Kluang district is located at the middle of Johor state, it is the fourth largest city of Johor state, ranked after Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat and Kulai Jaya. The population is estimated to exceed 300 thousand, with a total area of 2851 km2.
Kluang district is known as a strategic city of central Johor ever since colonial age, and served as the administrative capital of central Johor state since then. Its Malay name Keluang, initially refers to a type of fruit bat. Local resident address Kluang city as “Bat Town”, as previously it is well known as one of the natural habitat for the fruit bat.
The city of Kluang located at the bottom of a mountain, which is Gunung Lambak; also there is a river called Sungai Mengkibol runs through the city area, local resident is proud of these fascinating view termed as “Hill and river of life of Kluang”. Apart from that, the forestation reserved area is also another fascinating tourist spot of Kluang. Benefit from its strategic location, many investors had entered the Kluang market in recent years, including modern shopping malls, giant super market, finance institutions and other industries bringing positive impact towards the economy growth of Kluang.
Kluang district is covered by well developed central road transportation network of Peninsula Malaysia. North-South Expressway (NSE) link the cities in southern region namely Johor Bahru and Singapore, as well as major cities in northern region including Batu Pahat, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang etc; while East-West major road connects with the east coast cities such as Segamat and Mersing. Apart from the well developed road transportation network, Kluang is also served by KTM railway network. Train and railway culture had been embedded deeply at here. The famous “Kluang Rail Coffee” is originated from Kluang.
Infrastructure wise, Kluang is served by 2 government hospitals, 1 district police headquarters, fire station, public library etc; there are numerous government primary schools and secondary schools, as well as few private and independent education agencies in Kluang. One of the famous schools is Chong Hwa High School, which is the third largest Chinese Independent High School in Malaysia. It has been acknowledged as one of the best education agencies in southern region for the past decades, and has cultivated a large number of talents along the way.