Gudang is an industrial town located 35 km east of
Johor Bahru in Malaysia. It is located at
the eastern end of the Johor Bahru
metropolitan area. It is connected by the 4 lane Pasir Gudang Highway, a
trunk road, and a railway line to Johor Bahru.
The main industries are transportation and logistics, shipbuilding,
petrochemicals and other heavy industries, and oil palm storage and
It is the site of one of two major power stations in the state of
Johor, the Sultan Iskandar Power
Pasir Gudang is administered by the Pasir Gudang Local Authority, or Pihak
Berkuasa Tempatan Pasir Gudang, a subsidiary of Johor Corporation. It is
the first local authority in Malaysia that was privatised, although Johor
Corporation is the investment arm of the Johor State Government.
Pasir Gudang Local Authority receives no financial support from either the
state or federal government. On 1 July 2007, This agency was granted
municipal status and changed its name to Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG)
or Pasir Gudang Municipal Council.
Gudang Kite Museum is located here, on top of Kite Hill. It is the first
kite museum in Malaysia and has a unique working windmill whose mechanism
works to generate enough electricity to supply the daily needs of the
museum. It also hosts the annual Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival.
The 3.86 km Johor Racing Circuit is located here, hosting one of the legs
of the World Motorcycle Championship. It is one of only two legs held in
Asia. Other events
annually hosted here are World Superbike Championship, the World Endurance
Race and the Johor Racing Series for motorcycles and cars.
Pasir Gudang has one golf course, the Tanjung Puteri Golf Resort. It has
an area of 8.3 km² and 3 courses named Plantation, Village and Straits.