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'MELAKA' or 'MALACCA' the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE truly deserves the title. Melaka has been under the rule of British, Dutch and Portuguese for over 4 centuries and the imprints of the city's inhabitants can be seen all around Melaka.
There's British, Dutch and Portuguese architecture in plentiful as well as Malay Buildings representing Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Christian religions all in one place. The tour normally starts from Christ Church located in Dutch Square or Red Square as the locals call it. It is here in this church that you would be able to see a beautiful picture of 'The Last Supper' in glazed tiles over the altar. The next stop would be the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia 'Cheng Hoon Teng Temple' and ruins of Portuguese Fortress or Porta de Santiago.
Then you would be taken to Melaka's Mosque (Kampung Kling Mosque), which is the oldest in Malaysia. You will then proceed to Melaka Sultanate Palace, a wooden replica of 15th century Sultan's Palace. Melaka trip is not complete if you have not taken a stroll down Jonker Street, which has once housed residences of wealthy and famous. This street has now become a bargain hunter's paradise for antiques and other knick knacks.
A trishaw ride, passing through old Dutch buildings in the nice drizzle is the icing on the cake.