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MELAKA / MALACCA - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Heritage Sites

 
 

PORTA DE SANTIAGO (A' FAMOSA)

 

 

This prominent landmark in Malacca was a fortress built by the Portuguese admiral, Alfonso d?Albuquerque in 1511. It was badly damaged during the Dutch invasion in 1641.Timely intervention by Sir Stamford Raffles, a British official, in 1808 saved what remains of the A? Famosa today.

 

Admission: Free.

Tel: 06-288 3599

 
 
 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH

 

The church was built on a hill in 1521 by Duarte Coelho, a Catholic Portuguese captain. It was later renamed St. Paul?s Church by the Dutch. St. Francis Xavier was buried in the open grave here in 1553 before his body was transferred to Goa in India. The church has a commanding view of Malacca.

 
 
 

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER'S CHURCH

 

A Catholic French priest, Rev. Farve, built the Gothic-style church in 1849.He dedicated it to St. Francis Xavier who was known as ?The Apostle of the East' for his missionary endeavours in Southeast Asia during the 16th century.

 
 
 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH

 

Built in 1710 during the Dutch occupation, it is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Malaysia. It was built on a piece of land donated by a Dutch gentleman, Maryber Franz Amboer. Its fa?de and d?or is a combination of Eastern and Western architecture. One of its bells was cast in Goa in 1608.The church is the venue for events like Good Friday, Easter Sunday processions and San Pedro?s feast.

 
 
 

THE STADTHUYS

 

A major landmark in Malacca, the Stadthuys was built in 1650 as the official residence of Dutch governors and their officers. Believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East (circa 1641 and 1660), the Stadthuys houses the Museum of History and Ethnography. Originally white, it was given a striking salmon-red colour to match the nearby Christ Church.

 

Opening hours (Museum of History and Ethnography): 9.00am - 6.00pm

Admission fee: Adult RM5.00 & Children RM2.00

Tel: 06-284 1934

 
 
 

CHRIST CHURCH

 

Situated adjacent to the Stadthuys, this bright red structure is testimony to Dutch architectural ingenuity. Interesting features include the church?s handmade pews, ceiling beams (constructed without joints), brass bible, tombstone (with Armenian inscriptions) and ?The Last Supper? in glazed tiles. When the British arrived they turned the building into an Anglican church and added a weathercock as well as a bell tower.

 
 
 

DUTCH CEMETERY

 

 

The Dutch Cemetery was first used in the last quarter of the 17th century. Five Dutch graves and 33 British graves lie within its compound. Its use was in stages, between 1670 ? 1682 and in 1818 ? 1838.The cemetery was gazette as a national monument under the Antiquities Act 1976.

 

Admission: free

 
 
 

ST. JOHN'S FORT

 

The fort is located on St. John?s Hill, 3km from the city. It was originally a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Built by the Dutch during the third quarter of the 18th century, its cannon embrasures face inland as during that time, attacks on Malacca came mainly from hinterland instead of from the sea.

 

Admission: free

Tel: 06-288 3599

 
 
 

CHINESE HILL

 

 

As the name implies, ?Chinese Hill? was the official settlement of the entourage that arrived with the Chinese Princess Hang Li Po. She was sent to Malacca by the Ming emperor to marry the Sultan, marking the advent of diplomatic relations between Malacca and China. The entourage stayed on this settlement until the Portuguese occupation in 1511.Today, Bukit Cina is believed to be one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside China with many of the tombs dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

 

Admission: free

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Heritage Sites
MELAKA / MALACCA - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA