Muar Chiang Chuan Association Building, 1936

The member of Chiang Chuan are from 17 areas in China. There are ten cities from Zhangzhou district which are LongXi, DongShan, ZhaoAn, YunXiao, ZhangPu, HaiCheng, Nanjing, HuaFeng, ChangTai, PingHe; Seven cities from Quanzhou district which are Jingjiang, NanAn, HuiAn, TongAn, Anxi, JinMen, XiaMen. There are only 4 Chiang Chuan Associations (herein after referred as…

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Jambatan Sultan Ismail, 1967

The Sultan Ismail Bridge is a bridge in Muar town across the Muar River in Johor, Malaysia. It was the first bridge built across a river that connects Bandar Maharani in Muar to Tanjung Agas in Ledang district. Before construction, the people who want to Cross (call for the Tanjung Agas and Malacca) and crossed…

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Kubu Bentayan @ Fort Fortaleze de Muar

It is believed that the history of Muar started much earlier that the Sultanate of Malacca. There were many accounts recorded about the early history of Muar. In 1361, it was claimed that Muar was a part of the Majapahit empire. Another account also stated that Parameswara, upon his exile from Temasik before proceeding to…

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Nan Hai Fei Lai Goddess of Mercy Temple (before 1913)

The “Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple”, fondly called Ah Nio Keng (亚娘宫 yà niáng gōng/觀音庙 Guānyīn miào), literally the temple of Guanyin Goddess of Mercy. The ancient temple is located at Jalan Salleh, opposite Pagoh Bus Station with over hundred years of history. It was established before 1913 and is the oldest Chinese temple in…

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Living Waters Presbyterian Muar, 1893

In January 1892, Rev.Cook sent Mr. Huang Yue Lin to Muar; and rented a corner shop lot between Jalan Sayang and Jalan Abdullah, to be used for worship service. He was assisted by Rev. Liau Thian Ek. In the same year, Rev. Cook requested for a piece of land for church building and school from…

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Kerng Tang Kou Bioh Temple, 1895

The temple also fondly called Tua Lau Yah Keng in Teo Chew dialect is located at the Muar Kwantung Association building at the beginning point of intersection of Jalan Bakri and Jalan Meriam in the town centre was founded by early settlers from Teochew in 1895, is one of the oldest temples in Muar town.…

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