01.06.2010 - 01.06.2010
I took the coach from Singapore to Malacca and arrived there at around 11 [i think]. I had my lunch at a PEranakan REstaurant and I love their chendol.. Then, I went to a Chinese temple called Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malacca.
After exploring the temple, I walked to the Kampong Kling Mosque. Indian Muslim traders built this mosque in the 18th century and it has a pagoda-like minaret.
Lastly, after visiting the mosque, I walked to the Christ Church.
After walking through the streets, I finally arrived at the church. Seeing it in travel programs is one thing but seeing it in real felt amazing! I walked around but I couldnt take pictures inside the building. I also missed the oppurtunity to take the decorated bicycled on the street.
The Dutch built the church in 1753 to commemorate the centenary of their occupation of Malacca. The church took 12 years to complete. Originally a Dutch Reform Church, it was later consecrated as an Anglican Church when the British took over in 1795.
From the Christ Church, I walked to a hill. I hiked the hill and we reached St Pauls Church. It was located near the remains of the A Famosa fortress. The renowned Jesuit missionary, St Francis Xavier, was a regular visitor of the church from 1545 to 1552 and when he died, his body was interred here for nine months before being taken to Goa, India.
I went to another hill and again, hiked the hill. There were monkeys roaming around the hill and when I reached the peak,I bought some monkey food for 2 ringgit and we fed the monkeys. It was fun! And then I went back to catch my bus back to Singapore.