"Malaccan Maze" Negeri Melaka by Fudge

Negeri Melaka Travel Guide: 1,810 reviews and 4,482 photos

The charms of Malacca (or locally spelled as Melaka) remain eventhough over the decades, 'change' has tried to mould this petite lil tidy town.

I hear it has cleaned up considerably from the days of the late 70s and much of the 80s.

Hang Kasturi Shrine

Legend (Sejarah Melayu) has it that a battle ensued between 5 brothers, where one brother, Hang Tua kills Hang Kasturi. The former had been wrongly accused without proper investigation - Malacca's growth as a city/town was at its peak.

Hang Tua kills his brother because the latter betrayed the Sultanate. However later on, it is revealed that another brother, Hang Jebat was the real traitor.
(Interestingly, there is a road in Singapore called Jalan Hang Jebat - i was walking down it last weekend!)

The architecture of the tomb is influenced by Indian art allowing for light to be placed along the sides. (see pic in Things to do) The shrine is gazetted as a historic site.

Church from the 1800s

Boasting its rich Portuguese past, this Roman Catholic Church makes a stunning break into the sleepy Malaccan landscape. Situated in the midst of town, it is at a major junction.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely place to visit to make your trip 'Malaysia Truly Asia'
  • Cons:3 hrs to get to from Singapore and 2.5 hrs from KL. Plan your day trip.
  • In a nutshell:Be easy going in your mind and you'll enjoy Melaka.
  • Last visit to Negeri Melaka: Sep 2004
  • Intro Written Aug 21, 2006
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  • idahayat's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2006 at 5:27 PM

    Your pics taken at the top of the fort is 'PRO'. Keep in touch. Tried to call you for a makan session but to no avail.:-(

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