Escape To A Quiet Kampung Retreat In JB With Traditional Claypot Dishes, Kiln-Roast Chicken, And Prawning

Go on a day trip to Kampung Life and unwind

JB Kampung Life (4)Source: 新山生活誌 / JB City Guide

A hidden gem for those who wish to escape from the hectic day-to-day hustling, Kampung Life is a kampung-inspired space with good food and little-to-none outside interference. Perfect for disconnecting – or even a social media cleanse – this tranquil spot is an hour’s drive away from the JB checkpoint, and at least a 25-minute drive from the nearest city, Bukit Indah!

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The ground at Kampung Life remains mostly undeveloped, except for a prawning pool, a playground for children, a canteen sheltered by an attap roof, and a few pavilions that light up beautifully when night falls.

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Everything else is as true as possible to a kampung, with good ol’ fashioned underground kilns and large wood ovens to churn out honest-to-goodness roast chickens and clay pot dishes!

JB Kampung Life (6)Roasted in a kiln for 30 minutes, the chicken is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! Source: 新山生活誌 / JB City Guide

JB Kampung Life (7)Source: 新山生活誌 / JB City Guide

Might I also add that they’re the first and only place in Malaysia that serves Lychee Wood Roast Chicken – a unique speciality that is made by marinating the chicken in spices and herbs for 4 hours, before heating it to a scorching 480°C for about 30 minutes. The result? An exceptionally sweet and juicy chicken!

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Each chicken is freshly made-to-order, so if you’re too hungry to wait, make sure to call in advance and place an order at +60 07-699 3290 / 016-706 3869 / 017-704 3075.

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Plus, to combat the “heatiness” of their roast chickens, the folks at Kampung Life have also concocted a homemade frangipani tea. Made with frangipani flowers, brown sugar, and honey, it’s said to be delightfully fragrant and sweet!

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When you’ve eaten your fill and satisfied your stomach, sit back, relax, and chill by the prawning pool – your catch can be grilled if you start getting peckish again!

JB Kampung Life (1)Source: 新山生活誌 / JB City Guide

Address: Lot PTD 4642 T No. 6, Kg Jeram Choh Barat, Pekan Nanas, 81500 Pontian, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 12PM – 10PM |Fri – Sun: 12PM – 11PM

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