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The Muar River (Malay: Sungai Muar) is a river which flows through the states of Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang in Malaysia. The river also flows through Muar town.

Muar River
Muar river mouth.jpg
Native nameSungai Muar  (Malay)
CountryJohor - Negeri Sembilan , Malaysia
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationKuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
 ⁃ location
Muar, Johor


The Muar River formed part of the Penarikan, an ancient overland trade route, which was a short-cut from the west to the east coast of the Malay Peninsula.


The river is bridged by two bridges in Muar town. The old bridge, Sultan Ismail Bridge, was built in 1967 to replace the ferry service. The Muar Second Bridge was completed in 2005. There are many minor bridges along the river in Pagoh and Negeri Sembilan.

Popular Attractions Along the RiverEdit

One of the attractions of Muar River is Taman Tanjung Emas, the Muar town's recreational park, which is located at the estuary of Muar river. It is outlined by a picturesque esplanade overlooking the scenic river. Oysters catchers can be seen daily at low tide collecting oysters for making o-chien at the local food stalls. The park also houses a 9-hole golf course, which is much visited during the weekends.

The Muar River is an excellent example of a meander in the last 12 miles of its length before entering the sea.

There are two Jamek Mosques along the Muar River. The older Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque, which was built in 1927, has been a major landmark of the town for many years. The Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque is situated in Muar town, on the southern bank of the Muar River. Its design incorporated many British influences due to its construction during the British colonial period. It has a prominent 4-storey minaret in its backyard. The newer Sultan Ismail Jamek 2 Mosque, which is located at the northern bank of the Muar River in Tanjung Agas, is the latest icon of Muar town as well as the river. Completed in 2002, it is also the biggest mosque in town. The second mosque's design is similar to the earlier mosque. Both mosques offer a breathtaking scenery when viewed from the mouth of Muar River.

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Coordinates: 2°03′N 102°34′E / 2.050°N 102.567°E / 2.050; 102.567