Tanjung Kupang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tanjung Kupang
Tanjung Kupang is located in Malaysia
Tanjung Kupang
Tanjung Kupang
Coordinates: 1°22′35.87″N 103°35′30.5″E / 1.3766306°N 103.591806°E / 1.3766306; 103.591806Coordinates: 1°22′35.87″N 103°35′30.5″E / 1.3766306°N 103.591806°E / 1.3766306; 103.591806
Country Malaysia
State Johor
District Johor Bahru

Tanjung Kupang is a mukim in Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia.[1]

Geography[edit]

The mukim has an area of 283 km2 with a population of 10,702 people.[2]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 653[edit]

Tanjung Kupang was the crash site of Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 on December 4, 1977. The flight was hijacked and crashed near Kampong Ladang, Tanjung Kupang. All 93 passengers and 7 crew perished and no recognisable bodies were found. The remains were buried in a common grave known as Tanjung Kupang Memorial at Jalan Kebun Teh.

Malaysia–Singapore Second Link[edit]

Sultan Abu Bakar Check point, Tanjung Kupang

The Malaysia–Singapore Second Link was built between Kampong Ladang at Tanjung Kupang, Johor and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim at Tuas, Singapore. The bridge was built to reduce the traffic congestion at the Johor–Singapore Causeway, and was opened to traffic on 2 January 1998. The twin-deck bridge supports a dual-three lane carriageway and its total length over water is 1,920 m.

References[edit]