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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.

Transportation to Bekok[edit]

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

Alternatively, Bekok can also be accessible via train.

The name of Bekok is probably originally arrived from Chinese Hakka Mukok, which means the corner, where Bekok is in fact a remote town located roughly about 10 km from the junction of the Federal Route 1 and later accessible via railway. This small town's history can trace back to 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.

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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7 news items

The Star Online
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

YONG PENG: Security around Bekok Dam – a water source for some 50,000 households in Batu Pahat here – will come under the army's jurisdiction once it is gazetted as a protected area, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka ...
The Star Online
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:33:45 -0700

YONG PENG: The Bekok dam will soon be fenced to prevent trespassers from continuing to encroach on the area, and to prevent water pollution. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said that land surveyors had already ...

Utusan Malaysia

Utusan Malaysia
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:36 -0700

Katanya, usaha menjejaki bapanya sudah puas dilakukan dengan bertanya bekas rakan-rakannya di sini termasuk mencari di kampung halamannya di Bekok dengan bertemu saudara-mara tetapi tidak berhasil. Usaha menjejaki ayahnya turut dilakukan ...
la Nouvelle République
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:34:10 -0700

Bertrand Bekok (absent), déjà condamné pour escroquerie, à trois mois d'emprisonnement ferme. Enfin, Patrick Palé (absent), au casier judiciaire lesté de huit condamnations, a été condamné à trois ans d'emprisonnement ferme (avec mandat d'arrêt) et ...


Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:35:51 -0700

"Dari keterangan pihak manajement Perumahan Raffles Hills, pekerjaan proyek alat berat bekok bekerja Kamis. Sedangkan pada Jumat sudah tidak bekerja, diperkirakan jenazah tidak diketahui mulai pekerja proyek tidak bekerja," kata Kanit Reskrim Polsek ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:21:51 -0700

LABIS – Kediaman seorang ibu tunggal di Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Lenek, Bekok, dekat sini, musnah dalam kebakaran, kelmarin. Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 12.30 tengahari itu, ibu tunggal berkenaan, Seridewi Ayu, 46, berkata, dia berada di rumah ...


Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:34:51 -0700

Ramli (tiga, kanan) bersama penduduk Kampung Bukit Payong dan Bekok Hulu Besut merayu masalah pembayaran bil air dapat diselesaikan. < 1 / 1 >. BUKIT PAYONG - Rata-rata penduduk di kawasan Hulu Besut merayu Syarikat Air Terengganu Sdn Bhd ...

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