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A Famosa Fort, Alor Gajah
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Visit the Portuguese fortress of A Famosa Fort to see one of the oldest surviving European architectural ruins in Southeast Asia. Constructed by the Portuguese Empire in 1511, the fort housed many of the town's Portuguese residents until the Dutch drove them out in 1641. The change of colonial hands remains visible above the entrance to the main gatehouse (the only surviving portion of the fort): note inscribed year 1670, along with a bas-relief logo of the Dutch East India Company. Unfortunately, when the British took control of the fort in the late 18th century, they demolished all but the main gatehouse. Walk among the ruins and stately trees and ponder the colonial contests that swept through the country over centuries. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to A Famosa Fort and many more Alor Gajah attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Alor Gajah travel itinerary planner.
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  • I've been here for the third time and it's history never cease to amaze me. Before you visit this fort, read up on it to understand its history which will make you appreciate the visit even more. If y...  more »
  • Take you time and enjoy the history as it is. the stroll up the hill and read all that inscriptions on the stones slabs you can and one will understand and appreciate taking you back in time a few hun...  more »
  • What little is left of the former magnificent fortress built by the Portuguese. You can fall back on 500 years history. Thanks to the Dutch and the English for having destroyed practically everything. Free entrance and surrounding area beautiful.
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  • This place has a water park, amusement park and a place for animals. Quite popular place in Melaka but maintained in a bad shape. I just visited the water park which had close to 15 rides. The rides were good enough to enjoy with ppl of all age groups but the condition of water running around the rides were too bad. Wave pool was total waste of time with no thrill and fun. Outside food not allowed and separate charges for lockers. One u open the locker for something, need to pay again to close the same locker which was a cheap way to loot money. Overall, decent place to spend time from morning till evening.
  • If you go to melaka, you must visite a famosa. Which one Historical building either stadthyus.
  • Here you can explore the remnants of Portuguese fortress and church during their occupation of Melaka. The whole fortress was called A' Famosa but the existing ruin of entrance to the fortress was called 'Porta de Santiago'. Nearby this historical remnant, you can explore 'Muzium Budaya' where you can learn the history of Melaka long before Portuguese era.
  • I loved haritage place.. things that's make me amaze is.. it's used tobe a beach
  • Can see the Portuguese fortress here. I dont know how the build it. Pretty awesome. Good place for sight seeing and for those who are history freak. haha