What to See in Malacca (Malaysia)

Kudat, Kalimantan island (Malaysia)

Kudat is located on the island of Kalimantan (Borneo) and is the northernmost point of the state of Sabah. In the vicinity of Kudat, there are traditional dwellings of the local Rungus tribe, which are large long houses on stilts, where entire family clans live.

Malacca (Malaysia)

According to BEST-MEDICAL-SCHOOLS, Malacca is located 150 km south of Kuala Lumpur, on the banks of the river of the same name. And if the capital symbolizes the movement of Malaysia into the future, then Malacca is the keeper of the past.

There is no consensus among historians as to when Malacca was founded . It is believed that the city could have arisen between 1376 and 1400. The following legend is connected with its foundation. The prince of Sumatra Parameswara hunted in these parts. While he was resting under a tree, his dog attacked a deer mouse. The deer mouse, in turn, attacked the dog and even drove it into the water. Parameswara was so impressed by the courage of the beast that he decided to found a city in honor of him on the spot where he sat. This is how Malacca was born. As time went on, she became bigger and richer. In the middle of the 15th century, it became a major international trading center, where merchants from India, China and the Arab countries came. At the end of the 15th century, Malacca was conquered by the Portuguese and became their colony for 130 years. Their stay in Malacca was strongly reflected in the appearance of the city. After the Portuguese, Malaccawas in the possession of the Danes and the British.

The city has a lot of historical sights. Here is the oldest Chinese temple Cheng Hong Teng, built in 1646, the mosque Kampung Khulus, which is the oldest mosque in the country (1728), the mausoleum of Hang Kasturi and Hang Li Poh well, built in 1459. The largest Chinese cemetery outside of China has been preserved in Malacca. Some burials on it date back to the Ming Dynasty. For lovers of antiques, it is good to take a walk along Jonker Street, where you can find things that are over 300 years old. Be sure to visit the ruins of Fort Famosa on the hill of St. Paul, built by the Portuguese in the 16th and 17th centuries; St. Peter’s Church; Baba Neunya Heritage Museum, which stores unique items related to the history of Chinese civilization; Tamin Sari Tower 110 m high, from where you can see the whole city; Portuguese Square – center of Portuguese culture; the residence of the Dutch governors of 1650 and the Zoo, where more than 200 species of animals are represented. You can see the historical sights of the city by going on a 45-minute cruise on the Malacca River.

In addition to historical places in Malacca, there are wonderful beaches of Klebang, Tanjung Bidara, Tanjung Kling and Pantai Kundur. You can also have a great rest on the beaches of the nearby islands of Palau Besar and Palau Upeh. Taman Mini Malaysia ParkĀ is located 15 km from the city, where traditional dwellings of 13 states of Malaysia are presented.. In each house you can see household items and handicrafts that reflect the culture of all states. There are also performances of creative groups with traditional dances and chants.

Malacca (Malaysia)