9 Things That You Can Do in Muar

1. Muar River


Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor

Muar River is Muar’s landmark. If you drive across the road, you should stop under the bridge beside the Muar River for a while and admire its unique architecture. It was completed in 1967 and officially opened to the public during the time of Almarhum Sultan Sir Ismail Al-Khalidi ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Ibrahim Al-Masyhur, the late Sultan of Johor the same year. Initially, it was a toll bridge, but the Malaysian government canceled the toll after public opposition. 

1.1 Tanjung Emas

Tanjung Emas leisure park overlooks the river mar and offers many adventures for those seeking to get close to nature and enjoy family fun. There’s a whole park to explore, plenty of rest stops to shade out when the sun gets too hot, and even a playground to keep kids entertained. It’s a popular weekend attraction, the park also houses the 9-hole Tanjung Emas Golf Club for those so inclined. If you like river adventures, take a 45-minute to 1-hour boat ride on the river from the park, where visitors can visit towns on the river. Nearby is Tanjung Ketapang, next to Tanjung Emas, which faces the international shipping lanes of the strait of Malacca. This mangrove forest along the cape coast is home to a friendly group of wild macaques, which are not docile but are well adapted to being fed by tourists. After all your adventures, when your stomach starts to growl, the park has a food court that serves local food. Be sure to try Ikan Asam Pedas, it’s the Muar’s signature dish.

2. Wetex Parade


69, Jalan Ali, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor

The Wetex Parade is an integrated retail development located in the town of Muar in Johor. Muar is the third largest town in Johor and was recently declared a royal town by the sultan of Johor. Wetex Parade is the town’s main department store anchor shopping center and the premier retail destination in the Moore area. It covers more than 155,253 square feet and has more than 20 stores. This is a place for a shopping-lover. From the store, the supermarket to the entertainment place, everything is under a roof. If you’re hungry, just look up the catalog and choose your favorite restaurant. Many of the tourists stay here in the afternoon. They even took the opportunity to buy souvenirs or beautiful clothes. All products are sold at a reasonable price.

3. Grisek Hot Spring


J142, Kampung Sungai Gersik Muar, 84150 Parit Jawa, Johor

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The site is located between Parit Jawa and Batu Pahat at Jalan Air Panas, Muar Kampung Sungai Gersik (about 16 km from the town of Parit Jawa). The spa site is clean and well maintained, surrounded by a village enclave of greenery and pavilions. There is a children’s swimming pool and a three-ring pool offering different temperatures for soaking in between 50 and 70 degrees celsius. It is an ideal and relaxing place for travellers to eliminate fatigue during their journeys in the Johor region. If parents feel a bit tired after a long day’s travel and also can bring their children to play while they relax in the warm water. The hotel also offers clean bath facilities and parking.

4. Pantai Leka (Parit Jawa)



Jalan Jabbar, Parit Jawa, 84150 Parit Jawa, Johor

The town of Muar is about a 20-minute drive from Parit Jawa. The two places have completely different lifestyles. Parit Jawa is a simple little fishing village. The people there lead an idle life. As you drive into Parit Jawa, you’ll find a long river that connects to the harbor and the colorful fishing boats moored at the docks. The fishing boat was reflected in the tranquil water. The scenery was natural and quiet. The ripples fuse together as ships occasionally head out to sea or return. In the afternoon, the fishermen chat, play chess or wash their boats. The simple lifestyle of this place makes people fall in love with it. There is a small park near Pantai Leka. There is no doubt that people sit on benches enjoying the peaceful and serene scenery. It is also the best place to watch the sunset. At low tide, the birds will leave in search of food. At night, it’s the best time for children to have fun and for neighbors to have friendship. You can enjoy the view from the Malay restaurant in the right corner. This simple way of life is just what people in urban areas lack. There are also tourist booths. Those who are interested can have a look.

5. Don Hu Jurassic Park Garden


2700, 224, Kampung Sabak Aur, 84000 Muar, Johor

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Don Hu Jurassic Park Garden is amazing. It has more than 30 dinosaur sculptures, including Tyrannosaurus Rex species. Once inside, you really feel like you’re in Jurassic park in those Hollywood movies. It’s a good place for family ties, where children have a lot of fun. The park is also very educational because children can learn more about dinosaur species. Get ready to be awed by realism and giant dinosaur sculptures! The most amazing thing about Don Hu Jurassic Park Garden is that admission is free. Yes! It’s free, which means you don’t have to pay anything to get close and personal with the majestic dinosaur at all. If you happen to be passing near Muar, this is a must-see for you and your family. Your child is sure to have an unforgettable trip with the huge extinct dinosaurs here!

