"Segamat" Segamat by l_joo

Segamat Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 61 photos

A colleague of my friend said he drove all over the peninsular Malaysia as a salesperson in search of delicious foods, found this kopitiam (coffee shop) among the top of his personal best 3. Surprisingly he placed Hai Peng of Cukai in second while the third went to one in Melaka, can you believe this, coffee addicts? Curiousity arose, I drove here to make sure what he said was not exaggerated. I drove here in July 2005 and tasted the coffee of Nanyang restaurant of Segamat, but I won't tell you how the taste like, you have to come to taste for yourself. The town has a website, try http://www.segamat.com/

Brief History
Amat segar meaning very refreshing in local Malay language, join the two words together becomes Segamat, probably the environment inspired the name. In the old days, 16th century when first Sultan of Johor arrived here, he was so thirsty, after drinking the water from the clear river, feeling refreshed and healthy, Sultan happy and says “Segar amat”, thus gets the name Segamat. In 1901, Segamat became a district under Johor state where before belonged to Negeri Sembilan under the British Residence.

  • Last visit to Segamat: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 20, 2005
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  • billiontee's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Fajar is closed.. It is taken over by OCBC Bank after the flood incident a few years back. There are a few new supermarket now.. Billion Supermarket, Giant Hypermarket & coming soon ~~ rumors - Tesco Hypermarket

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    Your Segamat page is so funny. Anyway, can be a stopover town for my next Pahang trip. May be Chini?


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