Queen Victoria Fountain, Malacca

Alas…our very own Fontana De Amor. Well, it’s not exactly the fountain of love… like the one we can find in Rome, but it’s a fountain that’s erected to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1901 )by the locals in Malacca in year 1904.

Beautiful, isn’t it?  This historical monument is known as Queen Victoria Fountain, or Fontana De La Regina Victoria. This is one of the last traces of the British colonial era in Malaysia. Queen Victoria Fountain is located near Jalan Gereja, Dutch Square.

It says here… on the tip of the fountain: Victoria Regina (literally means Queen Victoria) 1837- 1901, erected by the people of Malacca in memory of a great Queen. 1904.

This monument represents the glorious British colonization times. The fountain is similar to other structures in the city such as the Clock Tower. This fountain was built to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The fountain was built in 1901.

I was really surprised that the fountain is still working perfectly even after such a long period of time. It’s more than 100 years old… and yet it’s still functioning beautifully, and it serves as one of the most romantic attraction in Malacca, especially at night.

Beautiful and romantic, isn’t it?

Cleffairy: Tick tock says the clock… but sometimes certain things stand against the test of time.

8 comments

  1. suituapui says:

    Nice, very nice!!! Such things must preserve… Imagine, I’ve been to Malacca so many times and I never noticed it. Must have been overshadowed by the Stadhuys. I remember Malacca has a lot of museums – all kinds of museums…to the point of ridicule! Quite unnecessary, I would think…

    • Cleffairy says:

      Actually the whole Malacca town itself is well preserved and is really, really clean. I have to say that the state government put a lot of effort in preserving the historical attractions. Thumbs up for Malacca.

      Museum? If I’m not mistaken, there’s 9 major museum in total. And guess what? There’s this program, overnighting in museum as well. Oh, how I wanted to sign up for that program, but my time in malacca was very limited. 🙁 *SULKKKK* CILAKA… I wanted more time!

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