St.John's Fort Melaka
|| Jalan Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia
St. John's Hill is located at the south of Malacca, Bandar Hilir. Built at the top of the hill, it is deemed
as located 3km away from the town. The nearest to St. John's Hill would be the Portuguese Square that situated
at approximate 0.85km away. Followed by, St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa) is 1.57km whilst Cheng Ho Culture Museum
is 1.62km away from the St. John's Hill
St. John's Fort was constructed by the Dutch in the 18th century and was once a private chapel
dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The interesting features that should be paid attention,
is the cannons in the fort that are faced inland instead to the sea. The view from the top of
the hill where St. John's stands is particularly for the fantastic tropical sunset that consistently
builds great valuable experiences.
To commemorate St. John's the Baptist, todays, the Catholics celebrate the feast on June 23 with
thousands of candles lit in homes throughout the district, a memorable day everyone should experience.
The morning visit to the St. John's Hill could witness the local resident does exercise near the fort
that is deemed to be valuable insights to see a huge number of people in the early morning for morning
exercise. A great start for anyone to their journey. Various popular landmarks; The Stadthuys, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
and Melaka River Cruise could be seen from the top
If you wanted more than that, Menara Taming Sari is the one you are looking for. The 7 minutes ride has
ever fails anyone. Nearby destination, Jonker Walk, is the food and shopping paradise that offers different
local cuisine and heritage. The popular district has so far never disappointed anyone with their furnished
local heritage Malacca Hotel.
Since St. John's Hill is located a little away from town. By taxi and foot would be the best options.
The whole journey will take around 15 minutes to 18 minutes if by taxi. Approximate time taken is 20 minutes
to 25 minutes if going foot.