To many Malaysians, the town of
Bidor is to be remembered for the crunchy and juicy guava produced by the
numerous orchards in and around the town area.
Road travelers now have to
exit off the main North-South Highway in order to savour the juicy wonders
of this guava, which used to be available just off the road.
The area is just as noted for the petai it produces, a kind of bean in a
thick, green beaded pod. Known for its supposed kidney-cleansing
properties and equally infamous for its unique taste and strong smell, it
is available in plentiful supply here when in season.
Apart from its natural attractions, Bidor also boasts the only golf course
available in the entire district of Batang Padang. Batang Padang Golf
Club, Bidor has nine holes, and
is popular with both the locals and visitors from nearby and surrounding
towns in the district.