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Gemas
Gemas
(Jawi: ڬيمس, Chinese: 金马士,, Tamil: கிமாஸ், Minangkabau: Gomeh) is a small town in Tampin
Tampin
District, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, near the Negeri Sembilan- Johor
Johor
state border. Gemas
Gemas
is notable for being at the railway junction between the Malaysian west and east coast rail lines. For this reason, Gemas
Gemas
is comparatively busy for a town of its size. In addition to the original town centre of Gemas, the Johorean side of Gemas
Gemas
is known as Gemas Baharu
Gemas Baharu
which is located about 1 km from Gemas
Gemas
town centre. It means that the Gemas
Gemas
town centre is in Negeri Sembilanese side. To the southwest stands the famed Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir, with a height of 1276 m.

Contents

1 Demographics 2 Education

2.1 Primary School 2.2 Secondary School

3 Transportation

3.1 Rail 3.2 Road

4 Gemencheh Bridge during Battle of Malaya 5 Politics 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Demographics[edit] Malays make up the majority of the population at 83% followed by the Chinese 8%, Indians at 5% and others 4%.[1] Education[edit] Primary School[edit]

SK Gemas SK Tuanku Abdul Rahman SRJK(C) Kg. Baru SRJK(C) Kuo Min SJK(T) Gemas

Secondary School[edit]

SMK Tuanku Abdul Rahman SMK Gemas SM Agama Gemas

Transportation[edit] Rail[edit] Gemas
Gemas
is located at the intersection of the West Coast and East Coast routes of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Keretapi Tanah Melayu
(KTM) rail network. Trains from all directions stop at Gemas
Gemas
railway station, making it an important railway hub. Gemas
Gemas
also marks the southern end of the electrified and double-track section of the West Coast Line. The electrification and double-tracking works was completed in 2013. The electric train services KTM Komuter
KTM Komuter
and ETS services were extended to Gemas
Gemas
in October 2015, increasing services and cutting down travel time to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
and other northern West Coast destinations. Road[edit] Gemas
Gemas
is connected to other towns by federal highways 1 and 10. Route links Gemas
Gemas
with Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
as well as Tampin
Tampin
and all the way to Johor
Johor
Bahru. Route links Gemas
Gemas
to Temerloh
Temerloh
in Pahang. This road is built almost parallel to the KTM East Coast Line tracks, passing through Bahau
Bahau
and Triang, two important railway towns. Gemencheh Bridge during Battle of Malaya[edit] See also: Battle of Gemas

Gemencheh Bridge (middle distance) in 1945. More than 700 troops of the Japanese Imperial Guards Division
Imperial Guards Division
were slaughtered here, with the Australians losing 8 men and suffering 80 wounded.

During the Battle of Malaya
Battle of Malaya
in the Second World War, Gemencheh Bridge near Gemas
Gemas
was the site of a fierce battle between the Imperial Japanese Army and the 2/30th Battalion, 8th Division, Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Commanding Officer of the Battalion was Lieutenant Colonel Frederick "Black Jack" Galleghan. Gemencheh Bridge was a bridge over the Kelamah River (Sungai Kelamah in Malay) that connected Gemas
Gemas
with the larger neighbouring town of Tampin. The Japanese had passed through Tampin
Tampin
and needed to cross the bridge to reach Gemas. On 14 January 1942, "B" Company of the 2/30th Battalion, launched an ambush against the Japanese in the hope of preventing them from advancing further south. As the advancing Japanese soldiers passed by the ambush site, the bridge was blown. The battle following the ambush, and a further battle closer to Gemas, lasted two days. It ended with the Australian withdrawal through Gemas
Gemas
to Fort Rose Estate. Four days later, another encounter between Japanese and Allied soldiers took place near Parit Sulong
Parit Sulong
during the Battle of Malaya. Allied troops, including the Australian 2/19th and 2/29th Battalions, were surrounded and routed there. A memorial remembering fallen Australians now stands by the site of the destroyed Gemencheh Bridge in Federal route . Recently, a documentary titled The Battle of Gemas
Battle of Gemas
was jointly undertaken by Tahan Rata Filem and AVI to expand on the importance of this battle in the context of the Battle of Malaya
Battle of Malaya
and the fall of Singapore.[2] Politics[edit] Gemas
Gemas
forms its own electoral district in the Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
State Legislative Assembly. The seat is currently chaired by Abdul Razak Bin Ab Said of UMNO/BN.[3] On the national level, Gemas
Gemas
is part of Tampin
Tampin
constituency of the Malaysian Parliament, currently represented by former Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor, also from UMNO.[4] See also[edit]

Parit Sulong Gemas
Gemas
Baharu

References[edit]

^ http://undi.info/negeri-sembilan/n/P133-N34 ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PFJe2rRXwM ^ "Abd Razak Bin Ab Said". Barisan Nasional. Retrieved 27 January 2016. [permanent dead link] ^ "Ahli Parlimen". Portal
Portal
Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Gemas
Gemas
travel guide from Wikivoyage

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Coordinates: 2°35′N 102°35′E / 2.583°N 102.583°E / 2.

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