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Kota Tinggi Museum

Built in 1997 and opened to the public in 2002, the museum traces the glory days of the Johor Sultanate, which started soon after the Malaccan empire fell to the Portuguese in 1511.

The site Kota Tinggi was chosen for a museum due to its historical significance as the seat of the old Johor Sultanate.

It was also at the valley of the Johor River that the famed writer Tun Sri Lanang wrote in the annals of “Sejarah Melayu” (Malay History), a histography of Malay excellence. 

A walk through the two-storey building will bring you past a collection of rare exhibits from the 19th century to the present, including century- old porcelain, huge canvas paintings, ancient musical instruments and once- victorious weapons.

Trace the history of one of this region’s most colourful empires. The museum is open Sat-Thurs from 9am-4pm and is closed on Fridays. Admission is free.
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