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Istana (Sultanate Palace), Melaka  
   

Istana (Sultanate Palace), Melaka

The Malacca Sultanate Palace is an exquisite piece of Malay architecture and is a replica of the original 15th century palace of Malacca's extinct Sultanate. The palace is built based on sketches found in the ancient Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals). This wooden replica of the Sultan's palace houses the Malacca Cultural Museum.
Lord of Malacca

February 4th 2007
Whoever is Lord in Malacca has his hand on the throat of Venice. (Duarte Barbosa, 16th century writer and trader). This will be a short blog. I stopped off in Melaka on my way back from the Philippines (see my last blog). I flew back to KL from Manila, then made my way by bus down to Melaka. Melaka is Malaysia's oldest city and was the capital of the Sult ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City

Malaysian Flag During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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Tot: 6.445s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 31; qc: 128; dbt: 6.1658s; 128; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 4; ; mem: 6.9mb