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History: Tranquerah Mosque

The Tranquerah Mosque is a Sumatran-style historical mosque with a three-tiered wooden roof or also called ‘bumbung tiga lapis’. It is one of the few mosques with a pagoda instead of a minaret. Alongside it is the tomb of Sultan Hussain Shah, the ruler of the territories of Johore and Singapore in the early 19th century. Sultan Hussain Shah is famous (or perhaps infamous) for agreeing to sell Singapore to Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.

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Cuisine in Melaka

PREMIUM OUTLET TO BE OPENED IN MELAKA

Email Print 13 February 2012 | last updated at 03:18am
More Premium Outlets to be opened soon

JOHOR BARU: Two more Premium Outlets will be opened after the opening of the Johor Premium Outlets, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said. She said the opening of more Premium Outlets would contribute to the economy, as well as attract more tourists to do their shopping here.

“We will open more Premium Outlets in Sepang and Malacca,” she said after visiting the Johor Premium Outlets here yesterday. “With the opening of more Premium Outlets, we hope spending will increase from the present 30 per cent.” Bernama

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History: St. Peter’s Church

The Church of St. Peter was erected in 1710 during the Dutch occupation of Melaka. It is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia and it was built on a piece of land donated by a Dutch gentleman, Maryber Franz Amboer. Its facade and decor has a combination of eastern and western architecture. One of its bells was cast in Goa in 1608.

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History: Bukit China

Bukit China is the historical hillside in the Malaysian town of Melaka. In the 15th century, the wedding of a Chinese princess named Li Po (Hang Li Po) and the Sultan of Melaka, Mansur Shah, took place.

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History: Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple

In the back room is a sculpture of the deity with the head of an elephant and the body of a man with four hands. There is another altar dedicated to Lord Muraga, the younger brother of Lord Vinayagar.

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