Portuguese Square, Melaka

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  • The other side of the beach front - built up now..
    The other side of the beach front -...
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  • The beach front at the Portuegese Settlement
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    The Portuegese Settlement

    by sheherezad Updated Apr 19, 2012

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    The beach front at the Portuegese Settlement
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    Visit the Portuegese Settlement, inhabited by descendants of the Portuegese who colonised Malacca (as Melaka used to be called) centuries ago. They hardly look Portuegese anymore but retain many unique cultural traits and have surnames like Sta Maria and speak a very old Spanish language derivative (I believe!) called Kristang. The settlement is one of the few remaining places in the world where it is spoken.

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    Medan Portugis a.k.a Portuguese Square

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 14, 2004

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    The place where Eurasian [Portuguese colonists] live. There are so many seafood stalls and cool for hang-out during weekend, since situated to the seafront. To reach there, take a route to St. John's Hill and Anjung Batu.

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    • Beaches
    • Road Trip

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