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Architecture in Muar

Royal Customs and Excise Building

Today painted blue and yellow, with the date 1909 on its domed clock tower, this was once the Muar Railway Station Building. Look out for it on the north side of Jln Maharani, in between Jln Sayang and Jln Sisi. The…
Cafe in Muar

434 Kopi House

Running since 1953, busy 434 Kopi is the best cafe in town, its marble-topped tables overlooked by a large copy of the Mona Lisa. Delicious coffee (brewed from Malaysia Liberica Elephant beans and other varieties) i…
Public Art in Muar

'The Loving Sisters'

Look out for this terrific black and white mural of two sisters on the side of a building by the roundabout as Jln Arab meeets Jln Bakri. The 12m-high painting was created by Russian artist Julia Volchkova.
Mosque in Muar

Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim Muar

This incredible light-blue- and white-painted, blue-roofed, overblown Victorian fantasy was completed in 1927 at a cost of RM10,000; it's a magnificent composite of European and Middle Eastern influences.
Architecture in Muar

Sultan Abu Bakar Building

Red-roofed and painted light blue and white, this imposing and grand copy of the Istana Besar (Grand Palace) in Johor Bahru today houses the Muar Land Office and District Office. It dates from 1921.
Architecture in Muar

Muar High School

Set up by the British, construction on this lovely white, colonnaded high school was completed in 1915.
Park in Muar

Tanjung Emas Park

This pleasant riverside park is well worth a stroll for views of sunset, or early in the morning.
Chinese in Muar

Wah San

This place – named after the famous Taoist mountain Hua Shan in China's Shaanxi Province – looks like it's been going for ever and is best known for its mee bandung, a shallow bowl of noodles served in a spicy sauce…
Public Art in Muar

Chinese Opera Mural

Tucked away behind the four-storey Kwong Siu Building on Jln Ali (between Jln Sisi and Jln Sayang) are some blue-painted buildings, one of which is decorated with a superbly colourful mural of a Chinese opera actres…
Shopping Centre in Muar

Wetex Parade

This shopping centre has a decent array of restaurants on its third floor as well as fast-food outlets.