A Famosa is a ruined fort from the Portuguese colonial era in Melaka. Originally a much bigger structure, the bulk of the fort was demolished by the British when they controlled Melaka. The officer responsible decided to save one of the gates – the Porta de Santiago. There was a different musical act performing inside the fort tower each time I visited – I don’t know if this is a regular occurrence, but could be worth checking out. Especially as it’s free to go.

A Famosa, Melaka

Address: Jalan Kota, Melaka


A version of this tiny little review appeared on VT.com