Melaka Town Tour 2006
17th September 2006
We check-out our room at 9am. The purpose is we wanted to go to town. The trip wasn’t completed without visiting the town. It’s a really old town with historical stories behind it.
You may look the picture above. It gave you the nostalgic feel where you’re in 1700s.
Let see!! We’re moving into 300 years ago…but I know our clothes has betrayed us. But I really take this photo from my grandfather closet. He said it had been taken in last so many generation ago. You see, that guy that look like me actually is my great-great-great-great grandfather. Haha.
Okay, let’s get back to current century. We’re having a popular chicken rice ball. Can’t be eaten in anywhere except in Melaka. Don’t how to describe the taste, but you should taste this if you come to Melaka.
Walk across the road, you will see a lot of red building in the surrounding.
Even the train is in red.
But the trishaw is colorful.
The Stadthuys (1650) was the official residence of the Dutch Governor. Nearby, one will also find the Christ Church built in 1753, another fine example of the Dutch architecture.
It now houses the Historic Museum and Ethnography Museum which has many traditional bridal costumes and relics on display.
On top of St. Paul’s Hill is the St. Paul’s Church, once the prayer house of the Portuguese Catholics, then turned into burial ground for their noble dead by the Dutch. The tombstones have Latin and Portuguese inscriptions on them. St. Francis Xavier was buried here in 1553 before his body was moved to Goa in India.
After the Portuguese captured Melaka, they built a fortress to defend themselves. The fortress, called A’Famosa suffered severe destruction during the Dutch invasion. What’s left today is just the entrance walls, still well preserved till today.
That’s all for our Melaka Town trip. Hope to visit next time. It’s never bored.