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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My New Village

From gambir to vegetables [武吉甘密]

From gambir to vegetables [武吉甘密]

Bukit Gambir and Sengkang Batu 19 were formed during the Malayan Emergency in the 1950s. It was recorded that Yang Li Zeng first developed Sengkang Batu 17 and 16, before opening ground in Sengkang 19. Yang Li Zeng then sold the two pieces of developed land to Yang Ren Mei. Yang Ren Mei then cooperated […]

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My New Village

Bukit Bakri Barat produces quality joss sticks [峇吉里西區]

Bukit Bakri Barat produces quality joss sticks [峇吉里西區]

About 60%, or 8,000 people, of Bukit Bakri Barat’s population are Chinese. Its fist village head Du Pi Zhou, who is still in the office today, said that following the progress of the times, the housing industry booms, particularly in Aik Hwa Choon. Tin was found at outskirts of Kampung Baru Bakri in the 1960s, […]

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My New Village

My Hometown :: The Big House in Grisek [玉射]

My Hometown :: The Big House in Grisek [玉射]

Grisek and Kundang Ulu are two new villagers located by Sungai Muar in Johor. Sungai Muar has played an important role in the development history of the two new villages. As recorded in The Malay Annals, the then Sultan of Malacca Mahmud Shah fled to Kampung Raja Pagoh after defeated by the Portuguese army. One […]

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My New Village

My Hometown :: Sungai Mati gets back to nature [利豐港]

My Hometown :: Sungai Mati gets back to nature [利豐港]

Sungai Mati was once a thriving port but after the formation of an oxbow lake, it gradually abandoned the bustling and flourishing good old days and became an inland town rich in natural ecology. Riverside towns emerged as early as in the 19th century, including Sungai Mati. In that era when waterway was the main […]

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我的新村

我的新村 :: 嶺章-嶺嘉-武吉哈逢  [Renchong-Lenga-Bukit Kepong]

我的新村 :: 嶺章-嶺嘉-武吉哈逢 [Renchong-Lenga-Bukit Kepong]

嶺章、嶺嘉2村莊共同點‧地勢不平多丘陵 離開巴莪十九支,再驅駛約半小時車程,便可來到嶺章和嶺嘉新村,兩個小村莊都有共同點,地勢起伏不平多丘陵。

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我的新村

我的新村 :: 巴莪十九支 [Pagoh Bt 19]

我的新村 :: 巴莪十九支 [Pagoh Bt 19]

福建人住海南村‧巴莪十九支鄉音變調 距離巴莪僅1公里處還有另一個具有特色的小鄉村──巴莪十九支,也稱為海南村。不過,時代變遷,它已形成福建人住的海南村。在海南人外移,及福建人遷入的情況之下,海南家庭僅剩17戶人家,人數不到50人,海南鄉音也漸遠去。

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我的新村 :: 巴莪 [Pagoh]

我的新村 :: 巴莪 [Pagoh]

不及班卒巴莪再也近水樓台‧巴莪要沾大學城旺氣 自兩年前,政府決定引入4所大學院校在巴莪大學城設立,巴莪因而名聲大噪。可是,大學城距離巴莪約有7公里之遠,它更靠近僅有2公里之遠的班卒,相距巴莪再也亦只有3公里。所以,大學城這個大計能否帶旺巴莪,還看明天!

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