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Malaysia of the Netherlands ?  
   

Malaysia of the Netherlands ?

The centre of Melaka looks confusingly European. In the central square you can see the old Dutch Stadthuys side by side with a Church renamed "Christ Church" by the Brits who bought Melaka from the Dutch in exchange for the Sumatran port of Bengkulu. Do you think the government might try trading London for Paris with Monsieur Chirac ?
Straits of plenty

September 1st 2006
We step off a terrifyingly bumpy flight from Kota Bharu (nearest mainland airport to the Perhentian Islands) into Kuala Lumpur's huge international airport. We are actually in a brand new terminal called the LCCT - Low Cost Carrier Terminal ! It's nice to know where you stand I guess. Air Asia is such a huge player in the airline market here that the company has its own mini-airport within an airp ... read more
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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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