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Heritage trail by day, Malacca (Part III)

2010.03.14
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The Christ Church was built during the Dutch occupation, began construction in 1741 and completed in 1753. The Christ Church is recognized as the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. It is still being used today!
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The notable historical landmarks surrounding the Dutch Square are the Christ Church, Queen Victoria's Fountain, and Malacca Clock Tower. The Queen Victoria's Fountain was built in 1904 by the British in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s 60th anniversary of coronation. On the other hand, the Malacca Clock Tower was built in 1886 in honor of a successful Chinese tycoon named Tan Beng Swee.
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You've walked on this so many times but you just never appreciated it.
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Trishaws.
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The Malacca river.
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Jonker St.
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What's that chair doing in the middle of the road?
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A little girl by the mirror.
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Chien Nien

In a literal sense, Chien Nien means "cut and paste". It is a craft popular with the Southern Chinese. Chien Nien involves gluing colourful porcelain shards to create decorative - often three dimensional - motifs.

Location: Cheng Hoon Teng temple
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The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Malacca is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia. It was founded in 1645 by Kapitan China Lee Wei King. Kapitan China was a position created by the Portuguese to act as an administrator of the local Chinese community.

Cheng Hoon Teng, located at the heart of Malacca Chinatown, is a premier historical monument that has survived the ravages of time. It remains the finest of Chinese temples in Malaysia - a fact underscored by an UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration. The temple is ranked among the most significant in Southeast Asia, being central to the spiritual aspirations of the Chinese community in historic Malacca.
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The majestic red lions guarding the main entrance to the temple's main hall.
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Started the trail at 8am and walked along the heritage trail covering most of the major attractions and finally completed at 4.30pm. Weather was extremely hot and hazy. Exhausted.

Location: Historical City of Malacca (UNESCO World Heritage)

There are 4 parts in this series:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 4
3 Comments
SADHYA Every one a winner. So interesting.
SADHYA · 2010-04-02: 04:38
bergurij number 3 is a favorite
bergurij · 2010-04-10: 08:13
pandka Very good set! My fav is also 3#!
pandka · 2010-04-12: 04:13
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