Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  Spectacular Buddhist Temples :
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  Captivating Churches :
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  KL, Perak & Penang
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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

Negeri Sembilan & Melaka

 
 

NEGERI SEMBILAN

 

The history of the Church of the Visitation in Seremban is closely related to the visiting French priests, who came in the 19th and 20th centuries. The church traces its origins to 1885, when it was built as a chapel with thatched roof. A new church was built in 1899. A few years later, renovations were made to its nave and roof while a new apse and belfry were added to the existing structure. Today, the shape of the church remains the same, but renovations have been made to the main altar. An awe-inspiring crucifix stands in the sanctuary. This Catholic church is situated at Jalan Yam Tuan.

 
 
 

MELAKA / MALACCA

 

Known for its rich and colourful past, Melaka is a destination where visitors can marvel at churches that date back to the 16th century. The bright red Christ Church situated at Jalan Gereja is one of the most photographed buildings in Malaysia. Completed in 1753, the building is testament to Dutch architectural ingenuity. This prominent icon of Melaka showcases some interesting features, including handmade pews, ceiling beams that are constructed without joints, a brass bible, a tombstone with Armenian inscription and a depiction of ?The Last Supper? in glazed tiles. Situated nearby is the Stadthuys, another major landmark that showcases classic Dutch architecture. It houses the Museum of History and Ethnography. Not far from the Stadthuys, visitors will find a flight of stairs leading to St. Paul?s Hill. At the summit stands the ruins of St. Paul?s Church. The church was built in 1521 by a Catholic Portuguese Captain, Duarte Coelho. Originally, this structure was a small chapel named ?Our Lady of the Hill?. It was later renamed St. Paul?s Church by the Dutch. The open grave inside is where St. Francis Xavier, who regularly visited the church, was laid to rest before his remains were transferred to Goa, India. A marble statue commemorates his internment here over 400 years ago.

 

 

The Church of St. Francis Xavier at Jalan Laksamana was built in 1849 by a Catholic French priest, Reverend Farve. It is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier who was known as the ?Apostle of the East? for his missionary works in Southeast Asia during the 16th century. This is a fine example of Gothic-style architecture. For a very long time, it was the largest church built by the Paris Foreign Missionary in the Malay Peninsula. Situated along Jalan Bendahara is the yellow-coloured St. Peter?s Church. Built in 1710, it is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Malaysia. The church was built on a piece of land donated by a Dutch gentleman, Maryber Franz Amboer. Its fac?e and d?or showcase a striking combination of Eastern and Western architecture. St. Peter?s Church has the distinction of being the only one in Malaysia to have a life-size alabaster statue of Christ. Another attraction here is its bell that was cast in 1608 in Goa, India.

 
 
 
 

Negeri Sembilan & Melaka

CAPTIVATING CHURCH

PLACES OF WORSHIP