MELAKA 500 YEARS ON

Rate this post Sunday November 27, 2011 500 years onBy N. RAMA LOHAN [email protected] Yes, we all know the Portuguese came and conquered Malacca in 1511 — but did you know that they tried to take the Sultan’s magnificent bed back to Portugal? IN the port town of Belem, near Lisbon, a map of the […]

CHITTY COMMUNITY OF MELAKA

Rate this post Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia’s tiny Chitty community, which came here from India long before the Europeans and the Chinese, wants to be designated ‘bumiputra’ – sons of the soil – to preserve its identity. Nearly 1,500 families settled in Malacca are the descendants of the Chittis who came here in […]