The transformation of Pengerang

Pengerang is located at the south eastern tip of Johor, Malaysia. The name is always associated with Sungei Rengit, a small fishing village in Pengerang. Many Singaporean love Sungei Rengit for it’s cheap sea food. Pengerang is also associate with Desaru, a popular beach resort just north of Pengerang. Bum boats operate daily between Changi Point Ferry Terminal (Changi Village) and Pengerang. Pengerang is a bikers paradise. Bikers can take a short boat ride with their bikes from Changi Village.

The sleepy town of Pengerang, however, will soon be transformed into a refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (RAPID). How the project affects Singapore economically and environmentally, is yet to be seen.

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Here are some nostalgic photos of Sungei Rengit which I have taken when I was there with my colleagues in 2013.

 

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