Dutch Fort

Local nameKota Belanda
LocationPangkor Island, Malaysia

The Dutch Fort is a fort in Pangkor Island, Manjung District, Perak, Malaysia. The ruins are the remnants of an outpost of Dutch attempts to control trade in the Malay peninsula. In the Malay language, the fort is called Kota Belanda. The Dutch called it Fort Dindingh, after the Dinding River, on the mainland of Perak, Malaysia.

The fort was built by the Dutch in 1670 for storage and protection of tin supplies from the sultanate of Perak. It was destroyed in 1690 by the Malays who were discontent with the methods used by the Dutch in obtaining minerals. It was rebuilt by the Dutch in 1743, and a force of 60 soldiers was placed to guard the fort until 1748, when the force was disbanded and abandoned.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Fort

Address (Unnamed Road), 32300, Malaysia

Coordinates 4°12'1.777" N 100°34'33.462" E

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