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A Famosa Fort

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Address: St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
Description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday...
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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It's on my way to the river, Jonker street, and many other historical places & museums from the hotel I stayed so I passed the site every time I was going out. If not, not too be... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's on my way to the river, Jonker street, and many other historical places & museums from the hotel I stayed so I passed the site every time I was going out. If not, not too be bothered to be there. Not have a great story or view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

But worth it for the view of Malaka and being able to see the sea. It also has a lovely old church and a refreshing breeze when you get up these. Some interesting information about the history. Worthwhile visiting. Enjoy. Please let me know if this feedback is helpful?

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thanks to the British officer William Farquah who defied his bosses to preserve this part of the fort built by the Portuguese. As this structure is the only significant evidence beside the ruins of the church at the hilltop behind that tells the presence of Portuguese whose arrival in the 1500s marked the beginning of the European influence in this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Not much to look forward to. Just one of the places to tick off on the to-do list when going to Melaka. The singer there is quite talented.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Anyone who loves or have an absolute interest on archaeological places then this is the right place. Items that was left by the Portuguese government can be found here. Cannon, Graves and markings are something beautifull to look at in this place. The location is strategically situated between the town and the sea (Straights of Malacca). Its a must to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

2 day trip to Melaka from Singapore. All attractions are close to each other. Staying near by hotels will be costly, still save alot of time and you can enjoy the view.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Place isn't large but when you come to Malacca, must visited this place. No need admission fee, it's free and location beside Museum Kesultanan Malacca. In a famosa there painters and singers, we can take a picture with him. But don't photo his painting. After finished visit this place, use stair to St. Paul Church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The icon of Malacca, it is the only thing that remains of the great fort built once upon a time. The brick structure, composed of laterite and something else (can't remember what) is still standing strong. Really nice place but super hot in the afternoon. Go in the morning or in the evening

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The fort's gate is the remaining evidence of the Portuguese fort. One has to visit this first before going up to see the St. Paul's Cathedral located at the hill. Although there's nothing much to see, you'll still be fascinated with the history of the place and how it survived through the years. The remains is under preservation and Malacca... More 

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A place that has necessarily to pass when going to Meleka. It is a Fort built by the Portuguese to defend the city and that has endured over time.

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