Ayer Hitam

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Ayer Hitam
Ayer Hitam.JPG
Country Malaysia
State Johor
District Batu Pahat
 • Total 118 km2 (46 sq mi)

Ayer Hitam (Chinese: 亚依淡, also get a name called Bandar Seramik) is a mukim in Batu Pahat District, Johor, Malaysia. Located just at the junction of route Jkr-ft1.svg and 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[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, Air Hitam was a major route intersection leading to Melaka and Kuala Lumpur going northbound, Johor Bahru going southbound, and Kluang and Mersing going eastbound. 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.


The mukim spans over an area of 118 km2.[2]


  • Masjid Sultan Ibrahim, Ayer Hitam
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ayer Hitam
  • Lebuh Raya Utara Selatan


Primary School[edit]

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


Ayer Hitam bus terminal


The town is accessible by bus from Larkin Sentral (2, 888) in Johor Bahru.[3]


The Consul's File. "The Consul's File" is a fictional account of the life and times of an American Consul in Ayer Hitam circa 1969.

Coordinates: 1°55′06.0″N 103°10′46.2″E / 1.918333°N 103.179500°E / 1.918333; 103.179500