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Simple life in hillside villages of Lenga and Renchong

Simple life in hillside villages of Lenga and Renchong

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE Sin Chew Daily Lenga and Renchong are two small hillside villages located about half an hour drive from Kampung Batu 19 or Paya Redan. Most Renchong villagers are rubber tappers, oil palm estate owners and fruit farmers, who enjoy drinking coffee and chit chatting at coffee shop after work. The […]

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Kundang Ulu takes flood preventive measures [坤蘭烏汝]

Kundang Ulu takes flood preventive measures [坤蘭烏汝]

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE Sin Chew Daily The Kundang Ulu new village, which is located next to Grisek, had encountered several massive floats over the past few decades. Although the massive floods were painful experiences, they have at the same time taught villagers a lesson and they now know how to take preventive measures […]

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Kampung Raja villagers live as a big family [老港]

Kampung Raja villagers live as a big family [老港]

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE Sin Chew Daily Pagoh is a simple small town covering Kampung Raja, Pagoh Batu 19, Lenga, Renchong and Bukit Kepong. Kampung Raja was opened earlier than Pagoh with over a century of history today. It is a simple village located about 2km from Pagoh. Villagers attach a greater importance to […]

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Pagoh awaits development [巴莪]

Pagoh awaits development [巴莪]

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE Sin Chew Daily Pagoh gained fame when the government decided to build four university campuses in Pagoh Education Hub two years ago. However, the Education Hub is located 7km from Pagoh but only 2km from Panchor and 3km from Pagoh Jaya, and thus, it is still under observation whether the […]

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Hokkiens in Hainanese village [巴莪十九支]

Hokkiens in Hainanese village [巴莪十九支]

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE Sin Chew Daily Kampung Batu 19 or Paya Redan is a small village located 1km from Pagoh. Despite being known as a Hainanese village, most of its villagers today are Hokkiens, as many Hainanese villagers have moved out while many Hokkiens have moved into the village. There are currently less […]

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Distant from hub [十支新村]

Distant from hub [十支新村]

Located far away from a winding road, Kampung Baru 10 has its own story to tell. With its quiet and contented environment, birdsong cold be heard and flora aroma could be smelled everywhere. Kampung Baru 10 is a simple and harmonious small village. Homemade snack Mee Siput must be mentioned when we talk about Kampung […]

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Parit Bunga, a small developing town [巴力文莪]

Parit Bunga, a small developing town [巴力文莪]

Geographically, Kampung Parit Bunga and Kampung Sungai Sendok are located next to each other and since rural area villagers were not forced to move into the fenced area in town during the Malayan Emergency, many stayed in their farms. Separated by Sungai Sendok, houses of the two villages scattered along roads connecting them. The only […]

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The story of Bukit Kangkar [武吉港脚]

The story of Bukit Kangkar [武吉港脚]

Bukit Kangkar is a an easily accessible small town, known for its two giant water tanks built in 1936 which have now become its landmark. According to legend, “Bukit” refers to small hill while “Kangkar” is a transliteration of Teochew dialect meaning “harbour master”. The then harbour master was Chang Rui He. Ninety-year-old villager Sia […]

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The young ones return home [新港十九支]

The young ones return home [新港十九支]

Oil palm plantations, rubber plantations, orchards and the biggest vegetable farm in norther Johor can be seen along the way when travelling from Bukit Gambir to Sengkang Batu 19. Like an isolated village, all roads in Sengkang Batu 19 carried Chinese names and they were later transliterated into Bahasa Malaysia. It was recorded that an […]

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From gambir to vegetables [武吉甘密]

From gambir to vegetables [武吉甘密]

Bukit Gambir and Sengkang Batu 19 were formed during the Malayan Emergency in the 1950s. It was recorded that Yang Li Zeng first developed Sengkang Batu 17 and 16, before opening ground in Sengkang 19. Yang Li Zeng then sold the two pieces of developed land to Yang Ren Mei. Yang Ren Mei then cooperated […]

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