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St. John's Fort
Kubu St. John
St. John's Fort in Melaka.JPG
St. John's Fort in Melaka.JPG
General information
Type Fort
Location Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia

The St. John's Fort (Malay language:Kubu St. John) is a historical fort in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia.[1][2]


The fort was constructed during the Dutch Malacca in the 18th century to guard against landward attack. It was once a private chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.


The fort is located at the top of St. John's Hill. It was built from Laterite stone and bricks. The fort had only one entrance and its outer walls range between 3-4 meters high.


The fort has canons that are facing inland because the Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than maritime invasions.

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