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Dutch Fortress (Kota Belanda)

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Located on the southeast coast of Pangkor between Teluk Kecil and Teluk Gedung, the Dutch Fort is a barely-there refurbished version of its former self.

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The fort was originally built by the Dutch in 1670 for the storage of tin supplies, but was destroyed 20 years later by Malays who were disenchanted with Dutch mining techniques.

The fort was rebuilt in 1743, but then abandoned a handful of years later. Several versions of history are attached to the fort and Dutch relations with Perak, none of which sound pleasant. A lone cannon sits pointing seaward next to a maze-like garden, both fair photo opportunities.


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