Bakri or often Bukit Bakri (Jawi: بوكيت بكري; Chinese: 巴口) is a town in Muar District, Johor, Malaysia.[1] It is located along Federal Route Jkr-ft24.png in Muar district, just five kilometers east of Muar town. In 1991, it had a population of 10,000, which doubled by the 2000 census to 20,123. Now Bukit Bakri population is 30,280.

Bukit Bakri

Bukit Bakri are located at the end of Jalan Bakri, which the main road that connecting Bakri Town to Bandar Maharani. The name 'Bakri' believed derive from the name of Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor, which dedicated to him as the present for his birthday at that time by Dato' Muhammad Salleh Bin Prang. Many people does not know that Jalan Bakri have been the most straight road in the State of Johore at that time. This is show that the ability of local engineers at the late 19th century.

There are many Muslim, Chinese, Hindu and Christian cemeteries in Bakri town including the historic Japanese war cemetery from World War II which has become the obvious landmark of the small town. The largest clan in the local Chinese population belongs to the surname "Toh" (杜) in Hokkien or "Du" in Chinese, and there is a prominent Chinese temple known as Siang Kong Shan Temple dedicated to Du Fu Da Ren.[2]

SchoolsEdit

Secondary schoolEdit

  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Naning
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Dr Ismail

Primary schoolEdit

  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Parit Zain
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Ayer Hitam Batu 18
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Ayer Hitam Batu 15
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina)

PUNAN

  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chin Terh
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Yu Eng

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2016-02-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Siang Kong Shan Temple (仙公山)

Coordinates: 2°03′N 102°40′E / 2.050°N 102.667°E / 2.050; 102.667