Melaka History

Rate this post 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 […]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Rate this post 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 […]

MELAKA 750 YEARS OLD

Rate this post 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. […]

History: Melaka River

Rate this post Once dubbed ‘Venice of the East’ by European seafarers back in those days when the state has yet to be formed, Melaka River is the point where the history of the great empire of the Malay peninsular, Melaka began. A Prince from Sumatra, Parameswara (the founder of Melaka) had established his sultanate […]

WHAT TREE DID PARAMESWARA SEE WHILE RESTING BESIDES THE RIVER

Rate this post 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. […]