It is said that the name of Segamat came from the expression ‘Segar amat!’ meaning ‘Very fresh!’, which Bendahara Tepok exclaimed as he and his troops rested and drank from the river during their retreat from Johor. This would have been around 1511, after the fall of Malacca to the invading Portuguese led by Afonso de Albuquerque.
A district renowned for its durians, Segamat’s well-drained rich clay soil and hilly terrain allow for the fruit to grow especially well. Devour your way through its many durian orchards and put your palate to the test with their gratifying range of flavour profiles, whilst learning all there is to know about the ‘King of Fruits’.
Add to your adventure with a visit to Segamat’s serene waterfalls, Bantang and Taka Melor, or do as the locals do and soak your worries away at the Hot Springs Recreation Center Labis.