Malaysia / Architecture

 Saint Paul Church

Name of artwork : Common name
Saint Paul Church
Name of place : Common name
Saint Paul Church
Country
Malaysia
State
Melaka
Province/City
Melaka
Location
-
latitude/longitude
2.192546, 102.2495738
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
The first church is a small chapel built in 1521 by the Portuguese under the name of Our Lady of the Hill. The name of this church was changed to Annunciation church and Saint Paul church respectively and the church become larger and larger. When Dutch occupied Melaka, the church had become the Protestant church and they used this church until they built their own on the foot of the hill
Art
The chapel was built from laterites. The church has a classic style pediment and a plain rose window in front. Within the structure is quite simple. On the floor, many grave plates can be found. This is the tradition of the Christians that will engrave the corpse on the church’s floor in order to be God’s servants.
Period
British Colonization Period 
Age
16th century
Religion
Christianity 
Sect
Protestant Catholic 
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali