Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

CAPTIVATING CHURCH

General Info

 
 

CAPTIVATING CHURCHES

 

CHURCHES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL INFLUENCE

 

European architecture or Gothic designs are among the distinctive features of churches in Malaysia. Some new churches assimilate local design elements such as Minangkabau-style motifs. A number of historic churches can be found in the states of Melaka and Penang.

 

The history of Christianity in Malaysia can be traced back to the heyday of Melaka, when traders from various parts of the region frequented the port. When the Portuguese conquered Melaka, it paved the way for the arrival of Jesuit priests to spread Catholicism. Churches were established with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1511, the Dutch in 1641 and the British in 1786. The first churches were constructed in Melaka and Penang. In the 1800s, more churches were erected in the neighbourhood of the British settlers. The major Christian denominations in Malaysia are Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican and Methodist, just to name a few. A large number of churches in Malaysia were built during the Portuguese era.

 
 

FESTIVALS

 
  • The magic of Christmas touches all Malaysians. It is celebrated here with enthusiasm and joy, just like it is in other parts of the world. Gifts are exchanged and carol singers mark the Yuletide spirit at homes. Christians attend masses on Christmas eve and Christmas day itself. Churches, shopping malls and hotels are brightly decorated with Christmas trees and are often enlivened by the appearance of Santa Claus.

  • Good Friday is an annual event commemorating the crucifixion and passing of Jesus Christ. It is a solemn day observed with a special mass at the churches.

  • Easter Sunday is celebrated in conjunction with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Masses are held in churches throughout the country. Some hotels organise special brunch and hi-tea for their patrons. To add to the fun, activities such as Easter egg-hunting, egg-painting and egg spoon-race are also organised, much to the delight of the children.

 
 
 

DO'S & DON'TS

 
1.

Mass is usually held on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Services are held in English, Chinese, Tamil or other local dialects.

 
2.

Visitors are welcome to the church, but please obtain permission from the church?s office before entering.

 
3.

Photography is permitted, but ask for permission first.

 
4.

Visitors are advised to dress appropriately.

 
5.

Please observe respectful silence and note that disruptive behavior is strongly discouraged.

 
6.

For a leisurely visit, visitors can arrange their trip on weekdays.

 
 
 
 

General Info

CAPTIVATING CHURCH

PLACES OF WORSHIP