Segamat is a riverside district divided by the Sungai Segamat and home to a range of shopping outlets, exotic Eastern restaurants and charming coffee shops. Segamat’s small-town vibe extends from its street-food stalls and local markets to its hot spring and nearby natural attractions.
Things to do in Segamat
Indulge in authentic cuisine throughout Segamat, from the half-boiled eggs at Kedai Kopi Sin Thong Ah to the delicious kampung fare at Kampung Kwangsi. Char KwayTeow is perfect for scrumptious rice noodles, while Kopitiam He Ping provides hearty fried and grilled dishes for an affordable price. However, chicken lovers really can’t go past McDota Segamat, which specialises in deep-fried chicken.
Need to relax on your Segamat holiday? Head to Air Panas Hot Spring, where you can enjoy a leisurely dip in mineral-rich waters right under the sky. Trade the hot springs for the cooling, cascading waters of Gunung Ledang Falls, a popular natural attraction that feeds into an expansive swimming hole about 1.5 hours from the district.
When the weather is sunny, drive about one hour to Hutan Lipur Sungai Bantang, also called “Recreational Forest Sungai Bantang”. Here you can hike immersive forest trails, swim in natural ponds and purchase unique handicrafts from local stallholders. For something closer to town, stroll along the Sungai Segamat for water views.
Those seeking some retail therapy should wander around the centre of Segamat, which reveals multiple shopping malls, such as Billion Shopping Centre and Nirwana Supermarket. These feature clothing, electronics and food stores selling products unique to Malaysia. Duck into Al-Ikhsan Segamat for sporting goods or visit Bata for fashionable shoes.
Getting around Segamat
You can reach Segamat by catching multiple buses or using the KTM railway service, both of which also provide transport around the district. You can also hail taxis, walk around the centre of town or use a private vehicle.