Plan, a bird's eye view of TC Chan :
Perspective & Overall Scenario of WHC-Melaka
MELAKA ; World Heritage City,
Malacca City : Member of the Organization of World Heritage
City, World Heritage Committee 'WHC', UNESCO, UN.
The hallmark of Malacca and perhaps the most photographed
subject next to the Stadhuys. Built in 1511 as a fortress
it sustained severe structural damage during the Dutch had
set to destroy it but timely intervention by Sir Stamford
Raffles in 1808 saved what remains of A'Famosa today.
Paul's Church :
Built by Portuguese captain by the name of Duorte Coelho,
the chapel was turned by the Dutch into a burial ground
for their noble dead and renamed it 'St Paul's Church' from
the Portuguese's 'Our Lady Of The Hill'.
Built in 1650 as the official residence of Dutch Governors
and their officers, the edifice is a fine example of Dutch
architecture. Preserved in its original structure and form,
it now houses the History Museum and Ethnography Museum.
On display daily are fine traditional bridal costumes and
relic from Malacca's glorious past.