Tales of the subterranean tunnels under the historic town of Malacca has existed for over a century. These were stories of tunnels that served as the governor’s secret emergency exit from the fortress and a mile long tunnel that once connected the fortress of Malacca to the fort on St. John’s hill, strategically built for the defense of the town. There were also stories of a tunnel under St. Paul’s hill and how people had gone into these tunnels but were never to be seen again because they were eaten alive by a giant mythical serpent who guards the tunnels.
What secrets do the tunnels contain and why were people willing to risk their lives by descending into the dark and unknown orifices below Malacca? Is there lost treasure still buried in Malacca? Did the last Sultan of Malacca stash his huge cache of gold after the Portuguese captured Malacca and the secret vault still remains undiscovered till today? Was Malacca, Plotemy’s Golden Cherosene and the Ophir, the source of King Solomon’s gold?
This book uncovers the layers of history that unfolds Malacca’s most bizarre and amazing legend.