St. John's Fort
|St. John's Fort|
Kubu St. John
|Location||Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia|
The fort was reconstructed from existing Portuguese fortifications during the Dutch period in the 18th century to guard against landward attacks. It was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
The fort has canons that are facing inland because the Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than maritime invasions.
- "St John's Fort Melaka - Malaysia Tourist & Travel Guide". attractionsinmalaysia.com.
- "St. John Fort". AmazingMelaka.com.
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