Simpang Renggam

Simpang Renggam (Chinese:新邦令金) is a town in the southern half of Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. It lies on the old main trunk road that used to take the majority of the north–south traffic going through Johor before the opening of the North–South Expressway. Member of Parliament of Simpang Renggam is Dr Maszlee Malik.

Simpang Renggam
Town
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Flag of Simpang Renggam
Flag
Coat of arms of Simpang Renggam
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 1°50′N 103°19′E / 1.833°N 103.317°E / 1.833; 103.317Coordinates: 1°50′N 103°19′E / 1.833°N 103.317°E / 1.833; 103.317
Country Malaysia
StateJohor
DistrictKluang
Simpang Renggam District Council

Simpang Renggam houses the 5th Battalion Royal Malaysian Police General Operation Force (Malay: Pasukan Gerakan AM PGA Batalion 5).

The Simpang Renggam Prison, built in 1986, is located near the town.[1][2] Under the prison administration is the Simpang Renggam Behavioural Rehabilitation Centre, the largest drug rehabilitation centre in the country.

In 2004 over 1,500 tons of toxic waste were found stored in an abandoned brick factory. The toxic waste had been illegally imported from Taiwan.[3] As of 2006 the toxic waste still had not been taken care of.[4]

TransportationEdit

Train

  • Layang-Layang Train Station
  • Renggam Train Station

Bus

  • Simpang Renggam Bus Station
  • Renggam Bus Station
  • Layang-Layang Bus Station

Taxi

  • Taxi Stand Renggam
  • Taxi Stand Simpang Rengam
  • Taxi Stand Layang-Layang

See alsoEdit

  • Renggam, approximately 12 km northeast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Simpang Renggam Prison Director Promoted as Prisons Department Deputy DG" Bernama The Malaysian National News Agency 13 May 2003
  2. ^ "Detention camp gets Suhakam green light" New Straits Times (Malaysia) 24 November 2004
  3. ^ "Move to hasten return of waste" R. Sittamparam New Straits Times (Malaysia) 23 September 2004
  4. ^ "Stop this illegal dumping " New Straits Times (Malaysia) 16 January 2006