Bukit Kepong

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Bukit Kepong
Bukit Kepong.jpg
CountryMalaysia
StateJohor
DistrictMuar
Area
 • Total256 km2 (99 sq mi)
Population
 • Total10,174
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)

Bukit Kepong is a mukim in Muar District, Johor, Malaysia. It is located near the Muar River.[1]

History[edit]

The town is infamous for the tragic Bukit Kepong Incident. The government has built a museum to commemorate the Bukit Kepong police station heroes against the tyranny of communist or locally known as Bintang Tiga. The museum which situated on the bank of Muar river, opens everyday except on Mondays with a very cheap entrance ticket. Its a worth experience here as the galleries are modern and interactive.

Bukit Kepong Police Station Gallery
Bukit Kepong Gallery main entrance




Geography[edit]

Bukit Kepong spreads over 256 km2 of land with a population of 10,174 people.[2] One of the restaurant here is the floating restaurant on Muar river famous for its silver catfish (patin in Malay) dishes.

Muar River floating restaurant



Education[edit]

Primary school[edit]

  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Durian Chondong
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Kepong
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Kepong

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°21′N 102°50′E / 2.350°N 102.833°E / 2.350; 102.833