In 1808, the British decided to level it and folks in town were thrilled because at last all the poor people of Malacca could ... More
In 1808, the British decided to level it and folks in town were thrilled because at last all the poor people of Malacca could become rich from the money they earn demolishing the Fort. But spades, picks and crowbars were useless against a fortress which reportedly had walls fifteen feet thick, measured 60 feet at its top and had foundations as deep. They had to use gunpowder. Stamford Raffles saved what tourists pay to see today.
"Before there were striking clocks, only the bell of the parish Church, cathedral or monastery supplemented the sun or the
burning of a candle as a record of passing time, and it did so by announcing the hour of ...
Looking from the outside, this delightful cafe gives little away with its somewhat old exterior. Once inside, a different world
comes into play with faint but definite echoes of the Great Gatsby era cafe of New York and Paris. ...
Popular with tourists and locals alike, Discovery Cafe's brightly painted facade is hard to miss. Besides free internet access, cable
TV, a pool table, dart and carom games, it also stocks many travel guides. The Day Glo decor spans ...