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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[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 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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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 ...

Malaysiakini (subscription)

Malaysiakini (subscription)
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:27:26 -0800

MP SPEAKS The fact that no new no Parliament seat was added in Sarawak by the Election Commission is a very good indication that the yet-to-be revealed peninsular Malaysia and Sabah delimitation plans will also not include parliamentary seat increases.

The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:52:30 -0800

She cited as example the recent seizure of the 31 hymn books from Catholic priest Father Cyril Mannayagam in Johor, which were meant for the Orang Asli parishioners in Bekok for Christmas. She said that it was only with the help of former CLS president ...
 
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 ...
 
Bernama
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:07:30 -0800

Pakej dimulakan dengan perjalanan menaiki kereta api dari Bangunan Johor Baharu Sentral terus ke Bekok dan menaiki kenderaan 4x4 untuk masuk ke Taman Negara Endau Rompin (Selai). PELAJARI IKHTIAR HIDUP DI HUTAN Antara pengisian menarik ...

KOMPAS.com

KOMPAS.com
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:07:30 -0800

“Kalau dulu yang banyak kan hanya sejenis Belibis dan Bekok. Sekarang bisa anda lihat sendiri, beraneka ragam spesies burung mulai singgah di sini,” katanya. Pelestarian spesies burung juga menjadi tanggung jawab kelompok nelayan Segara Guna ...

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Sinarharian
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:15:00 -0800

"Kita akan fokus kepada pembinaan 30 buah rumah sementara di Kampung Tualang dan Kampung Bekok di Kuala Krai dan antara kriteria pemilihan adalah rumah mangsa rosak teruk sehingga tidak boleh didiami. "Buat permulaan, kita telah membina ...
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