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A Real Piece of History

Beautiful old Dutch Fort dating from the 1660's and one of my favourite things to see in Melaka... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Historical bastion by the river

Middleburg Bastion is a small but interesting old Dutch fort in Melaka along the river, built... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Glen T
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful old Dutch Fort dating from the 1660's and one of my favourite things to see in Melaka. This is because it is a real piece of history. Melaka was a really important place back in these times, due mainly to its trade in Spices....More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Middleburg Bastion is a small but interesting old Dutch fort in Melaka along the river, built around 1660 by the Dutch as part of the defensive fortifications of Melaka. It's a few minutes walk from the Old Dutch Square and worth a short visit.

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Although it might be a battle ground to fought may wars, it is a peaceful place now which remind us of our late generations for their bravery to make a world a better place. My young daughter like to play around this area so much.

Thank NickHtun
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Situated right in the heart of Malaka, facing on the River (which it at one time guarded).. a lovely site at night all lit up.

Thank Tigger0161
Reviewed 9 March 2017

There are a number of sections of the old fort around town. Together with a gate, this is the most intact. As with many historic sites in Melaka, there is good signage to explain what you are looking at.

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interesting place to visit while in Malacca the ancient city in Malaysia. this place cannot be missed as it is situated along near the river and the bridge entering jonker street

Thank WInstonGohPH
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The small for overlooking the river used to be the main defensive hub near the town centre. The fort contains nice old cannons and offers a nice view and a good opportunity to take pictures of the river. worth a few minutes stop while in...More

Thank MahAshraf
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Small but nice , cannon ohh cannon ,imagine we have to destroy the ship that coming into the city through the river , " aim and fire away " hahaha since this place is small why not let our imagination runs wild rather than just...More

Thank phen_poi
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This prominent and beautiful structure which is made of bricks is the gateway to the lovely and romantic Malacca River. This structure is very historical as served as defense of the City due to the threats it received after the Portuguese left the area. A...More

Thank trainer_2015
Reviewed 3 August 2016

terrible, litters everywhere! Couldn't stay one more minute there! Strongly recommend - do not go up there

Thank 721fanw
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