Alor Gajah

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Alor Gajah
Bandar Alor Gajah
Town
Alor Gajah Town.JPG
Official seal of Alor Gajah
Motto(s): 
Alor Gajah Dynamic - Progressive - Holistic
(Malay: Alor Gajah Dinamik - Progresif - Holistik)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left) Alor Gajah District in Malacca State (right)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left)
Alor Gajah District in Malacca State (right)
Alor Gajah is located in Malacca
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah
Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667
Country Malaysia
State Malacca
DistrictAlor Gajah District
Granted municipal status1 May 2003
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Alor Gajah Town21,267
 • Demonym
Alor Gajahan
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
78xxx
Area code(s)+6065 (landline only)
Vehicle registrationM
Websitewww.mpag.gov.my

Alor Gajah is a town and district seat of Alor Gajah District, Malacca, Malaysia.

Etymology[edit]

Alor Gajah used to be one of the forest areas believed to be the routes (Malay: alor) for wild elephants (Malay: gajah).[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alor Gajah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
32.8
(91.0)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23.8
(74.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 189.8
(7.47)
210.1
(8.27)
273.5
(10.77)
298.9
(11.77)
243.1
(9.57)
128.7
(5.07)
141.1
(5.56)
168.9
(6.65)
198.1
(7.80)
280.1
(11.03)
330.3
(13.00)
261.2
(10.28)
2,723.8
(107.24)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 12 16 16 14 9 10 11 13 17 18 15 162
Source: Climate Data[3]

Governance[edit]

Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah
Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah (MBMB) seal
Type
Type
History
Founded1 May 2003
Leadership
President
Mohd Fadhil bin Hassan
Municipal Secretary
Saleh bin Mohd Dom
Meeting place
Alor Gajah, Malacca
Website
www.mpag.gov.my
Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Alor Gajah Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah), previously known as Alor Gajah District Council (Malay: Majlis Daerah Alor Gajah) from 1 July 1978 until 1 May 2003, is the local authority of Alor Gajah town.[4][5]

Department Director
One Stop Centre Norazira Binti Abd Aziz
Law Hajah Fatimah Binti Haji Othman
Internal Auditing Mohd Faidz Bin Leman
Arrear Collection Radzyma Binti Mahat
Earning Unit Nurhaslina Binti Bahari
Management Services Hajah Marina Binti Rasol
Financial Marlini binti Mohamed
Valuation and Management Rosnani binti Ibrahim
Town Planning Nurul Adawaty binti Hj Ismail
Engineering Sugiman Bin Johari
Building Abdul Rahman bin Nordin
Corporate and Social Service Azizan Bin Sulong
Urban Beautification Kamarudin Bin Mustapa
Cleanliness and Health Mohd Faizal Bin Mohd Zin
Licensing Mohd Fuad Bin Musrik
Enforcement Mohd Bukhari Bin Baharuddin

Economy[edit]

Alor Gajah is home to Honda Malaysia's car manufacturing plant,[6] which assembling cars for the local market and also selected automotive parts for Honda's overall ASEAN market and also local biscuit producer - Julie's manufacturing plant.

Education[edit]

  • Yayasan Alor Gajah College of Technology (KT-YAGA; Malay: Kolej Teknologi Yayasan Alor Gajah) Alor Gajah

Tourist attractions[edit]

Alor Gajah Square
  • Alor Gajah British Graveyard[7]
  • Alor Gajah Square - A town square which features a large bronze sculpture of a kris (dagger).[8][9]
  • Freeport A'Famosa Outlet Village

Health[edit]

Alor Gajah boasts a new government hospital, Alor Gajah Hospital, which replaced the old one that was fast becoming insufficient to meet the needs of the growing population.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

AG Sentral Bus Terminal
  • AG Sentral Bus Terminal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2016-03-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Climate Data Org — Alor Gajah". Climate Data Org. Retrieved 16 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ "Organisation Chart".
  5. ^ "Directory".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Keris Landmark". goMelaka.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-08-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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