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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Melaka Alternative Name: Datuk Tua
Country: Malaysia Type: Standing Stones
Nearest Town: Melaka City  Nearest Village: Cherana Puteh
Latitude: 2.470596N  Longitude: 102.177048E
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
no data Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
no data Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Malaysia The standing stones near to Cherana Puteh Village, about 45km from the city of Melaka. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Standing Stones in Melaka, Malaysia. A cluster of about 20 standing stones located on an earthen mound several meters from the road. Locals call them Batu Hidup (Living Stones) or Batu Bercahaya (Glittering Stones).

Over 500 similar sites exist within 100km of this one.

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Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Malaysia The three mysterious megaliths of Pengkalan Kempas are about seven feet in height. They are carved with motifs which include a unicorn, a peacock, a fish, a lotus looking flower or a phallic symbol and a snake. The stones also have a solar disc symbol and wavy patterns engraved on them. These are the only stones in the area that have carvings on. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Malaysia Martin Carvalho next to a large granite boulder found at the ancient quarry in Pulau Sebang Village. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Malaysia Mr. Ho examining a granite stone at Pulau Sebang Village. This stone is believed to have been used to fashion one of the megaliths. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Maylaysia Map of the Malaysian Peninsula depicting the estimated 100 square kilometer area where megaliths can been found. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Melaka submitted by Martin_Carvalho : Melaka, Malaysia Martin Carvalho with the granite stones near to Pulau Sebang Village. This area is believed to have been quarried for the megaliths. (1 comment)

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Re: Melaka by XIII on Sunday, 04 December 2016
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I found the site on streetview:

You can see some of the megaliths behind the fence if you look closely.

The local name of the site is 'Megalith Datuk Tua'

Location is approx. 2.470596, 102.177048 (from google maps) [updated, thanks]

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Re: Melaka by Anonymous on Monday, 14 February 2005
Hi, i made the trip down to try and locate the stones in malacca - but could not find it - would you happen to have the directions to them? thanks!
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