Visitors to Malaysia
who have an amateur interest in history
should not give visiting
the historical city of Malacca by a miss.
The history of the town goes back to around 1400,
when it was founded by a Javanese prince
who began the Malacca sultanate's 100 year reign.
Subsequently, the town experienced
three European colonial periods,
beginning from the Portuguese,
then the Dutch and finally the British.
Christ Church was formerly
the Dutch Reformed Church of Malacca.
It is the oldest surviving Dutch church building
found outside the Netherlands.
Located opposite the Stadthuys,
it was once situated within the fort walls
of the old fortified town of Malacca.
The fort walls, however, were demolished
by the British at the beginning of the 19th century.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KINZOH January 1st 2009
Thank you for the music Sung by Zhuang Xuezhong (Malaysian)