Famed for Locally Made Dodol & Ceramic Ware

Slightly less than an hour by car north of Johor Bahru, along the North-South Highway, is Ayer Hitam. This is a transit town popular with travelers for its numerous roadside stalls hawking an array of knick-knacks, ceramic wares and local tidbits like prawn crackers, tapioca chips, steamed corn, etc. There are also several traditional coffee shops offering light snacks and refreshments. Close to the town is the famed Aw Pottery, maker of a wide range of potteries, ceramics, jars, pots, vases and home ornamental items.