A Famosa photos copyrighted by: Kazuo Lim Khee Boon
A Famosa was later expanded to include the surrounding hills and nearby European settlements. It was built by the Portuguese in 1512 under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque. It took another five months to built. During the age of Dutch occupation in Melaka, the Porta de Santiago was renamed VOC. The building material was obtained by dismantling Malay graves, mosques, and other buildings.
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