St Paul’s Church, Melaka, Malaysia

Our holiday in Malaysia began with this historic and beautiful city of Melaka or Malacca.

Melaka city is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Melaka or Malacca and a UNESCO World Heritage site for its rich history.

Our first stop in Melaka was St Paul’s Church.

About this Place:

St Paul’s Church is a historic building in Melaka city. It was first built in the year 1521 and it is the oldest church building in Malaysia and South east Asia. It is located at the summit of St Paul’s hills.




St Paul’s Church building is located at a short distance from the famous dutch square in Melaka city and is about 7 minutes walk and the access to the summit where the church building is located is through steps and is not suitable for person with mobility issues.c

Local buses ( Panorama) from Melaka Sentral – dutch square ( bus no. 17) is another convenient option if you are looking at public transport. Also note that you go to the domestic platform to catch a Panorama bus ( local bus in Melaka).

Steps leading to St Paul’s church building

The walk to the summit is summit is short and if you are not used to steep walk, you may find it bit tiring to reach the summit because of the hot and humid weather in Melaka.

If you are staying in Kuala Lumpur, there are numerous buses which ply between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka city and it takes 2 – 2.5 hrs of journey to reach your destination and most buses stop at Melaka Sentral, which is a bus station and commercial hub of Melaka city


Our take about the Place:

  • St Paul’s church is filled with history and it is one of  places which is significant in formation of Melaka what is it today.
  • A great place for taking beautiful pictures and also you get a  good view of Melaka city.
  • It is the oldest church building in Malaysia and South east Asia, that qualifies for a must visit.
  • It is a easy walk from Dutch square ( another prominent attraction)

    View of Melaka city from St Paul’s hill





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