Kota Buruk

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Kota Buruk,[1] literally mean "Fort of Ruins" in Malay is a historic site believed to be located at the today's Kampung Tanjung Selabu, Jorak, Sungai Terap, Bukit Pasir, Pagoh, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. This site purportedly said to be identified as the original Kota Buruk location and is being preserved as historic place for the public visit. Near the site, another historic site the fort of Biawak Busuk is believed to be located.

Kota Buruk together with Biawak Busuk are 2 historical sites in ancient Malacca's history which Parameswara has open during his stop over and stay in Pagoh, Muar when exiled from Temasik, before his move to Malacca and open the Malacca sultanate empire.

Kota Buruk was a fort build by Parameswara and was mentioned in the history of Malacca Sultanate while Biawak Busuk was another place opened by Parameswara where he is said to encounter many monitor lizards disposing a disgusting smell. There are few source of history records regarding this events as follow in i.e.:-

This source highlighted the emergence of Parameswara replacing his father, Raja Sam Agi as the ruler of Palembang who had opened Malacca. He was attacked by the King of Java, Batara Tamavill for declaring himself as 'Mjeura'(those who dare) and fled to Temasik(Singapore). After killing Siamese King of Ayutthaya representative, Temagi there, he secretly ruled Temasik for 5 years. But fearing the revenge attacked by the King of Ayutthaya, he fled to Pagoh, Muar with his 1,000 followers and lived there for 6 years when the Seletar peoples were still occupying Malacca.

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