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“A Famosa Fort is a must if u visit Malacca”
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A Famosa Fort
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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.
Reviewed November 15, 2012

do visit this Fort if u r in Malacca. your trip isnt complete if u didnt visit A'Famosa Fort & it was a nice place to take photos too.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just like its counterpart Macau (with the famous St. Paul's Ruins), a ruin is the city's landmark and in Malacca's case, it is the Porta de Santiago Fort, better known as A'Famosa.

The ruins are always full of people during the weekends, just hanging around or taking photos. In the compound is the Fort itself as well as numerous old cannons and even some of the original foundations of the demolished defense walls, of which the A'Famosa was a part of.

If you want to explore the Malacca Historical Zone further, then the A'Famosa is the perfect base to kick things off, before proceeding to other sights like St. Peter's Church, the Stadhuys, Museum of Islamic Civilization, Christ Church, and the famous Jonker Street.

Thank HannTi_Tan
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I mean... restoration is good in order to keep the historical piece in good condition but why the need to repaint the fort fresh and even cover some area that not suppose to cover with paint? It looks like new fort rather than fort from those historical days? Ehhh? Not happy, it is just like watching part of Angkor Wat with new "buddha head" that look fake and destroyed the originality.

Thank AsianEDM
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

nice and well kept. and you get to tour the place and learned a lot from the place history. It is clean and the people are friendly

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The historical site that you should visit. The Portuguese fort that still left. Nothing much you can do here except taking the photo. But if you value the history of it, then this is amazing landmark to stepped foot in.

Thank cornnelius n
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