Buloh Kasap

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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.

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.

Schools[edit]

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