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B. Melayu

Kota Tinggi (GPS: 1.72877, 103.89911) is a town in the Kota Tinggi District, Johor, of which it is the administrative seat. Kota Tinggi is about 42 km to the northeast of Johor Bahru. The town has been a Malay settlement since the 17th century, when several unsuccessful attempts were made by the ousted Sultan Mahmud Shah, last Sultan of Malacca, to establish a successor state to the Sultanate of Malacca. This was followed by his descendants which eventually led to the founding of the Sultanate of Johor.

Places such as Pekan Tua, Batu Sawar, Makam Tauhid and Johor Lama, all a short distance from Kota Tinggi town, where at various times the early capitals of the Kingdom of Johor. There are still several historical Malay tombs to be found in Kota Tinggi, the most famous being the Tomb of Sultan Mahmud Shah II in Kampung Makam, on the east side of Kota Tinggi.

Sultan Mahmud Shah II 1685-1699) was the last sultan of the Malacca Sultanate line. A cruel ruler, Sultan Mahmud Shah II was eventually murdered by his own admiral, Laksamana Megat Sri Rama, while he was seated in his dais, earning him the unfortunate title of Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Dijulang (Sultan Mahmud Who Died on the Royal Litter). Laksamana Megat Sri Rama himself was entombed at Kampung Kelantan, on the west side of Kota Tinggi.

The location of Kota Tinggi on the banks of Johor River, one of the widest rivers in the state, puts it in a precarious position. In November-December 2006, Kota Tinggi was severely affected by a big flood that hit Johor as well as Malacca, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan.

Going to Kota Tinggi

By Car
Kota Tinggi can be reached using Route 3 from Johor Bahru. There are also regular ferry services between Kota Tinggi and Changi in Singapore.

By Bus
The the bus from Johor Bahru's Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal to Kota Tinggi's Bus Terminal.

Map of sights in Kota Tinggi

Tourist Attractions and Sights in Kota Tinggi

  1. Firefly Leisure Park (GPS: 1.70302, 103.91299)
  2. Kota Rainforest Resort (GPS: 1.80986, 103.84637)
  3. Kota Tinggi Bus Terminal (GPS: 1.72891, 103.90201)
  4. Kota Tinggi Firefly Park (GPS: 1.72591, 103.91191)
  5. Mausoleum of Bendahara Tun Habab (GPS: 1.73301, 103.91017)
  6. Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud II (GPS: 1.72899, 103.90859)
  7. Muzium Kota Tinggi (GPS: 1.73722, 103.91211)
  8. Pengkalan Kota (GPS: 1.72761, 103.90834)
  9. Touhid Fort and Grave (GPS: 1.73486, 103.90856)

Towns and Sights in Kota Tinggi District

  1. Batu Layar Beach (GPS: 1.44648, 104.29447)
  2. Desaru (GPS: 1.54754, 104.26209)
  3. Johor Lama
  4. Kota Tinggi Waterfall (GPS: 1.82702, 103.83298)
  5. Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau (GPS: 1.73722, 103.91211)
  6. Panti Recreational Forest (GPS: 1.787467, 103.943088)
  7. Pungai
  8. Tanjung Balau
  9. Tanjung Pengelih
  10. Teluk Ramunia

Kota Tinggi is on the Map of Johor

List of Towns in Johor and Towns in Malaysia

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