The Historical City of Malacca

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Malacca (Melaka in Malay), or more popularly known as the "Historical City of Malaysia" is the third smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis and Penang. Although relatively small in size, Malacca is a truly fascinating place, with a long history and a rich culture.

Credits: jhunnie

Many years ago, Malacca was one of Malaysia’s most sought-after destinations. Before Kuala Lumpur transformed from a malaria-infested jungle into a polished high-rise capital, Malacca was one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia.

Over time it changed from a thriving port into a sleepy backwater city and lost its spot as a must-visit destination to its high-rolling cousins. Yet in recent years, Malacca has been revived as a top-pick holiday getaway due to its many historic attractions. Home of the well-known Nyonya cuisine, it’s a popular destination for tourists who want to catch a glimpse of Malaysia’s unique heritage. Malacca was declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia today – 15th April, back in 2008.

Let us have a look at some wonderful Lomographs taken at the Historical City!

Credits: eva_eva, amikamerami, syafiqmddaud, shuttersentinel17, mont0417, maduz, hanifmaidin & dabai

Pay a visit to this awesome historical city if you happen to visit Malaysia. You’ll never want to miss this out!

written by eva_eva on 2012-04-15 in #news #malacca #unesco-world-heritage-sites #historical #melaka #malaysia

3 Comments

  1. clare_eee
    clare_eee ·

    Was there yesterday~~~ XD

  2. saysaysay
    saysaysay ·

    I like Malacca. My family goes there almost every year from Singapore cos my grandma is Peranakan. Asam laksa, chendol... SEDAP!

  3. timjim
    timjim ·

    I love Melaka. It has so much historical values. I just hope they retain all those old but vintage accessories rather than tourist-trap-crap-souvenirs. =)

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