Segamat is a town and district located in the north of the state of Johor in Malaysia, bordering two other states of Malaysia (Negeri Sembilan on the west and Pahang on the north). It is located roughly 172 kilometres from Johor Bahru, the capital city of Johor State. It is 95 km travel distance via North-South Expressway from Johor Bahru to Yong Peng. It is another 77 km via Federal Route 1.
Strategically situated between Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore
, Segamat is a fast-growing agricultural oil palm and rubber district, famous for its delicious durians, and the recent slogan used to attract tourists to Segamat is Selamat Datang ke Segamat - Tanah Raja Buah-buahan (Welcome to Segamat - The Land of King of Fruits). Segamat town is a typical medium size town with a blend of old and new cultures. A mere 45 minute drive from town offers a variety of hiking and swimming sites namely the famous Gunung Ledang, Air Panas Waterfall and Bekok
Waterfall which make an enjoyable weekend getaway.
Taman Bunga Batu Hampar (Rock Garden)
Bendahara Tepok Tomb
Cost of Living:
The cost of living in Segamat is relatively affordable. Accommodation is readily available at the housing areas in Segamat town. Shophouses, supermarkets, restaurants and hawker centres in the proximity offer various and inexpensive choices for shopping, chilling out and eating out. A popular shopping market in Malaysia, Giant has also been constructed here.
Recently, by year 2012, a new mall - OneSegamat Mall was built and started operating. There is an 8-screen cinema, Lotus Five Star, inside the mall and its capacity is around 1,800 people.At the same year,a popular shopping KIP MART has been built at the bandar utama.