Malacca is located in Malaysia on the Straits of Malacca. The city's history was deeply influenced by Zheng He’s voyages to the Western Ocean during the Ming Dynasty. It was successively colonized by Portugal, Holland, England and Japan. Thus, the architectural style here is very diverse. In 2008, Malacca and Penang together became World Heritage Sites. All of the shops and residences throughout the old quarter of the city have been subsequently restored to their former glory, thus making this historical city a living museum.
E33***53This historical section of Maleka is a must see. From the weekend night market (Friday-Sunday) to the traditional temples and structures that are more than 400 years old, theres something for everyone to enjoy. You can stroll into a local shop for some beautiful genuine natural stone/crystal jewlery that is cleared from all negative energies after your purchase. Great prices and even better food. Many clothings shops with something for all sizes.
D25***52went to malacca with my friends and i found the place very accommodating. people there are very friendly. everything is affordable. we visited st. paul’s church. it is located uphill that when you are on top you can see most parts of malacca city. the church is also guarded as the oldest church in southeast asia.
Malacca is a city with a long history and was once occupied by Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The famous Zheng He in the history of China has been here five times. Therefore, there is not only a strong blend of Eastern and Western cultures but also many valuable historical sites. The Dutch Red House, the most significant relic of the oldest Dutch colonists in the Eastern world, is located here. The Red House has six museums with historical artifacts from Malay, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The Museum of History and Ethnology displays several artifacts from the Malacca dynasty. From these relics, you can learn about the life of the Malacca dynasty hundreds of years ago. More than 300 years of glory, the never-fading Dutch Red House is not only the landmark building of Malacca but also the most popular one. If you don't come to the Dutch Red House, you can't say that you traveled here.
This "church" is very different from the churches that have been visited in the past. There is no high roof and no gorgeous built-in. Even today, it is not a complete "church". The St. Paul's Church in Malacca was built by the Portuguese in 1521. After being occupied by the Dutch in 1670, it was used as a castle to defend the war. Later it became the cemetery of the Dutch nobles. Some Latin tombstones have been preserved here. The fate of this church has never been a church, and the change in it is really sighing. The church that I saw today is a broken wall, and even the roof that has been covered with rain has ceased to exist. In addition to the scattered inscriptions in the interior of the church, it is empty, but it is not to be sighed. Such relics can be preserved in this way. Extremely precious. The Penang Hill where the St. Paul's Church is located can overlook the Malacca, and the houses, greenery and clear blue seas in the distance. It is not so much fun here, but its a stop where you can go with the people you like, just look at the views and feel at peace.
Malacca, one of the most marginal cities in West Malaysia, the most distinctive of an ancient city, with many Chinese, simple folk customs, beautiful scenery, a good place to be included in the World Cultural Heritage List.
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Malacca's Jonker Street is a 300-year-old cultural district. It used to be a place where Chinese people lived together with the adjacent Tofu Street, Deck Street and Gambling Port. Therefore, there are many intact Chinese ancestral halls and many local halls. The activities of the New Year's ancestor began to prepare early, and the one that attracted me the most was the lion dance in the chicken farm street.
One hundred lion heads are filled with drums of red drums, and they are alone in the Zongmiao Temple. The master of the Zongmiao Temple proudly told me that the lion dance team in Malacca has won the championship of the 12th World Lion Dance Competition. Many well-known lion dance teams in China have to hire Lion Dancers from Malay to train them. In addition, Chinese lion dance props, bamboo lion bones and aluminum alloy parts are also imported from Malay. These words have made me a bit of a shame. The traditional culture that we are constantly losing because of the urbanization process can only be found in the overseas Chinese world one day.
Talk to the local guide about the Malays' views on the New Year. He said that the Malay singer's album is difficult to sell. There is only one way to make money - the New Year's record! Every New Year, don't say that the New Year's album can be sold, even the soda stalls on the street can create a peak in sales for one year! "The year is strong! Malays liked China Year, Malay Chinese also loved China Year. The customs are well preserved, the people who sell are happy, the people who buy are happy! Happy New Year!"
St. Paul's Church is a historic church building in #melaka, #malaysia that was originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
The Melaka River is where the town began and it has played a key role in Melaka's colourful history. Taking a river cruise is like seeing #melaka from the back door in #malaysia
Istana Kesultanan Melaka is located in Bandar Hilir, Melaka, Malaysia. I would say it is like a museum where you will exhibit of people statues inside working and having meetings. I had the opportunity to take several photos inside the museum. #wintergetaway
Masjid Selat Melaka
It is well known mosque in Malacca as it located on the shoreside and overlook the Straits of Melaka. We visited during the evening time at the outside areas with benches and a store for some snacks.
It is a great place to have dinner during our visit to Malacca. It faces to the sea and great view during sunset. After dinner, we walked along the walkway and there are many public benches are available. #wintergetaway