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Buloh Kasap is a town in Segamat District, Johor, Malaysia which is located about 10 km (6 mi) from Segamat town center via Federal Route 1. Because of its location near Segamat, Buloh Kasap may also act as a satellite town of Segamat. Tun Abd Razak Highway is located roughly about 4 km (2 mi) from Buloh Kasap. The largest housing area in Buloh Kasap is Taman Yayasan which is located at Tun Abd Razak Highway junction.[1]

Origin of Name[edit]

The name Buloh Kasap was derived from Malay word of a species of rough bamboo available there when the town was founded especially near an Buloh Kasap old market. The name Buluh Kasap literally means rough bamboo in Malay.

Buloh Kasap bridge history[edit]

see also Buloh Kasap bridge

The old bridge of Buloh Kasap was built by Johore Government and constructed by British government during the construction of Federal Route 1. However, the British soldiers demolished a part of the bridge during World War II to stop the advance of Japanese soldiers to Singapore. After the war ended, a new bridge was constructed. This bridge was washed off during a heavy flood in 1964 together with the bridge at the 9th mile. A temporary Bailey bridge was constructed while a new bridge was being made next to it. At present the new bridge is in use and you can see the remains of the old bridge by its side.

Famous Battle of Buloh Kasap[edit]

Known as Battle of Sungai Muar (Buloh Kasap)in WW2 when the Japanese try to crossing Muar River.

Famous Fruit in Buloh Kasap[edit]

"Durian" or scientific name of Bombaceae Durio zibethinus L./Murr is the trademark of Buloh Kasap. One must not miss the opportunity to try the fruit when passing by.

Notable residents[edit]

1.Datin Seri Normala Shamsuddin, an ex-reporter of TV3 was raised in Kampung Kuing Patah or Kruing Patah, Buloh Kasap, Segamat. In addition, she is also an alumnus of Sek Men Keb Batu Anam.


In total Buloh Kasap has 2 Primary Schools, 1 Secondary School, and 1 Muslim Religion School.
Sek Ren Jenis Keb (C) Kasap
Sek Kebangsaan Buloh Kasap
Sek Menengah Kebangsaan Buloh Kasap
Sek Agama Buloh Kasap


Coordinates: 2°33′N 102°46′E / 2.550°N 102.767°E / 2.550; 102.767

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214 news items

Utusan Malaysia

Utusan Malaysia
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Beliau ditemui pada Majlis Penutupan Kejohanan Angkat Berat Remaja Kebangsaan yang disempurnakan oleh Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Buloh Kasap, Norshida Ibrahim di Dewan Jubli Intan Segamat, di sini semalam. Kejohanan tiga hari yang ...
The Star Online
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:37:30 -0700

SEGAMAT: An elderly couple was attacked and killed by a wild boar while they were tapping rubber trees at a plantation in Kuala Paya near Buloh Kasap here. The victims, identified as Loo See Sing, 66, and his wife Liow Mei Lan, 68, were carrying out ...


Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700

SEGAMAT - An elderly couple were attacked and killed by a wild boar while they were tapping rubber on a plantation in Kuala Paya near Buloh Kasap here. Loo See Sing, 66, and his wife Liow Mei Lan, 68, were tapping in the early morning at the plantation ...

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:48:45 -0800

In Johor, the state Disaster Operations Control Centre said a family of five was still at the relief centre at the Kampung Spang Loi community hall in Buloh Kasap, Segamat as at this evening. Meanwhile, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the ...
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:27:25 -0800

SEGAMAT - Pasukan mencari dan menyelamat petang ini menemui mayat tiga remaja lelaki yang lemas di Sungai Buloh Kasap pagi tadi. Jurucakap Bomba dan Penyelamat Segamat berkata mayat Mohd Hafizul Danial Norhashim, 16, ditemui anggota ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 01:04:17 -0800

Weather damaged the plane's instruments and caused the plane to shake fiercely before its nose pitched forward. air asia_Belitung_300 KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators have already begun to start piecing together the final moments of Flight QZ8501 with ...

Astro Awani

The Star Online
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:56:50 -0800

The recreational area, which is almost next to the Buloh Kasap town centre, about 8km from here, is well kept and has an eatery. It is also where people living in the area bring their children for picnics or for some fresh air as the river running ...


Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:03:45 -0800

SEGAMAT - Dua pemandu maut manakala seorang cedera parah apabila dua treler dari arah bertentangan bertembung di Jambatan Putus, Buloh Kasap, di sini, awal pagi semalam. Ketua Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Jalan Abdullah, Eva Saifun Kamuni ...

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