Machap Baru

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Machap Baru (est. pop. 5,000) is a small town in Alor Gajah District, Malacca. This town is famous among Malaysian and Singaporean tourists for its restaurants, which serve exotic game, such as wild boar, deer, monitor lizards and snakes. The restaurants are often under constant monitoring by the Malaysian Wildlife and National Parks Department for involvement in illegal trading of endangered species.[1]

State assemblyman for Machap, Machap Baru resident Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam died on March 15, 2007.[2] A by-election to elect a successor was set for April 12, 2007. [3] The Barisan Nasional candidate, Lai Meng Chong, of Malaysian Chinese Association, won the by-election.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Pandiyan, M.V. (2007-03-19). "Poh never forgot his roots". Retrieved 2006-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Machap rep dies at 55". 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2006-03-19. 
  3. ^ Sujata, V.P. (2007-03-22). "April 12 polling date for Machap by-election". Retrieved 2006-03-22.