St John's Fort (GPS: 2.18932, 102.26446) is built on a hill at Jalan Bukit Sejuang in Malacca. It is located where a Catholic chapel once stood. When Malacca fell under Dutch administration, the Chinese community overran the hill. From here, they launched a few unsuccessful attacks on the Dutch who have taken Bukit China.
In 1760, the Dutch built the fort to thwart enemy attacks from the south. A complete Dutch force was placed here to defend the fort. The fort fell into disused after the British took over Malacca.
Today St. John's Fort is another of the many popular tourist attractions in Malacca.
Updates on St Paul's Fort
10 June, 2017: The Star (Secret tunnel found in historical site) reports the discovery of a secret tunnel linking St Paul's Hill to St John's Hill (on which St John's Fort is located). This confirms what archeologists have always belived.
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