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Red Square - Fountain and Clocktower
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Melaka (Malacca) was named by a Prince in 1400. It was a linkway for the East to the West and with that, its strategic position made it a booming city, burstling with trade. This brought about invasion from the Portugese in 1511 and followed by the Dutch in 1641 and then coming into the British hands in 1795, and finally to Malaysia in 1959.

You will need two days to see Melaka. Hire a trishaw and tour around the city.

Don't miss Jalan Tun tan Cheng Lock a street lined with Pernakan style houses. Stop at the Baba-Nyonya Museum to see a typical Chinese interior.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is a hospitable place and tourists are encouraged to mingle with the worshippers.

Footbinding was once common practice but has now been banned. Shoemaker Wah Aik at no. 56 Jalan Tokong now sells these tiny Chinese shoes to tourists.

Most tours end at Stadthuys, an old Dutch building. The ruins of St Paul’s Church are up the hill. Down below is the ruins of A’Famosa, a Portuguese fortress [edit text]  [editors]

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Absolutely Historical 
Melaka,  Malaysia 
lowch1  rating  2005-02-03
Melaka - a short trip from Singapore 
Melaka,  Malaysia 
andreas  rating  2002-06-04

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