Skudai

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Skudai
Township
Jalan Skudai.JPG
Flag of Skudai
Flag
Official seal of Skudai
Seal
Skudai is located in Malaysia
Skudai
Skudai
Skudai shown within Johor Bahru.
Coordinates: 1°32′00″N 103°40′00″E / 1.53333°N 103.66667°E / 1.53333; 103.66667Coordinates: 1°32′00″N 103°40′00″E / 1.53333°N 103.66667°E / 1.53333; 103.66667
Country Malaysia
State Johor
City Johor Bahru
Government
 • Local Authority Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah
 • President Salehuddin Hassan
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 81300
Dialling code +607
Police Skudai
Fire Skudai

Skudai (also spelled Sekudai) is a town in Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. Skudai is part of the new growth corridor of southwest Johor, which includes the Senai International Airport, Tanjung Pelepas Port and Iskandar Puteri. Its population ranges between 160,000 and 210,000. It is the headquarters of the Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council and it is home to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia campus.

Skudai is located 8 km, 4 km and 16 km from Kulai, Senai and Johor Bahru city (Bandaraya) respectively.

Mas Selamat bin Kastari of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist organisation was a most wanted fugitive who escaped from Singapore police custody. He was recaptured in the vicinity of Skudai in April 2009.[1]

Chinese make up the majority of the population at 65%, followed by the Malays at 22%, and Indians at 12%.[2]

Shopping[edit]

Skudai has a large catchment area, hence the sizeable number of shopping centres built around Skudai. The shopping centres that are in and within Skudai are Skudai Parade, AEON Taman Universiti, KIP Mart, Skudai Mall, The Store in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Sutera Mall in Taman Sutera Utama, U Mall in Taman Pulai Utama, Bestmart in Taman Nusa Bestari, and Giant Hypermarket, which is situated along the Jalan Skudai. The latter two shopping centres were abandoned. Skudai Plaza was abandoned due to bankruptcy attributed to poor business, while Kemayan City was abandoned during a period of economic downturn.

Food[edit]

Malay, Chinese, and Indian food is widely sold and served in restaurants and food stalls throughout the town; a large variety of food is available throughout the area. Mamak restaurants are mostly available in Taman Universiti, near the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia campus.

Primary School[edit]

  • SJK(C) Pu Sze
  • SJK(C)Kuo Kuang
  • SJK(C)Kuo Kuang 2
  • SJK(T)Taman Tun Aminah
  • SJK(T)Ladang Rini
  • SK Taman Selesa Jaya
  • SK Taman Skudai Baru
  • SK Sekudai Batu 10
  • SK Sri Skudai

Secondary Schools[edit]

The secondary schools in Skudai are

  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN TUN AMINAH
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN SKUDAI BARU,
  • SEKOLAH MENEGAH KEBANGSAAN DAMAI JAYA
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN SELESA JAYA 1,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN SELESA JAYA 2,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN UNIVERSITI,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN UNIVERSITI 2,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN SKUDAI,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN DESA SKUDAI,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN MUTIARA RINI 1,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN MUTIARA RINI 2,
  • SEKOLAH MENENGAH ISLAM HIDAYAH,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), a leading engineering university in Malaysia, has its main campus situated at Taman Universiti, 3 km from Skudai's town centre. Skudai is also home to the not-for-profit university college Southern University College.

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