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!
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!
This is obviously very European influenced! Water fountains!
This is the church!
This was where St. Francis Xavier was buried in 1553 before his body was moved to Goa in India
The A Famosa fort!