Melaka Travels – Stadhuys and Christ Church in Dutch Square

Melaka a tiny state in Malaysia is famous for their historical landmarks and it is also awarded with UNESCO World Heritage Webpage. Dutch Square area is one of Melaka most famous historical landmark. 1 simple indicator you have reach is to see the surrounding buildings all colored in red.

There are a few historical milestone which you can find in the Dutch Block area:

Stadhuys: This building was constructed in the 12 months 1650 as the central of Dutch administration and residence of the Nederlander Governor and their representatives. The structure truly displays Dutch architecture in that time and is considered to the oldest Dutch building in the East. Right now, it is known as “Museum of the recent and Ethnography” which demonstrates traditional wedding clothes and artifacts of historical Melaka.

Christ Church: Built in 12 months 1753 by the Dutch and it is the oldest functioning Simple church in Malaysia. Inside the Christ Church you can find jointless solid wood ceiling beam(each cut from an individual tree trunk), a brass Bible inscribed with the first verse of St John in Nederlander, a tombstones written in the Portuguese language and a tiled artwork imitation of ” The Previous Supper”. Additionally, it still is made up of the original hand made pews (church long bench seat) and window dated back again 200 years old. Later on, during British occupation back again in 1795, the house of worship was consecrated as an Anglican Church.

Both Stadhuys and Christ Church is opened daily for visitors from 9 am to 6 pm.