A' Famosa, Bandar Melaka (p. Jawa)

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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.