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Muar History & Story

Why Muar is also known as Bandar Maharani?

Why Muar is also known as Bandar Maharani?

Maybe, most of people today do not know how Muar is called City of the Maharani and has become one of the most well known towns in Johore. Muar also used to be a state under the government of Johore. According to history, Muar used to be a small port since the time of Portuguese […]

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Muar History & Story

How Tangkak got its name?

How Tangkak got its name?

According to local anecdote, Tangkak was explored by seven siblings from Riau Islands. This expedition group led by Lang Mahmud was sailing to Muar with a small boat, then sailed along Sungai Kesang to enter Tangkak river. Due to areas surronding the river is a swamp land, they had to crawl slowly to cross the […]

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Muar History & Story

Muar History

Muar History

Map of Muar drawn by the Portuguese in 1604. This map described Muar as a port. A triangular shaped fort was built by the Portuguese named FORTALEZA DE MUAR to defend from the attacks of Dutch and Aceh at Sungai Bentayan. This fort went through only two battles at Muar river in 1615 and 1616. […]

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Muar History & Story

Relics of historic Muar

Relics of historic Muar

MUAR: Kings of the roads! Yes, they were indeed. But those days are gone and the trishaws in this historic town are fast turning into “relics”. Only a few are willing to “hire” the trishaws as there are other faster and more comfortable public rides on buses and cabs. Decades ago, there were hundreds of […]

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