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Kampung Melayu Majidee

Kampung Melayu Majidee (Jawi: كامڤوڠ ملايو مجيدي) is a Malay village located in the city of Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Its population is around 30,000.

Kampung Melayu Majidee is a Malay traditional village, placed behind the Majidee Camp constituency. "Melayu Majidee" refers to a "mailing address", and not a tribe. Adjacent to it is a place named Bakar Batu, a historical village, which was formerly a district that employed the original camp site for the former Malays of Johor Lama Kingdom, and when it later accommodated for the British Army's soldiers, the district changed its name to Majidee. Majidee is a large constituency meant for the military security front line, the camp, and battalions that were employed to control the interest of the new royal family land bank interest which is flanked to the east at the mouth of Sungai Pandan and Sungai Skudai at its west.


  • Location 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Transport 4
    • Road 4.1
    • Sea 4.2
  • Demographics and culture 5
  • Codes of life norms 6
  • Mapping 7
  • People 8
    • Famous people 8.1
    • Business figures 8.2


It is situated on a hilly area near Sungai Sebulong, connecting to Sungai Pandan on the coast of the Straits of Tebrau. It is 8 km (5.0 mi) north-east of Johor Bahru, 16 km from Ulu Tiram on the further north-east, 30 km from the Johor Senai Airport which is located at the north-west, and 360 km (220 mi) away from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.


Its history stretches back to the 15th century, which includes involvement in Portuguese settlements cleared by the legendary "Six Friends", the new settlement by the people of the heritage family that is related to the family from Pergam Istana Buruk in Muar originally from the old Sultanate of the Kingdom of Johor Lama and Melaka, the Demak Sultanate of Kudus Indonesia, the Siam Sultanate, the Kelantan 7-tombs, the Hassan, the late Temenggong Ibrahim the Sultan of Johor, the British Army, and the Johor Military Force. Nevertheless, it was involved in the May 13 Incident.


Although the early settlers were the pensioners and merchants, trading activities had a strong presence in the village since the 1950s. Its economy depends on its harbors, resorts, and tourist attractions, for tourists heading to and from Johor Bahru, the World Heritage Site at Tanjung Puteri, Sungai Johor coast to the east, and Muar's geology and landforms to the north.



The North-South Expressway's southern exit point in Johor Bahru Interchange connects Kampung Melayu Majidee from the direction of Ulu Tiram.

Kg. Melayu Majidee is flanked by major roads which link to the city. They are:

  • Jalan Tebrau on the east which links Johor Bahru to the east coast of Johor.
  • Jalan Tampoi on the north which links part of Jalan Tebrau towards Skudai to the west.
  • Jalan Stulang Baru on the southwest which links part of Jalan Tebrau towards Larkin Jaya to the west.
  • There are two infamous main roads in Kg. Melayu Majidee. They are the Jalan Rahmat and Jalan Merdeka. There are several other main link roads such as the Jalan Sekolah, Jalan Utama, Jalan Masjid and Jalan Kenangan . Jalan Masjid links to Jalan Rahmat, while Jalan Merdeka links to Jalan Kenangan. Depending on which direction one approaches, those roads intersect each other.
  • The first platform of the prelude junctions come with a traffic light that leads to the first four-junctions (Perempatan in Indonesian). It is located right at the tip of the hill with its edge downhill on towards Jalan Rahmat as one approaches from the town's wet market and Johor Bahru. Adjacent to it is the mosque. As one turns to the right, he enters Jalan Merdeka and into the second platform's prelude junction.
  • While the second platform's prelude junctions consist of a small roundabout (Bundaran in Indonesian), it spreads out to four other roads. If one approaches from Jalan Merdeka, to the left it goes down to the link road to Jalan Rahmat; going forward towards Jalan Kenangan and directed to Jalan Stulang Baru; and to the right at 3 o'clock turn may lead one to Jalan Hujung.
  • One who had missed the first entrance from Jalan Tebrau from Johor Bahru that is Jalan Utama, shall take the second entrance junction after a short diversion at Jalan Tebrau Lama landmarked with a petrol station located 200 m (220 yd) after the first Petronas petrol station. Both are on the left side Jalan Tebrau. Then one proceeds left on towards Jalan Masjid, before proceeding to the first platform, the traffic light and Jalan Rahmat to the hills. Going through Jalan Rahmat to the traffic light which is stationed at that Jalan Stulang Baru and then turning right leads one to the Larkin area, while turning left leads to Jalan Tebrau.
  • The first entrance from Jalan Tebrau is Jalan Utama. During the early stages of Kampung Melayu's settlement period, that area were supposedly to be developed into the pekan, or town. Jalan Utama is supposedly to become Kampung Melayu's main entrance road. Since the initial plan changed, Jalan Utama had since became an ordinary linkage road to Jalan Rahmat but remained important. Jalan Utama can be accessed from Jalan Tebrau from Johor Bahru or from the northeast as if after exiting the Johor Bahru toll plaza of the North-South Highway. A notable landmark is the Petronas station, as one passes through, one goes up the first hill. Driving through Jalan Utama about 3 minutes or in 1 kilometre's distance leads to the Jalan Rahmat junction. Turning to the right is the sloppy uphill, you may proceed to the mosque and the village area. Turning left will direct one out of Kampung Melayu from the exit junction with the second traffic light at Jalan Stulang Baru.
  • The speed limit here is tagged at 20kmh. The place is hilly with tricky road manoeuvres. Some road areas are not well kept without the pedestrian pavement.


