Jasin District

Jasin District is one of the three administrative district in Malacca, Malaysia. It borders Tangkak District of Johor to the east, Tampin District of Negeri Sembilan to the north and Alor Gajah District and Melaka Tengah District to the west. The district capital is Jasin Town.

Jasin District
Daerah Jasin
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiجاسين
  Chinese野新县
  Tamilஜாசின்
Location of Jasin District in Malacca
Jasin District
Location of Jasin District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°18′N 102°25′E
CountryMalaysia
StateMalacca
SeatJasin
Local area government(s)Jasin Municipal Council
(Jasin East)
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council
(Jasin West)
Government
  District officerAnis Ali Hasan[1]
Area
  Total676.07 km2 (261.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2019[3])[4]
  Total156,600[3]
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
77xxx
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesM

History

The early establishment of Jasin started since the establishment of small settlement by the local people. They chose an area near river mainly for their water supply, communication and agricultural purpose. To sustain life, they planted paddy and grew vegetables and fruit.

Geography

Jasin District is the largest district in Malacca occupying 41.47% of the state area. The Kesang River runs through the center of Jasin Town. The Kesang River separates the new town from the old town center. Almost 75% of the district area is flat plain, located not more than 50 meters above sea level.[5]

Administrative divisions

Jasin District is divided into 20 mukims:[2]

MukimAreaMukimArea
1Air Panas11Nyalas
2Batang Melaka12Rim
3Bukit Senggeh13Sebatu
4Chabau14Selandar
5Chinchin15Sempang
6Chohong16Semujok
7Jasin17Serkam
8Jus18Sungai Rambai
9Kesang19Tedong
10Merlimau20Umbai

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 92,771    
2000 101,659+9.6%
2010 131,539+29.4%
2020 151,937+15.5%
Source: [6]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

Jasin district is divided with two federal constituencies with northern part of Jasin in Alor Gajah constituency while the rest of district in Jasin constituency.

List of Jasin district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P135 Alor Gajah Adly Zahari Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P137 Hang Tuah Jaya Adam Adli Abd Halim Pakatan Harapan (KEADILAN)
P139 Jasin Zulkifli Ismail Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

List of Jasin district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P135 N10 Asahan Fairul Nizam Roslan Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P137 N18 Ayer Molek Rahmad Mariman Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P139 N24 Bemban Mohd Yadzil Yaakub Perikatan Nasional (BERSATU)
P139 N25 Rim Khaidirah Abu Zahar Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P139 N26 Serkam Zaidi Attan Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P139 N27 Merlimau Muhamad Akmal Saleh Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P139 N28 Sungai Rambai Siti Faizah Abdul Azis Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

Economy

Jasin Industrial Park
Serkam Industrial Area

Major businesses are mainly conducted by the Malays with a handful of Chinese, South Indians and Gujaratis. Jasin was known for its best Nasi Lemak especially in Kesang most peaceful place in Jasin District, it was made from generation to generation in Malay culture, also Kuih and Mee Bandung.

The Gujaratis in Jasin are mainly furniture dealers and the Mavani family has a monopoly. Run by generations of family members till today, the Mavani family business has flourished to be one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the city. Another popular shop on the same row is the Chen Sing Stationery Shop which sells stationery, magazines, comics and newspapers. There are two major banks in Jasin: Maybank and CIMB, which are also Malaysia's biggest banks.

Because the district has been designated as a water catchment area, industrialization is restricted to around the towns of Jasin and Merlimau. A large proportion of the land is used for the growing of rubber trees, oil palm and fruits. The area is also known for its durian fruits.

The old town center of Jasin Town consists of mainly 1920s 2-storey shophouses where small businesses is conducted on the ground floor and the owner lives above. Modern commercial buildings adorn the new town area and only one bridge over the Kesang River connects the new town to the old town.

Industrial areas

  • Elkay Industrial Park
  • Jasin Industrial Park
  • Serkam Industrial Area[7]

Infrastructure

Medicine

Jasin Hospital

Jasin boasts a new government hospital, Jasin Hospital, which replaced the old one that was fast becoming insufficient to meet the needs of the growing population. The hospital also serves as a teaching hospital for Malacca Manipal Medical College.

