Category: Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia: Indian Peranakan Heritage of Kampung Chetti (Chitty Village) [SP]

Most travelers to Melaka or Penang may be familiar with the predominant Baba Nyonya or Peranakan culture of the Straits Chinese who flourished in the trading settlements. However, the heritage city is also home to other creole cultures, which evolved from the intermarriage of foreign traders with the native people...

Melaka, Malaysia: Kristang Heritage of the Portuguese Settlement [SP]

The Portuguese Heritage Museum at the Portuguese Settlement showcases Kristang history and traditions The Portuguese Settlement – sometimes called Mini Lisbon – is a Kristang community in Ujong Pasir, five kilometers from the city of Melaka, Malaysia. The Kristang creole people arose in Melaka between the 16th and 17th centuries when...

Melaka, Malaysia: A’famosa Resort – One-Stop Holiday Destination for Family Fun! [SP]

Feeding endangered Malayan tigers at Safari Wonderland in A’famosa Resort, Melaka, Malaysia! Named after the famous 16th century Portuguese fortification in the World Heritage-listed city of Melaka, A’Famosa Resort is surrounded by rolling hills and lush countryside and is rated one of the region’s foremost leisure and holiday destinations. Established...

George Town & Melaka: Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Stadthuys (Red Square), Melaka If the Philippines has Vigan, Malaysia has the World Heritage cities of George Town and Melaka. Having the opportunity to visit Singapore frequently for business trips has afforded me leisurely side trips to Peninsular Malaysia from time to time. My favorite getaway is Melaka, a former...