Skudai Local Council

The Skudai Town is situated at Batu 10, Jalan Ayer Hitam, Johor Bahru and also between the junctions of Jalan Gelang Patah and Jalan Pontian, 16 kilometres from Johor Bahru Municipal.

Skudai Local Council was established in 1953 in accordance to 1952 Local Council Laws and The Town Boards Enactment No. 118. This local council was administered by a management board which consisted of 8 Board Members where 6 of them were chosen by the local residents under the Local Council Election Act, 1960. Meanwhile 2 other members were appointed by the State Government. Poh Yong Kee was chosen as the first Chairman for Skudai Local Authority from 1953 to 1960. He was then re-elected as Chairman in 1962 and kept his post until 1973.

The size of administration areas increased to 340 acres in 1970. The number of residential houses and shop houses in 1957 were about 184 and most of them were temporary. In 1976, the number of residential and shop houses had increased 3 times to 593. The reason for the increase was because there’s some housing projects were developed by private parties at that time.