Queen Victoria's Fountain
|| Jalan Gereja,75000 Malacca, Malaysia
The Queen Victoria's Fountain is located in the same area as The Stadthuys
Malacca and the Christ Church.
It is just beside the Tan Beng Siew Clock Tower. The fountain was built to commemorate the Diamond
Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The Queen Victoria Fountain was built in 1901 by the British and is still standing as elegant as
ever until this very day. Although more than a hundred years old, this fountain is still functioning
well and is probably the only functioning colonial water fountains in Malaysia. Queen Victoria
surpassed George III as the longest reigning monarch in the history of England and Scotland history
on 23rd September 1896. The Queen requested at the time that any special celebrations are to be put
on hold until 1897 in order to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee which was later made a festival of
the British Empire. The fountain is a famous backdrop for visitors who come to Malacca as it is so
near the Stadhuys and the Chirst Church. On the tip of the fountain says 'Victoria Regina 1837-1901,
erected by the people of Malacca in memory of a great Queen.
The Queen Victoria Fountain is probably one of the last traces of the British colonial era in Malaysia
and it symbolizes the glorious days of the British colonization in Malaysia in the yesteryears. Close by
are some other famous local attractions in Malacca. On your way up the St Paul's Hill are the Architecture
Museum Malacca and the Stamp Museum Malacca. The Cheng Ho Culture Museum is also nearby. Also, do not miss
a chance to try the famous chicken rice ball at the Chung Hwa Chicken Rice Ball Shop which is at the beginning
of the Jonker Street opposite the fountain. The chicken rice ball gets sold out pretty fast so be sure to get
there early. There are other foods at the Jonker Street which you can try. Jonker Street is a good place to
try Nyonya food and also the Nyonya museum.
A good place to eat Nyonya food is at Nancy's kitchen which is also at Jonker Street. The Nyonya Museum
is a good place to learn about the Peranakan people. The museum is actually an original home of the peranakans
but has been turned into a museum. For RM15 per person, you will be guided around the house and given information
about the rich culture of the peranakans. Tours in the museum are limited each day. Do get there at the scheduled
time to avoid disappointment. With so many things to do and food to eat, why are you in a hurry to go back? Stay
over at any of the hotels in Malacca to give all these places a visit.
There really isn't much choice when it comes to transportation in Malacca. You can either drive
here or take a cab. This place is a well-known place, so it should not be hard to find.