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Johor Lama

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Johor Lama

Johor Lama is a village situated on the banks of the Johor River, in modern Kota Tinggi district, 40 kilometres from the city of Kota Tinggi in Johor, Malaysia.

It is near the site of the former capital of the Johor Sultanate, established by Alauddin Riayat Shah II shortly after the fall of the Sultanate of Malacca in 1511. The fort was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1587.

Further Reading

Concerning the destruction of Johor Lama by the Portuguese in 1587:

  • Borschberg, Peter, The Singapore and Melaka Straits. Violence, Security and Diplomacy in the 17th Century, NUS Press, 2010. https://www.academia.edu/4302722
  • Borschberg, Peter, Singapore and the Destruction of Johor Lama in 1587, Singapore, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/12955566
  • Borschberg, Peter, The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre, Singapore: NUS Press, 2014. https://www.academia.edu/4302708
  • Pinto, Paulo J. de Sousa, The Portuguese and the Straits of Melaka, 1575-1619. Power, Trade and Diplomacy, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore: MBRAS and NUS Press, 2012.


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