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Melaka History

Overview It was in the fourteenth century that the fishing village of Melaka gained the attention a Hindu prince named Parameswara from Sumatra. He was the last ruler of ancient Singapore who was of Malay origin. The ruler decided to make this place a permanent settlement and named it ‘Melaka’ after a tree. A special… Read More »

CRUISING DOWN VENICE OF THE EAST

Go: Cruising down Venice of the East2011/11/09PHILIP [email protected] The history of Malacca is about 700 years, perhaps older. PHILIP LIM goes on a river cruise and enjoys vistas of the ancient and modern IF you are new to Malacca, one of the most pleasant ways of getting acquainted with the Unesco World Heritage Site (since… Read More »