Jasin District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jasin District
District of Malaysia
Location of Jasin District
Jasin District is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Jasin District
Jasin District
Location of Jasin in Peninsular Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°18′38″N 102°25′52″E / 2.31056°N 102.43111°E / 2.31056; 102.43111Coordinates: 2°18′38″N 102°25′52″E / 2.31056°N 102.43111°E / 2.31056; 102.43111
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Malacca.svg Malacca
Seat Jasin Town
Government
 • District officer Zawawi Ghazali
Area
 • Total 678.54 km2 (261.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 135,317
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)

The Jasin District is a district in Malacca, Malaysia. Jasin District is the southernmost of districts in Malacca and borders the State of Johor. Jasin is also the name of the main town in the district. It is the administrative centre of the district.

History[edit]

The early establishment of Jasin started since the establishment of small settlement by the local people. They chose an area near river mainly for their water supply, communication and agricultural purpose. To sustain life, they planted paddy and grew vegetables and fruits. Eventually, the area underwent rapid development with the combined efforts of Chinese and Indians immigrants.

Geography[edit]

Jasin District is the largest district in Malacca occupying 41.47% of the state area. The Kesang River runs through the center of Jasin Town. The Kesang River separates the new town from the old town center. Almost 75% of the district area is flat plain, located not more than 50 meters above sea level.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jasin District is divided into 20 mukims:[2]

Economy[edit]

Major businesses are mainly conducted by the Malays with a handful of Chinese, South Indians and Gujaratis. Jasin was known for its best Nasi Lemak especially in Kesang most peaceful place in Jasin District, it was made from generation to generation in Malay culture, also Kuih and Mee Bandung.

The Gujaratis in Jasin are mainly furniture dealers and the Mavani family has a monopoly. Run by generations of family members till today, the Mavani family business has flourished to be one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the city. Another popular shop on the same row is the Chen Sing Stationery Shop which sells stationery, magazines, comics and newspapers. There are two major banks in Jasin: Maybank and CIMB, which are also Malaysia's biggest banks.

Because the district has been designated as a water catchment area, industrialization is restricted to around the towns of Jasin and Merlimau. A large proportion of the land is used for the growing of rubber trees, oil palm and fruits. The area is also known for its durian fruits.

The old town center of Jasin Town consists of mainly 1920s 2-storey shophouses where small businesses is conducted on the ground floor and the owner lives above. Modern commercial buildings adorn the new town area and only one bridge over the Kesang River connects the new town to the old town.

Infrastructure[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Jasin Hospital

Jasin boasts a new government hospital, Jasin Hospital, which replaced the old one that was fast becoming insufficient to meet the needs of the growing population. The hospital also serves as a teaching hospital for Malacca Manipal Medical College.

Besides the hospital, other government healthcare facilities include

  • 7 community clinics
  • 9 dental clinics
  • 22 klinik desa (village clinics)

Education[edit]

SMK Tun Perak

There are about 19 schools in Jasin district. Schools such as MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba, SMK Iskandar Shah and SMK Dang Anum are examples of schools that are well known in Malaysia. The Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology, part of the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, is also located in Jasin. Other schools are listed below:

  • MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba (MARA Junior Science College of Tun Ghafar Baba)

Jalan Sempang Kerayong, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Institut Kemahiran MARA (MARA Skills Institute)

Jalan Chinchin, Simpang Kerayong Peti Surat 141, 77000 Jasin, Melaka

  • SBP Integrasi Selandar (Selandar Integrated Boarding School)

Jalan Batang Melaka, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • SMK Iskandar Shah (Iskandar Shah Secondary School)

Jalan Kelubi, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Dang Anum (Dang Anum Secondary School)

Jalan Jasin, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK Tun Perak (Tun Perak Secondary School)

Jalan Bunga Tanjung (Jalan Taman Maju), 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Datuk Bendahara (Datuk Bendahara Secondary School)

Jalan Pegawai, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Seri Bemban (Seri Bemban Secondary School)

Jalan Ayer Panas, 77200 Bemban, Malacca.

  • SMK Simpang Bekoh (Simpang Bekoh Secondary School)

Jalan Asahan, 77100 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Selandar (Selandar Secondary School)

Pejabat Pos Selandar, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • SMK Sungai Rambai (Sungai Rambai Secondary School)

Jalan Parit Putat, 77400 Sungai Rambai, Malacca.

  • SMK Jasin (Jasin Secondary School)

Jalan Bunga Tanjung, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Sri Mahkota (Sri Mahkota Secondary School)

KM16, Umbai, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK DARY (SMK Datuk Abdul Rahman Ya'kob) (DARY Secondary School)

Jalan Jasin, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK Teknik Jasin (Jasin Technical Secondary School)

Jalan Kemendor, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Nyalas (Nyalas Secondary School)

Jalan Melangkan, Nyalas, 77100 Asahan, Malacca.

  • Politeknik Merlimau (Merlimau Politechnic)

Karung Berkunci 1031, Pejabat Pos Merlimau, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (MARA Technology University)

77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Kolej Komuniti Jasin (Jasin Community College)

77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Kolej Komuniti Selandar (Selandar Community College)

Jalan Batang Melaka, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • Pusat Lagenda Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PKLN) Asahan

KM 69, Jalan Kolam Air, Mukim Chabau, 77100 Asahan, Malacca.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Shopping[edit]

  • Fresh and Convenient Store (Fresco)
  • Jasin Shopping Centre
  • MYDIN Mall Jasin Bestari
  • Econsave
  • Jasin Point Family Store
  • Merlimau Street Mall (Upcoming)
  • Plaza Bestari (Under Construction)

Transportation[edit]

Jasin town center is about half-an-hour drive away from Malacca city centre.

From nearby Asahan it is possible to ascend the peak of Gunung Ledang in Johor. Asahan is a border town boasting waterfalls.

Jasin also borders the district of Ledang[disambiguation needed], particularly the town of Tangkak in Johor. The two towns are about ten minutes' drive away from each other.

See also[edit]

References[edit]