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Pasir Gudang

Pasir Gudang is an industrial town located 35 km east of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. It is located at the eastern end of the Johor Bahru metropolitan area. The population is around 100,000 people. It is connected by the 4 lane Pasir Gudang Highway, a trunk road, and a railway line to Johor Bahru. The main industries are transportation and logistics, shipbuilding, petrochemicals and other heavy industries, and oil palm storage and distribution.It is the site of one of two major power stations in the state of Johor, the Sultan Iskandar Power Station.HistoryEstablished in 1918, Pasir Gudang, which was formerly known as Kampung Pasir Udang, was founded by Long Abu who is believed to have originated from Riau, Indonesia. Four more villages were established by the expanded population of about 83 families.Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru. (known as Kampung Pasir Gudang Lama located at TNB Sultan Iskandar Power Station)Kampung Sungai Perembi. (currently the Pasir Gudang Police Station)Kampung Ulu (currently MSE dockyard)Kampung Tengah (currently the Tenaga Nasional area)Kampung Hilir. In 1920, 4 more villages were established :Kampung Air Biru (now the port).Kampung Pasir Merah (now the port).Kampung Pasir Puteh, which is still in existence today.Kampung Pulau Tekong, now the territory of Singapore. The name Pasir Gudang originated from the existence of a sand mine at Kampung Ulu. Sand or 'pasir' in Malay are dug and stocked in sand pits/stores or 'gudang' in Malay, to be exported to Singapore, hence the name 'Pasir Gudang'.
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