Pontian District

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Pontian District
Daerah Pontian
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiفونتيان
 • Chinese笨珍县
 • Tamilபொந்தியான்
Flag of Pontian District
Flag
Location of Pontian District in Johor
Location of Pontian District in Johor
Pontian District is located in Malaysia District
Pontian District
Pontian District
Location of Pontian District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 1°35′N 103°25′E / 1.583°N 103.417°E / 1.583; 103.417Coordinates: 1°35′N 103°25′E / 1.583°N 103.417°E / 1.583; 103.417
Country Malaysia
State Johor
SeatPontian Kechil
Local area government(s)Pontian District Council
Government
 • District officerHaji Zulkifly bin Haji Mohd Tahir
Area
 • Total932.64 km2 (360.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total144,324
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
82xxx
Calling code+6-07
Vehicle registration platesJ

The Pontian District is a district in southwest Johor, Malaysia. The name Pontian is also used in the names of two towns in the district, Pontian Besar and Pontian Kechil, of which the latter serves as its district capital.

This town is also site as the observatory to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Shawwal and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan as well as the festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (the two Eids).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Pontian District, Johor.svg
Pontian District Council

Pontian District is divided into 9 mukims, which are:[3][1]

  • Ayer Baloi
  • Ayer Masin
  • Benut
  • Jeram Batu/Pengkalan Raja
  • Pontian
  • Rimba Terjun
  • Serkat
  • Sungai Karang
  • Sungai Pinggan

Demographics[edit]

In 2000, the annual population growth of Pontian District was 2.36%.[4]

Economy[edit]

Business district in pontian

The district used to be the center of fishing, pineapple farms and palm oil plantations. Recently it has transformed into the agriculture, fishing, industrial and tourism sectors.[5] The main economy activities in the district are ecotourism, fishery, marine activities and food processing.[6]

Education[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

  • Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Pontian
  • SMK Dato' Penggawa Barat
  • SMK Dato' Lim Yong Seng
  • SMK Dato' Kaitlyn
  • SMK Sri Perhentian
  • SMK Dato' Ali Haji Ahmad
  • SMK Ayer Baloi
  • SMK Benut
  • SMK Telok Kerang
  • SMK Sri Kukup
  • SMK Kayu Ara Pasong
  • SMK Pekan Nenas
  • SMK Dato' Mohd Yunos Sulaiman
  • Sek Men Agama Maahad Pontian
  • SMK Tan Sri Osman Mohd Sa'at
  • SMK Parit Betak
  • Pei Chun High School (Independent)
  • SMK Sri Tanjung
  • SMK Sri Bandar

Primary schools[edit]

  • SK Parit Sulaiman
  • SK Parit Rambai
  • SK Seri Bunian
  • SK Seri Sinaran Chokoh
  • SK Sungai Boh
  • SK Api-Api
  • SK Telok Kerang
  • SK Rambah
  • SK Rimba Terjun
  • SK Sungai Durian
  • SK Andek Mori
  • SK Serkat
  • SK Pekan Nanas
  • SJK (C) Gau San
  • SJK (C) Chien Hwa, Kampung Jawa
  • SJK (C) Chi Chih, Ayer Baloi
  • SK Tengku Mahmood Iskandar I & II
  • SJK (C) Pei Hwa, Telok Kerang
  • SK Bandar Pontian
  • SJK (C) Pei Chun 1&2
  • SJK (C) Bin Chong
  • SJK (C) Tah Tong
  • SK Sungai Bunyi
  • SJK (C) Yu Ming 1 & 2, Pekan Nanas
  • SK Parit Sapran
  • SK Kayu Ara Pasong
  • SK Tanjong Ayer Hitam
  • SK Seri Al - Ulum
  • SJK (C) Cheow Min
  • SK Pulai Sebatang
  • SK Parit Kudus
  • SK Sri Kembar
  • SK Parit Markom
  • SJK(C) Siu Woon
  • SK penerok
  • SJK(T) Parit Ibrahim
  • SK Seri Pulai
  • SK Parit Selangor
  • SJK(C)Pei Chiao

Transportation[edit]

Pontian Public Transportation Terminal

Road[edit]

The district is accessible by bus from Larkin Sentral (3, 96) in Johor Bahru.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rancangan Tempatan Daerah Pontian (Penggantian) 2030" (ZIP) (in Malay).
  2. ^ "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Profil Daerah Pontian" (PDF) (in Malay).
  4. ^ http://jpbd.johor.gov.my/images/jpbd_DokumenTerbitan/Handbook.pdf
  5. ^ "A positive change in its fortunes". The Star Online. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Bus Routes in Johor Bahru". BusInterchange.net. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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