The history of Kota Panchor is not ancient but still plays an important role in the history of Johor. This is where the sovereignty of the Johor State slipped into the hands of foreigners. Panchor was also once a temporary stopover centre for Acheh soldiers on a voyage via the Johor River and the Portuguese also used to build warehouses here.
With the assassination of Sultan Mahmud Syah II in 1699, the lineage of the Sultan of Melaka ended. Following his death, the Bendahara Johor was installed as the new Sultan of Johor bearing the title Sultan Jalil Riayat Syah IV. He moved the seat of government from the Kota Makam Touhid to Kota Panchor in 1700 – 1708 and again in 1716 – 1718.
In 1718 Raja Kecil of Siak invaded and conquered Johor and was proclaimed Sultan bearing the title Sultan Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah. He took up residence in Panchor until 1719 before moving to Riau. Panchor was the last capital of Johor located on the mainland of Johor until 1816 when the government seat moved back to Tanjung Puteri (present day Johor Bahru).
Panchor is now just a small fishing village, which houses historical relics such as Acheh anchors by the river, the tomb of Sultan Abdul Jalil at the foothill as well as the Kubu Kota Fortress and the Tomb of Raja Puteh at its hilltop.
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