We visited the Portuguese Eurasian community fishing village in Melaka at Ujong Pasir. Unfortunately, the shoreline was reclaimed for expansion of Melaka town.
Still on festive occasions like Fiesta de Pedro (June 29) and Christmas , you will see the gatherings of Portuguese Eurasian with their traditonal costume, dances and music.
Many Malaysians with last names like DeSouza, De Witt, have Portuguese Eurasian bloodline.
Several famous local dishes have strong Portuguese influence. Head for the Portuguese Square where there shops, restaurants and performances on Saturday.
There are many Malay words that are originated from Portuguese.
almari (armário) = cupboard
bangku (banco) = stool
bendera (bandeira) = flag
bomba (bomba) = fire brigade
boneka (boneka) = doll
garfu (garfo) = fork
gereja (igreja) = church
kereta (carreta) = carriage, car
meja(mesa) = desk
pesta (festa) = festival
sekolah (escola) = school
sepatu (sapato) = shoes
tuala (toalha) = towel
tukar (trocar) = exchange
The last Melaka Sultan went into exile after the Portuguese overtook Melaka in 1511. There has been official recognition of any descendant to the throne.
The State Governor is appointed to serve as Head of State.
15 April 2007 Sunday
Declaration Day of Malacca as A Historical City Malacca
13 September 2007 Saturday
(Johor, Kedah, Malacca only)
13 October 2007 Saturday
Birthday of Malacca State Governor
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