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AS a Muarian, I felt very proud when HRH Sultan Ibrahim of Johor on Feb 6, 2012 proclaimed Bandar Maharani a royal town.

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Sultan Abu Bakar spearheaded the development of Johor through the Kangchu system. Bird’s eye view of Muar, also known as Bandar Maharani. Flag of the State Commissioner of Muar that was designed by Sultan Abu Bakar.

The 128-year-old town looks rather tired, is too laid-back, and in dire need of a facelift.

Sultan Ibrahim is passionate in preserving history and maintaining a clean and healthy environment in Johor.

Prior to 1877, the territory of Muar north of the river was known as Muar Kesang, and its south as Muar Padang.

Sultan Ali ceded the government and territory of Johor except Kesang to Temenggong Ibrahim on March 10, 1855.

After Sultan Ali’s demise in 1872 and following internal conflicts and for political expediency the British chose Maharaja Abu Bakar to take guardianship of the […]