Nyalas

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Nyalas
Nyalas is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Nyalas
Nyalas
Location in the Peninsula Malaysia
Nyalas is located in Malaysia
Nyalas
Nyalas
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°26′N 102°28′E / 2.433°N 102.467°E / 2.433; 102.467Coordinates: 2°26′N 102°28′E / 2.433°N 102.467°E / 2.433; 102.467
Country  Malaysia
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

Nyalas is a small town in the Malacca, Malaysia, situated within the parliamentary constituency of Jasin. It is located in the northeastern corner of Melaka, bordering the Tampin District in Negeri Sembilan.

Geography[edit]

Nyalas is connected by road to various towns. Air Kuning is about 5 km north, and can be accessed by the State Road M15; the M15 leads to Jasin Town about 35 km away. Along this route, Simpang Bekoh and Asahan town can be found. Selandar is located southwest of Nyalas about 11 km away, and is connected by the state road M8. To the south of Nyalas is the Federal Land Settlement area of Felda Bukit Senggeh, where rubber and palm oil plantations provide the economic drive for settlers.

Nyalas is separated from Kampung Bukit Senggeh by a hill range consisting of Bukit Batu Lebah, Batu Hampar hill and Bukit Batu Tiga. Nyalas Town faces Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) and, because it is located on flat land, it offers panoramic views of the hills that are considered especially beautiful in the misty conditions of the early morning.

A new road connecting Nyalas through Felda Bukit Senggeh to Jasin town is currently under construction by two phases. Phase one linking Felda Bukit Senggeh to the Simpang Bekoh-Selandar road is almost completed (95%) and is ready for use. The second phase leading to Jasin (named Rim to Simpang Bekoh road is about 50% completed). Once this 2nd phase new road is completed by the end of 2009, the travel time taken from Nyalas to Jasin town will be greatly reduced to about half an hour from currently about an hour. The road at the Felda Bukit Senggeh is being straightened and widened to smoothen the traffic once these connections are completed. The new link will open many opportunities in the agricultural, farming and tourism sector. State Government is making all the necessary infrastructure in order to attract investors to invest in the said sector. Unlike the district of Selandar where major industries are prohibited due to its provision as the water catchment area, Nyalas is free from this restriction. Felda Bukit Senggeh, Nyalas and further north area such as Air Kuning can benefit the most once this new road connection is completed.

The construction of a power grid line between Merlimau-Jasin-Simpang Bekoh-Selandar-Machap-Alor Gajah will provide energy requirement for the medium and big industries to be established between this corridor.

Economy[edit]

The economic drive for Nyalas is agricultural products and commodities, such as rubber and palm oil.

Recreation[edit]

Chabau is the Melaka eastern sub-district that borders Nyalas. Here, Asahan waterfall is an ideal place for recreation and picnics. The waterfall is supplied by water from Gunung Ledang, which features, on the other side, the famous air terjun (waterfall) Sagil, Tangkak.

An Army training camp (armoured division) is located near Asahan. The need for security there prevents jungle trekking and camping in the vicinity.