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Welcome To Malacca - Paradise In The Tropics

Dedicated to All Cyberspace travellers - near or far

From left: A Famosa, Mini Malaysia, St Peter's Church, Recreational Park

Historical City of Malacca was first dicovered by Parameswara, a Sumatran prince on the run, The history was back some 500 years ago, while resting under the Malacca tree, his hunting party saw a striking sight of a mouse-deer kicking at the hunting dogs. Inspired by the courage of the mouse-deer, Parameswara decided to build his empire at the spot where he sat and named the new town Malacca. In due time, the town developed and Parameswara established the Malacca Sultanate when he embraced Islam and took the name Sultan Iskandar Shah.

Over the years, Malacca grew in importance attracting traders from all over the region, with some coming from as far away as Europe and South America. In 1511, the Portuguese attacked the Sultanate and captured Malacca. This saw the end of the Sultanate. Control of the city changed hands further from the Dutch to the British, giving Malacca a rich blend of cultural heritage from both the East and the West.


Malacca was located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 147 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur. It covers some 1,658 sq. km., and is divided into three main district, which is Central Malacca, Alor Gajah, and Jasin.

Malacca was officially declared as a Historic City in 1989 by its Ruler, Yang Di Pertua Negeri of Malacca (The Governor of Malacca). Malacca's rich history plays an important role in tourism in the state.

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