Walking The History Trail
Malacca, once an old spice centre for Eastern and Western traders, has a colorful history involving its founder, the Malay Sultans, European powers and the formation of unique communities. These impressive historical eras have left their own unique heritage and influences for visitors to see and feel. The walking tour will help you to discover the great empires in Malacca, the Malay Sultanate, the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. Your walking will commence from the Dutch Square or Stadthuys built in the 1650s as the official residence for the Dutch governors and officers. It is a classic example of Dutch architecture, preserved in its original structure and form. Christ Church (outside visit), built in 1753, is another landmark of the Dutch who defeated the Portuguese in 1641. Here you will also have a photograph opportunity of the Queen Victoria Fountain, Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower, Christ Church as well as some time for souvenir shopping. Your next visit is The Governor's Museum, also known as Museum Yang Di-Pertua Negeri or Museum Tuan Yang Terutama, is one of the many museums in Malacca. Formerly called Seri Melaka, the museum is housed in the former official residence and office of the Dutch Governor of Malacca on St Paul's Hill. The building was used as the official residence of the Tuan Yang Terutama, which is the title of the governor, until September 1996. The museum showcases the personal belongings of the various governors of Malacca since independence, beginning with the first Governor of Malacca, Tun Leong Yew Koh. Walking up St. Paul's Hill, you will see the ruins of the St. Paul's Church where St. Francis Xavier, a famous missionary, was briefly buried in 1553. We then walk down the hill to the Porta de Santiago, the hallmark of Malacca and one of the most photographed sites built by the Portuguese as a fortress. After the commentary by the guide, we will visit the wooden replica of the Malacca Sultan's Palace, built with great detail and refinement. We will then have some time to experience the most sensational shopping experience of a lifetime in Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Witness the fusion of history with modern everyday shopping from the latest fashion to culinary delights to an adventurous indulgence for everyone. Our trip back to the jetty will be in an interesting and unique way on a trishaw
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Port: Malacca, Melaka
Duration: 4 hours
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