"Day Trip From Kuala Lumpur" Melaka by Mikebb
Melaka Travel Guide: 1,836 reviews and 4,837 photos
Our day tour to Melaka was an exciting day, something happening all the time commencing with our guide being late as he was involved in a car crash. He arrived an hour late and we were on our way.
Once a great trading city from when the Chinese settled during the 15th century. During 1509 the Portuguese arrived seeking wealth from spice and trade with China. The Portuguese built many buildings which remain today, although some are ruins.
In 1641 the Dutch who were well established in Indonesia took contol of Melaka and ruled for 150 years.
The British had a presence during the early1800's and eventually in 1824 the Dutch ceded to the British. The British governed until the 1960s' when the independent country of Malaysia was established.
We found the Melaka of today to offer much for tourists with its wonderful colourful history, many old buildings, Temples and churchs', mixture of cultures and fantastic variety of food.
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