Heritage Sites in Malacca

Here’s a backdated entry of some sites we went when we were at Malacca! I know, it was a long time ago. HAH.

There are a lot of history in Malacca, but a quick introduction would be, (1) founded by a fleeing price from Sumatra and developed into a major trading port in 14th century, (2) Portuguese conquered in 1511, (3) Dutch took over in 1641, (4) later British took over and finally, (5) Malacca obtained independence in 1957.

// All pictures courtesy of my lifetime photographer!

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The oldest Protestant church in Malaysia!

Wow! Being a typical tourist, I was all eager to visit all these sites all over again! It gave me a different perspective compared with the vague memory I had when I was on a school trip and the more recent trip during our church retreat! I love the fresh perspective and the fact that I now know St. Francis Xavier’s contribution to the Christian community among the Portuguese and locals in Malacca!

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This is obviously very European influenced! Water fountains!

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At the foot of St Paul’s hill. The climb began! Be prepared to discover more than what you expected!

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St. Francis Xavier’s statue!

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This is the church!

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This was where St. Francis Xavier was buried in 1553 before his body was moved to Goa in India

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The A Famosa fort!

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About somethingboutrenes

A lady with many random thoughts and braving this whimsical world with a simple faith. In love with all things vintage and pieces with a story to tell. Loves blogging, enjoys Yoga and has an urgent need to travel to maintain sanity.

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