Tanah Merah, Malaysia


Tanah Merah, Malaysia

Infobox Districts of Malaysian States
malaysian_state=Kelantan Darul Naim
state_





native_name=Tanah Merah
conventional_long_name =
district_office=Tanah Merah
district_officer=n/a
parliament=Yb. Ir. Shaari Hassan
state_assembly=
local_area_government=Majlis Daerah Tanah Merah
population_estimate_year=2005
population_estimate=108,228
area=880
population_density=204.8

Tanah Merah (meaning "Red Earth" or "Laterite") is a territory (jajahan) and town in the state of Kelantan in northeast Malaysia.

Historically it used to be a capital of a kingdom called Chi Tu. Chinese Sui Dynasty annals of the 7th century describe an advanced kingdom called Chi Tu ("Red Earth") in the area now called Kelantan. The ancient name for Kelantan was "Raktamrittika", meaning "Red Earth" — this was later changed to "Sri Wijaya Mala".cite web|url=http://mis-pattani.pn.psu.ac.th/registra/grade/temp/speech/panel16fullpaper/EvanescentKingdom1panel%2016.html|title=Evanescent Kingdoms, Everlasting Spirit|author=Zulkifli B. Mohamad|year=2002|work=MIS Center PSU Pattani|accessdate=2007-06-10]

Education

"See Also": List of schools in Malaysia

Several types of school can be found in Tanah Merah.cite web|url=http://jadn.co.uk/w/SecondarySchoolsInKelantan.htm#TanahMerah|title=Secondary Schools in Kelantan, Malaysia|year=2007|accessdate=2007-12-10] Among the schools in Tanah Merah are
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Alor Pasir, 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Gajah, 17510 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato' Mahmud Paduka Raja (1), 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ipoh, 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kemahang , W/P Felda Kemahang, 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ladang Kerilla, Peti Surat 39, 17507 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah (1), 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah (2)(SEMETAM2), 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Teknik Tanah Merah, Km.3, Jln. Tanah Merah-Machang, 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Bunga, 17500 Tanah Merah
*Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato Mahmud Paduka Raja (2), 17500 Tanah Merah

Demographics

Total population in 2005 was about 108,228, the majority being Malays, with small numbers of Chinese, Indian and immigrants from neighbouring Thailand.

Most of the population is distributed among various villages (or "kampung" in Malay) and suburb areas, while only a small proportion is located in the town.

Tanah Merah used to be a small town, but has seen major changes in last decade when the younger generation started to migrate to the cities in the Malaysian west coast for higher paying jobs. Money sent back to their families has catalysed growth, expansion and development of the town.

Tourist attractions include the availability of a variety of foods, and cultural attractions.

Geography

The landscape of Tanah Merah is greatly influenced by the Kelantan River (Malay: Sungai Kelantan) which supplies much needed water to its agricultural plantations. Mt. Kemahang (876 m) and Mt. Kusial (723m) are both located on the western part of Tanah Merah.

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tanah Merah — may refer to:* Tanah Merah, Malaysia * Tanah Merah, Singapore * Tanah Merah, Queensland, Australia * Tanahmerah Bay, Papua, Indonesia …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 4 — Federal Route 4 Route information Length: 203.4 km (126.4 mi) Existed: 1967 – present …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 129 — Federal Route 129 Major junctions North end: Pasir Mas   …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 76 — Federal Route 76 Major junctions North end: Baling   …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 3 — Federal Route 3 Route information Length: 739 km (459 mi) Major junctions North end …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 8 — Federal Route 8 Gua Musang Highway Route information Length: 402.7 km (250.2 mi) Major junctions …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 1 — Federal Route 1 Route information Length: 826.6 km (513.6 mi) Existed: 1903 – present …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 5 — Federal Route 5 Route information Length: 655.8 km (407.5 mi) Existed: 1905 – present …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 200 — Federal Route 200 Jalan Bukit Bunga Jenok Bukit Nangka Major junctions East end: Bukit Nangka   …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia Federal Route 66 — Federal Route 66 Major junctions North end: Jeli   …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.