CnC Progress 1
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pontian
Pontian is a district in southwest Johor. The name of Pontian transformed from a
Malay word "Perhentian" which means a stop. Previously Pontian was a stop for both
merchants and pirates. Pontian was also the landing point for Indonesian navy during
Malaysia-Indonesia Confrontation during the 1960s.
It is located 62 km from Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor, Malaysia. It is also
located at Miles 37 (Batu 37) from Johor Bahru. The name Pontian is also used in the
names of two towns in the district, Pontian Besar and Pontian Kechil, of which the
latter serves as its district capital. The capital was formerly a fishing village which
has developed into a small town.
Pontian is noted for its variety of seafood which is sold at a reasonable price. Visitors
from neighbouring towns and Singaporean regularly visit Kukup, a fishing village
about 20 km from Pontian Kechil. Notable national park in Pontian included
Especially along coastal areas, Pontian is populated by Malays of Bugis and
Javanese descent. The Chinese community in Pontian predominantly belongs to the
Fujian (Hokkien) dialect group. Only little of them are Indians.
This town is also site to observe the crescent moon to mark the beginning of
Muslim month of Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of
Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha.
Top 5 Attractions
1. Sea sides. There are few sea sides which you can get nice sunset
photograph, fun and relax.
2. Pasar Awam Pontian (Public Market). Famous for its fresh sea products
3. Pulau Pisang, an island with a lighthouse famous for its Kuini Fruit.
4. Pineapple Plantation. Hundreds of acres of pineapples located at Ayer
Baloi, Pekan Nanas and Parit Sikom have endless view of pineapples.
Pontian was once the largest exporter of pineapples in the world.
5. Tanjung Piai National Park – Mangroves Reservation National Park
Contact with the capital
Maju bus number 96 runs every 15 minutes (peak period) to 30 minutes (off-peak
period) from 6.30am to 10pm from Johore Bahru's Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal to
Pontian Kecil. The return bus also runs every 15 minutes (peak period) to 30 minutes
(off-peak period), from 5.00am to 8.30pm. All buses make only one stop in route in
both directions in the town of Pekan Nenas.
Transport in the town
Kembara City bus runs every 30 minutes from the southest Kukup Bus & Taxi
Terminal to the northest Ayer Baloi Bus & Taxi Terminal. The buses may pick up
passengers from any point along the route and make three main stops at Kukup,
Pontian Kechil and Ayer Baloi Bus & Taxi Terminal.
People can also travel by taxi.
Rise of factories
Shimano, Pekan Nenas – Japan branded bicycle manufacture
Karex, Pontian Besar - Largest Condoms Manufacturer in the a World by Volume
Lee Biscuit, Pontian Kechil – Biscuits factory
Tanjung Piai Power Plant
Sekinchan is a small town located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is about 102
km north of Kuala Lumpur, and 28 km from Kuala Selangor. Sekinchan is in the
middle of the main rice-bowl area of Selangor, in the Sabak Bernamdistrict. It is
one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia.
Sekinchan in Chinese mean "village suitable for plantation', the land and weather
is suitable for farming of rice, fruits and oil palm trees. It is the highest rice
production per acre in Malaysia. Total farming land paddy and fruits is about
4,300 acres. You can see a wide green paddy field on your right when you arrive in
Sekinchan. It is also popular as a fishing village.
Sekinchan is located in Sabak Bernam district, Selangor, and it is close to Malacca
Strait.It consists of four villages, that is Site A, B, C and Bagan. Sekinchan
population is mainly Chinese. Site A has total of 200 household, most of them is
Hokkien. 90% of the residences are farmers. Site B is the largest village, Site B
has over 400 households, most of them are Cantonese and Hakka, beside involve
in agriculture, the villagers in Site B also involve in Business. There are many of
old shops, coffee shop and grocery stores in the main street are owned by Site B
villagers. Site C is the smallest village that inhabited by rice farmers, about 350
Bagan is a fishing village in Sekinchan, 90% of the Chinese population is Teow
Chew, and the main economic activity in Bagan is fishing. The fishermen go out to
catch fish at the morning about 4-5 am, come back around 5 pm with a lot fresh sea
fish and prawn.
Main Economy Activities in Sekinchan
Agriculture - Rice, Tropical Fruits and Swiftlet Farming.
Top 5 Attractions
Migratory Bird Watching