7 Forts to explore in Malaysia
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Fort Margherita was built in 1879 to guard Kuching’s river approaches from pirates. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak's history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. Named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Ranee Margaret, it is an extremely interesting building.
This was the best defense built along Johor during the time of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II (1528-1564). It was built to fight the external invading forces. The fort was in its peak power during the year of 1,511 when Johor became the ruling center and the fort was used to counter-attack the Portuguese position in Malacca.
The Lukut Fort and Museum is a historical site in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The fort was built by Raja Jumaat in 1847 and later controlled by his son Raja Bot. Located on a hill, it is in ruins and the area has been converted into a historic recreation park above the museum. The museum houses some of the antiquities of the fort, apart from artifacts and pictures related to the history of the past tin extraction done in Lukut area.
One of the beautiful fort which was located in the heart of Kedah, which has a lot of history to say. The original fort was made from clay, timber and bamboo and was used by the Portuguese as a trading depot. It is now one of the popular tourist destination in Malaysia.
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.