Photographer's Note

The corner architecture that label with the year of built 1947 is a small Chinese restaurant.

Before the colonial era, local architectures are typically built with bamboos, woods and sometimes stones. As showing in the above photo, shop lots at the British Colonial era are built with bricks and concrete.

As a historical district, Muar is a prosperous old city before the begin of colonial era, however royal family and local residents are become vulnerable while western power declared war and occupied Malacca Strait.

Muar is rich in history as mentioned in many historical records and archeological works.[citation needed] It is believed that the history of Muar started much earlier than the Sultanate of Malacca. There were many accounts recorded about the early history of Muar. In 1361, it was claimed that Muar was a part of the Majapahit empire. Another account also stated that Parameswara, upon his exile from Temasik before proceeding to found Melaka, had established a settlement at Kota Buruk, Pagoh, Ulu Muar, Muar witnessing the beginning of the Malacca Sultanate empire. Historically, Muar was also where the deposed heir of the Malacca Sultanate escaped to in 1511 following the invasion of the Portuguese, launched from Goa. During the Portuguese's Afonso de Albuquerque invasion and attack in 1511, Muar played a role in resisting the Portuguese occupation of Malacca; the Kubu Bentayan fort was built by the last Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mahmud to repel seaborne invasions, before he was defeated and retreat further to Pagoh, this time witnessing the fall of the Malacca Sultanate empire.

More Informations : Muar, Wikipedia.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2575 W: 64 N: 4774] (20560)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-05-25
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/5.6, 1/1000 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 19:11
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