Churches, Mosques, and Temples: the Malaccan Mix

18 01 2014

Malacca and its history promise to provide an interesting mix of religious institutions and people that flock there for any tourist.

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church built by the Portuguese.

The tower at St. Paul's.

The tower at St. Paul’s.

Christ Church built by the Dutch.

Christ Church built by the Dutch.

St. Francis Xavier Church

St. Francis Xavier Church

Sunday service at the St. Francis Xavier Church.  They were singing a medley of "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night" (though it was after Christmas).

Sunday service at the St. Francis Xavier Church. They were singing a medley of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night” (though it was after Christmas).

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The Tamil Methodist Church

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter's

St. Peter’s

Kampung Kling Mosque built in the traditional Malacca style.

Kampung Kling Mosque built in the traditional Malacca style.

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Sanduo Temple

The Sanduo Temple

The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

Another Chinese temple.  Name unknown to me.

Another Chinese temple. Name unknown to me.

I had also passed by the Hindu temple of Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple, very close to the Kampung Kling Mosque.  They and the two Chinese temples above, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and the Sanduo Temple are all on the same street, the reason the street’s nickname is “Harmony Street”.

And that wraps up my visit to Malacca, Malaysia.  I was in the World Heritage city between Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30, 2013.








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