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Bentong (Jawi: ﺑﻨﺘﻮڠ) is a municipality located in western Pahang, Malaysia. The Bentong Municipal Council was established with the Power of Government Gov. bil.147 / 5/5/1995. It is the gateway to the East Coast States by road and bordering Selangor State on the west and Negri Sembilan in the south.The original main street going into Bentong town has been modified to a dual carriageway and now Bentong Town has been declared as the first “Fresh Air Lung Washing” destination in the country.
Loke Yew Street in Bentong town
|State||Pahang Darul Makmur|
|Granted municipality status||16 July 2005|
|• Body||Bentong Municipal Council|
|• Yang Dipertua||Dato' Hajah Aida Munira Binti Abdul Rafar|
|• Total||867.69 km2 (335.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Telephone area code||+6-09|
According to an old story, Bentong was previously known as Carlo Sas. It was changed from Papi to Bentong before World War I. In earlier times, the center of Bentong was around the market area, at the meeting point of the Chongki rivers Repas and Perting.
The most important transportation way at that time was the rivers by using perahu (small boats). The jetty was situated in front of current rest house (near current Bentong Police Station).
Bentong became a focal point when tin ore was discovered in the two main rivers, Repas and Perting. Tin developers constructed ‘ban’ to extract more ore, hence more profits. The practice became a talking matter to the people outside Bentong, who referred to it as the story of ‘ban untung’ (the Profitable Ban). ‘Ban Untung’ became more well-known than Kapong that later people began to call it Ban Untung. From the name ‘Ban Untung’ was what the name for the district of Bentong derived from.
From other story, according to Pak Zek (Budayawan Dato’ Haji Zakaria bin Hitam), the name Bentong originated from ‘Bapong’ (meaning float). Bentong was once used as a fort by Dato’ Bahaman. The British army sent over the Gurkhas mercenary to defeat Dato’ Bahaman to take over the area. However, a number of the Gurkhas were killed after they were ambushed by Dato’ Bahaman’s men. Their bodies were thrown into the river and floated in the water. Following the incident, the site was known as Bapong, and later known as Bentong. The exact date of the name change was on 31 August 1957.
Mission and visionEdit
Ensure that local health levels are in perfect condition and clean, beautiful and comfortable environment. Determining development planning in line with the Structure Plan and Urban Development Planning plan. Provide basic infrastructure facilities covering the entire area of the Council in the period up to 2010. Establishing centers for population growth in potential areas. Creating leisure and recreation areas to meet the needs of Bentong residents. Provides support to the advancement of manufacturing, tourism, education and other industries.
Make Bentong a prosperous, prosperous City.
Ensure the physical, social and mental planning and development of local residents to ensure the well-being of the residents and the environment is clean, beautiful and comfortable. Ensure that local health levels are in perfect condition and clean, beautiful and comfortable environment. Determining development planning in line with the Structural Planning Plan and Bentong Town Development Planning Plan. Provide basic infrastructure facilities covering the entire area of the Council in the period of 2010. Establishing centers for population growth in potential areas. Creating leisure and recreation areas to meet the needs of Bentong residents. Provide support services to the development of the manufacturing, tourism, education and other industries.
- Plan, construct and maintain public facilities and infrastructure.
- Coordinate the progress of development projects.
- Supervise cleaning and sanitation services of solid waste.
- Monitor the cleanliness and enforcement of public health regulations.
- Area beautification.
- Consider and approve business licenses.
- Evaluate property within the administrative area.
- Act as a planner to ensure well-planned development, beauty of governance, hygiene and well-being.
- To provide efficient, fast and quality municipal services to customers / citizens through an orderly and effective surveillance system in order to ensure that Bentong City is always clean, beautiful and cheerful.
- Responsive to the needs of citizens in providing quality public amenities.
- Ensure minor repair works to basic infrastructure are implemented immediately within 14 days to 30 days.
Bentong average temperature is on 26.8 °C (80.2 °F) while 2,419 millimetres (95.2 in) rainfall every month.
|Climate data for Bentong|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||26
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||185
|Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 77m)|
- http://www.mpbentong.gov.my/en/mpb/profile/background/page/0/1 |title=Background: Page 2 of 2 |publisher=Majlis Perbandaran Bentong
- "Climate: Bentong - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-08-28.