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Yong Peng is one of the major towns in the Batu Pahat district, in the state of Johor. Spanning an area of about 1,911 hectares, the town is home to a population of approximately 30,000. The population of Yong Peng is majority Chinese, given the influx of Chinese from the southern China in the 17th century to work on the the pepper and gambier plantations during the time. Malays make up about 32% of the demographics, while 7% are Indians. The main town area of Yong Peng provides all amenities residents may need, where the several commercial shop lots along the main roads of Jalan Yong Peng and Jalan Besar provide banks, eateries, mini markets, clinics and the likes, while petrol stations can also be found along the 2 main roads. There is a number of primary and secondary schools in Yong Peng, where 1 of the 3 primary schools is a Chinese-medium school and others, SK Seri Bertam and SK Yong Peng, use Malay as the medium of education. The Yong Peng High School is the only Chinese Independent School in the town, while national secondary schools include SMK Yong Peng, and SMK Dato’ Seth. Higher learning institutions are not available in town, which has rendered the younger generation to move to other larger towns and cities in Johor and the peninsula in search of further education and ultimately, employment. Accessibility wise, there are 2 interchanges to the North-South Expressway (NSE), with an exit straight into town. The NSE leads north towards Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and finally Perlis, while southwards are towns like Skudai and Johor Bahru. Before the NSE came about, Federal Route 1 had served as the connecting route between north and south, as well as linking Yong Peng to other parts of Johor. Federal Route 24, also known as Jalan Muar-Yong Peng, on the other hand, connects the town to Muar, up northwest. With that, the city of Batu Pahat is about 40 minutes’ drive from Yong Peng, Kluang is also about the same distance away, Muar is under an hour away, while Johor Bahru is a little over an hour from Yong Peng.

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