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Padang Sebang: 2.422593° N; 102.25223° E (2° 25' 21.3342" N; 102° 15' 8.0424 E") Pulau Sebang: 2.447679° N; 102.236128° E (2° 26' 51.6438" N; 102° 14' 10.0602 E")
Padang Sebang and Pulau Sebang is located between Tampin, Negeri Sembilan and Alor Gajah through the M61 Route. Both are located next to Kampung Tanjung Rimau Dalam and Kampung Tanjung Rimau Luar. Pulau Sebang shares its border with Tampin, Negeri Sembilan and is the only place in Melaka with railway tracks crossing it. Padang Sebang, on the other hand, is closer to Alor Gajah. The Melaka River Upstream runs through these two villages. Just like Kampung Tanjung Rimau, a railway line used to pass through Padang Sebang. The tracks were removed during the Second World War following the order of the Japanese army for the construction of the Burma-Siam Death Railway. The tallest hill in this area is Bukit Sebang, and is now a settlement for Orang Asli (the indigenous people). Although both Pulau Sebang and Padang Sebang are located in Melaka, their residents use the Negeri Sembilan dialect in their everyday discourse. This is due to the fact that these two villages are located not far from the Melaka-Negeri Sembilan border.
Kok Lanas is approximately 27 km from Kota Bharu
Menurut cerita yang disampaikan kepada Tuan Haji Salehuddin bin Mohd Jai, 84, Padang Sebang mendapat namanya sempena nama sebuah bukit yang berhampiran dengan kawasan tersebut (Bukit Sebang). Di padang tersebutlah berlakunya aktiviti-aktiviti keramaian dalam kalangan penduduk kampung. Pulau Sebang pula mendapat namanya dari sebidang tanah kecil yang terletak di tengah-tengah sawah. Tanah di tengah-tengah sawah ini kelihatan seakan-akan sebuah pulau. Bukit Sebang terletak tidak sampai 1km dari Pulau Sebang dan dari situlah kedua-dua Pulau Sebang dan Padang Sebang mendapat namanya. Klik di sini untuk mendapatkan versi video toponomy Pulau Sebang dan Padang Sebang.
According to the stories narrated to Haji Salehuddin bin Mohd Jai, 84, “Padang Sebang” (‘Sebang Field’ in English) got its name from a nearby hill called “Pulau Sebang” (i.e., Sebang Hill). Major social and cultural activities took place at the field. Pulau Sebang (‘Sebang Island’ in English) is also originated from the same hill. It is called “an island” because the raised piece of land in the middle of a padi field looked like an island. This piece of land is less than 1km away from the hill, and that is how, based on stories from the past, Padang Sebang and Pulau Sebang got their names. Click here for a video version of the toponymy of Padang Sebang and Pulau Sebang.
Pulau Sebang. (2013). Retrieved at August 19, 2014 from http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulau_Sebang
Salehuddin bin Mohd. Jai.
Sejarah Padang Sebang dan Pulau Sebang. (N.D.). Retrieved at August 19, 2014 from http://rumahwarisanhashimtaharkgpadangsebang.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_25.html
Tarikan Unik di Alor Gajah. (December 1, 2008). [Blog post]. Retrieved at August 19, 2014 from http://myadha.blogspot.com/2008/12/tarikan-unik-di-alor-gajah.html
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