42 Facts About Malacca


Malacca is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca.

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Malacca is noted for its unique history and it is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia.

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Malacca had been a relatively insignificant region, not even qualifying as a polity prior to the voyages according to both Ma Huan and Fei Xin, and was a vassal region of Siam.

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Chinese involvement was crucial for Malacca to grow into a key alternative to other important and established ports.

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Malacca engaged the Portuguese armada which had been sent from Goa to offer armed relief to the besieged port.

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Malacca was ceded to the British in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 in exchange for Bencoolen on Sumatra.

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From 1824 to 1942, Malacca was under the rule of the British, first by the British East India Company and then as a crown colony.

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Malacca has thirteen islands off its coast, with Besar Island being the biggest of all.

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Malacca is one of only four Malaysian states without hereditary monarchies, despite being the location of one of the earliest Malay sultanates, as the local monarchy was abolished when the Portuguese conquered it in 1511.

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The head of state of Malacca is the Governor, who is appointed by the King of Malaysia .

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Malacca has four local governments, which regulating traffic and parking, maintaining cleanliness and drainage, managing waste disposal, issuing business licenses, and overseeing public health, provision and maintenance of urban infrastructure.

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On 20 October 2010 an event was held to announce that Malacca had met the benchmark of 'Developed State' as set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and a declaration of "Melaka Maju 2010" was made.

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Malacca has successfully opened itself up to foreign investors since the early 1970s.

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The State Socioeconomic Report 2017 published on 26 July 2018 reported that Malacca was the state that recorded the lowest unemployment rate in 2017 with only 1.

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For food, Malacca received recognition from the World Street Food Congress for Nyonya Siamese Noodles and Coolie Street Satay .

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The various street dishes and delicacies of Malacca include satay celup; chicken rice balls; duck noodles; Malacca-style wonton noodles; nyonya laksa; pai tee ; ayam pongteh; asam pedas with fish; Portuguese grilled fish and seafood; fishball lobak; coconut shake; nyonya cendol; putu piring; and nyonya kuih.

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Penang started the street art trend in Malaysia and Malacca soon followed suit with their River Art Project in 2012.

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The murals depict the artists representation of Malacca and include a colourful mosaic painted on the walls of Kiehl's store.

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Malacca has small communities of Kristang, Dutch Eurasian and Temuan people.

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Malay community in Malacca is generally divided into two, which are the Temenggong custom and the Perpatih custom.

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The Peranakan people in Malacca show unique features, such as furniture, porcelain, crockery, style and food.

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Indians in Malacca are predominantly Tamils, many of whom used to work at the rubber plantation.

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Malacca Kerala Samajam is an association that represents the Malayalam speaking community in Malacca.

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Malacca is home to several football stadiums, such as Hang Jebat Stadium, Hang Tuah Stadium and Tun Fatimah Stadium.

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Malacca has a football team known as Melaka United representing Malacca in the Malaysian football league.

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Malacca has four international schools – the KYS International School, Melaka International School, Malacca Expatriate School and UUM International School Melaka, staffed by expatriate teachers, which specialise in teaching Cambridge International A Levels and cater for both the local and expatriate communities.

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State government of Malacca provides financial assistance mainly in the form of loans to local citizens via Malacca Education Trust Fund .

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Malacca is a popular place for health care and medical tourism for Indonesian people from Sumatra due to its close proximity to the state, followed by Singapore.

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Government hospitals in Malacca are Malacca General Hospital and Jasin District Hospital, while private hospitals are Putra Hospital, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Mahkota Medical Centre and Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre.

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Water supply-related matters in Malacca is administered by Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad which is headquartered at Malacca City.

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Malacca is responsible for the maintenance and delivery infrastructure of clean water in the state.

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Currently, there are three dams located in Malacca supplying its residents with water, which are Durian Tunggal Dam in Alor Gajah, Jus Dam and Asahan Dam in Jasin.

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Daily water consumption for Malacca is 500 million litres and each resident consumes 220 litres per day, higher than the national average of 180 litres per day.

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Malacca has adopted as its slogan, "Visiting Malacca Means Visiting Malaysia" .

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Malacca listed as one of 10 Best Destinations in Malaysia by Tripadvisor.

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Malacca has hot springs, namely Gadek Hot Spring and Jasin Hot Spring.

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Malacca is a multi-religious society, therefore various worshiping places can be found around the state, namely Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Chinese Mosque, Christ Church, Kampung Hulu Mosque, Kampung Kling Mosque, Poh San Teng Temple, Xiang Lin Si Temple, Saint Francis Xavier Church, Saint Peter's Church, Straits Mosque, Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple, State Mosque and Tranquerah Mosque.

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Public squares in Malacca are 1Malaysia Square, Alor Gajah Square, Ayer Keroh Square and Jasin Square.

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Malacca first started twinning in 1984 with the city of Lisbon, Portugal and it is twinned with or established as a friendship city with the following cities:.

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Malacca International Airport is an airport located in Batu Berendam, Malacca, Malaysia.

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Two existing container ports in Malacca are the Port of Kuala Sungai Linggi and Port of Tanjung Bruas.

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Malacca is a popular filming location for domestic and international film production companies with the presence of various tourist attractions and historical remains.

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