St.John's Fort Melaka

Location: Malacca

Location Info

Address: Jalan Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia

District » City Centre


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.