Location : Sri Aman, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Fort Alice, built in 1864, is the oldest heritage building in Sri Aman, constructed following the victory of Rajah Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, over Rentap, the last of the major Iban chieftains. The Fort was named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Margaret Alice Lili de Windt. It served as a defensive structure controlling the Lupar River. (Wikipedia)
The 150 year old fort was completely knocked down and rebuilt. It opened its doors again last Saturday (18 April 2015) not to bombard marauding Iban pirates but as a very friendly and pleasant museum.
Had it not been for the rebirth of Fort Alice I would not have made the 3 hour long drive to Simanggang or Sri Aman which is situated along the bank of Batang (River) Lupar, the abode of the legendary Bujang Senang the most feared crocodile that once roamed this river.
The price of the restoration work = RM5 million and worth every cent. It was the result of the combined efforts of the government, private contributors and local experts.
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Did you know that the great great great grandfather of Margareth Alice Lili de Windt also had a fort named after him? I will be happy to provide you with the info if you think it’s interesting for the museum.
Thank you contacting for us and offering this valuable info but first i need to verify it and I will need links in order to do that. In short, we need to be convinced first before passing it to the museum. We look forward to your reply. Thank you Walter.
It may be easier for me to contact the Museum directly? In the meantime, I will post it on the facebook page of the museum of which I am the curator. Then you will have a link.
Yes, you may to make life easier for you and me although we will do anything to help especially when it has something to do with Sarawak’s past. Do notify. us know if you have done so. Thanks again for your keen interest.