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Replica of a 17th century saw mill of Malacca
Malaysia, Malacca, Dutch Square, April 2011

The Dutch with their local allies assaulted and wrestled Malacca from the Portuguese in January 1641. The VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) then started to build more trading ships, about one or two ships per year. In order to increase the number of new ships the VOC decided to use saw mills to do the heavy work. As soon as these saw mills were in operation, they were able to produce 40 ships per year!
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May 11 2011 07:07 GMT PhotoPro PRO
40/year? wow! technology before it was called that
May 11 2011 07:11 GMT linnywv PRO
That's a lot of ships! Ingenious folks. The grounds were lovely!
May 11 2011 08:14 GMT charlie26
Amazing your text. Great shot.
May 11 2011 08:49 GMT bandsix
Great photo and legend Peter....amazing what can be accomplished!
May 11 2011 08:56 GMT Pea2007
Interesting image and info.
May 11 2011 09:39 GMT MargNZ
Peter you must have felt quite at home ... interesting information thank you :)
May 11 2011 10:56 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful photo and bit of history .! going to my favs....
May 11 2011 11:50 GMT skyball
Nice shot with the history!!!!!....
May 11 2011 13:58 GMT Annamaria
Very interesting story, Peter!
May 11 2011 15:00 GMT Lalbabu
Interseting information,great shot too!!!
May 11 2011 15:34 GMT loverboy
Interseting informatie, geweldig schot te veel detail goed belicht.
May 11 2011 15:46 GMT hallo
Those clever Dutch!
May 11 2011 17:27 GMT Studio88
Beautiful Photo - Very Interesting History ;-)
May 11 2011 17:35 GMT FRIESIAN
Very good photo Peter!!
May 11 2011 18:13 GMT martini957
Great to see & interesting info
May 12 2011 12:36 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
May 12 2011 16:20 GMT sider
Very Dutch!!...So nice. ';))
May 12 2011 16:56 GMT senna3
Thank you Sider.
May 12 2011 18:51 GMT elsje323
interesting story
May 12 2011 19:30 GMT senna3
Thanks again Ida.
May 14 2011 09:54 GMT sini
Lovely image!:)
May 14 2011 11:56 GMT senna3
Thanks again Sini.

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