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Kluang RailCoffee, Kluang

Kluang Station basically comes from this Kluang Rail Coffee. This is the origin birth of Kluang Station which has now vastly opened from Kluang to Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, they were hit by a halal scandal. Malaysia Jabatan Agama Johor (JAJ) has made a spot check on one of their premises located in Johor Bahru. The result shown that their coffee has mixed with pork lard. This issue has created the uproar to the whole business and franchise of Kluang Station which has been in business for more than 70 years.

No law action has been taken towards them because they are not sticking the halal sign in front their restaurant in the first place even they have already obtained the halal certificate from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM). This is something spooky when you have been given a certificate but you are not sticking the Halal logo in front of your restaurant. However in the newspaper, the owner claimed that this is a set up by someone who wants his business down. Not really much believe in his statement even I am a non-Muslim citizen.

Without law action, they already hit very badly by the boycott from Muslim citizens who stands 80% from the total population in Malaysia. Today if you able to spot this cafe even with their Halal logo presented in front of their restaurant, you will not going to see any Muslim customers in this restaurant unless they do not even aware about this issue. When you lost money, you will always earn it back in just matter of time but when you lost the trust, it is going to take forever to earn it back. This is what I learned from this issue.

This is the origin of the Kluang Station which they are now change their name to Kluang Rail Coffee since their previous name already spoiled badly.
This is their working hours. Save my time typing it somehow. Hehe...
This is the first Kluang Station which is located at the Kluang Station itself. They hire only Muslim employees after the incident to tell their customers that all the foods and drinks are prepared by Muslim. With change of name and change of personnel, as you can see that there are some Muslims patrons accepting it somehow. Seems like it is a good move.
Some pictures and history of the owner who is a Chinese but convert to Muslim religion.
This is their famous toast bread by using charcoal. Somehow, I feel the quality has been decreased. No longer as nice as I used to have during my school days.
Their kampung egg, another signature which they really choose their egg carefully which seems like to be easy but if to really doing it yourself, you will know the hard part of it.
Cracks and opens
My old time favorite but has been reduced greatly after health awareness is a concern after all.
Their other signature is their nasi lemak. I always remember that this place always full pack with people for their toast bread, half-boiled egg, nasi lemak and a cup of coffee. Today, somehow the pack is hardly seen. 

Ambiance: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Food Serving Speed: Moderate
Will I Revisit?: Of course I will since this is used to be something I am proud of as a son of Kluang.

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