather weak in the room but considered strong in the lobby
  • There is a vending machine if you are hungry for some late-night snacks
Remember Hotel Bukit Gambir
Location: No 4 & 5, Jalan Gambir 5, Pusat Komersil Gambir, Bukit Gambir, 84800 Gerisek, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +606-976 5588
Email: rememberhotelbg@hotmail.com
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