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St John's Fort

Jalan Ujong Pasir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

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About St John's Fort

The St. John's Fort is a historical fort in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The 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. The fort has canons that are facing inland because the Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than maritime invasions.



Attractions near St John's Fort

Malaysia Prison Museum0.2km from St John's Fort

The Malaysia Prison Museum is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum building used to be a prison built in Malaysia. The building was originally constructed in 1860 by Governor Colonel Cavenagh as HM Prison Jail. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions in Malacca which opens every day except Monday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Sam Po Keng Temple1.24km from St John's Fort

The Poh San Teng Temple is a Chinese temple located at the foot of Bukit China, next to the Malacca Warrior Monument and King's well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong. The temple was founded in 1795 during the era of Dutch Malacca by Chinese Kapitan Chua Su Cheong. It was now one of the famous tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Perigi Hang Li Poh1.24km from St John's Fort

The Hang Li Poh's Well, also known as King's Well, is a historical water well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest water well in Malaysia. The well was built in 1459 by the followers of Hang Li Poh as the main water source in the town. After conquering Malacca in 1511, the Portuguese secured the well and used it as their main water source supply.

Bukit Cina1.29km from St John's Fort

Bukit China is a hillside of historical significance in the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca, Malacca Town. It is located several kilometers to the north from the historical center of Malacca , but these days, it's surrounded by the modern city on all sides.

Proclamation Of Independence Memorial1.53km from St John's Fort

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum is housed in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion. The two golden onion domes located at the top of the building embellish the stark white stucco. The memorial exhibits records and photos of the early era of Malay Sultanate. It also displays the journey of Malaysia from independence and its modern development.

A Famosa1.59km from St John's Fort

Former Portuguese fortress, among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gatehouse, is the only part of the fortress that still remains today.

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Famous for its unique history and is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia. With a highly strategic state position for international trade routes, Malacca was once a well-known international trade center in the East.