An iconic image of Melaka. Built by the Portuguese in 1511 as a fortress it sustained severe structural damage during the Dutch Invasion. The British destroyed most of the fort but the intervention by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1808 saved what remains of A' Famosa.
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 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
... my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,--
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
(Alfred L... full info