Buloh Kasap

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Buloh Kasap is a mukim in Segamat District, Johor, Malaysia which is located about 10 km (6 mi) from Segamat town center via Federal Route 1. Because of its location near Segamat, Buloh Kasap may also act as a satellite town of Segamat. Tun Razak Highway is located roughly about 4 km (2 mi) from Buloh Kasap. The largest housing area in Buloh Kasap is Taman Yayasan which is located at the Tun Razak Highway junction.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Buloh Kasap was derived from a Malay word for a species of rough bamboo available there when the town was founded, especially near an Buloh Kasap old market. Buluh Kasap literally means "rough bamboo" in Malay.

Buloh Kasap bridge history[edit]

The old bridge of Buloh Kasap was built by Johore Government and constructed by British government during the construction of Federal Route 1. However, the British soldiers demolished a part of the bridge during World War II to stop the advance of Japanese soldiers to Singapore. After the war ended, a new bridge was constructed. This bridge was washed off during a heavy flood in 1964 together with the bridge at the 9th mile. A temporary Bailey bridge was constructed while a new bridge was being made next to it. At present the new bridge is in use and the remains of the old bridge can be seen by its side.

Battle of Buloh Kasap[edit]

This is known as Battle of Sungai Muar (Buloh Kasap) in World War II when the Japanese tried to cross the Muar River.

Famous fruit[edit]

Durian (Bombaceae Durio zibethinus L./Murr) is the trademark of Buloh Kasap. One must not miss the opportunity to try the fruit when passing by.

Schools[edit]

Buloh Kasap has two primary schools, one secondary school, and one Muslim religion school.

  • Sek Ren Jenis Keb (C) Kasap
  • Sek Kebangsaan Buloh Kasap
  • Sek Menengah Kebangsaan Buloh Kasap
  • Sek Agama Buloh Kasap

Notable residents[edit]

  • Datin Seri Normala Shamsuddin, former reporter of TV3; raised in Kampung Kuing Patah or Kruing Patah, Buloh Kasap, Segamat; alumnus of Sek Men Keb Batu Anam

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°33′N 102°46′E / 2.550°N 102.767°E / 2.550; 102.767