Also known as Bandar Maharani Bandar Diraja (“Royal Town of the Empress”), Muar is officially the royal city of the state of Johor. The town is easy to navigate; look out for the white-and-grey Muar clock tower near the Sultan Ismail Bridge (which spans the Muar river) and use it as your main landmark.
Muar Cultural Walk
Muar Cultural Walk or Laluan Budaya Muar. Located at Jalan Meriam, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor. A visit to these art works will give you an insight in to Muar culture. Open 24 hours daily
Night Market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Picnic at Dataran Tanjung Emas, Muar
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Dataran Tanjung Emas is a public square within Taman Tanjung Emas. The centrepiece is a pavilion with a tower overlooking Sungai Muar. Since August, 2016, the pavilion has a mural called Bangsa Johor. On the river side of the square is a tall flagpole.
The huge park is well-maintained and has a nice environment. It is an ideal place for those who love to watch the waves and enjoy the breezy air. This is also the place where locals love to bring their children to the playground in the evening.
Take a Walk
The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has asked the state government to provide a comprehensive development plan for Muar town by maintaining historic buildings and leveraging on Sungai Muar’s tranquillity.
He said Muar Town was rich in history of the state government administration and urban development dating back to the reign of the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1880s.
Since being declared Bandar Maharani in 1887, he said Muar has become an area of major economic activities and the impact could be seen with many old and historic buildings such as the Sultan Abu Bakar building.
Muar is a chance to enjoy many regional foods as well as explore a town with brightly colored buildings everywhere you look. Enjoy activities such as folk dancing, coffee tasting or just strolling the historic streets.