Muar History & Story

A booming town with a fading past

A booming town with a fading past

Chong Chee Seong Liu Ni Seng, 57, is a businessman and an active community leader. BANDAR Maharani (literally Queen’s Town) in Muar is rapidly developing into a modern riverine city. It is located in an 8km coastal belt that is bathed by the Sungai Muar and the Straits of Malacca. Within the last 50 years, […]

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Chinese Food

Bentayan Hawker Center

Bentayan Hawker Center

The hawker center is located right after the Riverview Hotel, serves as under one-roof place for many Muar famous street food like otak-otak, oyster omelette, etc. Business hours: From afternoon till late midnight, but most stalls are opened at night only for supper lovers. Location map: GPS Coordinates: 2.049083N, 102.572667E Photo gallery:

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About Muar

About Muar

About Muar

Muar City, [GPS: 2°3′N 102°34′E] also known as Bandar Maharani or Empress Town is a town geopolitically situated in Muar District in northwestern Johor, Malaysia. The northern Muar region was seceded from Muar District as Ledang District. The name originated from the word Muara or estuary in Malay. Muar District formerly covers 2346.12 km² and […]

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Worship Place

East Guangdong Ancient Temple (粤东古庙)

East Guangdong Ancient Temple (粤东古庙)

The temple was built by Teochew clan in 1895, one of the oldest temples in Muar city. Its name was derived from Teochew’s geographical location in China, that is at the eastern part of Canton (Guangdong) province. (粤东) According to unwritten history, the deity statue (玄天上帝) was brought in from Riau Archipelago by Tan Song […]

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Prawn Fishing

Muar Eco-Tourism :: Prawning at Muar River

Muar Eco-Tourism :: Prawning at Muar River

There are several boat renting facilities along the Muar river’s middle and upper stream from Bukit Pasir to Bukit Kepong. The stretch of Muar River is abundant with fresh water prawns (udang galah) during the harvest season. This is one of the boat renting centers (not sure it’s legal registered with ROC and marine police) […]

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Heritage

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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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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Featured, Leisure

Muar River Cruise

Muar River Cruise

Muar river cruise from Tanjung Emas to Second Bridge is a refreshing experience for locals and tourists as well. The cruise takes about 40 minutes and tickets are priced RM10 for adults and RM5 for children below 12 years old. The boat is made from cengal wood with a full capacity of 40 persons and […]

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Eco-tourism

Monkey Habitat @ Tanjung Ketapang

Monkey Habitat @ Tanjung Ketapang

Tanjung Ketapang is next to Tanjung Emas facing The Malacca Straits. The upgrading of the Tanjung Ketapang recreational area three years ago included the construction of a 50m long concrete bridge to connect the coastal mangrove forest to the main road. The mangrove along the coastal line is home to wild monkeys or macaques. There […]

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土产

麻坡烏達傳奇

麻坡烏達傳奇

上篇寫到麻坡烏達是由一位戰前從泰國嫁到麻坡的潮籍婦女最早做起來的,由於篇幅關係,就此打住了。 或許有些老麻坡已啟動記憶,就像我身邊一些麻坡朋友那樣,開始追溯陳年往事,彷彿一剎間突然在意起以前未必在意的流光片影;在重疊交錯間,在烤烏達的香味飄逸裡,一些歲月畫面逐漸對焦鮮明起來。

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