Ruins of fort, Porta de Santiago.

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Porta de Santiago

Melaka City

Most visitors pause for a photo here before hiking to the ruined church on Bukit St Paul. Porta de Santiago was built as a Portuguese fortress in 1511; the British took over in 1641 and destroyed it in 1806 to prevent it falling into Napoleon's hands. Fortunately, Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in 1810 and saved what remains today.

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