At the end of 19th century, almost all the population in Malaya (before Malaysia was exist) are using ground water or river. That’s why you see the old water reservoir here is just hole. Maybe for surrounding area or for the hi rank person at that time.
This construction was found when the government were building a road at the Stadhuys Hill (circular road from to go up and down the hill) in September 1982.
The hole contains sluice valve for reservoir that was located nearby. The water reservoir was built at the end of 19th century and became the first reservoir for the state of Melaka. It was closed in 1920s.
Existing road has closed the main reservoir.
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