Rebuilding Malacca

The historic city of Malacca is given a boost in authenticity through the restoration of some of the ancient walls that was unearthed two years ago. Not everyone thinks that the restoration is accurate, however. By some strange coincidence, I was also in Malacca this week and I took some pictures of the said walls and bastion. More on that next week.

For a walk down historic Malacca
The Star, 06 October 2008

AS A BOOST to its status as a Unicef World Heritage Site, Malacca will add another tourist attraction when work to restore Middleburg Bastion and parts of the ancient fort’s walls are completed within a month.

Two years ago, parts of the bastion and the walls were discovered during construction of the RM24.5mil Taming Sari viewing tower in Jalan Quayside next to Malacca River.


Related Books:
Malacca Sketchbook
Dutch records from Malacca in the India Office Records
The Stadthuys of Malacca: Restoration proposal
The history of Malacca during the period of the Malay Sultanate (Siri pelajaran menengah DBP ; bil 124)
The conquest, of Malacca
The seige and capture of Malacca from the Portugese in 1640-1641: Extracts from the archives of the Dutch East India Company
Eredia’s description of Malaca, meridional India, and Cathay: Translated from the Portuguese with notes by J.V. Mills (Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)
The medieval chronology of Malacca
The lost archives of Dutch Malacca, 1641-1824
– The siege and capture of Malacca from the Portuguese in 1640-1641: Extracts from the archives of the Dutch East Indies Company
Holding the fort: Melaka under two flags, 1795-1845 (Monograph / Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)
Old Malacca (Images of Asia)

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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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