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MDSR Establishment

Simpang Renggam District Council was formerly known as South Kluang District Council, where the announcement as Simpang Renggam District Council was on 1st January 2001. This was due to the restructuring programme implemented by the State Government by upgrading some of the Local Authority in Johor.

Initially, Simpang Renggam District Council Office was situated in Bandar Renggam, but the vast development of Pekan Simpang Renggam made it as the centre of focus. On 1st January 1996, the office was transferred to Simpang Renggam as its main administration hub.

Simpang Renggam District Council consists of 5 Local Council namely Renggam, Simpang Renggam, Machap, Layang-Layang and Sungai Sayong. The restructuring programme by the Federal Government in 1979 with legislative power under the Local Government Act of 1976 as the basis to the establishment of a Local Government which acted as an infrastructure catalyst for the community in this district which has a scope gazette Pelan Warta PW1287 (JPU.17. 1979) and overall 49,780 multiracial people living here.

MDSR Settlement

Consists of 5 locations which are Renggam, Simpang Renggam, Machap, Sungai Sayong and Layang-Layang with their unique characteristics and opening histories. The locals main occupations are farmers, merchants as well as governments and private servants.

The Karokatua explosion in 1950 caused new settlement in South Kluang area. A hill was estranged (renggang) and until now it is still can be seen. The tragedy of the hill became famous and the word ‘renggang' gradually became ‘Renggam'. That is the unique history of Bandar Renggam.

The history of Bandar Renggam is stated in the British Museum in United Kingdom where it received Queen Elizabeth's and Queen Victoria's visits in the 1950's. As the main settlement at that time, it became the English Colonial's focus which possesses big ranches like Guthrie Plantation, Ulu Remis Plantation and more which still exist up to this day.

Golf links and old buildings are historical evidence which still exist until now.