6. HS Farmstay


Ptd 4116, Parit Pajar, Jalan Kesang, muar, 84000 Muar, Johor

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Located in Parit Pajar, Jalan Kesang Muar, HS farm is only a 30-minute drive from Senai international airport. Here, visitors can get close to nature, enjoy the fresh air, pet the animals, and learn about protecting and protecting the environment. Interesting activities such as horse riding, cycling in parks, fish spas, freshwater fish fishing, and honey harvesting can be enjoyed here as an alternative to a holiday vacation. In addition, there is an extraordinary mini-zoo, made up of domestic and foreign animals, for visitors to interact with and pet, as well as feeding sessions, where visitors can feed the animals with food provided by the mini-zookeeper. Another attraction may be HS farm water park and children’s pool, where they can cool off and play in the pool after a tiring farm trip. There is also a small fishing pond for children who are tired of playing in the water park.

7. Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple


104, Jalan Maharani, 84000 Muar, Johor

Muar Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple is a Chinese temple in Muar, Johor state. It is located in Jalan Maharani, which once faced the Sungai Muar river bank. It now faces the Muar Bentayan Bus Terminal. Muar Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess of Mercy, or Kuan Yin in China. The main god of the temple is a thousand-hand Kuan Yin statue. The entrance to the Muar Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple is through a small entrance with an ornate roof. It looks like a back door, but it’s actually the front of the temple. The road leads to an open courtyard opposite the temple’s prayer hall.

8. Muar Mural


1986, Jalan Arab, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor

Muar is a small town in northern johor state, Malaysia, with a small population. It is a popular destination for most malaysians and singaporeans, especially for pilgrimages. In addition to numerous Chinese and Indian temples, mosques and churches, the town is known for its food and prewar architecture. Street art has also boomed in recent years. While dining on Muar’s “Glutton Street” along the Jalan Haji Abu, a bit of walking in search of street art is good for burning calories. Muar’s murals are mostly concentrated in the city center, so they’re easy to find. Most of them are huge and completely occupy the walls of multi-storey buildings. It’s almost impossible to miss any of them. What’s more, most of these murals were completed a year ago and in 2016. If you’re interested in street art, be sure to see it before it fades with time.

9. Gunung Ledang Johor National Park


26, Batu, Jalan Segamat, 84020 Sagil Ledang, Johor

Gunung Ledang National Park is located within the border between Johor and Malacca state, about 30 kilometers from the town of mar. The park is surrounded by the Mount Ophir, now called Gunung Ledang (Mount Ledang). The mountain is 1,276m (4,186 feet) high. According to the park entrance,Gunung Ledang is Malaysia’s 64th highest mountain and the 6th most difficult to climb, however, as you can see from the more detailed listing page on the myMalaysia mountains, Ledang is actually has only the 134th highest peak and the difficulty of it not ranking in the top 20. Still, it is the highest mountain in Johor and the location is just a few hours’ drive from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, means it is one of Malaysia’s most popular and frequently climbed peaks. About 20 minutes’ walk from the entrance, you’ll reach the Rocky Mountains, which are full of boulders and big rocks. This scene adds to the beauty and also tells you that you are very close to the elegant waterfall – Puteri Waterfall. Go up and you will see the second waterfall, which is more spectacular and wider than the first one. It also has a bigger swimming pool.

How to go to Muar from Singapore

1. Private Taxi Service

Travel is more comfortable and less troublesome if you take a private car than by bus or van. You can save a maximum of 1 to 1. 5 hours by getting off the bus twice just to get out of the country. It is suitable for family or groups is to hire a private taxi. This is the most preferred and popular choices among the rest of transport since the travelling time will be most convenient as compare to others transportation especially if you have young children on board. The travelling time normally take less than 3 hours’ drive from Singapore to Muar and that of course must depend on both immigration clearance and traffic condition. Due to high demand, The Rickshaw Run (Main website link) is now providing this transportation services from Singapore to Muar too.


–              Simple and easy to make a reservation through online in just few click.

–              We will pick you up at your selected location in Singapore Island wide.

–              With us you can enjoy sit in the car and across border without alight your luggage.

–              Affordable price with 5 stars services experience.

–              All cars are well maintained to ensure your safety

–              Friendly driver with simple English speaking.

2. Bus & Coach From Singapore To Muar

If you travel according to budget, consider taking a bus. The bus ticket can be booked online. To avoid traffic jams, it is recommended that you book a bus as soon as possible so that you can catch the ferry. Later, you need to get off the bus to clear the customs. Carry your luggage with you for scanning. Your destination is the terminal bus stop in the Muar. The cost of the bus is about RM64 per person.

Bus Ticket (JB Sentral to Muar):


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