History of Muara

Before the 1900s, the village of Muara was inhabited by a small group of Malay fishermen.

The development of the Serai Pimping area for coal extraction in 1883 for steamships, and later settlement of the area as Brooketon by Charles Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak in 1889 saw rapid development of the area. Brooketon was named after the White Rajahs of Sarawak gradually lent its name to the area which was then controlled by the government of Sarawak.

The development of the Brooketon Colliery coal mine also lead to transport and infrastructure development at Muara. A wooden railway was built to