Monthly Archives: February 2013

THE DAY JAMES BOND CAME TO MUAR TOWN

Western influence on our society is so effective that it takes no time to see our urban population emulating the western ways. We were once colonized by the British whose closest ally was the United States and most of these … Continue reading

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CREEPY TALES OF MUAR TOWN IN THE 50s AND 60s

It was almost two o’clock in the morning sometime in the year 1962, four friends were cycling home after watching a late night movie at the Rex cinema. Those days the Rex cinema screened midnight movies quite often. It normally … Continue reading

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MUAR’S COLOURFUL CULTURAL LIFESTYLE (2)

In this article I will continue with Muar’s colourful cultural lifestyle. Besides the lively Ghazal songs, Johor’s traditional heritage include another two interesting traditional dances namely the Zapin and the Kuda Kepang Traditional Horse Dance. Both performances differ greatly not … Continue reading

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MUAR’S COLOURFUL CULTURAL LIFESTYLE

We remember a place because of the people we know, we remember a place for the food we love and we also remember a place for its cultural lifestyle. Muar town of my early days had all these elements. Growing … Continue reading

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THE CLUBS OF MUAR TOWN

The social culture of Muar town in the late fifties was very much British in nature just like in many other parts of the country but of course with the mixture of our country’s ethnic multi-racial population. Although the Malay … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING FERRY SERVICE

Muar town has quite a number of untold facts unknown to many, even among some Murians. Not many know that there was once a zoo located at Jalan Juned across the Chung Hwa High School. In fact it was built … Continue reading

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MUAR TOWN’S UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS

One of the few factors rendered some places unforgettable is the people who reside in these places. They are instrumental in gravitating us through a strong magnetic force that can easily unsettle our mind and the only antidote is to … Continue reading

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