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Bekok is a town located at the eastern side of the district of Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. Bekok is well-known especially among nature lovers since Bekok is the western entrance to Endau Rompin National Park as well as having a refreshing waterfall known as Sungai Bantang Waterfall. Besides the waterfall and also the entrance to the largest state park in Johor, Bekok also houses several aborigine settlements (Perkampungan Orang Asli) like Kampung Kudong and further inside the forest Kampung Kemidak. Pekan Air Panas is another settlement near Labis.

During the pre-independence period this small town was a "Black Area" known for strong communist resistance against the British government.


Bekok is easily accessible via road, specifically State Route J150 which junction is located about 4 km from Chaah via Federal Route 1. Bekok is located roughly about 10 km from the junction.

Bekok is also accessible via train at the Bekok railway station.


The town's name probably originally arrived from the Hakka dialect word "Mukok", which means "the corner", where the town is in fact a remote town located roughly about 10 km from the junction of the Federal Route 1 and later accessible via railway.


The town's history started in the early 20th century when the MNC Societe Financiere des Caoutchoucs (SOCFIN) Plantations started its plantation business in Chaah and Labis, they engaged thousands of Chinese workers for the 12,000 hectares plantation which was one of the biggest in the world during those days. Some of the Hakka families migrated to Bekok and named the town, and later the Hokkian clan came in and started the Chinese school there named as 吗咯华小. This Chinese school has cultivated many students to become successful person such as PhDs, doctors, engineers, lawyers, journalists and other professionals and artists, not to mention many successful businessman, and many of them choose to stay in the big cities to have a better living, or even migrated to oversea like Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and US, but they always go back to Bekok during the Chinese New Year.This is the school anthem of the Chinese School 吗咯华小 : 巍峨我校,矗立高岗,景色怡人,精神爽;训诲谆谆、书声朗朗,难得求知温床。 忠孝仁爱、信义和平,校训毋相忘;春风桃李,化及四方,服务社会,为校争光。(http://wikimapia.org/1751242/Bekok)

The Malay Kampung[edit]

The earliest Malay settlement set by the Penghulu (Village Head) was located near the bridge of the Bekok River on the way to Sg. Bantang waterfall, at a junction to Sg. Bekok Estate. It's said the first Penghulu was Sulaiman Bin Ain. He was then succeeded by his son Alam Bin Sulaiman. There was Penghulu house with inscription on the concrete apron at the entrance, written "1926". Penghulu Alam (died in 1969) was then succeeded by his son Ismail Alam. After the demise of Penghulu Ismail (date needed), the tradition of Penghulu from the same family has been stopped. Now the Penghulu is a position open to all eligible candidate under the Local Johor Government.

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Coordinates: 2°18′N 103°08′E / 2.300°N 103.133°E / 2.300; 103.133

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The Star Online

The Star Online
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:26:15 -0700

So far, Mercy Malaysia has built about 90 transit homes for the state's flood victims, of which about 60 are centred in Kampung Tualang, Jalan Geale and Kg Bekok, which the organisation has unofficially “adopted”. The homes are modelled after the ...
The Star Online
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:18:36 -0700

China Press reported that avid shutterbugs were shocked to learn that they had to pay RM200 per hour to take photographs at the historic railway station in Bekok, Segamat. It was reported that staff working at the station had requested those wanting to ...
The Star Online
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:01:53 -0700

The RM200 per hour charge for the public to take photographs at the historic railway station in Bekok, Segamat, has been scrapped, reported China Press. The decision was made after Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong held discussions with ...
The Star Online
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20:27:14 -0700

Shutterbugs have been exempted from paying RM200 per hour to take photos at the historic railway station in Bekok, Segamat. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said that KTMB had agreed to the exemption after a discussion. He added that ...
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:30:05 -0800

KUALA LUMPUR Dec 14 (Reuters) - Malaysia's state oil firm Petronas reported a fire at the Bekok C platform, operated by its unit Petronas Carigali, located 200 kilometres off Peninsula Malaysia's eastern shore. Six out of the 108 personnel on board the ...
Harakah Daily
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:41:15 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: Jawapan kabur diberikan oleh Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob di Dewan Rakyat pada 24 Mac lalu berkaitan masalah nelayan yang menerima kesan terhadap projek pembangunan Tanjong Piai ...

Utusan Malaysia

Utusan Malaysia
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:22:45 -0800

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Utusan Malaysia

Utusan Malaysia
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:25:51 -0800

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