Tag Archives: Parameswara

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 »

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Thursday November 22, 2012 Have mausoleum for Parameswara DURING the recent Deepavali holidays, my family and I went to Malacca. While driving around Malacca town, I noticed Parameswara, the founder of Malacca, had a very short road named after him. Tun Razak, our “ Bapa Pembangunan” has the longest road in Malacca named after him.… Read More »

MELAKA 750 YEARS OLD

Chinese archives hold key to Malacca’s founding October 11, 2012 FMT LETTER: From NK Khoo, via e-mail The Malacca sultanate’s existence is proven only through cross reference with other historical archives from China, Siam, Portuguese, etc. because all archives from the Malacca palace were believed to have been destroyed during the wartime. Historians are fully… Read More »

WHAT TREE DID PARAMESWARA SEE WHILE RESTING BESIDES THE RIVER

Saturday November 5, 2011 What tree did Parameswara really see in Malacca?INTERACTIONSBy FRANCIS NG IT is taken as a historical fact that Malacca was founded by Parameswara, who named it after the melaka tree. Parameswara, in the legendary account of the founding of Malacca, actually had no idea what the tree was. He had seen… Read More »