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THE MARHABAN CHOIR OF THE SIXTIES

(Picture of Kumpulan Marhaban Tanjung, Muar (1963) Another interesting feature in the lives of Muar ┬áMalay youths of the sixties was the Marhaban Choir. This choir would only surface immediately after the first day of the Hari Raya festival and … Continue reading

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THE SPOOKY SIDE OF JOHOR BAHRU TOWN (Part Two)

Strange but true. What is strange but true? It is strange because a lot of those who do not believe in the existence of ghosts like to read ghost stories. One of them is reading it now offering a cynical … Continue reading

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THE SPOOKY SIDE OF JOHOR BAHRU TOWN (Part One)

Like all other towns, Johor Bahru town has its fair share of spooky tales. Some of its paranormal stories deserve a good horror movie; sightings of strange figures, events occurred that cause puzzlement and peculiar experiences keep on outwitting us. … Continue reading

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JOHOR BAHRU OF MY GROWING YEARS

Johor Bahru had always been my second town during my growing years. Every time when the school holidays started, I would pack some clothing and had them stuffed in my bag and not forgetting the toiletries, I would walk to … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hari Raya was the most celebrated festival during my growing years in Muar town and I believe it is still the most celebrated festival until today as the Malay population is still dominant. The Chinese New Year celebration came second … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATION OF THE 50s AND 60s IN MUAR TOWN (Part Two)

We are still in Muar town and the year is 1960 and by now some of you readers, particularly the young ones have learn something precious, something that money can’t buy. Life in the 50s had always been good, even … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATION OF THE 50s AND 60s in Muar Town (Part One)

Have you ever imagined travelling back in time to a not distant past, only about fifty years back in time. How life was then and how society coped with the slow pace of development and they never complained. The wonderful … Continue reading

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