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St. John's Fort, Malacca

St. John's Fort - Malacca, Malaysia
St. John's Fort
Jalan Laksamana, Malacca, Malaysia 75450Map
St. John's Hill
Neighborhood: Bandar Hilir
Overview

Located at St. John's Hill about 3 kilometers from Malacca town, this fort was formerly a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. During the third quarter of the 18th century, it was reconstructed by the Dutch and converted into a fort. Notice how the gun embrasures are positioned such that they face inland. This is because Malacca was always attacked from the hinterland instead of from the sea.

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