Archaeologist Says "Lost City" of Johor Does Not Exist


28 Apr 2006 (Bernama) – Authorities deny existence of lost Johor city. Something doesn’t add up. If they conducted the field survey in July last year, why break the news 10 months later? Read the independent researcher’s side of the story.

Archaeologist Says Johor “Lost City” Does Not Exist

The “lost city” of Gelanggi or Linggiu, claimed to have been hidden in the jungles of Johor for more than a thousand years, does not exist, said an archaeologist in the National Heritage Department.

Khalid Syed Ali, the curator of archaeology in the department’s research and development division, said a team of researchers carried out a study over a month in July last year but found no evidence of the “lost city”.

A tale of two cities – Raimy Che Ross' side


15 Jun 2005 ( – Raimy Che Ross shares his (different) side of the story behind the lost city of Johor.

Discovery insight: Dumber and dumber

Somewhere in the underground vaults of a Jabatan Kerajaan’s Swedenborgian space, lurk two files; one marked “Gelanggi”; the other, “Linggui”.

The folder with “Linggui” scribbled over its cover should, by now, be about half a yard thick and bursting at its spine. Stuffed within are presumably minutes to clandestine meetings, press clippings, confidential memos, dodgy expedition plans, nefarious schemes, plus the frantic drafts of the forthcoming Cabinet Report due in August.

The other binder, bearing “Gelanggi” across its surface, would in comparison be quite a slim file. It would contain nothing more than a few personal letters and printed e-mails written by yours truly, my CV, perhaps copies of the JMBRAS article, and my original draft proposal for a proper follow-up expedition to validate the find.

Reason for the disparity?

Bolehlah-land buffoonery.