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UTAR NEW VILLAGE COMMUNITY PROJECT
NAME OF NEW VILLAGE:
Project carried out by:
Student Name Student ID Course Year/
1. Sim Chuit Feng 09 ABB06112 Banking and Finance Y3 S3
2. Tee Wee Wen 09ABB06114 Banking and Finance Y3 S3
DATE OF COMPLETION:
Parit Jawa is a famous fishing village in the state of Johore. Muar, the nearest
town to this village, is about 15 km away. In the year 2011, the population of Parit
Jawa reached about 10,000 people. The biggest ethnic group is the Chinese,
followed by the Malays and others. The main sources of income for villagers are
fishing, fruit farming, work in the plantations and operation of small businesses
such as seafood restaurants. Parit Jawas delicious food and the presence of many
migrating birds provide opportunities for tourism development.
Parit Jawa is a traditional fishing village in Malaysia. It is located about 15km
away from the town of Muar and 39 km from the town of Batu Pahat. This village
has a few dusty streets lined with old buildings. Tourists visit Parit Jawa to taste
its spicy asam pedas fish and to watch migratory birds between October and
Parit Jawa was established in 1858 and covers an area of about 66,263 hectares.
At the beginning, this area was a thick forest. In 1870s this area was explored by
people from Java, Indonesia. A long time ago, Haji Abdul Jabar Matinadjati
arrived in Klang in a big boat from Java Island. Haji Abdul Jabar, his 5 friends
and 39 followers travelled southwards from Klang and stopped by Padang which
is also known as Parit Seri. During their voyage, they stopped at a beautiful beach
which was named Pantai Leka or Enthralling Beach. This beach is the
location of the earliest settlement in Pekan Parit Jawa.
Signboard - entrance to Parit Jawa.
POPULATION AND HOUSING
Parit Jawa actually consists of a few villages which are Kampung Parit Pulai, Parit
Samsu, Parit Limbong, Parit Kassim, Parit Sri, Parit Gantong, Parit Nipah and
Bukit Mor. The village head or Penghulu of Parit Jawa is Mr Teo Puay Boon. He
is appointed by the government and handles the village administration.
Village Head (Mr Teo Puay Boon)
Parit Jawa has a population of about 10,000. The majority of villagers are Chinese.
There are also Malays and Indians in the village. Languages spoken in Parit Jawa
include Mandarin, Hokkien dialect and Malay. Villagers live in residential
neighbourhoods or in shophouses.
Old shops in Parit Jawa- partly brick and partly wooden structure
Example of wooden houses in Parit Jawa
Example of wooden houses in Parit Jawa
Example of new bungalows in Parit Jawa
Parit Jawa has four kindergartens, one primary school and one secondary school.
One of the Kindergartens in Parit Jawa-Tadika Suriang
Primary School in Parit Jawa-SJK (c) Chin Kwang Wahyu
Secondary School in Parit Jawa-SMK Raja Muda
Many Hokkien Chinese in Parit Jawa work as fisherman and retailers. Parit Jawa
residents earn their livelihood from fishing and farming. Some villagers also
engage in small businesses such as running restaurants/ coffee shops and making
Kampung Parit Jawa is situated near the sea and many fishing boats are moored
along it shores. Fishing and related commercial activities provide villagers with an
important source of income.
Fishing boats in Pulau Jawa jetty
However, income from fishing fluctuates because the fishermen do go out to sea
during bad weather. When they are not out at sea, the fishermen often spend their
time mending their nets.
Repairing fishing nets
2. Seafood restaurants
Some Villagers in Parit Jawa operate food stalls and restaurants, in particular,
seafood restaurants. Asam Pedas fish is a popular and delicious dish served by
these restaurants which are frequented by locals as well as visitors.
Several Seafood Restaurant found in Parit Jawa
3. Pasar awan pagi and petang
This market is open from Monday to Saturday. It has a morning session and an
afternoon session. Villagers set up stalls in the market and sell fresh fish,
vegetables, fruit and groceries. Both locals and out-of-town visitors shop at this
Wet market in Parit Jawa
4. Farming and plantation
Many villagers work in the oil palm plantations surrounding Parit Jawa. Some
villagers operate dragon fruit orchards which have provided another source of
income for the villagers.
Oil Palm Plantation
Dragon fruit Orchard
In the early 20th
century, the village expanded inland. Villagers planted durian,
duku (lansium) and rambutan trees. These fruits from Parit Jawa are now sold in
many states in West Malaysia and in Singapore
5. Others Economics Activities
Some villagers operate small businesses like mamak shops, coffee shops, grocery
and birds nest swiflet homes.
Buildings used to breed swiftlets which produce birds nest,
a delicacy among the Chinese
SOCIAL, CULTURE AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
There are 4 main religions in Parit Jawa: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and
Christianity. One of the most famous temples here is the qing shui zhu shi (
). Many locals believe that the qing shui zhu shi () deity will
protect their family members when they are out at sea.
Road view when entering the Chinese temple.
Chinese Temples in Parit Jawa
Masjid Jamek Parit Jawa is a big mosque in Parit Jawa. It is a place of worship for
Mosque in Parit Jawa
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Parit Jawa has a police station and a clinic. The clinic provides general health care
as well as dental care. It charges a minimal fee for its services: Rm1.00 for
Malaysians and Rm 15.00 for foreigners. It opens from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays
Police Station in Jalan Temenggung Ahmad, Parit Jawa
Government Clinic in Parit Jawa
In addition, Parit Jawa has a library called Perpustakaan Desa Parit Jawa or Parit
Jawa Rural Library
Library in Parit Jawa
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) and Maybank have branches in Parit Jawa.
Villagers therefore have easy access to banking facilities.
Several types of Bank found in Parit Jawa
Furthermore, this village has 3 petrol stations which are the Shell station, the
Petronas station and Mobil station.
Petrol Stations in Parit Jawa
Parit Jawa residents have formed a fishermans association called the Fisheries
Society Parit Jawa. This society provides financial assistance to local fishermen.
Parit Jawa also has Chao Zhou Association () that are set up by
the Chao Zhou (a dialect group) residents and Fu Jian Yong Chun Association
() , set up by Fu Jian (another dialect group) residents. The
main purpose of setting up these associations are to foster better community ties
within the dialect group and to provide financial assistance to children of its
members who wish to further their studies.
Parit Jawa has a basketball court and a sepak t