The heart of Melaka’s colonial centre is Dutch Square, dominated by the Stadthuys; beyond that lie St Paul’s Hill and numerous museums. The square is one of the oldest surviving parts of the city, although two of its main features date from much later times: the marble fountain was built in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, while the clock tower was erected in 1886 in honour of Tan Beng Swee, a rich Chinese merchant. Rather older are the ruins of the Bastion of Fredrick Hendrick, where you can see the alignment of the old Portuguese defensive wall.

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