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Melaka, Malaysia

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Description

The city of Melaka (or Malacca) has a blend of old and new. The older part of the city is compact and has many historical and cultural attractions tucked into the nooks of its narrow streets.

Location

Melaka is located about 120km south west of Kuala Lumpur and is easily accessible by the North South Highway.

How to get there

Tours, charters and regular shuttles to Melaka are readily available.

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Much of the remnants of Melaka's glorious past lie within the Town Square and waterfront area near the river.

The new section of Melaka lies across the Melaka River and is mostly built on land reclaimed from the sea. It consists of modern shopping centres like the Mahkota Parade and is a bustling food and entertainment district There is a sign-posted heritage trail which visitors can follow to visit historical places in the old part of town.

Cheng Ho's Museum

This famed explorer made seven voyages of exploration, leaving his mark in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia between 1405 and 1433. Five of these voyages brought him through Melaka, a port he is said to have founded This museum was set up in honor of the Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral.

St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa)

Melaka was the centre of struggles between powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack. Thus A'Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in the Far East. The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A'Famosa.

Jonker Walk

Authentic artifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery. A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters.

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