All About Malacca

February 22, 2021 in Environment, Malacca

The Strait of Malacca – a historical shipping metropolis

For centuries, ports along the coasts have been more than transshipment sites for goods; they are also places of interaction between people from foreign cultures.
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October 7, 2020 in Malacca, Tourism

Sg Melaka — money spinner for heritage city

MELAKA: A holiday in Melaka is considered as ‘incomplete’ without getting on a cruise along Sungai Melaka that snakes through this historical city.
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October 7, 2020 in Culture, Malacca

Sikhs gather from all over the world to celebrate for four days

MALACCA: As had been the vowed routine annually, an endless stream of Sikh devotees and pilgrims from all over Malaysia with their families in tow converged at Malacca’s lone Sikh…
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September 3, 2020 in History, Malacca

Malaysian enchantment found in local myths and legends

“TELL me a story, ma…” begs the child, weary with the play of the day and ready for that happy hour just before bedtime.
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September 1, 2020 in History, Malacca

In honour of Malacca’s illustrious son

Persona gratissima: Seet Kee Ann (seated second from left) was a member of the Malacca Municipal Commission from 1895.
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August 30, 2020 in Malacca, Personalities

The Man With the Black Umbrella – His Legacy Lives On

Tears stung our eyes as we walked down the langar hall. This was even before we got down to work. My sister and I scanned the area for a seat…
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August 27, 2020 in History, Malacca

Malacca Sultanate

The Malacca Sultanate (Malay: Kesultanan Melayu Melaka; Jawi script: کسلطانن ملايو ملاک) was a Malay sultanate centred in the modern-day state of Malacca, Malaysia.
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August 27, 2020 in History, Malacca

Ceritera Melaka Pioneer Project

Coming soon, Melaka story The Historical Melaka City Council is running a Ceritera Melaka Pioneer Project that collects the history of Melaka City and is collected in an interactive system…
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August 17, 2020 in History, Malacca

Great Malaysian Railway Journeys – Malacca

In 1914, it was possible to travel to Malacca (Melaka) by train via the 32km branch line from Tampin to Malacca town which was opened in 1905.
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August 17, 2020 in Culture, Malacca

Peranakan (Straits Chinese) community

The term Peranakan generally refers to people of mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage. Many Peranakans trace their origins to 15th-century Malacca where their ancestors were thought to be Chinese traders…
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August 15, 2020 in History, Malacca

Kampung Hailam, Malacca

“The scenic beachfronts of our town are disappearing.” This casual yet wistful mention is not uncommon especially amongst folks living in the coastal areas.
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July 14, 2020 in History, Malacca

The search for Hang Li Po

As a person of Chinese ancestry who lived among Malay Muslims, Hang Li Po is a prototype for the lived experience of many modern-day Malaysians.
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July 6, 2020 in History, Malacca

Malaysian architect brings Malacca back to its glory days in 3D

At a first glance one could almost believe that the 3D models pictured in this article are photo-realistic paintings of Malacca at its seafaring prime. Despite what the eyes say,…
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July 6, 2020 in Malacca, Other

Making Melaka liveable, resilient, and future-proof

It’s a Catch-22 situation. In being declared by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, George Town and Melaka, both historic cities of the Straits of Melaka, have experienced higher tourist…
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July 6, 2020 in Malacca, Personalities

Baba Sohan Singh: Never fails to attend to people

1972: As the cortege wound its way to Melaka for the final rites, at every town people flocked in large numbers to have a last look and to pay their…
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June 15, 2020 in Environment, Malacca

Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill)

The largest Chinese cemetery in the world outside of China dates back to the 15th century IN THE MIDST OF URBAN Malacca, a 820,000 square foot (250,000-square-metre) hill provides a verdant, peaceful…
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June 15, 2020 in Malacca, Tourism

A Warm Welcome Back to the Natural Heritage of Melaka – Hawksbill Turtles

Melaka is one of the last strongholds in Malaysia for this critically endangered species of sea turtles.  Annually, 400 – 450 nestings are recorded in Melaka making this the biggest…
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June 15, 2020 in Malacca, Tourism

How to Spend 2 days in Malacca, Malaysia

Our first stop in Malaysia was the city of Malacca. From Singapore it was a four hour ride, plus an additional 2 hours waiting in line at emigration.
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June 15, 2020 in History, Malacca

A History of the Malay Peninsula – The Melaka Empire

In 1456, Raja Kasim assumed the throne of Melaka after the murder of his half-brother Raja Ibrahim. This was a momentous turning point in Melaka history - a real palace…
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