Middleburg Bastion
Middleburg Bastion
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,797 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Bastion Middelburg is a bastion and part of the fortifications built by the Dutch when they ruled this part of Malaysia. It certainly looks like a bastion, although the walls are all gone so it just kind of sits there on it’s on. There are some small cannons on the ramparts, just to complete the look. It’s not a major thing to see, more of a landmark and it’s right next to Dutch Square. It’s kind of fun to take a look at night too, because it’s lit up then.
Written February 22, 2020
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Rani A Wahyono
Indonesia408 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Middleburg Bastion is located in front of the Red Church and next to the sultanate's wood waterwheel.

There are some cannons facing the Melaka River where we can see the Melaka river from the Middleburg Bastion wall. Small place to visit but nice,it will not take long, before going to Jongker Street.
Written December 22, 2019
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Stryfe88
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a nicely reproduced mini structure to illustrate Dutch fortifications in Malacca. Nice for taking a few pictures since this is in a central location.
Written September 16, 2019
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javiercard2017
Bilbao, Spain142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
After the fall of Melaka from the Portuguese to the Dutch new measures were taken to ensure the safety of Melaka. The Dutch fortified the walls of Melaka city, which further strengthened the existing city’s defences left by the Portuguese. The fortification of the city’s walls involved the building of a bastion or control tower strategically located at the mouth of Melaka River, the focal point for trade and stopover for international ships.The building of a bastion, known as Middleburg was carried out by the Dutch in 1660. This new control tower added to the existing bastions of Melaka city to nine. The defences of the city became strengthened with this new bastion as it regulated the area surrounding Melaka River, busy with shipping and trading activities at the time. The existing defence system with bastion provided cannon support to the military. It proved a vital factor in overcoming unseen threats.
Written October 25, 2018
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
Along with the Santiago Gate this is the only remaining part of the former Fortress in Melaka. It is close to Dutch Square and overlooks the river. It was discovered in 2006 and has since undergone heavy reconstruction. It almost looks brand new. Signs on the outer walls show the Dutch and Portuguese layers of brickwork. It was originally built in the 1660's. Some may think the restoration is a bit heavy handed. There is tourist information right next to the site.
Written April 30, 2014
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is all that is left of the Dutch fort built during their occupation. There are some Portuguese parts that are also visible. The cannons there are from the Dutch East India Company era.
Written September 9, 2019
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AndyB-GC
Gold Coast, Australia218 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are walking around in Melaka, this is next to the bridge at the end of Jonker street. Recreation of the battlements illustrating the original construction and additions done to further strengthen the walls. Directly opposite the red square.
Written July 13, 2019
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Honisoiquimalypense
Derby, UK1,357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a neat reconstructed part of the fort that sits on the banks of the Malacca River. It has a few old Dutch cannons in place. The site is clean , well maintained and sometimes quite busy. You have to climb some steps to get in!
Written November 16, 2018
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Marcus Sant
Jakarta, Indonesia135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Well.. If you like histrory and understand the ancient stone architecture, you would love this place. If not, it is still a good place to visit since it is located next to a beautiful river, windmill, and the iconic red church. Enjoy your trip guys!
Written September 23, 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Beautiful old Dutch Fort dating from the 1660's and one of my favourite things to see in Melaka. This is because it is a real piece of history. Melaka was a really important place back in these times, due mainly to its trade in Spices. Thus the city needed protection, hence this impressive red bricked fort. Most of it id gone now but this impressive bastion remains with its thick walls. It is a very peaceful place, most tourists stay on Jonkers and around Red Square or up on St Paul';s Hill. This place won't take you long to see and it would be a real pity to miss it, especially if you are interested in history.
Written August 14, 2017
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