Overview: Malacca Once the capital of Malaysia (Malaya), Malacca is a curious mix of ancient and modern. Bright clean shopping precincts, supermarkets and stores stand side by side with traditionally thin houses / homes, narrow streets and open sewers. Modern hotels look down on a dusty landscape where the local population live in comparative poverty. There is considerable Chinese influence in Malacca.
History: In 1511 the Portuguese captured Malacca and remained in occupation for over a hundred years. They taxed the people by the width of their buildings. Hence many houses / homes today have a width of less than 12 feet while extending back anything up to 200 feet. The sloping roofs of traditional Malay houses / homes hang over the water's edge and the river is still very much part of city life.
Climate: Virtually on the equator and very hot and humid. Malaysia's tropical conditions bring sudden heavy downpours of rain much of which evaporates very quickly.
Sights to visit:
The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia)
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum - in JalanTun Tan Cheng Lock, the ancestral home of three generations of a Chinese Baba family.
Crocodile Farm - One of the largest in the country with more than a hundred species, including Albino and humpbacked.
Air Keroh Recreational Forest - stay in a treetop house or lodge in a vast area of diverse tropical rainforest, 15 kms east of Malacca.
Sound and Light Show - Bringing Malacca's 600 year history to life through light and sound. A hour-long show most evenings.
New builds jostle for space with
the ancient traditional
On the river's edge in Malacca
Typical narrow fronted houses
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Real estate is not cheap but Malacca's individuality makes it an ideal place to buy a house / home or one to be used as a vacation rental.
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Getting around Malacca
- On foot - walking about the city is pretty flat by can be dusty. Humidity is high so drink lots of water.
- By taxi - there are plenty of air conditioned taxis and mini-buses plying their trade.
- By Bus or Hire Car - Melaka's road are excellent and there are many bus and car hire facilities.
- By Trishaw or Bullock Cart - once in Malacca the trishaw and bullock carts are favoured and traditional methods of getting about.
Malacca is 150 km south of Kuala Lumpur
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Getting to Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia :
By air - Malacca has it's own airstrip, Batu Berendam Airport. There is also the Melaka (Malacca) Airport for international flights situated about 9km from the city.
By train or road - Malacca is easily accessible by road but does not have a rail station. The nearest station is at Tampin 38 km to the north.
By Sea - Malacca sits on the river estuary on the Malacca Straits.
Other Resources: Penang
Regions: Malaysia is divided into the following regions: (click on the region name to see towns and villages)
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