Christ Church is an important edifice in Malacca because it clearly represents the faith, kindheartedness and diversity of this historic city. Formed by ancient tides of migration and colonization, the city of Malacca is a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures, traditions and religions. People of different races and beliefs live together in this small city, which makes it a very interesting place in western Malaysia; interesting enough to be considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Built by the Portuguese when they came to rule over Malacca (or Melaka), Christ Church (Protestant) is one the most important religious institutions in the area, along with St. Paul Church (Roman Catholic), and the three temples along Harmony Street – Kampung Kling Mosque (Islam), Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple (Hindu), and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Taoist), which is the oldest and grandest Chinese church in Malaysia.
Christ Church stands out among many structures for the following reasons. One, it is red. The entire church building is colored coral red with a huge white cross running in the middle. It is accentuated by surrounding greeneries and colorful flowers, which makes Christ Church even more distinguished. [Read more…]