Bagan Datuk District
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|Pekan Bagan Datuk
Bagan Datuk Town
|Nickname(s): The Renovation Town, The 'Cowboy' Town|
|Languages||Bahasa Malaysia, English, Javanese|
|Founded by||Tok Kelah|
|• Type||Municipality (Hilir Perak)|
|• District Officer (Teluk Intan)||Haji Zamari Mohd Ramli|
|• Member of Parliament||
YAB Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (BN)
|• Total||432.0 km2 (166.8 sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
Bagan Datuk (alternate spelling: Bagan Datoh and Bagan Dato', Chinese: 峇眼拿督) is a town, a parliamentary constituency and a new administrative district in southwestern Perak, Malaysia. It is about 130 km (by car) from the state capital Ipoh and 46 km from Teluk Intan. Across the Bernam River is Sabak Bernam, Selangor.
In January 2016, Bagan Datoh was declared an autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil) of Perak after the approval from Sultan of Perak, Menteri Besar of Perak and the state secretary. On 15 June 2016, Bagan Datoh was upgraded into a full district, detaching it from Hilir Perak (Teluk Intan). Teluk Intan however retains responsibility for the municipal works in the new district. In August 2016, Sembilan Island was incorporated to Bagan Datoh District from Manjung District.
On 29 December 2016, it was announced that Bagan Datoh will be renamed to Bagan Datuk starting 9 January 2017.
- Bagan Datoh
- Hutan Melintang
- Teluk Baru
The main economic activity in Bagan Datoh is fishing. There are also, however, many coconut plantations nearby, visible along the road to Bagan Datoh from Teluk Intan.
There are also a few fishing villages scattered around Bagan Datoh, for example Sungai Tiang and Sungai Burong, and their corresponding seaside village Bagan Sungai Tiang and Bagan Sungai Burong. On the way from Teluk Intan there will be a few small township which are Hutan Melintang, Selekoh and Simpang Tiga. One popular spot for angling is Sungai Dulang, situated about 8 km from Bagan Datoh. It is famous for lobster fishing where an angler's night spent there could harvest up to 5 kilograms of lobsters.
On the state level, Bagan Datoh provides two seats to the Perak State Legislative Assembly:
- Hutan Melintang
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