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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  • Old Portuguese fort. Quite out of the way, and really difficult to get to. Make sure the cab doesn't disappear on you as you could be left stranded. Not real means of being able to walk to other desti...  more »
  • Excellent trip ever really want to come and make more explore great place to go amazing more fun to have.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • No historical facts provided at the location but the floating restaurant is very nice
  • 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.
  • Small fort on top of this hill. People came here for evening and morning jog. There are monkeys here.
  • Quite place and suitable for exercise spot. Be prepared for mosquitoes in the evening.
  • Nice Malacca view towards sea side

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