Melacca The Historic State

Present-day Melaka reflects its tumultuous history - a multi-racial population of Malays, Indians, and Chinese call this historic city home. Most notably, Peranakan and Portuguese communities still thrive in Melaka, a reminder of the state's long experience with trading and colonization.

Melaka's founder, the ex-pirate Prince Parameswara, was said to be a descendant of Alexander the Great, but it's more likely that he was a Hindu political refugee from Sumatra.

According to legend, the Prince was resting one day under an Indian gooseberry tree (also known as a melaka). As he watched one of his hunting dogs trying to bring down a mouse deer, it occurred to him that the deer shared a similar plight to his own: alone, exiled in a foreign land and surrounded by enemies. The mouse deer then achieved the improbable and fought off the dog.

Parameswara decided that the place where he was sitting was a propitious one for the disadvantaged to triumph, so decided to build a house on the spot.

Malacca did indeed turn out to be a favorable place to found a town, due to its sheltered harbor, its abundant water supply and its prime location relative to the regional trade and monsoon wind patterns.


The A Famosa Building! :)

Next destination is the A Famosa Building! A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located Jalan Kota, Malacca, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. This place is one of the most popular Historical attractions.

Why A Famosa says "Anno 1670" when in fact a Famosa’s history dates back to 1511 after the Portuguese conquered Melaka, what is now known as Melacca Malaysia.
 The Portuguese in their quest for finding a trading route to India, established outposts like Macau and Goa. Then the Portuguese fleet commanded by Alfonso de Albuquerque set foot on Melaka Malaysia.

The Portuguese attacked and defeated the armies of the Melaka Sultanate. Of course the Sultanate didn’t give up trying to kick the Portuguese out again, so Alfonso de Albuquerque ordered to built the A Famosa fortress. 
It was built around a natural hill near the sea and managed to fend of attacks by the armies of Sultan of Melaka for over a century.Unfortunately for the Portuguese, the Dutch East Indian Company (abbreviated in Dutch to VOC) took over the trading routes and drove the Portuguese out of Melaka in 1641. 

The a Famosa fortress changed hands again in the early 19th century when the Dutch handed it over to the British to keep it out of the hands of French colonizer Napoleon. Unfortunately for a Famosa: the British were wary of maintaining the fortification and ordered its destruction.

In the A Famosa building, there is even people selling stuffs like paintings, drawings, key chains, souvenirs and many more. So whenever tourist come to drop buy, they can but the things which they like there :) 

Did you know that in the A Famosa building, there is a cage where it is deep inside down? Take a look at the piture above. It is actually 6 feet inside deep. Well this cage is actually for people to make theur wish. You can just take a coin a wish with it then u put it inside the cage.Now that is something interesting right? :)

Constructed by the Portuguese in 1511, it suffered severe structural damage during the Dutch invasion. The plan by the British to destroy it was aborted as a result of the intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1808.

This is the St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church: Constructed by the Portuguese captain, Duarte Coelho, this church was named "Our Lady of The Hill", but was later turned into a burial ground by the Dutch for their noble dead, and renamed "St. Paul's Church". Currently the church is part of the Malaccan Museums Complex. The body of St. Francis Xavier was interred here temporarily before it was taken to Goa, India.
  And that's me enjoying the amazing view of the historic building! You should come and visit here its the most amazing place in Melacca where u can experience the strong wind and the structure of the building! :D

 This is known as the "bamboo cannon". It is very famous in the past century for wars! It is big and dangerous where it can destroy the whole village with just one bullet.

A Famosa’s historical importance is that this fortress is the oldest remaining Portuguese building in entire Asia.

So if you want to come and visit here, you just need to pay RM 2 for adults! That is very cheap and u can experience it not only one museum but 2 museums and also A Famosa! :)

This amazing man that we found in the A Famosa building is just so talented. He can sing any song that u request for! No matter Malay, English, Chinese, Indian or even any language he can sing with full of passion! If u want to see him sing, come to A Famosa and experience his singing!  :)

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