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Wow, Melacca! A small town, with heaps of character, about 5 hours north of Singapore. A little bit of history for you- the Portuguese colonized in 1509 and built some churches and a fort, the Dutch followed a while after and continued to add churches and strengthened the fort, and then finally the British came and destroyed the fort and made no effort to preserve the churches. Or so the stories here go. In 1946 it was returned to Malaysia and ...
... colour. Mr Koak says if you want to build your own house you can design it yourself otherwise it will be built in a group all the same (like an estate) and then sold. Mr Koak was full of information he was very happy to share, however his voice was not one of a standard volume, Mr Koak shouted everything he said. This was going to make the car ride interesting.. Chris was happy because he allowed him to have a smoke out the window on the way there. Mr Koak was ...
... attracting additional taxes, so the old heritage houses along the riverbank and in the town,are narrow structures. Most are still in use and along the riverbank there is a mixture of cafe/restaurants, hotels and private dwellings, a number of which have very colourful murals painted on the walls.
We also visited a replica Portuegese galleon which houses some exhibits outlining Melakas turbulent history, as well as giving you ...
“Melaka / Malacca, dubbed The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals) is the third smallest Malaysian state. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straitss of Malacca. Malacca City is 148km south east of Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur, 235 km north west to Johor's largest city Johor Bahru. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. Although it was the location of one of ...
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