Ayer Hitam

Ayer Hitam, nicknamed Bandar Seramik ("Ceramic town"), is a town in Batu Pahat District, Johor, Malaysia. Located just at the junction of Federal Route Jkr-ft1.png and Federal Route Jkr-ft50.png, it is known for its many outlets selling pottery and other crafts. It also is one of the interchange for North–South Expressway.

Ayer Hitam
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiايير هيتم
 • Chinese亚依淡
A main road in Ayer Hitam town
A main road in Ayer Hitam town
Air Hitam is located in Johor
Air Hitam
Air Hitam
Air Hitam in Batu Pahat, Johor.
Coordinates: 1°55′6″N 103°10′49″E / 1.91833°N 103.18028°E / 1.91833; 103.18028Coordinates: 1°55′6″N 103°10′49″E / 1.91833°N 103.18028°E / 1.91833; 103.18028
Country Malaysia
StateFlag of Johor.svg Johor
DistrictFlag of Batu Pahat, Johor.svgBatu Pahat


Ayer Hitam in Batu Pahat District

Ayer Hitam[1] simply means Black Water. A lively town, Ayer Hitam is always bustling with passing vehicles and people who travels north and south. This place is well known for its ceramic items such as flower vases in an assortment of colours, photo frames, jars, ashtrays, and other home decorative items. For a closer look, you can also watch the potters at work. Aside from quality souvenirs, Ayer Hitam is also dotted with many stalls selling local tidbits known as 'kerepek' among the locals. Amongst the famous ones are prawn crackers, steamed corn, tapioca chips, and the all-time must-try "otak-otak". These food items are fresh and prepacked for you, and sold at reasonable prices.

Located in the district of Batu Pahat. Before the advent of the North–South Expressway, Ayer Hitam was a major route intersection leading to Melaka and Kuala Lumpur going northbound, Johor Bahru going southbound, Kluang and Mersing going eastbound, and Batu Pahat going westbound. It was a popular rest stop for many tour buses and travellers between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Visitors could find souvenir shops, restaurants and locals peddling to sell their vegetables.

Place of interestEdit

  • Masjid Sultan Ibrahim, Ayer Hitam
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ayer Hitam
  • Pusat Pertanian Ayer Hitam
  • UK Farm, Jalan Batu Pahat-Kluang
  • Pu Zhao Buddhist Vihara


Primary schoolEdit

  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Bandan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Dalam
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Air Hitam
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Malayan


Ayer Hitam bus terminal


Map of the Ayer Hitam Interchange from OpenStreetMap.

Ayer Hitam has a PLUS Interchange located at the northern part of the town. The town is accessible by bus from Larkin Sentral in Johor Bahru.[2]


  1. ^ Ayer Hitam
  2. ^ "Bus Routes in Johor Bahru". BusInterchange.net. Retrieved 24 November 2017.