17.) SOUTH MALAYSIA : MALACCA ( HERITAGE CITY )

  • Destination: MALAYSIA

THERE ARE 13 STATES AND 3 FEDERAL TERRITORIES IN MALAYSIA. ONE OF THE 13 STATES IS MALACCA OR LOCALLY KNOWN AS MELAKA. HISTORICALLY, MELAKA IS THE ORIGINS OF MALAYSIA AND IT IS THE CENTER OF HOW THE COUNTRY BEGAN. THE FOUNDER OF MALAYSIA WHO WENT BY THE NAME OF KING PARAMESWARA WAS AN EXILE, WHO […]

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THERE ARE 13 STATES AND 3 FEDERAL TERRITORIES IN MALAYSIA. ONE OF THE 13 STATES IS MALACCA OR LOCALLY KNOWN AS MELAKA. HISTORICALLY, MELAKA IS THE ORIGINS OF MALAYSIA AND IT IS THE CENTER OF HOW THE COUNTRY BEGAN. THE FOUNDER OF MALAYSIA WHO WENT BY THE NAME OF KING PARAMESWARA WAS AN EXILE, WHO FLED FROM PALEMBANG INDONESIA AND HE SAILED TO THE STRAITS OF MALACCA. ACCORDING TO HISTORY, KING PARAMESHWARA SAW A MOUSE DEER OUTSMART HIS HUNTING DOG INTO A NEARBY RIVER, SEEING THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY, HE NAMED THE VILLAGE TOWN MELAKA DUE TO THE TREE HE WAS RECLINING ON.

SINCE OF ITS HISTORIC BACKGROUND, MANY OF THE ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS STILL STANDS TODAY. UNESCO HAS ALSO LISTED MELAKA A WORLD HERITAGE CITY AND BELONGS IN WORLDS HERITAGE LIST. MELAKA HAS MANY ATTRACTIONS AND HISTORICAL SITES TO VISIT.