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Full-Day Malacca Tour from Singapore
"The Malacca city center showcases unique history and culture spanning over 600 years gained from previous colonization by Europeans such as the Portuguese Dutch and British. The journey on the road from Singapore to Malacca takes around 3-4 hours. Savor the view outside as you travel across Singapore and Malaysia or catch a nap in the vehicle.Once at Malacca the first thing that catches your eye will most probably be the iconic red church that Malacca is so famously marketed for to tourists. This building is called Christ Church said to be the oldest protestant church in Malaysia. On the opposite side of Christ Church is the Red Clock Tower that was erected in 1886.Next you will get to see Porta de Santiago (A'Famosa). This is one of the most popular sites in Malacca. It is a major historical landmark and probably the most photographed structure in Malacca. It is one of the oldest surviving European architectural remain you will find yourself at St Paul's Church. Although what remains of the church are now only ruins
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Private Day Trip to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur
"The trip starts with a pick up at your hotel lobby around 9am and depart to the Melacca city. After 2-hour drive you will reach the first attraction Stadthuys. A lovely old and well preserved building with a Dutch historical past located in the heart of Melacca city. You will find many trishaw awaiting and transporting tourists in this area.Then we will take a panoramic view of the city and surrounding from the top of St. Paul’s hill which features the historic of St. Paul Church. After a break for lunch (at your own expense) you will follow our guide to explore Jonker Street located in Chinatown. The Jonker Street is Melacca’s epicentre and you can find many antique shops clothing
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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch
"After getting picked up at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur begin the 2-hour journey in the comfortable air-conditioned car on this private tour. Enjoy the scenery during the drive and learn from the guide all about the history of Malaysia in general and Malacca in particular. Stop at the Church of St. Paul the early-16th-century church that is the oldest of its kind in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Then marvel at the tomb of St. Francis Xavier before heading to Stadthuys an old Dutch word for 'city hall.' Known as 'Red Square
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Festivals Tips (5)

Xmas at the Portuguese Settlement!

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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sheherezad
Dec 26, 2010

Hungry Ghosts Festival

There is a big Chinese population in present day Malaysia. And the Hungry Ghosts Festival is one of their festivities. In the month of August, which in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is the seventh month of the year, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell will be open. The dead souls (the Hungry Ghosts) will be released and roam the streets of the living in this month. There are huge festivities in Melaka, but also in other parts of Malaysia, like Penang. The biggest festivities are usually around the 14th and 15th of August.

While I was walking the streets in Melaka I saw a man sitting and he was creating something with wooden sticks. I asked what it was for and he explained to me. I was allowed to take a look around the place where many things were set up for the festival. His English wasn't so good, but I understood some parts of what the festival was about. He told me the festival was already nearing it's end. But it was great to see all the things they make.

If you want to read more, I suggest you take a look at the information you can find by clicking the link.

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martin_nl
Oct 15, 2006

Christmas Decoration in Portuguese Settlement

Houses in the Portuguese settlement are all light up during Christmas. Santas, reindeers, elf all turn up full force on the fences, roof tops and door ways of houses here. The traffic is reduced to a crawl on Christmas eve, everyone just wants to get in to get a piece of the action in the settlement area.
Apart from the Serani community, which is the descendant of Portuguese and Malay mix marriage, this place is also famous for it's food. The most popular food would be the Portuguese style baked fish. Which you can find as far as KL.

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dfactor
Dec 24, 2005

Vesak Day Parade

We were in Melaka for the Vesak long weekend.

We didnt knew about the Vesak Day Parade until we saw some floats passing by.

It was quite a big thing and we saw monks chanting and sprinkling holy water to bless the great crowd.

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May 25, 2005
 
 
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Vesak Day Parade

This is another float that we have captured.

See the great crowd and devotees following each float.

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Things to Do Near Melaka

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The Sultan's Palace

Near the Porta de Santiago there is a replica of a 15th century Melaka sultan's palace. The palace is wooden and built entirely without nails. Entry was only 2RM and the palace was open from 9am to...
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Jonker's Walk

We eventually got back to Dutch Square and walked across the bridge over the river onto Jonker's Walk. This street is famous for shopping and has some lovely old Melakan buildings. There was a Chinese...
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River Walkway

This riverside walkway did not exist on our first visit to Melaka. It is a great asset to the town as Melaka's non-stop traffic and frequent absense of pavements can get on your nerves. Here you can...
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Transport Park

I don't really know what to call this area, but on the walk back from Porta de Santiago near the architecture museum we passed a park with old trains, aeroplanes and even a bullock cart. Lots of...
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Kampung Kling Mosque

Kampung Kling Mosque can be found halfway along Jalan Tokong in Chinatown and the original wooden one was constructed in 1748, but it is not like a Middle Eastern mosque as the architectural style was...
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Princess Hang Li Poh's well

The Hang Li Poh's well was dug by an order of Sultan Mansor Shah of Melaka in 1459 especially for his wife Hang Li Poh, a Chinese princess. The water from this well was used for her daily ne
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