My girlfriend and I had a walk in the old trading district of Pettah when suddenly an (unwanted) guide appeared who took us along to the Wolvendaal Church. He arranged us some sort of tour with the museum/church conservator. The old man knew the history of the reformed church, the VOC and EIC and told us some interesting facts about the choir, barrel and the pulpit. Apparently the church is constructed in such a way that the ships entering the harbor had a clear view on the building. After the small tour the conservator asked us a small donation.
Because the church desperately needs to be renovated, I prefer the one in Malaysian Melaka. But it is still one of the old heritage sites in the city, and if you’re a little bit familiar with European colonial history, you will enjoy this. Not at least becaues it gives you the opportunity to escape the heat for a few moments.
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