Malaccan Architecture & Traditional Institutes (Asian)

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Asian Historical Heritages

o        Bukit Cina

As the name implies, ‘Chinese Hill’ was the official settlement of the entourage that arrived with the Chinese Princess Hang Li Po. She was sent to Malacca by the Ming emperor to marry the Sultan, marking the advent of diplomatic relations between Malacca and China. The entourage stayed on this settlement until the Portuguese occupation in 1511. Today, Bukit Cina is believed to be one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside China with many of the tombs dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-282 9343

 

o        British Cemetery

The decision to impose tax on the Naning district by the British caused resistance by the locals - led by Dato’ Dol Said.

However, the latter lost the war and many perished. The British soldiers who died fighting Dato’ Dol Said and his men were buried in this cemetery.

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-288 3599

 

o        Dato’ Dol Said’s Mausoleum

Dato’s Dol Said, the ninth ruler of Naning, figured prominently in the Naning War against the British in 1831 – 1832. He defiantly opposed the imposition of tax on the district by the British. The war made Dato’s Dol Said a hero of exceptional valour which earned him a permanent place in the history of Malacca. He was buried here at Taboh Naning, about 32km from Malacca city.

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-2883599

 

o        Tun Teja’s Mausoleum

Tun Teja was the daughter of Sri Amar di Raja, the ruler of Pahang, who married Sultan Mahmud Shah. She died in Merlimau, about 24km from the city, while fleeing the Portuguese attack in 1511.

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-282 7464

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