Jan 24, 2011

The Historical City – Melaka

“One of Malaysia’s most eagerly sought-after destinations.” –lonely planet

Visiting Melaka (Malacca), the third smallest Malaysian state is a unique experience; its rich historical background earned it a World Heritage Site designation in July 2008.
“Melaka’s appeal lies in its rich and colourful past. Its 600 years of history is reflected in its ancient buildings, intriguing streets, delectable cuisine and unique cultural heritage.”
Located on the West Coast of the Malaysian Peninsular is the state of Melaka. It is about 120 km south east of Kuala Lumpur and about 250 km. north-west of Singapore and is easily accessible by road via the North-South highway.

As you may know, the Portuguese came to Malacca in 1511 and ruled the place till 1641 (130 years) then the Dutch came in 1641 and ruled for 154 years, followed by the British in 1824. Melaka also experience the Japanese Empire from 1942 to 1945. 

Many people think sharing some good old trivia about a place is dead boring. Well, I don’t agree with that. Come visit Melaka and take a nostalgic journey into its glorious past.

Some photos are courtesy of Dony D.

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