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Transport

Muar Travel Guide :: Transport

Muar Travel Guide :: Transport

By plane: Nearest airports to Muar are the Malacca (Batu Berendam Airport), the Johor Bahru (Senai International Airport) and Sepang KLIA(Kuala Lumpur International Airport)/LCCT(Low Cost Carrier Terminal). By train: The nearest train railway station is Segamat. Transfer by bus or taxi has to be taken to reach Muar city. By car: Besides federal roads, Muar […]

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旅游指南

[Chinese] 香妃王城 美食天堂麻坡 (Muar Food Paradise)

[Chinese] 香妃王城 美食天堂麻坡 (Muar Food Paradise)

麻坡虽然是小城镇,却拥有“美食天堂”的称号。当地的“贪食街”过去半个世纪以来就价廉物美的美食而闻名,许多游客到访麻坡,必定到“贪吃街”大快朵颐。 2012年麻坡被颁布为柔佛州王城,成为全马第7个拥有王城地位的城市。

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Street View

Muar Street View :: Jalan Mariam

Muar Street View :: Jalan Mariam

Jalan Mariam is a third parallel road with Muar river if you count it from the riverside. Local Chinese used to call it Sar Beh Lor or third road. The signature color for the street is pink. Rex air-con cinema is used to be a vibrant hanging place in the street during the 70s and […]

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Travelogue

Gunung Ledang expedition :: This one’s for you, Dad

Gunung Ledang expedition :: This one’s for you, Dad

Gunung Ledang is among the toughest climbs in the country but Khairul Ashraf Kammed has a personal mission to fulfil. AS a child, I was very fond of the story of the mythical princess, Puteri Gunung Ledang, who demanded a ridiculous dowry when the Sultan of Malacca asked for her hand in marriage through his […]

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About Tangkak

Tangkak: A town made famous by the textile trade

Tangkak: A town made famous by the textile trade

THE textile business has turned Tangkak, Muar, into a new tourist destination. It is drawing droves of foreign and local tourists to the town. A sub-district, it was upgraded in 2007 to become one of the state’s 10 districts. The upgrading was due chiefly to its rapid population growth, infrastructure development and good tax revenue. […]

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Travelogue

MUAR: Small town that has everything

MUAR: Small town that has everything

I WAS born and raised in Muar, a small, laid-back town in Johor. The locals pronounce Muar as Muo. In our dialect, the last vowel of most words is an “O”. For instance, keluar is pronounced as keluo, bandar as bando, kelakar as kelakor, besar as besor, ular as ulor, pasar as pasor and lapar […]

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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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Travelogue

I shall return for Muar

I shall return for Muar

I LEAVE Muar after a three-week sojourn with some regret and not a little envy of the Muarians. The town has many old buildings. A stroll there is like a visit to a big outdoor museum and every step forward is like a ramble into the past. The colonial-style facades of many of the old […]

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Travelogue

Craving for old favourites

Craving for old favourites

By Sim Bak Heng WHAT helps you remember a place? For me, it is the food and places of interest. For some, a road map will be helpful to discover a town or city, like what I did when venturing to many “off the beaten track” places in Indonesia and southern Thailand in the past […]

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Travel Guide

Muar Travel Guide

Muar Travel Guide

As a Muarian who was leaving Muar after finished STPM, I often lost in finding new places for famous Muar food and local attractions when I returned to Muar occasionally due to change in the cityscape. Basically there are no Muar tourist maps and brochures available for tourists and foreigners to refer to. The 2012 […]

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