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Kota Tinggi

Kota Tinggi Town

Kota Tinggi is a town in the state of Johor of Malaysia, located around 42 kilometers north-east of Johor Bahru, on the road to Mersing. Kota Tinggi can also be reached by ferry from Changi terminal in Singapore where tourists need to pass through the immigration check point at Tanjung Belungkur ferry terminal before their arrival. Kota Tinggi is also the name of the district, Kota Tinggi District, where the town is situated.

Kuala Sedili or Tanjung Sedili, a small fishing town located 37 km north-east of Kota Tinggi town, is the second largest fishing port in east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

The small town of Sungai Rengit is about 70 km from Kota Tinggi.

Administration

Kota Tinggi town and other settlement of Kuala Sedili, Sungai Rengit and Pengerang are administered by Kota Tinggi District Council (Majlis Daerah Kota Tinggi), which is based in Kota Tinggi town. The higher administrator of this town called Pegawai Daerah (District Officer), which normally being changed every 5 – 6 years as being promoted by the city council. His official home can be seen nearby the field of the city called Padang Kerajaan Kota Tinggi, nearby the highest building located the admints of Kota Tinggi government - The Bangunan Sultan Iskandar.

Tourism

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls at Lombong

Kota Tinggi is known as a historical town because the Sultanate of Johor was established there. Many historical tombs are found here including the famous Makam Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Dijulang (the tomb of the last sultan of the Malaccan Sultanate line), Makam Bendahara Tun Habib Abdul Majid and Makam Tauhid in Kampung Makam. Makam Laksamana Bentan is located in Kampung Kelantan.

The Kota Tinggi Waterfalls at Lombong, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-west of town, are popular tourist destinations.

The waterfalls are 36 meters high, and are located at the base of the 634 meter high Gunung Muntahak mountain. The cool river water drains through a series of shallow pools ideal for swimming. The natural beauty of some parts of the location has somewhat been spoiled by resort development with artificial landscaping.

There are also many beaches along the coastal part of Kota Tinggi. The most popular beaches are Tanjung Balau, Desaru and Batu Layar ('sail rock'), which are 58 km, 55 km, and 62 km from Kota Tinggi town respectively. Chalets and hotels offering reasonable rates can easily be found along the beach.

Teluk Sengat, located 25 km east of Kota Tinggi town, is a popular seafood village among tourists, especially those from Singapore.

2007 Kota Tinggi flood history

Kota Tinggi was hardest hit in the flood that devastated Johor and some parts of Pahang, Malacca, and Negeri Sembilan. Nearly 100,000 people had to be evacuated to rescue centres.

The first flood wave started on 19 December 2006 and sunk almost the whole town of Kota Tinggi. With a height of 4.90 metres (16.1 ft), it broke the previous record flood level. The second wave, which began on 11 January 2007, at 5.45 metres (17.9 ft) exceeded even the height of the first wave. Kota Tinggi town was totally underwater for nearly two weeks and was isolated from other towns due to landslides and flooding.

External links

  • Kota Tinggi WIFI List
  • Official website of the Kota Tinggi District Council
  • The Kota Tinggi waterfalls

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