Malacca City – The Historic State of Malaysia
When I was travelling to Malacca City, it seems like going to time tunnel back to the history. There have many historical buildings to explore. Beside that, I can find a lot of local food here by walk distance, like Nyonya food, Malay food, Chinese and India food, it’s delicious to enjoy food in here. They are very easy to go, it’s located around 148 kilometres (92 miles) southeast of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur. It’s suitable for family trip by one and half hour driving. This historic city centre has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.
A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress, it is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia. A Famosa was the most famous historical building in Malaysia. A Famosa is perhaps Malacca City best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.
Christ Church Malacca
Christ Church is an 18th-century Anglican church in the Malacca City, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and is within the jurisdiction of the Lower Central Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia. This was built in 1753, it still open for praying until now. Originally painted white, the church and the neighbouring Stadthuys building were painted red in 1911 and this distinctive colour scheme has remained the hallmark of Malacca’s Dutch-era buildings since.
In 1741, in the centenary of the capture of Malacca from the Portuguese, the Dutch burgher community decided to build a new church to replace the ageing Bovenkerk. The foundation stone was laid by the Malacca born Captain of the Malacca Burghers, Abraham de Wind, on behalf of his father, Claas de Wind, a prominent Burgher who had been the Secunde (Deputy Governor) of Malacca. The church was completed 12 years later in 1753 and replaced the Bovenkerk as the primary Dutch Reformed Church in Dutch Malacca.
Malacca River Quayside Square Walk
Malacca River Quayside Square Walk, formerly know as Malacca Fort’s Middleburg Bastion located beside the Malacca river was a heritage by Portuguese army, it’s use for protecting the people stay in town. The cannon put here to display the original style of this fort.
Melaka River was once dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ by European seafarers. These days, it is a popular tourist attraction primarily because of the 45-minute River Cruise that takes you all the way to Kampung Morten, past Malacca town and the settlements and bridges along the riverbank.
All in all, the Melaka River spans a distance of ten km. It is said to be the birthplace of Melaka because the Sumatran prince Parameswara founded the Malacca sultanate here and built his palace on the east-bank of the river (at the foot of St. Paul’s Hill) in the 1400s.
Aircraft Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer FM1064
A historical military aircraft Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer FM1064 will found at the Malacca city. It on display at open air Muzium Pengangkutan Melaka (Melacca Transport Museum).
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer FM1064 c/n 583 and FM1065 c/n 584 were delivered on Jan 18. 1962. These two aircraft were taken ‘on charge’ by No 1 Squadron Royal Malayan Air Force. They type served with the Malaysian Airforce for 12 years and where retired in 1969. FM1064 c/n 583 is now.
The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer was a British STOL transport aircraft built by Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick Airport, Scotland, during the 1950s. It was designed with both civil and military operators in mind. It was conceived as a twin-engined version of the Pioneer light transport.
After finishing my trip in Malacca city, it’s looking like I was studying the history of Malacca and Malaysia. Until now, some of the building and architecture was amazingly remained it original style, but some was ruined, the sign of destroy was giving important proven in the history of Malaysia. It’s worth’s, although this trip was very tired walk around the city.
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