After posting two articles regarding Merlimau Community College and Merlimau Village Headman House, I am going to write on Merlimau Tun Teja Tomb. Located not far away from Merlimau Village Headman House, Tun Teja Tomb is just 5 minutes drive from Merlimau town.
Who is Tun Teja ? As far as I know there are two versions of records about Tun Teja. These two records are "Hikayat Hang Tuah" and "Sejarah Melayu". Tun Teja was the daughter of the Bendahara, Sri Amar Diraja of Pahang in 15th century. She was originally engaged to the Sultan of Pahang but finally ended up as the consort of the last Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mahmud Syah.
While retreating with Sultan Mahmud Syah from Portuguese attack in 1511, Tun Teja died in Merlimau on the way to Bentayan of Muar, Johor. She was buried in the padi field in Merlimau Pantai.