The Kluang is a town in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. Kluang was founded in 1915 as the administrative capital of central Johor by the British. It is located in the centre of the state and is within 90 minutes of all major urban areas of Johor.
The main railway line linking north to south Malaya was built passing through Kluang and this helped in its growth. Roads were built to link Kluang to Johor Bahru towards the south-east, to Batu Pahat towards the south-west and to Mersing towards the north-east.
Kluang District is divided into eight mukims, which are:
- Kluang Town
- Ulu Benut
Keluang to Kluang
The name Kluang derives from the Malay word ‘keluang‘ which means a type of flying fox or rather a type of fruit bat, which used to be plentiful in the district decades ago. They have almost completely disappeared due to the combination of hunting and destruction of their natural habitat.
Kluang is divided into two local councils namely Simpang Renggam District Council (Malay: Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam) based at Simpang Renggam Town and Kluang Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Kluang) based at Kluang Town which is also the district capital.
Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam
- Address: Pejabat MD Simpang Renggam, 86200 Simpang Renggam, Johor Darul Takzim
- Tel No. : 07-7551300
- Fax No. : 07-7551302
- Hotline : 1-300-88-6377
- Email :firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
- Website : http://www.mdsrenggam.gov.my
Majlis Perbandaran Kluang
- Address : Wisma Majlis Perbandaran Kluang, Jalan Kota Tinggi, 86000 Kluang, Johor
- No Tel : 07-7771401
- Faks : 07-7713209
- Talian Whatsapp : 018-7730500
- Emel : Aduan[At]Mpkluang.Gov.My
Malaysia’s largest organic farms
Over the 20th century, Kluang’s economy transitioned from rubber to palm oil and now has some of Malaysia’s largest organic farms.
Kluang has developed a diversified agricultural and organic farm sector. New kinds of plantation such as dragon fruit and organic vegetables have emerged. One of Malaysia’s largest vegetable organic farms at over 100 acres, Zenxin Agri-Organic Food, is also located in Kluang.
The Kluang Modern Agriculture Project (Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang) was officially launched in 2004 and covers over 9,000 acres. Within this project, there are herbal and grazing famrs, including the largest goat and sheep farm, UK Agro Farm with over 4,000 heads of sheep and goat grazing over 100 acres.
Further out in Kahang, within Kluang district, is the Kahang Organic Eco Rice Farm, the first certified organic rice farm in Malaysia.
Gunung Lambak, Kluang
Gunung Lambak is situated at an elevation of 510m above the sea level. From Kluang, the distance of Gunung Lambak is around 2km. The place serves as a popular trekking destination for the locals and it has also become a must-visit getaway for tourists coming to Kluang.