Malacca 2011 - The Christ Church

The Christ Church was built by the Dutch in the 18th Century. Painted in coral red, it is one of the most prominent buildings in the heart of Malacca old town. The church is surrounded by other buildings built by the Dutch - including the Stadthuys which was the official Dutch government residence. The buildings were originally covered in exposed brickwork. When the walls started to leak, the buildings were plastered and painted over. The colour has changed over the years from white to salmon red to the present coral red.

On any given day, you will find lots of colourful trishaws lined up in front of the church offering their service to take tourists around town. If you are rushed for time, a trishaw is actually one of the best ways of moving around the old town, especially in the narrow alleys.


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