Kelapa Sawit

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Kelapa Sawit

Kelapa Sawit is a small town located along Jalan Kulai-Air Hitam Malaysian Federal Roads System route 1 in Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia. Kelapa Sawit means oil palm in Bahasa Malaysia. A mainly Hakka community which was formed back in the 1950s when the British; who were the colonial masters of Malaya moved tens of thousands of the ethnic Chinese people into New Towns like this during the Malayan Emergency. Many of the older generations still keep up with tradition and communicate using the Hakka dialect. Located next to the Sime Darby palm oil plantation, it faced some problems of air pollution until the estate's oil palm mill was closed down.


Schools in Kelapa Sawit town include Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Sawit, Sekolah Agama Batu 26, and SK Polis Kem.


The only public bus service which serves Kelapa Sawit is the City Bus (Formerly known as South Johore Omnibus) service number 2 from Larkin Sentral to the town of Air Hitam.

Coordinates: 1°40′N 103°32′E / 1.667°N 103.533°E / 1.667; 103.533