As promised in the earlier post, we will be embarking on our very exciting Malaysia Food, Culture and Heritage Trail and what better place to begin than the historic city of Melaka. So jump into the bus with me and let us vroom down south.
Melaka also known as Malacca is the namesake capital of the state of Melaka which lies to the South West of Kuala Lumpur (KL) and its claim to fame lies in its rich heritage.
This is a city which is steeped in the history of its various colonizers over hundreds of years and bears well maintained testimony of their earlier presence, leading to its being rewarded with the well deserved UNESCO world heritage tag.
The convenient location of this port was like an open invitation that caused it to be accessed by the Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, Japanese and British, who stamped permanent signs of their presence in the architecture, mixed races, cuisine etc.
The colonization was also the reason why monarchy was abolished and unlike most of the other Malaysian states, Melaka does not have a Sultan but has a Governor instead.
Melaka city being a bare 145 km from KL and 130 km from Putrajaya, is a must see destination lovers of culture and heritage and of course for the melting pot of … the contents of their pots of course 😀