Malacca Dutch museum Kampong Morten with Batu Caves
- Historical Malacca city
- Batu Caves
- Temple of Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam
- St. Peter's church
- Kampong Morten - a traditional Malay village
- Stadrhuys - a historical museum at the Dutch Square
- St. Paul's Hill
- A Famosa - the famous Portuguese built fort
- Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple
- Jonker's Street
All about the trip
Malacca is listed as Unesco heritage city with rich trading history. The Chinese brought silk and Buddhism. The Siamese ivory and Buddhism. The Indians cloth and Hinduism. The Arabs perfumes, pearls and Islam. In 1511, Portuguese occupation – Catholicism. In 1641, Dutch – Protestant. In 1795, the British took over and left us with Independence on August 31st, 1957 and the Anglican religion.
After the breakfast, we depart for historical Malacca city. On the way, we visit the famous Batu Caves and climb 272 steps into the temple of Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam every year. Ladies have to be properly attired to enter the temple. Upon arrival a visit at Malacca St. Peter’s church – oldest Catholic church converted to an Anglican church. Learn about the history of the Dutch and Portuguese influence and their architecture. Kampong Morten is a traditional Malay Village that maintains its customs and traditions in a bustling modern city. The living museum, Villa Sentosa has unique interior designs, Malay traditional wear, musical instruments and antique furniture. Stadthuys (1650) is a historical Museum at the Dutch Square that once served as the home of the Dutch Governor. St. Paul’s Hill where a chapel was built by the Portuguese and a visit of the 16th century ruins. From there St Francis Xavier did his missionary work. A Famosa (1512) is the famous Portuguese built fort – only the gateway still stands. At 13:00, after lunch, we proceed to Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple which is the oldest Chinese temple with 3 doctrines – Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. You can enjoy a stroll through Jonker’s Street of antiquities of Malacca’s rich past. Various items from gramophones to wall clocks are available. Return transfer to Kuala Lumpur arrives approx. at 16:00.
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Complimentary pick up within Kuala Lumpur by English speaking tour coordinators
- All fees including Kampong Morten and the Dutch Museum (Stadthuys)
- 1 Malaysian lunch
- Free flow mineral water
Ladies have to be properly attired to enter the temple.
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