18 Dec 2010

Pictures of Malacca, my hometown


Malacca River

The Malacca Clock Tower, built during the Dutch era in the 17th century


Victoria Square near the Stadt House

 



The Victoria Fountain, built in the 19th century to commemorate Queen Victoria's rule


Replica of a Duthch Windmill


A  typical Malay village house in Malacca
 

The Art Gallery, which used to be the General Post Office



Malacca is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia being at least 500 years old. It has been ruled by  the Indo-Malays (13- 16th centuries), then later conquered by the Portuguese in the 16th century (1511) and  again later by the Dutch in the 17th century. Sometime in the 19th century the Dutch exchanged it for Benkoolen in Sumatra with the English. Today its a very popular tourist destination- last year alone more than 2 million people visited this tiny state.



 

5 comments:

The Chair Speaks said...

My brother who lives in Canada emailed this squirrel picture to me. Squirrel looks real to me. Our email conversation is real. That's how we 'talk'. We are close though we both live on opposite sides of the globe.

Malacca River look nice after massive clean up. The flowers are lovely!

Gattina said...

Looks beautiful ! so colorful !

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

How beautiful! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing it.

Kat said...

Thanks for the comments EJ, Gattina and Melissa. If any of you happen to come to Malaysia do inform me and I wouldn't mind taking you around.

naida said...

such a lovely post Kat!! wonderful photos!
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