Taman Johor Jaya

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Taman Johor Jaya
柔佛再也花園
Housing Estate
Coordinates: 9°17′N 105°43′E / 9.283°N 105.717°E / 9.283; 105.717
Country  Malaysia
State  Johor
City Johor Bahru
Government
 • Type MPJBT
 • ADUN Johor Liow Cai Tung (DAP)
Area
 • Total 5.9 km2 (2.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 66,000[1]
Postal code 81100

Taman Johor Jaya is a satellite town situated in the northern outskirts of Johor Bahru, the second largest city of Malaysia. Johor Jaya consists of mainly residential zones, but it also has light industrial and commercial zones. Johor Jaya is administered by the Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (MPJBT) (Central Johor Bahru Municipal Council) on the side north of the Pasir Gudang Highway and by Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) (Johor Bahru City Council) south of the highway (Rosmerah area).

Development history[edit]

Johor Jaya was developed by Housing Developer Daiman Development Berhad, a subsidiary of Daiman Group. Construction and development works started in 1983.[2] The first phase of development focused mainly on the construction of single storey terrace houses. Construction of the houses completed in 1987, but residents were initially hesitant to move into their houses due to reports of house break-ins.[3] Daiman subsequently announced plans in January 1989 to develop the next 3 phases in Anggerik, Dedap and Teratai. Plans were made to build single and double storey terrace houses, shophouses and a sports complex.[4] Development of these 3 phases completed by 1992, and there were some 11,132 residential houses built by then. The then-general manager of Daiman Group, Tan Yeong Kan quoted that the completion of the development phases were fuelled by their company's cash surpluses with no borrowings. Development of the Keembong and Seroja phases followed suit between 1992 and 1993.[5] The development of the final phase of Johor Jaya around Jalan Rosemerah Utama began in the mid-1990s and concluded with the construction of build-to-order bungalows in the area to the west of the Daiman Golf Course in 1998.[6]

A new food centre, Family Food Centre, was built in 2004 along Jalan Dedap 14. There are various type of common Malay cuisine served in this food centre. Among others are Nasi Lemak, Nasi Ambang, Nasi Ajau, xplode coffee, Nasi Campur and various types of noodle. A new neighbouring megamall, ÆON Tebrau City, was built in 2005 along Tebrau Highway. Other neighbouring hypermarkets include Giant in Plentong and ÆON Big along Tebrau Highway, just south of ÆON. The new community mosque, Masjid At-Taqwa, which was built in 2009, is located along Jalan Dedap 10. Johor Jaya new police station is in Rosmerah. There is also a Hindu Temple located beside the police station.

Population[edit]

Based on a 2008 household survey, Johor Jaya has a total of 16,000 households which is the largest among all satellite towns and villages in the outskirts of Johor Bahru.[7] The 2010 housing census showed that the electorate in Johor Jaya consists of 49% Chinese, 44% Malays and 7% Indian.[8] In addition to the local populace, there are also sizeable numbers of expatriates consisting of Indonesians who work as odd-job labourers,[9] Nigerians who are associated with the illegal drug trade[10] and Vietnamese who consist of labourers, pub hostesses or migrant brides married to Chinese Malaysian husbands.[11]

Shopping[edit]

Johor Jaya's key shopping district is located Dedap phase, and is home to various SMEs that consisted of eateries, pubs and car repair shops. Morning markets set up by street vendors are also a common sight on Sunday mornings, although some of the vendors are illegal and shoppers have complained of traffic congestion problems.[12] Durian vendors also make their presence felt between June and August, which are brought in from Bentong, Pahang.[13]

Restaurant outlets[edit]

  • Lavender's bistro & cake shop, Jalan Dedap 3
  • Season's Cafe, Jalan Dedap 4
  • Hong Kong Boy restaurant, Jalan Dedap 22

Retail outlets[edit]

  • Giant Hypermarket, Jalan Masai Lama/Jalan Johor Jaya
  • Nurture Supermarket, Jalan Dedap 14
  • The Store Johor Jaya, Jalan Dedap 4
  • Tesco Hypermarket, Plentong
  • Tesco Hypermarket, Tebrau
  • The Store Hypermarket, Pandan
  • ÆON Big Hypermarket, Pandan (Previously known as Carrefour Hypermarket)[14]
  • ÆON Mall Tebrau City (Previously known as Jusco Tebrau City)[15]
  • Econsave Cash and Carry, Desa Cemerlang
  • SENTAI, Jalan Seroja 37 (Household, Restaurant and Hotel supplies)

Schools[edit]

  • SJK (C) Johor Jaya, Jalan Rosmerah 5/1
  • SK Taman Johor Jaya 1, Jalan Bakawali 20
  • SK Taman Johor Jaya 2, Jalan Keembong 43
  • SK Taman Johor Jaya 3, Jalan Teratai 50
  • SK Taman Johor Jaya 5, Jalan Anggerik 21
  • SMK Agama Johor Bahru, Jalan Anggerik 21
  • SMK Taman Johor Jaya 1, Jalan Bakawali 75
  • SMK Taman Johor Jaya 2, Jalan Teratai 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Development & Investment - Taman Johor Jaya Daiman Group, retrieved 19 October 2012
  2. ^ Corporate Profile - History and Business Daiman Group, retrieved 19 October 2012
  3. ^ Peace Returns to Johor Jaya Razak Chik, 13 June 1987, New Straits Times
  4. ^ When We Build Homes We Build Facilities - Taman Johor Jaya Fasa 21 January 1989, New Straits Times
  5. ^ Daiman to build more projects Baidura Ahmad, 28 May 1992, New Straits Times
  6. ^ Daiman to build 108 bungalows in Johor Bahru 30 July 1998, New Straits Times
  7. ^ Today's Mall Ulu Tiram JB, p. 8/25, Today's Group, retrieved 19 October 2012
  8. ^ Tussle over Johor Chinese-majority seats, Leven Woon, September 5, 2012, Malaysia Today
  9. ^ 持械入屋搶劫‧3印尼匪監8年5鞭 7 August 2012, Guang Ming Daily (Malaysia)
  10. ^ Nigerian man ‘drops in’ on raiding officers 13 December 2011, The Star Malaysia
  11. ^ 移民局6P漂白計劃大檢舉 放蛇捉8酒女, 12 April 2012, China Press
  12. ^ Crying foul over illegal roadside traders, Mary Victoria Dass, 18 July 2012, New Straits Times
  13. ^ Stall with durian buffet enjoys brisk sales, Yee Xiang Yun, 29 April 2011, The Star (Malaysia)
  14. ^ "Aeon rebrands Carrefour". Marketing Interactive. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  15. ^ "AEON CO. (M) BHD.". AEON CO. (M) BHD. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 

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Coordinates: 1°32′N 103°49′E / 1.533°N 103.817°E / 1.533; 103.817