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“Cool history, cool views”

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
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Day Trip to Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur with River Cruise and Lunch
Ranked #5 of 137 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Cool history, cool views”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is definitely a cool place to visit--the ruins of a chapel that predates the oldest Spanish missions in North America. The tombstones that are about 450 years old can still be read. And you've got to read the legend/story about St. Xavier's statue & the broken off right arm!

Visited November 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“St Paul's hill”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

a few friends and i climbed up the hill and it was worth the climb. A good insight in the history of Malaysia and a great view from on top of the hill.

Visited November 2013
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“Enjoy the scenery...”
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

To avoid too crowded and too commercial, I had been there early in the morning, just a few tourists there and none of the stall been open. I enjoy the historical ford and the nice scenery under the early sunlight~~

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Malaka trip on 09 & 10 Nov 13”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Not a steep climb. When we reached red square and asked for route to St. Paul's hill, a local shopkeeper directed us to cordonned off entrance to Stadhuys. We were hesitant to enter it. It later turned out to be a very easy approach to the top of St Paul's hill. It is not really a hill, just a small mound.

Visited on 10 Novermber 2013. Good time to visit is 8AM to 9AM when there will be lesser crowd. It was drizzling when we visited and there weren't many tourists around at that time.

Visited November 2013
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“Interesting Historical Site”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and I had a chance to tour the old city areas during a visit. The St Paul ruins gave a nice place to visit with a great view and a really nice hike up the hill. The church has lots of tombstone inscriptions inside the shell of the building in old English and other languages. The hike and the view made it one of our favorite places to visit - the humidity notwithstanding.

Visited December 2012
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