The ruins of St. Paul’s Church is built on the site where the istana (palace) of the last Sultan of Melaka stood. It was constructed by Portuguese colonial captain Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Originally known as the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation), it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of Fort A’ Famosa, and possibly one of the first churches introduced in Malaysia.
Religion plays a large part in our culture and values. But has it actually shaped the world as we know it today? In this Learning Experience (LE), learners will explore how religion encourages the spread of ideas