Sunday, November 14, 2010

Malacca: Where History of Malaysia Begins

Continuing from my previous blog on Treasure Hunt, here I would like to introduce a little bit of the famous Malacca in brief.

One special thing about this state is that most of the historic building are still being well preserved despite the upcoming developments to help the local economics to grow. I could say that this place is different from the scenery you always see about Kuala Lumpur. This is because Malacca was once conquered by Portugese then the Dutch.

First, the famous dutch building that is in red colour. Below are the famous Christ Church in Malacca.

Secondly, St Paul Church.

St. Paul himself

Then, when you are there, some of the famous food that you MUST eat.

Chicken Rice ball

of course you eat with chicken, :P

You also must try the Cendol. According to my friend, the shop below is the famous for the Cendol. They also have the famous Nyonya Laksa which I did not have a photo of it which you can try there too.

Talking about Nyonya food, Baba & Nyonya is a culture where you can find in Malacca or rather, it started there. Baba is addressed to Male while Nyonya are for Female. It all started in the late 15th / 16th century where traders from China across the sea stop by at the Straits of Malacca for trading, then when they were to settle down here by marrying the local Malay girls.

This is why you can see a lot of Chinese culture around especially their houses. It look like a Malay house but with Chinese design.

This is just a brief of Malacca with the pictures that I've got in my file. There's definitely more than this about Malacca.

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