Thursday, October 23, 2008

Visit Melaka Means Visit Malaysia

Welcome to Melaka!

Founded by Parameswara in 1396 who named his sultanate after the "Melaka" tree, Melaka has provided the stage on which the Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English played their roles in shaping history.

Melaka's appeal lies in its rich and colourful past. Its 600 years of history is reflected in its ancient buildings, streets, cuisine and unique cultural heritage.

Melaka Malaysia

In the 16th century, Melaka enjoyed a reputation as the foremost maritime trading center. Merchants came from Arabia, China, India and Europe to conduct trade in silk, spices, gold and porcelain. So coveted was Melaka by the European powers that is was ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British until the Federation of Malaya was formed on the 31st August 1957.

Where is Melaka?

Malaysia is situated one to seven degrees north of the equator. The State of Melaka, one of the fourteen states within Malaysia, is situated on the South-Western Coast of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Melaka and between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Johor. Modern Melaka set on a course of industrial development about 2 decades after independence and its vision to be fully industrialized state by the year 2010.

What can we do in Melaka?

There are many historical sites for us to explore, to list a few, you can visit Porta de Santiago (A'Famosa), The Stadthuys, Christ Church..etc. Also don't miss out Melaka's delicious food like nyonya cendol, chicken rice ball, satay celup and shop for antique items and handicraft at the famous Jonker Street.

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