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Hokkiens in Hainanese village

Kampung Batu 19 or Paya Redan is a small village located 1km from Pagoh. Despite being known as a Hainanese village, most of its villagers today are Hokkiens, as many Hainanese villagers have moved out while many Hokkiens have moved into the village.


Pagoh awaits development

Pagoh gained fame when the government decided to build four university campuses in Pagoh Education Hub two years ago. However, the Education Hub is located 7km from Pagoh but only 2km from Panchor and 3km from Pagoh Jaya, and thus, it is still under observation whether the Education Hub can bring development to Pagoh.


Kampung Raja villagers live as one big family

Kampung Raja was opened earlier than Pagoh with over a century of history today. It is a simple village located about 2km from Pagoh.


Kundang Ulu takes flood preventive measures

Although the massive floods were painful experiences, they have at the same time taught villagers a lesson and they now know how to take preventive measures and observe signs of floods. For instance, the habitable floor levels of many buildings in Kundang Ulu have been raised to prevent floods.


The Big House in Grisek

Grisek used to be a new village adopting the Kangchu System. It is understood that Grisek has more than 150 years of history. According to veteran villagers, there was a "big house" similar to the siheyuan or Chinese quadrangles in China. It was managed by the Kangchu.


Once a rice exporter, Kebun Baru is now a cosy town

Chinese new village Kebun Baru was known for its rice plantation from the 1960s to 1980s. During the heyday of rice industry, Kebun Baru used to be the main rice supplier in northern Johor.


Tasty durian in Kg Teratai

Located about 6km from Kebun Baru, Kampung Teratai is a quiet new village with only about a hundred of households.


A longhouse story in Kampung Tambang

You might have heard about longhouse culture in Sarawak. But a longhouse could already be seen in a small village in Segamat, Johor as early as in the 1950s, and everyone lived together like a big family.


Old shop houses preserved in Gemas Baru

Residents of Gemas Baru were mostly rubber tappers in early days.


Ancient wells tell stories of Batu Anam

Before the emergency decree, in addition to tapping rubber, Batu Anam villagers also planted paddy, grew vegetables and tobacco, as well as raised pigs. Rubber tappers here were mainly Chinese and Indians.