Photo blog: Ancient well at Pantai Minyak Beku, Batu Pahat

Batu Pahat well is an ancient well located near the seaside at Kampung Minyak Beku, Batu Pahat.

The well which looks like a hole in the ground is said to have been chiselled by Siamese troops in the mid 15th century. The act of chiselling the well out of rock is said to have given Batu Pahat its name, which literally means chiselled rock.

The Siamese were attempting to gain a foothold on this part of the Malay peninsula, but were ousted by Malacca troops under the command of Tun Perak, the Bendahara of Malacca.