Malacca tower gets new site

11 December 2006 (New Straits Times)

Malacca tower gets new site

The city’s RM21 million revolving tower has found a new home — at the tennis court in Taman Bunga Merdeka.

The new site is just a few hundred metres from the original one by the banks of the Malacca River. The tower has to be built at the new site to enable the excavation and conservation of the Bastion Middlesburgh and the Fortaleza D’Malacca (Malacca Fort), which has been described as one of the most important archaeological finds in the state.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the state government had agreed in principle to build the 110m tower, with a rotating cabin that could accommodate 80 people, in Taman Bunga.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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