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Muar History & Story

Muar, also known as Empress Town, is a treasure trove of well-preserved heritage buildings

Muar, also known as Empress Town, is a treasure trove of well-preserved heritage buildings

Story and photos by zazali musa BANDAR Maharani or Muar might not be as famous as the Unesco World Heritage sites of Malacca and George Town but it, too, has a rich past and its fair share of old buildings. The town is located in the northwest of Johor, about 192km from Johor Baru and […]

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Muar History & Story

Ancient, traditional heartland

Ancient, traditional heartland

Fascinating 14th century roots, lovely architecture and a vibrant cultural heritage — ladies and gentlemen, we give you Muar. COULD Johor’s Muar be the next big tourist attraction after Malacca? Just 50km to the south, the town’s history is about as old as its more famous neighbour. As far back as 1361, it’s mentioned as […]

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人文历史

被忽略的優雅古城─麻坡[Muar - A neglected, but elegant old city]

被忽略的優雅古城─麻坡[Muar – A neglected, but elegant old city]

柔佛州麻坡自開發迄今已經具130多年的歷史,雖然市區的戰前建築仍然保存完好,或許是太靠近已列為世界文化遺產馬六甲,讓國內外旅客忽視了小而美的麻坡有其值得鑑賞的地方。

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麻市街景

贪吃街与香蕉街

贪吃街与香蕉街

[Muar street view: Jalan Haji Abu and Jalan Yahya] 麻坡的也也街,夹在二马路与三马路之间,曾经开着许多专收香蕉的店,所以又叫香蕉街。 五马路与六马路是城里格性简单的两条街,城里另外两条直街是哈芝阿务街及也也街。它们都有不同的街貌,不同的生活气息。

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人文历史

悠然走过:麻坡二战遗迹 炸弹留下的断垣残壁

悠然走过:麻坡二战遗迹 炸弹留下的断垣残壁

[The historical narration by a senior Muarian about the air bombing by Japanese on Muar town during the Second World War.] 麻坡五马路永美书局对面,残存两间战前楼房的断垣残壁。几根石柱与横梁纪录下1942年正月11日日军对麻坡的暴行,具有一定的历史价值。经历71年的风霜,这几根柱子仍然未被拆除,屹立不倒,仅改成一间旅店的停车场,留下了日军轰炸麻坡的历史痕迹。

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人文历史

玉射的古墓

玉射的古墓

2007年頭,柔佛麻坡北部玉射“北帝廟”因為古廟修復問題而聯絡我,當時邀了黃俊麟及張集強看柔佛古廟游神,回程時我們轉過去視察一番,給了一些意見就因為時間問題而匆匆趕回。事隔兩年餘後,上個月我為了認識麻北的小鄉鎮而再次到玉射一趟。

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麻市街景

Street view :: 五马路(Jalan Arab) & 六马路(Jalan Daud)

Street view :: 五马路(Jalan Arab) & 六马路(Jalan Daud)

麻坡街道五马路有间歪歪斜斜的板屋,是画家们写生的目标。 麻坡街道的老五,我们都称为五马路(Jalan Arab)。五马路道不长,从峇吉里的交通圈到苏来曼路的交通圈,在两个交通圈之间,就是五马路了。

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Muar History & Story

Sounds of a bygone era

Sounds of a bygone era

There were three most happening streets in town during the 1950s through the 70s, where neon lights and music were the order of the day especially after nightfall. Jalan Shahbandar, the main street in Muar, Jalan Meriam and Jalan Ali used to be a hive of activity during the olden days. Artistic atmosphere The once […]

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Muar History & Story

History revisited in Muar

History revisited in Muar

THE 54th birthday celebration of His Royal Highness, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, on Nov 22 will be a historic one. Tuanku has chosen Muar as the venue for the event, recreating history some 117 years after his great-great-grandfather, Sultan Abu Bakar, celebrated the anniversary of the day of his ascension to the Johor throne on […]

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人文历史

麻坡主要城镇的开发简史 [The brief history of towns in Muar]

麻坡主要城镇的开发简史 [The brief history of towns in Muar]

作者: 郑名烈 麻坡市的大力发展始于1884年,当时柔佛苏丹阿布峇加委任广东澄海县大衙乡的蔡大孙出任甲必丹2,负起开发麻坡市区的重任。与此同时,苏丹阿布峇加也发出港契予港主,负责进行麻河沿岸土地的开发。 因此,麻河沿岸的一些城镇早在19世纪末就已经出现,例如麻河下游的头条港、班卒港、利丰港及玉射港等乡镇,均比武吉巴西更早开发。

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