Negeri Melaka Local Customs

  • Lanterns.
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Negeri Melaka Local Customs

  • Festivals

    Melaka Local Customs

    Merry Christmas from the Portuguese Village, one of the last places on earth where Kristang is still spoken! Malaysia's national Xmas celebration this year (with the King in attendance) is being held at this village today (Dec 26)!

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  • Religions

    Melaka Local Customs

    Shoes must be removed when you enter places of worship such as mosques and temples. In some mosques female visitors are expected to wear scarves. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually allowed but it is polite to ask for permission first It is also polite remove your shoes before entering a Malaysian home, The right forefinger should...

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  • GREETINGS !

    Melaka Local Customs

    Greetings can be a slightly complicated affair. ‘Selamat’ is the greeting word, but you must specify the time. • Selamat pagi = Good Morning • Selamat tengah hari = Good Afternoon (from noon to about 2pm) • Selamat petang = Good Afternoon/Good Evening • Selamat malam = Good Night I did have a grumpy policeman on a train just say ‘Pagi’ to me...

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  • Portuguese Eurasian Community

    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...

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  • Additional State Holidays - Melaka

    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 First Ramadhan (Johor, Kedah,...

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