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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

Kuala Lumpur, Perak & Penang

 
 

KUALA LUMPUR

 

In the vibrant metropolis of Kuala Lumpur stands the Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin. Though this Anglican Church is not a high-rise building, it is one of the most prominent structures in the area. This church, which features English Gothic design, was first constructed as a wooden building on top of a hill now known as Bukit Aman. A new and larger church was built at the present site at Jalan Raja in 1894. Interesting features here include beautiful stained glass windows, tasseled tile paving and buttresses. Another unique attraction is the pipe organ built in 1895 by Henry Willis, regarded as one of the greatest organ builders of his day.

 
 
 

PERAK

 

The Lady of Lourdes Church was built in 1905 as a little wooden structure. As the church became inadequate for its increasing population, a new church was constructed in 1959. The Lourdes Youth Centre was later built at the site of the old church. There is a small Grotto here, which was rebuilt and extended in 1966. The church is situated along Jalan Silibin. There are a number of churches within Ipoh city. One of them is the St. John?s Church at Jalan St. John. Opened in 1912, this Anglican Church is steeped in history. During the British occupation, the first three pews were reserved for the British. When the Japanese took over the country, the church was regarded as enemy property and converted into a noodle factory for some time. There are several plaques in the church, set up to honour the valiant British soldiers who perished in World War I and the Malayan Emergency period. The bookcase here was presented to the church by members of the Worcestershire Regiment (an infantry regiment in the British army) to commemorate their tour in Malaya between 1950 - 1953.

 
 
 

PULAU PINANG / PENANG

 

The St. Anne?s Sanctuary in Bukit Mertajam (situated in mainland Penang) is a 19th century colonial building that has been well-preserved over the years. From a small chapel built atop a hillock, it has become a centre of pilgrimage in the region. In 1957, a bigger church was built next to the old one, now called the St. Anne?s Shrine. A multitiered Minangkabau roof and Gothic architecture are among the features that make this church unique. The church was named after St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celebrations are held annually on a grand scale in conjunction with the St Anne?s Feast in July.

 

During this festival, thousands of devotees gather here and participate in a candlelight procession. Built with convict labour in 1818, the St. George?s Church is said to be the oldest Anglican church in this region. It is named after the patron saint of England and its architecture was modeled after a church in Madras (now known as Chennai). The Greek-style memorial at the church grounds was set up to honour Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang. St. George?s Church is situated at Farquhar Street on Penang Island.

 
 
 
 

Kuala Lumpur, Perak & Penang

CAPTIVATING CHURCH

PLACES OF WORSHIP