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A Famosa Fort

St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #21 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Sadly, the British had demolished so much of the original battlements. Only late intervention left a small fort standing.

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malacca city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A must visit to this fort to prove to your friends that you have been to Malacca, Malaysia. This fort was built in the 16th century when the Portugese conqeured Malacca. and still standing proudly facing the sea , albeit the sea line has gone further away due to land reclaimation and develpoment.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bring along your camera it a must for every ones - nice view at background. I like this place as a educations tour for kids since Duch memorial. Nothing say for dislike.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing much to shout about but it's a must place to take photo in Malacca. it's like not visiting great wall of china in Beijing.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is normal and depends on whether you likes history. It will be good to take some pictures, but it is quite hot during the days.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Can't imagine how strong this fort was judging by what little is left of it. Other than a sense of having seen it and touched its crumbling stone walls, the fort has nothing left to offer. Pity no one considered it worthy of upkeep and restoration.

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Perth western australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were very impressed with the fort and particularly the old grave stones that were cut out of the floors and arranged around the walls.Very interesting and gives you a great view of the whole town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very clean and well-preserved heritage building. it's good to see the surroundings and also the building itself got a good maintain.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Either read up beforehand or take time to read the boards with simple introductions. Else, in themselves, just pieces of stones. Interesting to distinguish the original fort from everything else, and imagine how it was in those days. For those going, go figure why there seem to be a mix of Portuguese and Dutch architecture types. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an icon of Malaysian history. Its really only the gatehouse thats survived the drifts of history and dofferent colonialists. But if you're in town, worth stopping by to walk through this survivor of the past. It is tiny as a lot of other reviewers said, but with great history. Worth a mornings walk through the area with this..... More

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