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Christ Church Queen Victoria's Fountain Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower
Stadthuys or the 'Red Building' was built is located in the Dutch Square at the west bottom of St Paul's Hill. It was built in the 1650s by the Dutch. At first, it served as the residence of the Dutch Governor and his deputy. It was also the administrative centre for the Dutch and British in Malacca. Even after independence until 1979, it was used as a state administrative centre.
Stadthuys means the municipal town hall. It has 4 storeys and a land area of 49,200 sq feet. It has thick brick walls and with big windows and doors. It also has a good drainage system. At first, it was white in colour but in 1820s, it was painted salmon pink and remained this colour today. Now, it is a museum called "Museum of History and Ethnography". This museum exhibits Melaka history, traditional wedding clothes and artifacts of Melaka in the olden year.
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Christ Church is located in Dutch Square next to the Stadthuys Building. It was completed in 1753 to commemorate the centenary of its occupation in Malacca. It took about 12 years to complete. Its structure reflecting original Dutch architecture. At first, it was a Dutch Reform Church. When British took over, they turned it into an Anglican church. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. The British added a weathercock and bell tower at the top of the church following fengshui. It was said that the weathercock was put there by British in 1795 to prevent the local baba nyonya businesses there from getting too good and influential.

Queen Victoria's Fountain is located in the Dutch Square in front of Christ Church and has 4 face. It was built by the Malacca people in memory of Queen Victoria in 1904 and was made of English marble. A queen scholarship was inaugurated to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1837-1897).

Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower is located next to Queen Vistoria's Fountain. This clock was erected because Tan Beng Swee, who was a baba, wanted to emulate the good deeds of his father, Tan Kim Seng who built the bridge in front of the clock. In 1886, he told his son Tan Jiak Kim to erect the clock which Tan Jiak Kim did and imported a clock from England. The clock served for 96 years and was replaced with a Japanese clock on 31-Aug-1982.

Lastly, kindly help keep Malacca clean by throwing rubbish into proper place.
The side of Stadthuys which is white.
One side of Stadthuys
The oldest functioning Protestant Curch in Malaysia.
Christ Church
Queen Victoria's Fountain that is still functioning.
Queen Victoria's Fountain
Tan Beng Swee's Clock Tower that is still functioning.
Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower
Melaka Art Museum which was built only in 1931.
Melaka Art Museum
The Dutch Mill can be seen at the junction to turn into Tan Kim Seng's bridge.
Junction to turn into Bridge built by Tan Kim Seng

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