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A Famosa Fort

St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
0169929042
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Ranked #19 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday it occupied a massive area and contained numerous government buildings,... more » Owner description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday it occupied a massive area and contained numerous government buildings, churches and hospitals. « less
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Kunming, China
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343 reviews 343 reviews
180 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting, in view of Melaka's rich colonial history. Probably does need to be seen, and it doesn't really require much time. There was no entrance fee the day I toured. Good place to pose for photos. The tricked-out trishaws are a hoot. Actually, enjoyed the Sultan's Palace next door more. But the two can easily be combined, along with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While the sight might not be impressive, it is a token of an amazing past, and should at least be passed by on a trishaw.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great experience for youngster and adult but quite tiring for elderly. Windy there and able to partially view the Malacca town.

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Rawang, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A Famosa (meaning "The Termashur" in Portuguese) was built by the Portuguese once conquered Malacca in 1511. A Famosa is located in Bandar Hilir, Malacca next to a replica of the Melaka Sultanate Palace and the Church of St. Paul. It is the oldest European architecture that still live in Asia. Fort A Famosa built so strong that it helped... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Actually when something is old there will be degradation.Top of it there was a battle here.So this is part of history of this region.People get to know the Dutch and Portugese influence in Malaysia. If you want a postcard showing this fort you can ask me.Otherwise if you are at this place you can see many souvenirs to buy.

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Penang
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

From a distance, it still maintain the shape that it should be. But from near, you can see a very bad work of cement patches all over the fort. A job which was done by very bad skilled workers. Even me can do a better cement patches. And never take the rickshaw ride (either from here or from the Red... More

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Vale, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As forts go, this one was OK, but the real attraction for me, was the old cannons that were in front of the fort. They were unbelievable, bronze, and in perfect condition. The area around the fort had some attractions, and the people were very nice. if you are in Melaka, it is a nice place to visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Sadly, most of fort is destroyed, but what remains provides a succinct view of colonial history, shaped by the Portuguese, English, Dutch.

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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of Malacca's greatest attraction! They really take care of the historical heritage! I will be my pleasure to come back there again!

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Bogor, Indonesia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not much things to do here but you can spot yourself in front of A Famosa Fort to make a classical selfie photo. :)

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