A picturesque town located strategically on the Muar River. It's a town and
port on the south-western coast of West Malaysia. Tourists can enjoy a drive or stroll along tree-lined Jalan Tanjung, which follows the river mouth on the south side. Along this road, you will see mosques, old colonial houses, government buildings and a beautiful park.
For most of the travellers visiting Muar, it's amust to stroll along the tree lined Jalan Tanjung, where Jalan Tanjung is actually along the river mouth located on the south side.
Besides along the river side, Muar
has numerous temples. There are:
Nan Hai Fei Lai (Goddess of Mercy Temple), also
called Ah Nio Keng is located the riverside main road of
Jalan Maharani opposite the Bentayan Express Bus Station, is
the oldest Chinese temple in Muar.
Kerng Tang Kou Bioh Temple - The temple also called
Tua Lau Yah Keng is located at the Muar Kwangtung
Association building at the beginning point of intersection
of Jalan Bakri and Jalan Meriam in town centre was founded
by Dato' Chua Tuah Soon and early Teochew people immigrants
in 1895. It is one of the oldest temples in Muar town. Its
name Kerng Tang Kou Bioh in Teochew dialect means "East
Guangdong's Ancient Temple" was derived from Teochew’s
geographical location in east of Guangdong/Kwangtung
province in China and its ancient Teochew patron deity
worshipped at the temple, the "Tua Nang Yah Kong" or "Xuán
Tiān Shàngdì" (literally the Lord of Profound Heaven or
Black Heavenly Emperor God). It was initially brought in
from Riau Islands archipelago, Indonesia by Tan Song Hai for
worship in a shop house at Jalan Maharani before it was
saved in a fire and relocated and installed at present
premises in 1913. The temple was renovated several times and
a major one was when the entrance arch with traditional
Chinese temple architecture and the big sitting deity statue
at the compound build erected in 1998. During the "Chap Goh
Mei" celebration on the 15th day of first lunar month of
Chinese calendar, the last day of Chinese New Year festival,
drove of Teochew devotees will throng to congregate to pray
at the temple and to observe a traditional custom, called "Puak
San Chai Temple, Parit Unas - The Parit Unas Nán Tíng
Sì Temple was founded by late Dato Kor Thian Peng, the
temple's medium who was touted to be the foster son of late
Johor Sultan for their close relationship ever since the
medium helped to cure an illness of a Johor Sultan royal
family member and conferred the Johor datukship award.
According to legend, the temple divine deity god had
protected devotees who seek to hide in the temple during
1969 May 13 racial riots and has in many occasions helps
many devotees from near and far especially, droving flocks
of local and Singapore to throng the temple to worship
especially during the birthday of the divine god, San Chai
Yeah on the 23rd day of the 1st moon of Chinese lunar
calendar(around January/February after Chinese New Year)
every year. A Chinese primary school adjacent to the temple,
SRJKC San Chai was built with the Sultan's donation and
operates with the aids of the temple.
Sian Kong San Temple, Bukit Bakri - A beautiful and
tranquil Buddhist temple located on top of a hill at Bukit
Bakri with magnificent scenery.
Nattukottai Chettiars' Sri Murugan Temple - The
oldest Hindu temple in Muar town in Jalan Meriam has a
unique and beautiful steeple of the dome with old Indian
Hindu achitechture element, but has been torn down as it is
now undergoing some major re-construction. It is also fondly
known as the Nattukottai Chettiars temple for the
contribution of the community in building the temple where
local devotees visit for the divine Lord Murugan's blessing
since the early days it was built. There is a grand annnual
celebration with a chariot procession. Tel : 06-9537358.
Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple. Located at 29 Jalan
Mohammadiah,, celebrated around October end yearly with the
procession of the Amman Chariot.
Nagamalai Koil Alaiyam Temple, Bukit Pasir - Snake
Hill temple, Bukit Pasir, Muar. Local folks call it Hindu
snake temple. This temple, located in the Sime Darby Palm
Oil Plantation in Bukit Pasir is said to be a very
auspicious temple among Hindus in Malaysia and Singapore.
There are small shrines on the forested hill with cobra and
Hindu God statues. According to The Star, Nagamalai Alaiyam
is the third most important hill temple in Malaysia after
Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur and Thannimalai temple in Penang.