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Ideally located, accessible in both monsoon seasons and on the strategically located narrowest point in the straits between Malaysia and Sumatra, Malacca had the potential of growing into a major port and prosperous town from its early beginnings.

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But it's when the Islam culture was adopted, during the 14th century, when Malacca really started evolving into a booming economy.

During this time, the Sultans of Malacca attracted Arab traders from far and wide, whilst trade with merchants of all races and religions continued to blossom.

Around the middle of the 15th Century, after Chinese Muslim Admiral Cheng Ho's visit to Malacca, China and Malacca became staunch trading partners. Not much later the powerful Malaccan kingdom was founded by the Sultan of Samudra-Pasai. The Malay era had arrived.

But soon a new power struggle ensued with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1509. Although they quickly wore out their welcome and were forced to retreat, the Portuguese returned in earnest in 1511, this time conquering the city of Malacca.

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During this period, a large Eurasian community prospered here, protected by fortified walls and arrays of canons, designed to keep out other European nations venturing into Asia for a slice of the exotic commodities pie.

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It was the Dutch that brought down the Portuguese reign in Malacca. But the Dutch, in turn, would lose their grip on Malacca during their war with the French and the British then stepped in and took the Malaccan spoils.

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Simply magnificent. Simply Malacca

Malacca's rich and turbulent history has led to a diverse people, the Babas and Nyonyas, the Peranakan culture, and a delicious fusion-type cuisine.

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Cultural treasures abound in Malacca

To this day Malacca is renown for its colourful echos from past nationalities and rulers and that once made Malacca their home.

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Mersing Harbour Centre

This is where you collect the ferry tickets you booked online. The complex also has a great food and drinks section, as well as a decent number of cool shops for some last-minute retail therapy, before hopping onto your ferry. Find out more...

Tioman Spa

Pulau Tioman offers several Spa and Wellness Centres that you should give a try. You can select the type of treatment you want from this website, as it lists each of Tioman's resorts and hotels that feature Spa therapies. Find out more...

Tioman Honeymoon

Tying the knot in the not too distant future and looking for an exotic paradise to immerse in newlywed bliss? Take a look at this site. It presents each of Tioman Island's resorts that offer delectable honeymoon packages. Find out more...

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