Articles for the Heritage Category


Heritage

Historic Landmarks

Historic Landmarks

Muar has a rich heritage and is famed for its architecturally-significant buildings with buildings that have been around in late 1800s and early 1900s. Post-war Muar was an intellectual node for the Chinese and Malay and a centre for culture and education. Regrettably, culture has taken a back seat to progress and development. Such important […]

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Muar old High Court building

Muar old High Court building

Muar High Court building which was built in 1885 in a neo-classical architecture, it was once used as the guest house of Sultan Abu Bakar. The old building is vacant now (as at 14 June 2012) after high court and magistrate moved to a new complex at Jalan Temenggong Ahmad. Photo Gallery

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Dutch Houses in Muar

Dutch Houses in Muar

One of several historic buildings in the quaint town of Muar, these three residential houses with Dutch architectural design stands along Jalan Othman in contrast to the other houses surrounding them. A row of narrow, two-storey linked houses that will make you wonder about its past occupants and how these houses came to be. These […]

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The King of Lion Dance Statue

The King of Lion Dance Statue

Lion dance is originated from China, where the Chinese migrants brought the cultural heritage with them when they settled down in Malaya like Muar. The dance is played during the major festivals like Chinese New Year to mark the auspicious day and pray for the prosperity and peacefulness. Muar Kun Seng Keng lion and dragon […]

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Sultan Alauddin Riayat's Tomb

Sultan Alauddin Riayat’s Tomb

Address: Kampong Raja, Pagoh, Muar. The tomb of the Malacca Sultan (Makam Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah) is located at Kampung Raja, Ulu Pagoh. Sultan Alauddin is 7th Sultan of Malacca Sultanate from 1477 to 1488, and his also built a residence palace in Pagoh. How to get there? Before Pagoh town, turn left at a […]

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Heritage, Muar History & Story

Muar History: High School Muar

Muar History: High School Muar

THE Sekolah Tinggi Muar building, located in Jalan Meriam, Muar, was built in 1914, but HSM only took possession of the building in 1915. The history of Sekolah Tinggi Muar, popularly known as High School Muar (HSM), can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded by C.P. Frois, who became the school’s first […]

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Historical Assets In Muar

Historical Assets In Muar

Old buildings in Muar are part of our history and cultural with each building having its own story. Most of these stories are etched in the older generation’s memories or may have drifted away with the passage of time. Old buildings are in fact historical assets of the society but they are always neglected. Can […]

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