Heritage trail by day, Malacca (Part IV)

by William Teh March. 15, 2010 8146 views

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 [photoblog.com]
Part 2 [photoblog.com]
Part 3 [photoblog.com]

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.

Ooooh… ancient buglar prevention system.

Dining by the Malacca river.

Middelburg Bastion

Excavations managed to reveal part of Portuguese Fort built between 1512 to 1550s. The Dutch later added a square rectangle added on to the Portuguese structure which they named “Middelburg” circa late 1650s to 1670s.

A replica of the Flora De La Mar. The Portuguese ship that sank off the Coast of Malacca on its way to Portugal.

Maritime Museum.

Menara Taming Sari.

The 110m high revolving tower, is the first of its kind in the country with a revolving observation cabin, which provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the entire historical areas in Malacca city.

I've come to the end of this track but I'll be back with more heritage trail by night!

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Becky Brannon 11 years, 4 months ago

I really like your point of view for 17 and 18

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Vania Gianese 11 years, 5 months ago

The four reports are so wonderful and so interesting! Great!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pandka 11 years, 5 months ago

Very interesting!

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Joe 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing, the b & w tree canopy was unique. Also like the shuttered wall, really grabs your attention.

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Huiching 11 years, 5 months ago

Wow. A precious set, Wil.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mariez 11 years, 5 months ago

#11 is my favourite, very good!

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Sadhya Rippon 11 years, 5 months ago

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
You mean people actually go up that tower, willingly!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
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