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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Malacca, Malaysia Toward Interesting Journey

It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and the state of Johor to the south. The state's capital is Malacca Town.

Malacca was once one of the oldest Malay sultanates, the state has no Sultan today. Instead, the head of state is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor.

The prosperity of Malacca attracted the invasion of the Siamese. Attempts in 1446 and 1456, however, were warded off by Tun Perak, the then Bendahara (a position similar to Prime Minister). The development of relations between Malacca and China was at that time a strategic decision to ward off further Siamese attacks.

In April 1511, Afonso de Albuquerque set sail from Goa to Malacca with a force of some 1200 men and seventeen or eighteen ships.[2] It became a strategic base for Portuguese expansion in the East Indies.

he Dutch ruled Malacca from 1641 to 1795 but they were not interested in developing it as a trading centre, placing greater importance to Batavia (Jakarta) in Indonesia as their administrative centre. However they still built their landmark better known as Red Building or Stadhuys.

Malacca was ceded to the British in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 in exchange for Bencoolen on Sumatra. From 1826 to 1946 Malacca was governed, first by the British East India Company and then as a Crown Colony. It formed part of the Straits Settlements, together with Singapore and Penang. After the dissolution of this crown colony, Malacca and Penang became part of the Malayan Union, which later became Malaysia.


Malacca Museum.

A Famosa, or "The Famous" in Portuguese, is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia.

Stadhuys Square

By Plan - Although Malaysia Airlines does not fly to Malacca, it maintains an office at Lot 1&2, Block A, Ground Floor, Century Mahkota Hotel, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka. Tel: +60-6-2829597.

By Bus - All long-distance and local buses now operate from the Melaka Sentral bus terminal, a good 3km from the historic core of the city.

Some of the companies operating to/from Malacca are:

* Transnasional is the largest long-distance bus operator in Malaysia. It links the state with a host of destinations in Peninsular Malaysia like Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Singapore and further afield. Transnasional buses depart from Malacca City (Melaka Sentral), Alor Gajah, A'Famosa Resort and Masjid Tanah.
* Malacca-Kuala Lumpur Express: Hourly buses between Malacca City and Kuala Lumpur from 0530 to 1900. Tickets cost RM9.40.
* Jebat Ekspres: Buses to Kuala Lumpur via Masjid Tanah and Alor Gajah.
* Malacca-Singapore Express: Hourly buses between Malacca City and Johor Bahru and Singapore from 0800 to 1900. Tickets cost RM14.60 to/from Johor Baru, and RM17 to Singapore.
* Mayang Sari Express: Buses to/from Johor Baru. Tickets cost RM14.60.
* MCW Express: Frequent express services to Muar, Johor

Malacca hotels guide brings you all of the hotels in Malacca, Malaysia. Participating Malacca hotels will allow visitors to make hotel bookings on line with instant confirmation. Details you can visit to this website:

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