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An old car in an old street in an old town ~ Melaka.

Situated on the south-western coast of the Malay Peninsula, Melaka is one of the fourteen states of Malaysia. It is rich in its history. A blend of many cultures is seen in their architecture, traditions, music, and cuisine. Melaka is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Melaka began as the Melaka Sultanate and a trading port. The Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, Indians, Japanese and Portuguese traders have left their imprints on Melakan culture. This unique combination of culture from the East and the West has produced distinctive communities such as the Peranakan, the Chitty, and those of Portuguese descent. It has numerous architectural landmarks and influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Chinese, are highly visible.

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