The church itself, built in 1521 was visited on a number of occasions by the Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier and following his death in 1552 his body was buried here for a period before being shifted to Goa in India.
The statue of the saint â€“ who is credited for spreading Catholicism to Asia â€“ was added in 1952.
Today St Paul's isn't much too look at, but it's worth the hike up Bukit St. Paul (St. Paul's Hill) for the panoramic view of town.
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