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The Bastion Middleburg is a bastion in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia located at the mouth of Melaka River.[2][3][4]

Bastion Middleburg
Bastion Middleburg.JPG
General information
TypeBastion
LocationMelaka City, Melaka, Malaysia
Completed1660
Technical details
Floor area0.09 hectares[1]

HistoryEdit

After the fall of Portuguese Malacca to the Dutch in 1641, the Dutch carried out new measures to ensure the defence and security of Malacca due to the ongoing threats they received from outside and inside. They fortified the wall of Malacca City to further strengthen the existing city defence left by the Portuguese. The fortification measures involved the construction of a bastion strategically located at the mouth of Malacca River. The construction of the Bastion Middleburg was carried out in 1660.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Bastion Middleburg - Tourism Malaysia". tourism.gov.my.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://202.190.126.82/utusan/info.asp?y=2010&dt=0401&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Selatan&pg=ws_05.htm[permanent dead link]


Coordinates: 2°11′38.8″N 102°14′53.3″E / 2.194111°N 102.248139°E / 2.194111; 102.248139