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St. Paul's Hill (Bukit St. Paul)

Jalan Kota, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St.Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It's an easy uphill walk but go early or late so it's not too hot (and there's less haze so you see more). Not a lot to see but the views aren't too bad.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

St Paul's Hill is a place where you can actually see the ruins .. But if you are already up there, nothing much to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

See the ruins of the once solemn and dignified St. Paul Church atop the hill. Discover the beautiful inscriptions carved onto the magnificent stones in the premises. Plus, the historical well of Princess Hang Li Poh within the ruins of the church.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The remains of the walls of a ruined church with slabs of tomb stones with the engraved names of people of the past. A dried out well and a statue of St Francis Xavier. Nothing much to really see on the hill. There were two local buskers, some souvenirs sellers, and a few portrait artist. Added with the long hike... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This church shows the remain of the ruins after the war. A very historical icon of Melaka. There are lots of sad things inside this church. This is my second visit to this place. It is a good reminder to people that how important peace is.

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place has fallen below expectations... There are a few nice photo spots but that's about it. It's a very small ruin, and nothing spectacular.

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Bali, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ok so this is the greatest fort of Portuguese, great the only thing remaining of this hill is ruined gate, church, few tombs of Dutch governor and a museum that's formerly the governor mansion. The museum wasn't that spectacular or anything, but worth to spend half an hour on, but the rest of the hill? Maybe historic geek could have... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Run-down ruins that do not look to be maintained. Nothing very much to see, although it gives quite a good view of Malacca from atop the hill. Quite a climb up to it though. Near to other places of attraction, so can pack into a day's itinerary. No toilet facility.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Interesting for those wanting to know more about the history of Malacca. Nothing breathtaking, as most of the buildings have been destroyed. Still, the views from the top of the hill are pretty good indeed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

the steps up to the ruins of st paul is worth it, if you enjoy to get a great bird eye perspective of melaka. the ruins itself offer nice and cool shelter on a hot and sunny day. some people love to sit up there for hours reading a book or listen to the music they got on the phone.

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