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Heritage

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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Worship Place

Sin Si Kong, Bukit Mor [武吉摩仙師宮]

Sin Si Kong, Bukit Mor [武吉摩仙師宮]

Sin Si Ya (仙師爺) was a local Chinese Kapitan named Sheng Ming Li [盛明利] who was born in 1822 presumably on November 16, a Hakka from Hui Zhou [惠州] of Guangdong Province, China. He was a prominent and highly respected Chinese community leader in Seremban. He was killed in a civil war between two Malay […]

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Eco-tourism

Pagoh Stone Hill

Pagoh Stone Hill

Pagoh stone hill is a private property owned by Bu Seng Chong, it was discovered incidentally in 1994 after Mr. Bu purchased these 55 acres land for his horticulture business expansion. A Singapore TV movie, “The Journey to the West” used to film its monkey king’s birth place here. All visitors are allowed to enter […]

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Eco-tourism

Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake

Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake

Muar and Ledang districts have vast expanse of landscape with its lush greenery countryside, Muar River basin and Ledang forest reserve are untapped jewels for eco-tourism. Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake is one of them. Sungai Mati oxbow lake is only one of its kind in West Malaysia. Ironically, the lake is situated right beside the […]

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Heritage

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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Worship Place

Siang Kong Shan [仙公山], Bukit Bakri

Siang Kong Shan [仙公山], Bukit Bakri

The temple and its attached small garden are still poorly maintained with over grown grasses after its founder passed away in 2006 compared to its glory days in 80s. The founder was instructed by the deity in a dream to buy the tin mining hill site, and he later built the temple for the deity […]

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Worship Place

Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim Jalan Petri, Muar 84000. The original mosque built around 1890s was the first mosque in Muar and named Masjid Jamek Muar. The Sultan Ibrahim Mosque was designed and built in 1925 and completed in 1927. It stands near the mouth of the Muar River on a spot that is attractive and […]

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Pantai Leka

Endangered birds of Pantai Leka

Endangered birds of Pantai Leka

By CHONG CHEE SEONG|MUAR REST AREA:The beach is one of the stopovers for migratory birds which fly thousands of kilometres from China, Russia, Australia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and other countries to avoid the winter cold THE Lesser Adjutant storks (leptoptilos javanicus), which are classified internationally as an endangered species, are breeding well in Johor. Locally […]

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Heritage

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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Featured, Gunung Ledang

Gunung Ledang Recreational Forest @ Mount Ophir

Gunung Ledang Recreational Forest @ Mount Ophir

Address: Jalan Muar (located at between Sagil and Kebun Bunga), Ledang, Johor. Entrance Fees: Entrance fee for Ledang Waterfall is RM 2 per car and RM 1 per passenger after the park was privatized. To climb this mountain you need permission from the Park HQ, where you also can hire a guide, a compulsory requirement. […]

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