Some newbies who are new to the majestic town of Muar will be wondering what they can do around here. Tourists that come here are mostly drawn for the food because Muar is rather famous for its delicious Mee Bandung and satay. But if you are not lazy to walk around or maybe mingle with the locals here, you might get a chance to actually explore some of the hidden excitement that you will get only in Muar.
After working hours from 9 – 5, driving to the town (nearby jalan meriam) 2nd floor, all the women will be gathering together while dancing along with Chinese & English tunes, sometimes even performing the dance that consists of the malay zapin,india song. It’s a wonderful, good health exercises for the mamas. All the mamas or ladies must come for these exciting exercises instead of watching tv at home.
Muar actually is home to some of the best coffee factories and Sai Kee 434 & Hwee Jian are two of the more famous ones. You can simply hop into any coffee shop here and asking for Kopi-Kow (thick) and if the coffee shop is using Sai Kee’s Coffee Powders, you will sure to like it. Most coffee shops here also serve delicious steam/toast bread. If you happen to see loafs of bread displayed in the glass cupboard, coffee tasting will probably be the most memorable thing for your entire trip to Muar.
SULTAN ISMAIL BRIDGE
Sultan Ismail Bridge is known as the gateway to highway 5 which will lead you directly towards Melaka. The other direction will take you back to Batu Pahat and Johor Bahru. The bridge will bring you across the Sungai Muar and the Straits of Melaka. We crossed the bridge in search of the famous Muar Mee Bandung.
WALK AROUND THE TOWN
It will be so much interesting to walk on foot around the town of Muar. Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow Streets – The Street of Muar is uniquely being color coded. We walk around the street of Muar in search for a recommended coffee place after lunch. It can be a quite useful reference if you need to find your way if you aren’t familiar with this town. You could just hang out with your friend at a shop in the Yellow Street.
Otak-otak is being made by mixing fish paste (usually mackerel) with a mixture of spices that includes chilies, garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemon grass and coconut milk. The mixture is later being wrapped in a leaf that has been softened by steaming, and then it will be grilled or steamed.