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Muar History & Story

Muar, also known as Empress Town, is a treasure trove of well-preserved heritage buildings

Muar, also known as Empress Town, is a treasure trove of well-preserved heritage buildings

Story and photos by zazali musa BANDAR Maharani or Muar might not be as famous as the Unesco World Heritage sites of Malacca and George Town but it, too, has a rich past and its fair share of old buildings. The town is located in the northwest of Johor, about 192km from Johor Baru and […]

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Muar History & Story

Ancient, traditional heartland

Ancient, traditional heartland

Fascinating 14th century roots, lovely architecture and a vibrant cultural heritage — ladies and gentlemen, we give you Muar. COULD Johor’s Muar be the next big tourist attraction after Malacca? Just 50km to the south, the town’s history is about as old as its more famous neighbour. As far back as 1361, it’s mentioned as […]

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人文历史

被忽略的優雅古城─麻坡[Muar - A neglected, but elegant old city]

被忽略的優雅古城─麻坡[Muar – A neglected, but elegant old city]

柔佛州麻坡自開發迄今已經具130多年的歷史,雖然市區的戰前建築仍然保存完好,或許是太靠近已列為世界文化遺產馬六甲,讓國內外旅客忽視了小而美的麻坡有其值得鑑賞的地方。

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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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Tourism News

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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Tourism News

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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Muar History & Story

Bandar Maharani, a right royal town

Bandar Maharani, a right royal town

AS a Muarian, I felt very proud when HRH Sultan Ibrahim of Johor on Feb 6, 2012 proclaimed Bandar Maharani a royal town. The 128-year-old town looks rather tired, is too laid-back, and in dire need of a facelift. Sultan Ibrahim is passionate in preserving history and maintaining a clean and healthy environment in Johor. […]

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Muar History & Story

Why Muar is also known as Bandar Maharani?

Why Muar is also known as Bandar Maharani?

Maybe, most of people today do not know how Muar is called City of the Maharani and has become one of the most well known towns in Johore. Muar also used to be a state under the government of Johore. According to history, Muar used to be a small port since the time of Portuguese […]

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