Adventures in East Asia

St Pauls Church Ruins in Malacca

The St Paul's Church ruins stand atop the Bukit St Paul and was worth climbing the short path up to for the fine views over Malacca. Originally built in 1521 by a Portugese captain, its history has seen ownership pass to the Dutch and British, gaining two storeys and a tower before falling to ruins over a century and a half ago.


Visiting on a fine, sunny day, there were scores of people climbing up steps built into the hill, to look around before descending at a different point. We found ourselves exploring in and outside the church walls whilst a busker played and vendors sold tourist items on makeshift stalls in the shade.


Massive tombstones stand around the interior walls which were interesting to look at before we made our way back down the hill.





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