"The heritage of Melaka" Melaka by martin_nl

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Ever since I first planned on going to Malaysia, Melaka was on top of the list. It is nice to be from such a small country as the Netherlands and then be on the other side of the world and a building is actually called Stadthuys, which means Cityhall in Dutch. Of course I heard other good things about this city that I really wanted to see for myself.

The thing I like about Melaka is that it is so rich in history and culture. This has to be the only place in the world where in one street you will find a typical Dutch house, Portuguese architecture, an Islamic mosque, Buddhist, Indian and Taoist temples and Victorian houses and where people of all cultures are thoroughly friendly to eachother and to tourists.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rich in history and culture
  • Cons:It's a bit too hot and humid
  • In a nutshell:European heritage in the Far East
  • Last visit to Melaka: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2004 at 11:07 AM

    awaiting to see this page completely :) hmm, speaking about your newly job ... congrat and about your egypt plan >> well, hoping i can make it soon :D regards, Martin ~@rie~


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