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Family-Friendly Activities and Venues to Visit when in Muar

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Muar’s historical buildings and graves is a testament to its rich heritage but that’s not all there is to see and do in this Royal Town of Johor.

Here are 5 things you can do in Muar with little ones in tow.

1. Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

Location: Jalan Petri, Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia

Wander through the Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque, a building of intricate designs influenced by Islamic mosques and European palaces. The blue and white structure forms a brilliant sight with its grand porticoes, welcoming archways, towering minaret, and well-crafted balustrades adorned with pinnacles on its edges.

2. Donhu Jurassic Garden

Donhu Jurassic Garden

Location: 2700, 224, Kampung Sabak Aur, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Thur – Tue (closed on Wed)
10 am – 5 pm

With over 30 realistic looking dinosaur sculptures, Donhu Jurassic Garden is sure to be a hit with kids who love these pre-historic creatures! Additionally, there are kiddie rides available at extra fares and also a gift store where you can bring home dinosaur merchandise.

3. Sungai Mati Ox-bow Lake

Sungai Mati Ox-bow Lake

Location: Sungai Mati, 84000 Muar, Johor Malaysia
24 hrs

Sungai Mati Ox-bow Lake, previously part of the Muar river port was formed when it was cut away from the main stream of the Muar River. Today, Sungai Mati, meaning ‘dead river’ in Malay, provides water for irrigation of the surrounding crops.

If you visit during the harvest period, vast paddy fields gleaming gold with wheat, surrounding lush greenery untainted by pollution combined with the sun’s brilliant reflection on the lake, makes for a magnificent sight to behold.

4. Wetex Parade

Location: No.69, Jalan Ali, Muar 84000, Malaysia
10 am – 10 pm

Whether you want to fill your tummies with something yummy, buy back gifts for your friends, indulge your inner shopaholic, or escape the sweltering heat, swing by Wetex Parade. Outlet offerings range from bags, books, fashion and footwear to gifts and groceries.

5. Tanjung Emas Park

Tanjung Emas Park

Location: 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia
24 hrs

Tanjung Emas Park is a lovely place where a scenic view is not the only thing you can enjoy with your family. You can enjoy the evening breeze with a leisurely stroll, try your hand at fishing, spread out a mat and have a picnic, watch your little ones run wild at the playground, or go for a cruise along the river on a boat.


This list was compiled with information available from various websites. While the information is correct at the time of publishing, we advise you to check with the respective place/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.

This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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