Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day Three Hundred Thirty-Eight

Malaysia MY-19090 received 05-07-2009

Sent by: CheuLi
From: Malaysia
ID number: MY-19090
Notes: Christ Church in Malacca (or Melaka) is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia.  It sits on Dutch Square, next to the Stadthuys, the building on the card I posted on January 28.  It was completed in 1753 as a Dutch Reformed church, but after the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, Malacca was transferred to the British East India Company.  In 1838, the church was reconsecrated by the Church of England.

Malaysia MY-22899 received 07-19-2009

Sent by: e3ling
From: Malaysia
ID number: MY-22899
Notes: Before the Dutch and the Britisha, the Portuguese had a presence in Malacca.  In 1511, they built a fort called A Famosa.  When the Dutch invaded in 1641, the Portuguese were driving out and the fort was damaged.  The British ordered the destruction of the fort in 1806, but an intervention by Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, saved the gate. 

1 comment :

Manon said...

Wauw, both beautiful postcards!