St. John's Fort, Melaka

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The St. John's Fort (Kubu St. John) is a historical fort in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia.HistoryThe fort was constructed during the Dutch Malacca in the 18th century to guard against landward attack. It was once a private chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.ArchitectureThe fort is located at the top of St. John's Hill. It was built from Laterite stone and bricks. The fort had only one entrance and its outer walls range between 3-4 meters high.ExhibitionsThe fort has canons that are facing inland because the Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than maritime invasions.
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  • June 16, 2017
    Generally circular-shaped with just a small ground area inside where there are about five or six cannons pointing outward on the rampart (that goes around inside), there's just "not much at all" to sa...  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    By car from the center of the Malacca 5-is a fortress on the Hill ran sixth. Atop a small Cannon are watchful glare. Took me to the local. It is crowded with people who come to see the sunset at said point, and in the evening. However, set the tone, so depending on the location is bad. The have a strong coconut juice cream push man in the parking lot, we were turned down at first, but is eventually purchase. This uncle, sales force.
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  • April 16, 2017
    I do appreciate its nature preserved area.. Nowadays its rare to find such places wherein history is still intact.. On top d fortress U can view a glimpse of the city... "  more »
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  • August 9, 2017
    St. John's Fort @ the top of St. John's Hill is called Kota Senjuang in Bahasa. It has given the name to the Portuguese Village "St John", better known as The Portuguese Settlement, a stone throw away from the hill. It is a nice place for a visit if you enjoy good views. The view from the top of St. John's hill is particularly inspiring at sunset. And Ujong Pasir, just east of the hill, is a great place to look for authentic local food. The fort was once a private chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist, it was constructed during the Dutch occupation of Melaka in the 18th century. Interesting features that should be noted, is that the forts cannons are facing inland instead of the sea. The Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more, than from the maritime attackers.
  • September 4, 2017
    Nice Malacca view towards sea side
  • July 2, 2017
    Small fort on top of this hill. People came here for evening and morning jog. There are monkeys here.
  • June 15, 2017
    Quite place and suitable for exercise spot. Be prepared for mosquitoes in the evening.
  • July 21, 2017
    Good view town n sea

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