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RM7m facelift for Bkt Kepong police museum

RM7m facelift for Bkt Kepong police museum

SIGNIFICANT: The historical site will be renovated to cater for the increasing number of visitors. THE Bukit Kepong Police Station Museum will be refurbished at an estimated cost of RM7 million. It has a significant place in Malaysian history as 180 communists, led by Mat Indera, attacked the police station on Feb 23, 1950 at […]

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Fishermen's museum in Muar

Fishermen’s museum in Muar

FOR THE RECORD: Muar-Batu Pahat Fishermen’s Association planning to set up a museum dedicated to the fishing industry in Parit Jawa. PLANS are under way to set up a fishermen’s museum in Parit Jawa, which will feature the community’s rich history and heritage. Muar-Batu Pahat Fishermen’s Association president Ser Boon Huat said the museum would […]

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Haze: State of emergency lifted in Muar and Ledang, schools reopen

Haze: State of emergency lifted in Muar and Ledang, schools reopen

MUAR: All government offices and schools in Muar and Ledang reopened Tuesday morning after the state of emergency was lifted on Monday. Muar district officer Abdul Rahman Mohammed Dewam said the National Security Council informed his office Monday evening the state of emergency was lifted. “All are back to work as usual and all schools […]

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Transport, Tourism News

Bring back the Beca Muar

Bring back the Beca Muar

By Badrolhisham Bidin PAK Jenal was already in his 50s when he began his career as a trishaw puller in Muar in the early 1970s. His main source of income was derived from transporting children to school and back and women returning from the wet market. For a mere RM15 a month, Pak Jenal, like […]

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Bukit Gambir toll plaza opens next year

Bukit Gambir toll plaza opens next year

FASTER ACCESS: Ledang district residents will have an alternative route to the North-South Expressway, instead of through Tangkak LEDANG: THE Bukit Gambir toll plaza will be operational from January next year. This is the second toll plaza connecting the Ledang district to the North-South Expressway. The first is in Tangkak. Gambir assemblyman M. Asojan said […]

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Muar's marine life going extinct

Muar’s marine life going extinct

THREAT: Predatory storks and sea pollution from oil spills from fishermen’s boats and rubbish dumped at sea are wiping out creatures living in a Parit Jawa mudflat and coastal areas here MUAR: LESSER Adjutant storks and coastal pollution are threatening the existence of marine creatures living in the 20ha mudflat at Pantai Leka, Parit Jawa, […]

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Street art in Muar

Street art in Muar

Street art is currently a trend in Malaysia. A young furniture designer decided to quit her job and return to her hometown in Muar from Kuala Lumpur to pursue her dream. She started to paint on street walls to promote local eco-tourism. Former furniture designer Wei An Ning, 23, is now a freelancer. She thinks […]

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Kun Seng Keng lions get cash incentives

Kun Seng Keng lions get cash incentives

By CHONG HEE SEONG RECOGNITION: Muar’s multiracial lion dance troupe receives RM100,000 allocation for bringing fame to country. MUAR: PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak presented a RM100,000 allocation to the Muar Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Association in recognition of its success in putting Malaysia on the world map, by capturing 51 world and […]

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Big turnout for birthday bash

Big turnout for birthday bash

By Chong Chee Seong MORE than 20,000 people recently lined along the banks of the Muar river and on Sultan Ismail bridge, here, during an event held in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar. MUAR: The bridge, one of the town’s main thoroughfares and a landmark, was closed […]

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Local street food gets a boost

Local street food gets a boost

By CHONG CHEE SEONG THE Federation of Hawkers and Petty Traders’ Association Malaysia is helping to introduce Malaysian food through a nationwide street food carnival. JOHOR BARU: Its vice-president Lim Sin Khee said among the popular street food to be promoted at the Tourism Ministry’s Fabulous Food 1Malaysia carnival are mee rebus, rojak and yong […]

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