St. Peter's Church (built 1710 onwards)
St. Peter's church is the oldest operational Catholic Church in Malaysia. It was built in 1710 on land donated by the Dutchman Maryber Franz Amboer. At the time this area was outside the core city of Melaka.
The oldest item in the church is the bell, manufactured in Goa in 1608. It was salvaged from an earlier church burned by the Dutch during their 1641 occupation.
The approximate location of the church is 2.202372' N, 102.253264' E (WGS 84 map datum).
All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone
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