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Malacca

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Town Square]
[3 : Bukit St Paul]
[4 : Chinatown]
[5 : Riverfront]
[6 : Cemeteries]
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Melaka (Mallaca) was already one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia back when Kuala Lumpur was still a swamp and Penang was yet to become the Pearl of the Orient. The first western rulers, the Portuguese, left their mark on St Paul Bukit (hill), topped by a church built in 1521. They were succeded by the Dutch, who built the Mallaca town square and Stadhuys (1641), a favorite trishaw pick-up spot. In modern times, Melaka has fallen out of favor as a port, becoming a backwater, charming provincial place, where you can find the most kitsch collection of trishaws in Malaysia. Decorated with plastic flowers, sporting a sound system, they turn the narrow streets of Mallaca into a circus parade. With the oldest functioning mosque, Catholic church and Buddhist temple in Malaysia, all within easy walking distance in Chinatown, Melaka exudes a tolerance that makes it a relaxing stop. Melaka City historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Trishaws, clock tower, and church. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Mother and child riding decorated trishaw. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Women sitting, Stadthuys. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Malay girls exit on St Paul church doorway. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Istana Kesultanan Melaka. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Corridor, sultanate palace. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Porta de Santiago gate from A Famosa fort. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) St Paul Church at night. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Town Square with Stadthuys, clock tower, and church at night. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Illuminated trishaws on Town Square at night. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Tour boats on Melaka River at night. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Melaka river promenade at night. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Harmony Street, featuring Hindu and Chinese Temples and a mosque. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Cemetery and Masjid Kampung Hulu, oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia (1728). Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Altar of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) inside Cheng Hoon Teng temple. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Women worshipping Hindu deity Vinayaga, Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Weathered door with chinese signs and lanterns. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Kampung Kling Mosque with multiered meru roof. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Islamic gravestones, Kampung Kling. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color) Tombs and trees, Bukit China cemetery. Malacca City, Malaysia ( color)
There are 20 color pictures on this page out of 89 color pictures of Malacca.

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