Muar, a small town in Johor, is one of the most popular spots to visit in Johor. Although it is a small town, there are still plenty of Muar’s attractions that are worth a visit. It takes about a 2.5-hour drive from Singapore to Muar. Start early if you are thinking of spending a full-day trip in Muar.

The town is known for its historical buildings. Besides, you wouldn’t want to miss their food like otak-otak. There are many local delicacies for you to try out if you are a food lover. If you have nothing on the weekend, why not consider a one-day trip to Muar?

If you are a starter and unsure where to go, here are some of Muar’s attractions that you must visit. Plan your trip according to the places that interest you.


Muar’s Attractions #1 – Muar Mural

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If you like art, you wouldn’t want to miss the giant murals or street art in Muar. It is considered one of the best in Malaysia. Many local and foreign tourists visit Muar Just to capture these outstanding arts.

The most significant murals in Muar will be “The Loving Sisters”. It is painted on the wall of a 4-storey building and is now the largest mural ever found in Malaysia. It is done by Russian artist Julia Volchkova. You get to see her other gorgeous works in Penang.

Another mural you won’t want to miss is the “Ferry Pier Mural” hidden in black alleys. It presents the development of the town. Most of the murals in Muar are mostly gigantic and fully occupy the wall of multi-storey buildings. It won’t be difficult to spot them.

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Muar’s Attractions #2 – Don Hu Jurassic Garden

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Open in 2016. This park or tree nursery has 30 realistic-looking dinosaur sculptures in it. You can see some species from the internationally famous Jurassic Park franchise, including the T-Rex. You will want to venture through this park, especially if you have kids.

This is a great place for family bonding. Children will enjoy themselves and learn more about the different species of dinosaurs. The entrance fee is free and thanks to the owner. If you a fan of Jurassic Park, this is a place you want to go. If you are looking forward to life-sized dinosaurs, don’t miss the Dinosaur Encounter at Zoo Melaka. You want to read our article on it.


Muar’s Attractions #3 – Tanjung Emas Park

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Situated along the Muar River, Tanjung Emas Park offers a scenic view of the river and its surroundings. It is one of the top attractions in Muar, and it is suitable for those who want to be close to nature. It covers an area of 20 acres.

There are many activities you can do here besides strolling. You get to see people fishing around there. There’s even a 9-hole golf course at the park houses. There’s also a children’s playground for your children to enjoy.

If you want to have another view of Muar, there is a boat cruise that takes 45 minutes. Sit down and enjoy the leisurely boat ride along the Muar River. You get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Muar, including the old bridges and traditional Malay houses.


Muar’s Attractions #4 – Grisek Hot Spring

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A natural hot spring located in Grisek, approximately 12km from the Muar town center. It is a popular destination for those seeking a relaxing and therapeutic experience. You can choose from a few pools, and the water temperature varies between 50 to 70 degrees Celsius. Don’t worry about bringing your kids, as there is a pool for kids too.

The hot spring is surrounded by greenery landscapes, and there is always a crowd during the weekend. Go on weekdays if you want to avoid the crowd. They believe the hot spring can improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle and joint pains.

Bathing facilities are included, and the entrance is free. It will be a great place to relax after a tiring journey as you can relax in the hot soothing water.


Muar’s Attractions #5 – Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple

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The oldest temple in Muar, Nan Hai Fei Lai temple, was built in 1913. It is between two shophouses. The temple is dedicated to Guan Yin, or the Goddess of Mercy. Many locals will come here to pray for their families.

During the old times, the temple was the major worshipping place for immigrants and locals. The temple can be quite packed during the goddess’ multiple birthdays, which include her enlightenment and renunciation dates.

It can be quite hard to find parking if you drive here. There will be many cars parked along the road side. If you are lucky enough, you get to find a parking space.


Muar’s Attractions #6 – Glutton Street

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If you are a food lover, you must visit the glutton street, located along Jalan Haji Abu, between the junction with Jalan Meriam and Jalan Ali. You get to find many local food stalls along the road, which stretch as long as 100 meters.

There are nearly two dozen food stalls there. Different stalls open at different times of the day and have different off days. There will be a crowd during weekends.

Satays are one of the foods that you can find there. There are chicken and pork meat satays and even pork intestines. The taste will be sweet, and the texture will be soft. The peanut sauce is also a bit sweet with a bit of nuttiness and a mild taste of spices.

There is a fried oyster omelette stall there which is quite famous, and you must try it. Otak-otak is one of the most popular foods in Muar, and you can’t miss it. If you are around there, remember to buy a few to try.

There are a few stalls that sell traditional herbal tea. On this hot day and travelling around, getting one cup to relieve the heat will be a good idea, especially travelling in Malaysia’s humid heat.

Glutton Street is more like a hawker center that is stretched along a short road. If you are hungry after some travelling and you are nearby, drop by and grab some local food to fill your stomach.

Enjoy your one-day trip to Muar with all these attractions. There are many more other attractions and food that you must try out. Extend your trip if you think one day isn’t enough.

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