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Melaka Travel Guide

Located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, overlooking the famed Straits of Malacca with which it shares its name, Malacca or Melaka lies between Sembilan and Johor, some 150km from Kuala Lumpur. The city state of Melaka began life as an obscure little village whose residents made their living fishing in the coastal waters and maritime trade with the nearby kingdoms. The 658 sq km city state of Melaka is divided into three main regions - Alor Gajah, Central Malacca and Jasin. A trip to Melaka, as it is now called is a walk down history’s memory lane. The city-state is replete with mosques, temples, medieval fortresses and old ruins that showcase it’s rich past. It has lost its raison d etre as a prominent trading port but still retains a quaint charm. A sleepy city with a slow pace of life, tourists are fascinated and enchanted by the sight of junks winding their way past the waterfront, by tightly packed streets full of old temples, mosques and shops that sell some genuine and plenty of fake antiques.

Melaka is World Heritage City!


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