Dutch Graveyard, Melaka

Dutch Graveyard, Melaka

The Dutch Graveyard is a cemetery located at St. Paul's Hill behind St. Paul's Church. It was first used during the 17th century when Dutch forces occupied Malacca.

Bodies were interred at the cemetery from 1670 to 1682. The remains of five Dutch officers from this period are still located at the cemetery. The graveyard was used again under British occupation from 1818 to 1838. During this time, 33 British officers and their spouses were interred at the cemetery.

The Dutch Graveyard is a quiet sanctuary that is often overlooked by visitors. It is worth a stop to view some of the tombstones, such as that of Royal Navy Captain John Kidd.

There is no gate in the cemetery which allows 24-hour access. However, there is also no lighting at the cemetery. While this lends to the spooky atmosphere, those who are interested in reading the tombstones should plan to visit in the light of day.

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Dutch Graveyard on Map

Sight Name: Dutch Graveyard
Sight Location: Melaka, Malaysia (See walking tours in Melaka)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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