7 Forts in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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7 Forts to explore in Malaysia

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A FamosaJalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia

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.

Dutch Fort32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia

The Dutch Fort is a fort in Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia. The ruins are the remnants of an outpost of Dutch attempts to control trade in the Malay peninsula. In the Malay language, the fort is called Kota Belanda.

Fort MargheritaFort Margherita, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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.

Kota Johor LamaLot 1468, Jalan Kota Lama, Kampung Johor Lama, 81900 Ayer Tawar, Johor, Malaysia

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.

Kota LukutLot 730, Jalan Besar, Taman Pd Jaya, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

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.

Kuala KedahKuala Kedah, Kedah, Malaysia

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.

St John's FortJalan Ujong Pasir, 75000 Melaka, 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.