Machang District

Machang is one of the ten districts in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. It is situated at the centre of the state, bordering with Kelantanese territories of Kota Bharu to the north, Pasir Puteh to the east,Terengganu State to the southeast, Tanah Merah to the west and Kuala Krai to the south. Its major town and administrative centre is Machang town.

Machang District
Jajahan Machang
Other transcription(s)
Location of Machang District in Kelantan
Machang District
Location of Machang District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°45′N 102°15′E
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
As a subdistrict1949
As a district1952
Local area government(s)Machang District Council
  District officerNik Mohd Hasanuddin Bin Nik Hussain[1]
  Administrative officePejabat Tanah dan Jajahan Machang
  Total526 km2 (203 sq mi)
  Density215/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD


Previously part of Ulu Kelantan,[4] around 1949, Machang was delineated as an autonomous sub-district of Kelantan. Owing to its rapid pace of development and active economic sector, Machang was upgraded as a full District on January 1, 1952.[5] The territory is still largely agrarian, home to a lot of paddy fields, palm and rubber plantations.


Among the attractions that get frequented a lot in Machang District are the hot springs that are situated in Kampung Rengas Tok Bok, Hutan Lipur Bukit Bakar,[6] Air Terjun Jeram Linang[7] and Hutan Lipur Cabang Tongkat.

Educational Institution

The district is the host for the Universiti Teknologi Mara (Machang Branch), 9 national secondary schools, 1 fully residential school, 3 State-Funded Islamic religious school and 20 national primary schools which include a Chinese vernacular national type primary school.


  1. Universiti Teknologi Mara Machang (UiTM)

National Schools

  1. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Machang
  2. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hamzah 1
  3. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hamzah 2
  4. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Machang
  5. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abdul Samad
  6. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsan Agama Wataniah Machang
  7. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Intan
  8. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Temangan
  9. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pangkal Meleret

Fully Residential School

  1. Sekolah Menengah Sains Machang

State Funded Islamic Religious School

  1. Maahad Tahfiz Al Quran Wal Qiraat
  2. Maahad Syamsul Maarif Lelaki
  3. Maahad Syamsul Maarif Perempuan

National Schools

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Ayer Merah
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar
  3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Tiu
  4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Belukar
  5. Sekolah Kebangsaan Dewan Besar
  6. Sekolah Kebangsaan Hamzah (1)
  7. Sekolah Kebangsaan Hamzah (2)
  8. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Pek
  9. Sekolah Kebangsaan Labok
  10. Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang (1)
  11. Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang (2)
  12. Sekolah Kebangsaan Mata Ayer
  13. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai Chondong
  14. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pak Roman
  15. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Gong
  16. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Meleret
  17. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Nering
  18. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Jenereh
  19. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai Chondong
  20. Sekolah Kebangsaan Temangan
  21. Sekolah Kebangsaan Tok Bok

National School (Chinese Vernacular)

  1. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Pei Hwa


Historical population
1991 71,584    
2000 77,762+8.6%
2010 89,118+14.6%
2020 110,008+23.4%
Source: [8]
Map of Machang District

As of 2010, Machang has a population of 92,149 people.[3]

Ranking Population of Jajahan Machang.

Rank Daerah/Mukim Population 2000
1 Ulu Sat 26,800
2 Pulai Chondong 12,661
3 Labok 12,136
4 Panyit 10,330
5 Pangkal Meleret 10,225
6 Temangan 5,608

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P29 MachangWan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad KamalPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)

List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Kelantan

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P29 N33Pulai ChondongAzhar SallehPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P29 N34TemanganMohamed Fadzli HassanPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P29 N35KemuningMohd Roseli IsmailPerikatan Nasional (PAS)


Highways 4 and 8 intersect in Machang.

KTM Intercity does not serve Machang town; however there is a railway halt in Temangan town about 10 km from Machang town centre. The halt is the only railway station operating in the Machang constituency.


  1. "Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Machang - Perutusan Ketua Jajahan Machang". Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  2. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Machang - Sejarah". Archived from the original on 2018-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  3. "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.
  4. "". Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. "Sejarah". Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah dan Jajahan Machang. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  6. Hutan Lipur Bukit Bakar
  7. Air Terjun Jeram Linang
  8. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
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