Riches believed to be hidden in Pulau Besar and St Paul’s Hill, says museum director

MALACCA: Treasure is believed to be buried in secret sites in Pulau Besar and St Paul’s Hill besides the one in Pulau Nangka, claimed Historic Study and Patriotism Institute (Iskep) chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Jamil Mukmin.

This treasure, he said, was part of the riches belonging to the then prosperous Malacca Sultanate.

Prof Dr Mohd Jamil, who is also Malacca Museum Corporation (Perzim) director, said that during its heyday, various vessels calling on the port would pay gifts including gold ingots, statues, coins and jewellery, as taxes to the Sultanate.

“The gifts could have been transferred to these sites….
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