Besides the hospital, other government healthcare facilities include

  • 7 community clinics
  • 9 dental clinics
  • 22 klinik desa (village clinics)

Education

SMK Tun Perak

There are about 19 schools in Jasin district. Schools such as MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba, SMK Iskandar Shah and SMK Dang Anum are examples of schools that are well known in Malaysia. The Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology, part of the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, is also located in Jasin. Other schools are listed below:

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  • MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba (MARA Junior Science College of Tun Ghafar Baba)

Jalan Sempang Kerayong, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Institut Kemahiran MARA (MARA Skills Institute)

Jalan Chinchin, Simpang Kerayong Peti Surat 141, 77000 Jasin, Malacca

  • SBP Integrasi Selandar (Selandar Integrated Boarding School)

Jalan Batang Melaka, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • SMK Iskandar Shah (Iskandar Shah Secondary School)

Jalan Kelubi, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Dang Anum (Dang Anum Secondary School)

Jalan Jasin, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK Tun Perak (Tun Perak Secondary School)

Jalan Bunga Tanjung (Jalan Taman Maju), 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Datuk Bendahara (Datuk Bendahara Secondary School)

Jalan Pegawai, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Seri Bemban (Seri Bemban Secondary School)

Jalan Ayer Panas, 77200 Bemban, Malacca.

  • SMK Simpang Bekoh (Simpang Bekoh Secondary School)

Jalan Asahan, 77100 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Selandar (Selandar Secondary School)

Pejabat Pos Selandar, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • SMK Sungai Rambai (Sungai Rambai Secondary School)

Jalan Parit Putat, 77400 Sungai Rambai, Malacca.

  • SMK Jasin (Jasin Secondary School)

Jalan Bunga Tanjung, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Sri Mahkota (Sri Mahkota Secondary School)

KM16, Umbai, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK DARY (SMK Datuk Abdul Rahman Ya'kob) (DARY Secondary School)

Jalan Jasin, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • SMK Teknik Jasin (Jasin Technical Secondary School)

Jalan Kemendor, 77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • SMK Nyalas (Nyalas Secondary School)

Jalan Melangkan, Nyalas, 77100 Asahan, Malacca.

  • Politeknik Merlimau (Merlimau Politechnic)

Karung Berkunci 1031, Pejabat Pos Merlimau, 77300 Merlimau, Malacca.

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (MARA Technology University)

77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Kolej Komuniti Jasin (Jasin Community College)

77000 Jasin, Malacca.

  • Kolej Komuniti Selandar (Selandar Community College)

Jalan Batang Melaka, 77500 Selandar, Malacca.

  • Pusat Lagenda Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PKLN) Asahan

KM 69, Jalan Kolam Air, Mukim Chabau, 77100 Asahan, Malacca.

Tourist attractions

Agricultural Museum
  • Acehnese Headstone
  • Agricultural Museum
  • Asahan Waterfall
  • Bukit Langsat Recreational Forest
  • Chinchin Lake Extreme Park
  • Datuk Senara Mausoleum
  • Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery
  • Jasin Square
  • Portuguese Well
  • Selandar Agro Park
  • Serkam Jamek Mosque
  • Serompol Tehel Recreational Park
  • Sultan Ali of Johor Mausoleum, Umbai Mukim
  • Tun Teja Mausoleum
  • Jus Reservoir

Shopping

  • Fresh and Convenient Store (Fresco)
  • Jasin Shopping Centre
  • MYDIN Mall Jasin Bestari
  • Econsave
  • Jasin Point Family Store
  • Merlimau Street Mall (Upcoming)
  • Plaza Bestari (Under Construction)
  • Cafe Hipster Baruk Escape and Fishing Pond

Transportation

Jasin Sentral Bus and Taxi Terminal

Jasin town center is about half-an-hour drive away from Malacca City. From nearby Asahan it is possible to ascend the peak of Mount Ledang in Johor. Asahan is a border town boasting waterfalls. Jasin also borders Tangkak District, particularly the town of Tangkak in Johor. The two towns are about ten minutes' drive away from each other.

See also

References

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  2. (email@dotdot.my), Dot Dot Holdings Sdn Bhd. "Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jasin, Melaka : Peta & Keluasan". Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jasin, Melaka : Peta & Keluasan.
  3. https://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/uploads/files/6_Newsletter/Newsletter%202020/DOSM_DOSM_MELAKA_1_2020_Siri-81.pdf
  4. "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  5. "Portal Rasmi Majlis Perbandaran Jasin - Latar Belakang Jasin". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  6. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  7. Melaka Halal Hub
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