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Districts tourism committees urged to promote towns

Districts tourism committees urged to promote towns

By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH MUAR: Johor has asked all tourism committees at the districts to identify and promote their ‘tourism products’ to put their towns on the state’s tourism map. State Tourism and Domestic Trade Committee chairman Datuk Hoo Seong Chang said all districts in Johor had the potentials to be top tourist destinations. Speaking […]

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State to verify claims of giant catfish

State to verify claims of giant catfish

UNSUBSTANTIATED: Fishermen have claimed that ‘baung’ weighing over 30kg exist in the upper reaches of Muar river MUAR: THE state government is verifying claims by fishermen that giant catfish, known locally as baung, can be found in the upper reaches of the Muar river. Fishermen had earlier claimed the catfish to be over 30kg in […]

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Catfish poser in Muar river

Catfish poser in Muar river

ANGLING potential: If claims about the presence of giant freshwater catfish were true, they could boost Muar’s tourism draw. MUAR: LOCAL fishermen here are claiming that freshwater catfish can be found at the Muar river. Some of the catfish, known locally as baung, are said to be over 30kg in weight. Villagers here claim that […]

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Multistorey car park plan for Muar

Multistorey car park plan for Muar

ENDING CONGESTION WOES: Move is to address town’s increasing traffic jams MUAR: MUAR Municipal Council is considering building a multistorey car park to address the shortage of car park facilities in the town. Council president Zulkiflee Abbas said besides the shortage of parking facilities, more cars are also entering Muar, especially during the weekends. Motorists […]

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RM2m needed for damaged barrier

RM2m needed for damaged barrier

By AZIDAN NAHAR SERIOUS CONCERN: Embankment in dire need of repairs as the damage has become a danger to the public MUAR: THE Muar Municipal Council (MPM) would need RM2 million to repair the embankment near the Tanjung Emas jetty that have been affected by erosion over the last three years. The damaged embankment has […]

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10,000 take part in Muar Council event

10,000 take part in Muar Council event

By Azidan Nahar MUAR: More than 10,000 showed up for the Muar Municipal Council’s three-day 11th anniversary celebrations at Dataran Tanjung Emas. The activities included aerobic sessions, a poco-poco dance and colouring contest for the children. Council chairman Zulkiflee Abbas said the event was held to foster closer ties between the public and the council. […]

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Bazaar to boost Muar's nightlife

Bazaar to boost Muar’s nightlife

By AZIDAN NAHAR GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Using the same concept as Petaling Street, the bazaar in Jalan Sisi will enable traders to conduct business every night and for Muar folk to enjoy better deals MUAR: THE Muar Municipal Council (MPM) will be holding a bazaar in Jalan Sisi in an effort to liven up the […]

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Company embarks on organic goat breeding project

Company embarks on organic goat breeding project

By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH MUAR: Mutton lovers in the district can now look forward to savour organic mutton meat in the near future. Nasuha Herb and Spice Plantation has embarked on the organic goat breeding project here where the animals will be fed with herbal-based animal feed. “We believe this is the first kind of […]

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Multicultural the official way to go

Multicultural the official way to go

By CHONG CHEE SEONG Johor government to make all cultures components of state’s heritage. THE Johor government has formulated a policy to develop the cultures of all races and accept them as part of the state’s heritage. Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the state government placed great importance on the cultures of all […]

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City guide for tourists in Muar

City guide for tourists in Muar

By SIM BAK HENG The Muar city map is being distributed free at various tourists’ spots to help visitors check out the district’s attractions JOHOR BARU: The Bentayan Village and Community Coordinating Committee (JPMM Bentayan) has produced the Muar city map — the first of its kind in the district — to enable tourists to […]

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