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Friday, 10 January 2014

Fredrick Hendrick Bastion Archaeological Excavation Site


After the fall of Melaka, Portuguese built a fort to deter enemy threats at the time. The fort built by the Portuguese from laterite stone was sourced from the surrounding areas. The fort was built circular to the city and had 8 bastions, built in each corner of the city as well as strategic locations at the walls to monitor incoming enemy forces. 

The Fredrick Hendrick bastion is one of six full functioning bastions at the time. The Dutch later fortified and built a sturdier bastion when the defeated the Portuguese in 1641. The Dutch still received threats from the local community who tried to wrestle back Melaka. Additions to the fort walls were also carried out, especially near the river mouth of Melaka River, site of trade and stop-overs of ships from around the world. 

Getting Here 

By Road 
The distance to Melaka from Kuala Lumpur using the North-South Expressway is two hours. This structure is located on Quayside Road, in front of Bastion Middleburg and is easy to find as it is located in the middle of the Melaka city centre. 

Who To Contact 
Jabatan Warisan Negara Zon Selatan 
En.Mat Nasir Bin Baba (Ketua Zon) 
Phone: +06-2866011

Perzim Tuan Hj.Khamis 
Tourism Information Centre 
Phone: +06-2814803


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