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Malacca is located in Malaysia on the Straits of Malacca. The city's history was deeply influenced by Zheng He’s voyages to the Western Ocean during the Ming Dynasty. It was successively colonized by Portugal, Holland, England and Japan. Thus, the architectural style here is very diverse. In 2008, Malacca and Penang together became World Heritage Sites. All of the shops and residences throughout the old quarter of the city have been subsequently restored to their former glory, thus making this historical city a living museum.
The Stadthuys is located in the heart of the Dutch Square and was originally used as a church and city government. It is currently the Malacca Museum and contains many precious historical relics from countries such as Malaysia, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Stadthuys Museum is divided into six museums, including the Museum of History and Ethnology, the Museum of Art, the Zhenghe Museum of Art, the Democracy Museum, the Muslim Museum and the Education Museum. Exhibited are exquisite porcelain, coins, historical books, oil paintings and more, which were circulated from abroad. Malaysian prime ministers of various periods, the construction of the Dutch city of Malacca, and the history and culture of the Muslim religion are also introduced.
The Malacca River is a small narrow strait, and the Malay Peninsula faces Sumatra. This long narrow strait carries the necessary passage between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. There is often a rafting trip to the Malacca River. All the way along the city, you can enjoy the old warehouse and fish market.
The St. Paul's Church was built in 1521 and built for the Portuguese. The famous missionary St. Francis was buried here, and the statue of the priest of Franciscans was placed in front of the church. After the Dutch occupied Malacca in 1670, the church was used as a castle, and many bullet holes were still visible on the outer wall today. In 1753, as a cemetery for the Dutch aristocracy, some tombstones with Latin and Portuguese are still preserved.