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Bekok

Bekok is a town located at the eastern side of Segamat District, 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.

Transportation[edit]

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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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 to start 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。

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. The name Bekok was said to be taken from the local fauna found called "Burung Punai Bakok (ms)" when he first opened the area. There was once a Penghulu house near the junction of Sg. Bekok Estate with inscription on the concrete apron written "1926" at the entrance. Penghulu Alam died on 14 August 1969 at the age of 89 years. He was then succeeded by his son Ismail Bin Alam. After the demise of Penghulu Ismail on 18 September 2000, 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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:00 -0700

Many villagers never miss going to their favourite coffeeshop in Bekok New Village, except maybe on the first day of Chinese New Year. The almost 80-year-old Chop Nam Kye coffeeshop in Labis, Johor is very much part of their life. “They were mostly ...

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Sinarharian
Sun, 01 May 2016 21:52:30 -0700

LABIS - Langkah untuk menjadikan Pekan Bekok sebagai lokasi berasaskan ekopelancongan dan agro-pelancongan selaras dengan hasrat kerajaan negeri, semakin ketara apabila pelbagai usaha telah dilakukan. Ahli Parlimen Labis, Datuk Chua Tee ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:07:30 -0700

BEKOK: A noodle stall that operates from a house porch in Bekok New Village here is visible from far. Bekok, located within the Labis parliamentary constituency, is about 10km from the Jalan Yong Peng-Segamat main road. It is difficult to miss the big ...

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 02:20:51 -0800

Ali Abdul Rahman (left), 28, mourns the loss of his family members who perished in the incident which took place at Sungai Bekok, Yong Peng on December 27, 2015. — Bernama picBATU PAHAT, Dec 27 — A computer technician whose mother, younger ...
 
Reuters
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:01:30 -0800

KUALA LUMPUR Dec 14 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 platform ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:23:44 -0700

There was no place to house relatives or guests of the Chai family at Bekok New Village in Bekok, Johor. Many had come from far and would have to stay for a night or two. The predicament, however, turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the bride's ...

Inside Edition

Inside Edition
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:32:00 -0700

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 09:33:01 -0800

JOHOR BAHRU – Dua beradik termasuk bapa saudara mereka lemas selepas rakit yang dinaiki tenggelam akibat terlebih muatan dalam kejadian di Sungai Bekok, Yong Peng dekat Batu Pahat semalam. Mangsa yang maut ialah Mohd. Aiman Hairaddin, 10 ...
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