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Historic celebrations for the whole of Muar

Historic celebrations for the whole of Muar

THIS week will be an unforgettable one for the people of Muar. Not only has the town been chosen as the venue for the birthday celebrations of the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, but this week will also see the proclamation of Muar as Johor’s Royal Town. It is rather appropriate for Muar […]

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Comprehensive development plan for Muar

Comprehensive development plan for Muar

The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has asked the state government to provide a comprehensive development plan for Muar town by maintaining historic buildings and leveraging on Sungai Muar’s tranquillity. He said Muar Town was rich in history of the state government administration and urban development dating back to the reign of the […]

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Revival of royal titles

Revival of royal titles

By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH State ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar is set to revive Johor’s tradition of old royal titles and offices and bestow them on his children. The council of Royal Court secretary Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli said the titles, such as Tengku Laksamana and others, would be announced here soon. He added that […]

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Grand birthday celebrations for Johor Sultan: Muar to be declared royal town

Grand birthday celebrations for Johor Sultan: Muar to be declared royal town

JOHOR BARU- Come Wednesday, various events have been planned, in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Johor, as well as declaration of Muar as royal town. State youth and sports committee chairman and information exco Md Jais Sarday said the events included a float procession, opening of the Johor International Jet Ski Challenge […]

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Clean-up in preparation for sultan's birthday bash

Clean-up in preparation for sultan’s birthday bash

A massive clean-up of Bandar Maharani has started in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Johor and the proclamation of Muar as a royal town. Muar district officer Abdul Rahman Muhamed Dewam said the gotong-royong campaign was being carried out in Bandar Maharani and villages for one month. Abdul Rahman said programmes had […]

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Small towns get colourful makeover

Small towns get colourful makeover

By FAIRUL ASMAINI MOHD PILUS SEVERAl small towns in the district of Ledang are looking much more lively and colourful since Tangkak Municipal Council started giving old buildings a new coat of paint. LEDANG: Council president Abdul Han Ramin said the campaign began in January and was expected to be completed by year’s end. He […]

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Guardians of Muar river estuary

Guardians of Muar river estuary

MANY people are known to shiver at the thought of crocodiles in Sungai Muar, here. Some parents at the riverine villages keep a sharp lookout for their children who have been told not to go in the river for a swim. MUAR: The town’s fishermen, on the other hand, view these crocodiles differently. According to […]

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New square is all-round success

New square is all-round success

By MOHD YUSOFF AHMAD FAIR ATTRACTION: Bukit Pasir Square pleases all sides with both traders and visitors happy with its offerings MUAR: DATARAN Bukit Pasir, or Bukit Pasir Square, set between the towns of Pagoh and Muar, has become the town attraction. The square opened early this month. It houses 33 stalls offering food, drinks, […]

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Bazaar lights up Muar town

Bazaar lights up Muar town

By BEN TAN NEW LIFE: over 150 Ramadan traders in Jalan Sisi add vibrance and colour to the evenings in town. MUAR: THE Muar district council (MPM) has developed a night bazaar that has changed the once-quiet evenings in town. The bazaar in Jalan Sisi here is buzzing every night for the entire month of […]

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Tourists like homestays

Tourists like homestays

By CHONG CHEE SEONG PREFERENCE:State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Datuk Hoo Seong Chang said tourists yearned for more of such stays than in five-star luxury hotels THE Johor government will support all initiatives undertaken by the local authority, non-governmental organisations and individuals to promote the tourism industry in all the districts […]

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