may, and at any cost, from any influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would the jewels of a crown. Set watchers about it, as if at the gates of a besieged city ; bind it together with iron when it loosens ; stay it with timber when it declines. Do not care about the unsightliness of this aida better a crutch than a lost limb ; and do this tenderly and reverently and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadows." Many of the tombstones, chiefly of the Dutch period, have been removed to Christ Church for preservation, but many remain a mementoes of mortality unto living passengers.a A soft turf covers the floor and deadens the sound of any footstep. The old building stands solitary. At one time there were a number of others on the hill, now there are none except the Residency, with its old-world garden, on the site of the Church of St. Anthony and the Convent of the Augustinians. The steps which led up the hill have disappeared under the turf. The south slope outside the east . end of the church carries a number of forgotten graves. It is sad that there cannot be traced at present any plate or drawing to show what was the original appearance of a the church which because Afonso de Albuquerque was very much devoted to Our Lady he ordered his men to-build, and gave it the name of Nossa Senhora da Annunciada.a
The scenery on that section of the railway which lies between Rembau Station and Malacca is, without doubt, the most beautiful on the whole line, especially the piece between Malacca and Tampin. It is, therefore, a pity to reach and return from Malacca by the night trains, since the views are lost. The road runs alongside the railway most of the way, and is, for scenery, the fairest in the Peninsula. The distant blue hills, the rice-fields, the Malay orchards, every now and then a bright river, or ponds full of lotus, provide views which will never be forgotten.
KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE.
Dinner is served on the train after leaving Kuala Lumpur. It is advisable to defer going to
bed until Seremban is reached, as passengers enter and alight there, but after Seremban the very comfortable beds invite us. As the speed over this section is not more than twenty miles'an hour it is not difficult to sleep, and, the temperature falling at night, it is cool.
It is unfortunate that the traveller, whether going up or down the line, must pass during the night the beautiful views of the Rembau valleys, but with that exception the section between J ohore Bahru and Kuala Lumpur is quite uninteresting and just as well passed in the night ; nor is much lost by passing up at night across the island of Singapore to the ferry across Johore Strait to Johore Bahru. Going down, the train reaches the ferry (as at Penang, the launch which ferries passengers and baggage is part of the train, and no attention need be devoted to baggage, for it will be brought across and re-entrained) at seven oa clock, and the traveller sees something of the interior of the island of Singapore. The principal station, Tank Road, is somewhat inconveniently situated at present too far from the centre of the town, but one may reckon on reaching a hotel with the baggage a little after nine, in time for bath and breakfast. It is advisable to telegraph from Kuala Lumpur fcr rooms, in which case the hotel runner will meet the train and take the baggage. But in any case the gharis and rikishas will take you to the centre of Singapore without direction.
I hii. Malacca.
Water from Bukit China. Malacca.