Content• Location info• Site Analysis• SWOT Analysis• Recommendation
Location Info• By using Lebuh Raya Plus towardsselatan, Bandar Muar is the 2nd exit of theJohor State.• From Shah Alam, the time frame for thejourney is around 2hours and a half.• The main entrance to Muar town is the JalanKesang Bridge that is following to the JalanMaharani that also known as “Jalan Satu”
Location use, building around and planAt the entrance ofthe Jalan Meriamis the TMPoint, the cableconnectionprovider company.At the entrance of Jalan Meriam is the shop lots like a foodarea that is opposite the TM Centre.
Type of BuildingThis is the resident facility where the Pejabat KesihatanDaerah Muar. Mostly at the entrance of the road is thefacilities provided for the resident of Muar such as the PoliceStation, The Health facility center, The TM point and also theschool and post office. The third picture showing theentrance of the road where there is some food arena there.Most building is built in conventional ways based on thevisual inspection. The rate of defects is low based on thevisualize opinion.
Middle of Roads-Type of BuildingBased on theobservationdone, ThePolice Stationof Muar townand theschool area isthe pointwhere theresidentialarea started.Based on theobservationdone, theresidentialbuilding atJalan Meriammostly is a lotbungalowtype. The agemight beapproximatelymore than 10years.
Continued type of buildingMostly the area ofresidential isoccupied by thebungalow type ofhouse, however itis there are stillsome house thatstill conserving theold Malay stylehouse.The best about itis, the Chinese isthe resident of thehouse.The residentiallandownernormally have avery creative wayto make theirhouse charming invisualizeappearances. Thelandscape havetheir own identityand can beidentified whetherthe landowner iswhat race.
Residential Area – Middle Area of JalanMeriamThere are some areaswhere it is not beingused or just leftover.But mostly theresidential in JalanMeriam showing thatthe end area of JalanMeriam is mostfavorite for theresidential purpose.Residential area endthe Jalan Meriam atthe junction of JalanAbdul Rahman
Architectural StyleMostly buildings at the JalanMeriam is an old buildings, thebuilding maybe in range of 10 to15 years.The Police Station also showing anold architectural styleThe residential also mostlyshowing an old architectural styleHowever, there is some residentialthat is using a modernarchitectural where it can be seenat their finishing
Commercial ActivityThe commercial activity at this area onlyfocussing on the early of the road where thereis some restaurant situated there. Starting atthe Jalan Omri junction there is no commercialactivity based on the observation until the endof the road.
Traffic SystemThe trafficvolume atJalanMeriam isnot veryhigh. Thetraffic isfocused onthe earlystart of thejunctionwheremostlycommercialand facilityis locatedhereNearing to theJalan OMRI, thetraffic volumestarting todecreasing becauseof the starting ofresidential areaand ends ofcommercial areaThe road facilityalso is in a goodcondition where novisualize defect hadbeen observed.The poles isprovided at everydrain area at theroad side.
Pedestrian PathThe Pedestrian Path is provided at the earlyjunction of Jalan Meriam, The pedestrian pathis in a good condition where the safety, theworkability and also the appearance is in agood condition.The usage of block bricks is used as the mainelement.
Landscaping and Street FurnitureMostly the Landscaping is done by the privatepersonnel at their property, however the localauthority still have provided some trees at theroad side for the landscaping purpose.Where as the street furniture, mostly the thingprovided is the usual or normal street furniturethat is required to be built. Most of the element isin well kept condition and can be use by the roaduser such as by the pedestrian safely.
Infra and UtilitiesThe infrastructure and the utilities provided at Jalan Meriam is adequate based on thesite analysis.Road lamp is provided at every road side that is needed .The signage also is enough provided.The zebra crossing is provided at the school area for the safety of the students.The drainage poles is provided to avoiding any hazardous to the pedestrian.The drainage provided also in a good condition and can encounter a high volume ofwater thus decreasing the probability of flood to happen
ConditionThe building on the site mostly in a good condition whereas it can be occupied. Butthere is certain building or residential property that is empty meaning no one staythere and for sale.The people there mostly are busy doing their own activity at the site location, it’s hardto see the resident of jalan meriam at that time. Only some people that’s seen going tothe mosque nearby.
StrengthFacilities provided is very good, completed from road, roadfurniture, all supplies, good drainage system, maintainlandscape and free of stray dogs and etc.Beautiful house completed with landscaping that have ahigh opportunity towards investor.Alternative roads to Tanjung Emas the main attraction atmuar, divert traffic jam to hereCan be zoning as high residential area because of mayhousing here is more to wealth type.
WeaknessLess activity in the street, wherewe can see the only activity proneis the school, police station andthe entrance of the street areacausing to un-productive area .Less than 5% commercial activityat the residential area causing theresident to go to the maintown, its annoying if you need todrive of 2km roads just to buysome groceries.Less popular area for residentialbecause of the site that is far fromtown, many house unit is for sellalthough in a very good visualappearances.Many emptied landis observed at theJalan Meriam, wherethere is no activity orstructure exist.
Opportunity• Investor Opportunity for the housing business• Because of the large area of house there, can come upwith homestay opportunity• Second road to the Tanjung Emas area, can increasethe activity in the street area.• Commercial opportunity regarding the empty area atthe street.• Parking lot for the users around the street for a newcommercial area.• The area can contribute in decreasing the congestion inthe main town area by making a new attraction there.
TreatsThe people mindsetthat Muar is justanother “BandarPencen” will alwaysmake Muar looks likeit.The population ofMuar that is notenough to increasethe commercial area.Overcrowded area atthe town because ofthe roads that iscannot be widenmore.Dull area at the JalanMeriam because ofless activity happenthere.Safety of the road userthat using the junctionbetween the road toJalan Majidi, exposedto danger at end ofjunction.The problem inopening newarea, where peopleonly focusing on themain town.
Recommendation• The Jalan Meriam have a high oppurtinity to shine like thearea in the main town whereas the resident of the areamore likely to be a wealth person referring to their houseso the residential volume in this area need to be increased.• Empty land can be use to built up a residential area, acommercial area, and maybe a new focus area so it canreduce the compactness and busyness at the main townarea.• The empty spaces also can be used as the parking lots forthe Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar at the opposite of the roadarea, thus can decrease the traffic congestion at the nearerarea by the Muslim users.
The Jalan Meriam have a high oppurtinity toshine like the area in the main town whereasthe resident of the area more likely to be ahigh wealth person referring to their house sothe residential volume in this area need to beincreasedBy the existence of Police Stationnearer the street Jalan Meriam, thesafety is likely to be in a comfortablefor the resident thus increase theland value and also the interesttowards this street
Empty land can be use to built up a residentialarea, a commercial area, and maybe a newfocus area so it can reduce the compactnessand busyness at the main town area.Mostly the emptied land can beused as a new residential area or acommercial area that can increasethe volume of activity at this streetand make it better
The empty spaces also can be used as theparking lots for the Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar atthe opposite of the road area, thus candecrease the traffic congestion at the nearerarea by the Muslim users.The existence parking can beupgraded so that it’s suitable to beused by the Mosque user by usingthe budget that is approximatelyless than Rm 80 M given to the localauthority.
Best Story and History about Muar• Disini lah bermulanya KesultananMelayu Melaka serta berakhirnyaKesultanan tersebut• Kemangkatan Sultan Alaudin Riayat Shah 1• Perasmian Bandar Maharani Muar olehMaharaja Abu Bakar pada 1887• Muar-Kubu Terakhir Serangan Jepun