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AFomosa Theme Park


Welcome to the largest and most exciting water theme park in Malaysia: the A'Famosa Water World. Enter a world of fun and thrills! Your world of never-ending fun & excitement for you and your family. The A' Famosa Resort and Theme Park has a Golf Course, a Water World, a Cowboy Town, a Mini Safari. It also organises light shows and parades on special occasions (Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year). The resort is popular with Singaporeans and locals. Probably because it is convenient drive that takes only 2.5 hours on the North-South Highway from either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. There is something for everyone regardless of age. Thrill seekers can check out the high-speed water slides and water scooters. The Wave Pool gives a feeling of a beach away from the beach. You can also enjoy the longest Lazy River in the world, the highly exciting High Speed Slides many more interesting attractions such as Arabian Village, Kids' Adventure Play Pool, Sandy Area, Body Slides, Family Raft Ride, Inner Tube Slides and Tots' Activity Pool. Kids will find the Arabian Village an exciting adventure. This village is inspired by Moorish architecture and has onion-shaped domes and minarets. The Arabian Village is a water playground which harkens back to the days of mystical genies, magic lamps and flying carpets. Adult visitors to this kiddies area must be accompanied by a child! The Family Raft Ride is a wonderful experience for the entire family or a group of friends. A giant raft carries up to 6 persons down a long, winding river. Climb up one of the two towering High Speed Slides for a breathtaking, high velocity joyride aided by water and gravity. Another relaxing experience is the tube ride around the entire park along one of the longest Lazy Rivers in the world. Lay back, stare at the blue sky above and contemplate on life's little intricacies as the gentle current sweeps you along.

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St Jhon Fort

This fort was once a private Portuguese chapel to St. John the Baptist. It was rebuilt by the Dutch (VOC) in the 18th century and from that time it was named St. John's fort. The fort has an interesting feature - the cannons face inland as, during that time, attacks on Melaka came mainly from the hinterland instead of from the sea. The Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than they did a maritime invasion. Another attraction for many is the view from the top of the hill where St. John's Fort stands, particularly for the fantastic tropical sunsets. St. John's Fort is a little way out of town. If you head away from town on Jalan Parameswara, it turns into Jalan Hujung Pasir. Turn left onto Jalan Bukit Senjuang. The Fort will be on your left.

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The Dutch built the fort to protect itself from attacks from the local population who could not forgive them for colonising Malacca. However, before it became a fort, a small Portuguese chapel was built at its present site. This soon changed in 1628 when opposing Acehnese forces from Sumatera occupied the hill and used it as a base to attack the Portuguese who were fortified at the A'Famosa. Later, the Dutch applied a similar strategy like the Acehnese to use the hill to attack the Portuguese. When the Portuguese were defeated, the Dutch built the fort after more than 100 years.

Besides its rich greenery where a small forested area is still left untouched, one can savour the beautiful and scenic view after they ascend the hill by driving up in a car or jogging up to the fort. From the fort one can have an unobstructed view of the changing skyline of Malacca and appreciate the progress the State has gone through.

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