"malacca, a smal historical city" Top 5 Page for this destination Melaka by ukirsari
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As month changing by month
Completing a year and goes by
Every souls will back
To the highest place as it should be
~ a Toltec poem ~
It does any relation between [old] Malacca with this Toltec poem? Nope. But I like to remember this luna-anno-dio-fuente whenever my sneakers leave the footprints on top of St. Paul's hill. A gorgeous statue of St. Francis Xavier without his right hand standing there, meanwhile the ruins of St. Paul's Church on his background. How old the histories written there, as the old stones telling thousand stories about its past. Like a church changing the function, from a place of the worshippers, to a gunpowder store! Everybody can learn about 'mir' [Russian word for peace] here. Or in Porta de Santiago which known as A' Famosa after I stepped down St. Paul's hill. Other, happened in St. John's hill. A private chapel changing into a fortress.
And the other hand, a miracle can be seen through the red bricks around Dutch Square. Christ Church , the Stadthuys [claimed as the oldest Dutch building in Asia] and red tower clock truely far from wars. Or whenever entering Chinatown at the river bank of Malacca River, the old buildings in Peranakan style along Jonker Street [Junk Street] and Heeren Street [now Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock] are waving greetings. Welcome to the history of Strait Chinese-born since past centuries ago.
All of these history keep alive nowadays in Malacca, as I address it simply luna-anno-dio-fuente. I love to be here and let the time frozen ....
During my trip in Malacca 2004, I'd been visiting:
~ Christ Church, Stadthuys, clock tower of Malacca, Victoria Regina Fountain and Dutch Square
~ St. Paul's Hill, the ruins of St. Paul's Church [built by a Portuguese Captain Duarte Coelho], the statue of St. Francis Xavier, the Dutch Graveyard and war memorial dedicated to British officers and soldiers who died in Naning War [1831-1832], Porta de Santiago - A' Famosa, Muzium Malaysia and replica of Malacca's Sultanate wooden Palace
~ Jonker Street [Junk Street and now known as Jalan Hang Jebat], Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, historical Hotel Puri, Indian Temple Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi which dedicated to the deity of Ganesha, Kampung Kling's Mosque [one of the oldest in the country], Cheng Hoon Teng's Temple and Malacca River
~ St. Francis Xavier's Church  built by a Frenchman, Reverend Farve
~ St. Peter's Church  built by the Portuguese
~ Maritime Museum, a tall-ship replica constructed after Flora De La Mar, a Portuguese ship which sank off the Coast of Malacca in her way sailing to Portugal
~ Portuguese Square for Portuguese-Malay-Peranakan delicacies
~ China Hill, Sam Po Kong Temple which dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho and the poisonous well
~ Kuala Linggi Fort, a Dutch Fort situated at Bukit Supai [Sepoy's Hill], 49 km from Malacca city on the route to Port Dickson
~ Hang Tuah's well and old mosque in Kampung Duyong
~ Kampung Hulu Mosque  by Dato Shamsudin
~ St. John's Hill and the fortress ruins. It was used to be a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist
- In a nutshell:sweating but worth for visit :)
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