Name : Nor Azra Ab. Wahab
My hometown :
Located in the north of the state of Johor in Malaysia, bordering two other states of Malaysia.
Strategically situated between Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore
Area: 2,825.4 km² Population: - Year 1991 : 178,000 - Year 2010 :270,000
It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste.
Rich in resources and well managed its waste, so Segamat is sustainable in eco-footprint
From Air Pollutant Index management System (APIMS)
AQI at segamat :33
i. Agriculture = 61.8% (oil palm and rubber district)
ii. Manufacturing = 13.1%
iii. government service sector = 12.2%
Have many small businesses or shops at Segamat.
But, lack in professional employment for example consultancy.
Yet, it can be consider sustainable employment because small percentage for a jobless
well-linked by both federal and state road networks.
There are three main intercity bus lines that serve the Segamat District:-
i. Yow Hoe (Gemas-Ayer Hitam)
ii. North-West Johor (Segamat-Muar)
iii. Kenderaan Bas MARA DARA (Segamat-Muadzam Shah)
Segamat District is also served by the national railway system at Segamat and Labis train stations.
Flood : Year 1950s, 1984 and in 18 December 2006 .
Year 2006, which was caused by Typhoo Utor in the Philippines, the worst flood to have happened in Segamat and Johor.
Now : every year, severe flooding occurred in Segamat
hiking and swimming :
i. Gunung Ledang,
ii. Air Panas Waterfall
i. Taman Bunga Batu Hampar (Rock Garden)
- houses for the official residence of the District Officer of Segamat
- the Istana Hinggap, Johor royal retreat.
very nice area by the Segamat river where you can go for walking, jogging, exercise, kayaking
ii. Recreational Park Kapeh River
iii. Dataran Segamat
Hospital besar segamat
Year 2006 (flood) : 3,000 tonnes of rubbish
2 major dumping sites.
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