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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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141 news items

New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times Online
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:56:15 -0800

“Drought or reservoir storage analysis based on 15 climate change scenarios, or projections, in Bekok Dam shows that there will be several critical drawdown periods from 2010 to 2100. “The impact of climate change on water resources, particularly the ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...

New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times Online
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:06:34 -0800

“If one intends to go to the Endau-Rompin National Park, the Bekok station is an ideal stop,” he said. Tee said taking trains would offer an exciting and unique experience for tourists, as the rail tracks usually cut through rural areas, which offer ...
 
Reuters
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 ...
 
Sinarharian
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:15:00 -0800

Tan Bee De (kiri) dan Tam Sut Kin keluar dari mahkamah selepas dihukum penjara sehari dan didenda kerana miliki rokok tidak sah, semalam. Rokok yang dirampas daripada Thahrizie turut dibawa ke mahkamah sebagai bahan bukti bagaimanapun ...

Utusan Malaysia

Utusan Malaysia
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:19:14 -0700

“Kerajaan menyediakan pelbagai skim membantu golongan usahawan kecil dan melahirkan usahawan baharu,” katanya ketika berucap merasmikan Majlis Penyampaian Sijil Dan Bantuan Program Galakan Usahawan DUN Tenang dan Bekok 2014, ...

Sinarharian

Sinarharian
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:37:16 -0700

Peruntukkan berkenaan yang melibatkan Empangan Bekok adalah melalui kerja menaik taraf empangan terbabit selain memelihara persekitarannya agar tiada krisis air yang berlaku. Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, dalam ...
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