Fort Alice

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Fort Alice
Kubu Alice
Fort Alice.jpg
General information
Type Fort
Location Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia
Coordinates 1°14′23.1″N 111°27′42.8″E / 1.239750°N 111.461889°E / 1.239750; 111.461889Coordinates: 1°14′23.1″N 111°27′42.8″E / 1.239750°N 111.461889°E / 1.239750; 111.461889
Completed 1864
Opening 18 April 2015
Cost MYR5 million

The Fort Alice (Malay: Kubu Alice) is a fort in Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Name[edit]

The fort was named after Margaret Alice Lili de Windt, wife of Charles Brooke.[1]

History[edit]

The fort was originally constructed in 1864 as the Simanggang Fort after the victory of Charles Brook over Rentap. The fort was listed as historical monument by the Sarawak State Government in 1971.[2] In June 2013, restoration works began on the fort and was completed on 18 April 2015 with a cost of MYR5 million. It was then reopened as the Sri Aman Heritage Museum.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The rectangular fort was built on a hilltop. It is equipped with cannons, open courtyard, drawbridge and lookout tower.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fort Alice, Sri Aman (Simanggang) Sarawak". Bombastic Borneo. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Reminiscing Forgotten Treasure...Simanggang" (PDF). Malaysia Institute of Architects (Sarawak Chapter). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Fort Alice restored, now a heritage museum". Borneo Post Online. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2016.