The nearby Pasir Gudang Port and Johor Port harbour is home to the Johor Yacht Club, while Bandar Iskandar to its west is where the sailing and speed boat race events are usually held.

Demographics and culture

By and large, it is the largest and most populous settlement area occupied by the Malays in single city, which followed by the renowned Kampung Bahru in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Its population is mostly Malays ethnic Java - Moslem.

Economically, it is strategically positioned and surrounded by fast-paced developments for Johor Bahru. Kampung Melayu Majidee is enjoying the city resources for humanitarian developments and township infrastructures. The spirit of the early settlements in this Kampung Melayu Majidee is for a purpose to securely structure a purely independent self-sustained civilizations of the Malays in the city, eradication of poverty, culturally to be able to stand as the last frontier of the Malays with qualities and qualified. The demand in new lifestyle translated the original spirit much to cater for the needs of present Malays living in the city, while preserving and upkeeping the original Malays tradition, to become a platform to strengthen the spirit of Malays in general - living in Johor Bahru city.

Codes of life norms

  • The majority of residents are Muslims and pray 5 times a day at the Mosque. For Non-Muslims intending to visit the mosque, it is advisable to wear modest full body covering clothing (loose long pants etc.), and preferably hijab or headscarves for women, to preserve sensitivity. If condition permits, the host might offer you to go to into the mosque, or at home to meet and get well acquainted with their family.
  • The telephone communication for international is : 006 (add the local code) 07 (and continue remaining numbers)
  • It is accessible mainly by road and by air from the nearest airport in Senai. It used to be accessible by river or small boats, but not anymore.
  • Publicly accepted public attire is Baju Kurung, head scarves, batik. Modern casual attire is acceptable but rejects overly exposed dresses. The community strictly rejects close proximity between unmarried couples and immoral conducts or anti-norms etiquettes, while respecting the value of preserving the natural way of human life style of the easterns cultures.
  • Addressing oneself as "Kita" is a very important and the most common ones; sometimes it is heard in calling the name with additional word "Ko" in front of the name of someone i.e., Ko Man for Rahman, Ko Sin for Hussin; and usual gestures like Tuan Hamba, Tuan, Puan, Mak Cik, Pak Cik or Encik, Saudara, Saudari, and Awak. Usage of the word Kamu, Anda, Engkau, Aku atau Dia Orang to address oneself shows of modern people, but might be taken as an unfriendly gesture among the elderly or to new company, but still applicable.
  • The usual way to greet others at meetings and departures is "Assala-mu-alaikum" with a wave or with the elderly, kissing of the hands, with a very low and soft speaking tone. Hence, it makes the kampung typically quiet and relaxing.
  • While having a coversation, it is practiced by the older generation that eye contact be limited, while looking low down with head and shoulder a little bit bowed forward. The mode of speech is more to loud whispering. Some still practice the traditional way sitting in front of the knee, and kissing the hands of the host at certain important function for blessing from the elderly.
  • The Malays and the community are generally very well mannered and helpful to each other and to foreign visitors.
  • There are still families that practice inter-neighbour marriages, where couples are either related to each other, or are well informed about one another. This is practiced within a well cultured family and matured civilization.


Kampung Melayu as a single entity is divided into two mapping regions which divide the east and west parts at the Jalan Merdeka as the west and the east are of the mosque towards Sungai Sebulong alongside Jalan Rahmat. The division started since (?)


Famous people

  • Malaysian Flag (Jalur Gemilang) Designer; Encik Mohammad Hamzah
  • Celebrity; No1. Era Radio Station DJs; Puan Linda Onn

Business figures

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