A UNIQUE DESTINATION MUAR
Muar District is located in the north-west Johor state, Malaysia. The District constitutes Muar City and also Tangkak’s small district. It is located near a border with Malacca in the north, Segamat in the east and Batu Pahat in the south.
Muar district is about 2346.12 square kilometres with a population of 328,695 people (census 2000). The word ‘Muar’ is believed to originate from an estuary. Other possibility is that it is derived from a Hindu word namely “Muna” and “Ar” which mean “Three” and “River” respectively, reflects Muar’s River existence that flowed through these cities and also the longest river in Johor.
The new administration centre which is known as Muar 2 is to be built. The centre would accommodate all Federal and State Government department and is expected to be located nearby Muar Bypass in Muar city.
Nostalgic Mee Siput muar
Mee Siput Muar is traditionally and originally hand-made with flour dough which will then be rolled, stretched into long noodle-like strips or strings before being swirled in a circular spiral pattern to resemble the shell of a snail. They are dried in the sun before being deep-fried in cooking oil until crispy and crunchy. The ready-to-eat snack is best served with condiments like sambal or chili sauce
GETTING AROUND JOHOR BY BUS
Visitors to Johor Bahru can travel to different places within the city by using its extensive bus service network. The buses have destination boards and mostly operate from Larkin Central or the main bus stops in the city centre opposite of City Square (a shopping mall linked to the Malaysian Customs). The fares for the majority of the buses are relatively cheap and they also cater to travellers who are heading to the outskirts of Johor.