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Full-Day Malacca Tour from Singapore
"The Malacca city center showcases unique history and culture spanning over 600 years gained from previous colonization by Europeans such as the Portuguese Dutch and British. The journey on the road from Singapore to Malacca takes around 3-4 hours. Savor the view outside as you travel across Singapore and Malaysia or catch a nap in the vehicle.Once at Malacca the first thing that catches your eye will most probably be the iconic red church that Malacca is so famously marketed for to tourists. This building is called Christ Church said to be the oldest protestant church in Malaysia. On the opposite side of Christ Church is the Red Clock Tower that was erected in 1886.Next you will get to see Porta de Santiago (A'Famosa). This is one of the most popular sites in Malacca. It is a major historical landmark and probably the most photographed structure in Malacca. It is one of the oldest surviving European architectural remain you will find yourself at St Paul's Church. Although what remains of the church are now only ruins
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Private Tour: Malacca Malaysia Day Trip from Singapore including Lunch
"Visit Malaysia's most historical city which has seen the rise and fall of major empires struggling to retain their foothold in the region. Malacca was governed by the Malay Sultanate Portuguese Dutch and British who have left behind a wealth of the past evident in Malacca medieval charm picturesque buildings multi-racial population and narrow streets. This Malacca Malaysia private tour includes a visit to historic sites such as St.Paul's Hill where St.Francis Xavier was interned
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Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch
"After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel you'll travel approximately two hours south in a comfortable air-conditioned coach on a day trip to Malacca the oldest trading port in Malaysia. On this Malacca day tour you'll learn from your expert guide how the Malay Sultanate Portuguese Dutch and English ruled in Malacca and you'll see evidence of their history in the picturesque buildings and narrow streets.First you'll visit Dutch Square (Stadthuys) to see the striking red 17th-century buildings that were once the offices of t take a short walk up St Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca the Malacca Strait and the old town center called Bandar Hilir. You'll see the ruins of St Paul's Church and note the intricately decorated 17th century Dutch tombstones that line the interior. After taking in the views from St Paul’s Hill
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St. Paul's Church Ruins Tips (60)

GOOD VIEW OF MELAKA FROM ST. PAUL'S HILL

Even if you are not interested in the museums or church ruins on St. Paul's Hill it would be a good idea to climb it just to get a good view of Meleka It is the best place in town to see Melaka except...
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davidjo
Mar 27, 2016

STATUE LOST THE ARM 400 YRS AFTER SAINT LOST HIS

Excavations of the church began in 1924 and the Portuguese Burial vault was uncovered and during the 1930's the tombstones that were scattered around were fixed to the church walls. A statue of St...
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davidjo
Mar 27, 2016

THE OLDEST CHURCH IN MALAYSIA

Built on top of Bukit St. Pauls in 1521 it is not only the oldest church in Malaysia but also south east Asia. It was constructed tby a Portuguese nobleman and dedicated the Virgin Mary and was known...
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davidjo
Mar 27, 2016

St Paul's church

I can't really add anything to the excellent history people have already provided, so instead I'll offer a few tips:It's a short climb to the church, but it's exposed and very hot - the steps also...
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Gyppo
Jan 11, 2015

THE STATUE MISSING 2 RIGHT HANDS

In the grounds of St. Paul’s is a marble statue of St. Francis Xavier that was built in 1953. The first thing you notice is that the saint is missing his half of his right arm. St. Francis Xavier was...
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DAO
Aug 23, 2014

FORT ST JOHN AND ST PAULS CHURCH RUINS

The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. It was built in 1521 on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace). It was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman)...
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DAO
Aug 23, 2014

Portuguese Grave Markers

again, starting in 1924, the local Malacca Historical Society excavated and unearthed old potuguese grave markers and marbel slabs and they arranged them inside the ruined church.St. Paul's Hill was...
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machomikemd
Jun 27, 2014

St. Francis Xavier Statue temporary burial place

this wil be my pictures of the more recent statue of Saint Francis Xavier and his temporary internment site inside the church.St. Paul's Hill was formerly called Mary's Hill in the Potuguese Times as...
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machomikemd
Jun 27, 2014

Another Part of the Portuguese Heritage

St. Paul's Hill was formerly called Mary's Hill in the Potuguese Times as on the top of the Hill sits the former Portuguese Chapel (called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada or Our Lady of Grace) built...
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machomikemd
Jun 27, 2014

The ruins of St Paul's Church.

After visiting the maritime museum we retraced our steps and climbed up St Paul's Hill to the ruins of St. Paul's Church. There are good views over Melaka from here.St. Paul's Church started off as a...
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IreneMcKay
Nov 26, 2013

Gravestones of St Paul's Church

St Paul's Church had some lovey gravestones inside with carvings of sailing ships or skulls and cross bones. I was pleased that there was an English translation of the Dutch writing on the tomb...
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IreneMcKay
Oct 19, 2013

St. Paul's Church

The Catholic church of St. Paul was built in 1521 and was the main church of the flourishing Portuguese stelling. When the Dutch conquered it in 1641, it became a Dutch Reformed church and continued...
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Airpunk
Mar 31, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Melaka

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The Sultan's Palace

Near the Porta de Santiago there is a replica of a 15th century Melaka sultan's palace. The palace is wooden and built entirely without nails. Entry was only 2RM and the palace was open from 9am to...
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Jonker's Walk

We eventually got back to Dutch Square and walked across the bridge over the river onto Jonker's Walk. This street is famous for shopping and has some lovely old Melakan buildings. There was a Chinese...
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River Walkway

This riverside walkway did not exist on our first visit to Melaka. It is a great asset to the town as Melaka's non-stop traffic and frequent absense of pavements can get on your nerves. Here you can...
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Transport Park

I don't really know what to call this area, but on the walk back from Porta de Santiago near the architecture museum we passed a park with old trains, aeroplanes and even a bullock cart. Lots of...
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Kampung Kling Mosque

Kampung Kling Mosque can be found halfway along Jalan Tokong in Chinatown and the original wooden one was constructed in 1748, but it is not like a Middle Eastern mosque as the architectural style was...
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Princess Hang Li Poh's well

This well is located right next to the Poh San Teng Temple, itself located at the southwestern foot of Bukit China. It is believed that this is the oldest existing well in the country, and was dug on...
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