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SILIAU, NEGERI SEMBILAN

COORDINATES / KOORDINAT
2.518166° N; 102.154863° E (2° 31' 5.397" N; 102° 9' 17.5068" E)

LOCATION
Rantau is located approximately 28.3km to the South-West of Seremban via Route 53 and 18.5km to the North-East of Port Dickson via Route 53 and N6. It is situated in Rantau, a plantation area which is represented by the current Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan at the State Assembly.

LOKASI
Siliau terletak 28.3km ke Barat Daya Seremban melalui Jalan 53 dan 18.5km ke Timur Laut Port Dickson melalui Jalan 53 dan N6. Ianya merupakan sebuah kawasan pertanian. Siliau diwakili oleh Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan, yang juga merupakan Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, di Dewan Undangan Negeri.


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TOPONYMY
“Siliau” is originally a Chinese phrase, comprising of the word “si” (“die” in English) and “liau” (“all gone” in English). The rising demand for tin ore in the middle of the 18th century forced the Chinese miners to look for new mining areas. They went to Kampung Pengkalan, a village along the Linggi River which was then the settlement of the Malay and the indigenous people. The Chinese miners, who called themselves as “cempiyang”, later began to rob the villagers, particularly at nights. Unhappy with this, three Malay warriours decided to get rid of the Chinese miners. So one day, while the Chinese miners were busy mining, the three Malay warriors sneaked into the Chinese miners’ house and hid in the attic. On the same night, they got down from the attic and killed all the Chinese miners. Since the incident, the place has been known as “Siliau” (“all dead”) – so significant that the name Kampung Pengakalan is no longer used by anyone (Mohd. Jamilo Jamil, 9th September, 2013)

TOPONOMI
“Siliau” dikatakan berasal dari frasa Cina, iaitu gabungan perkataan “si” yang bermaksud “mati” dan “liau” yang bermaksud “habis”. Permintaan bijih timah yang tinggi di pertengahan abad ke-18 mendorong pelombong Cina mencari kawasan lombong yang baru di Negeri Sembilan. Mereka turut ke kampung Pengkalan, iaitu sebuah kampung yang sudah lama didiami oleh Orang Asli dan orang-orang Melayu di tepi Sungai Linggi. Pelombong Cina ini lama kelamaan dikatakan gemar menyamun dan turut menggelar diri mereka sebagai “cempiyang” sehingga menakutkan penduduk asal, terutamanya pada waktu malam. Kerana tidak mahu perkara tersebut berterusan, tiga orang pendekar Melayu telah berpakat untuk menghapuskan pelombong-pelombong Cina ini. Pada suatu hari, ketika pelombong Cina sibuk melombong, ketiga-tiga pendekar Melayu ini telah menyelinap masuk ke dalam rumah mereka dan bersembunyi di loteng. Pada malam harinya, pendekar-pendekar Melayu itu telah turun dari loteng dan membunuh kesemua pelombong Cina tersebut. Semenjak peristiwa itu, tempat ini dinamakan “Siliau” yang bermaksud “habis mati”, sehingga menenggelamkan nama asal kampung tersebut, iaitu Kampung Pengkalan (Mohd. Jamilo Jamil, 9th September, 2013).

ATTRACTION

  1. Rantai Eco Park

TARIKAN

  1. Rantau Eco Park

REFERENCE
http://jamilhaji53.blogspot.com/2013/09/asal-nama-siliau.html (SILIAU, Rantau) Jelebu. (2014). Retrieved at August 24, 2014 from http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelebu


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