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Friday, August 21, 2009

The Porta de Santiago - A Famosa - Malacca

A Famosa is also known as The Porta de Santiago of Malacca. In 1511, a Portuguese fleet arrived under the command of Afonso De Albuquerque. His forces attacked and successfully defeated the armies of the Malacca Sultanate.

Here are the photos of the place:

The fort was almost totally demolished but for the timely intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, who happened to visit Malacca in 1810. Because of his passion for history, this small gate was spared from destruction.

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