by Aslene Tiam Wen Yee
Bukit Cina, a historical hill that is shrouded with myths and mysteries that plays an important role in the history of Melaka. It was neglected by a fact which was glossed over by general history books in Malaysia. Bukit Cina’s grand history started from the 1600s and it is rich with significant historical events which happened on site. Bukit Cina is an important space that should not be ignored, abandoned or forgotten. However it did not get a sufficient amount of attention for decades, which resulted the tombstones at the site decaying, and the ancestors’ name fading off. As Bukit Cina’s acknowledgement was not increasing throughout the years ,only a small number of local communities around the site were maintaining it. This phenomenon led to the abandonment of this hill for the outsider.