Melaka came with over 600 years of history, beginning with the Malay Sultanate in 1400, followed by the Portuguese occupation in 1511, then the Dutch occupation in 1641, British occupation in 1824, Japanese occupation in 1942, and finally under the British administration in 1946 before gaining independence in 1957 (part of Malaya) and part of Malaysia in 1963.
Its history and interracial marriages gave the city (UNESCO world heritage site) a unique East and West blend in local lifestyle, historical landmarks, architecture, cultures, traditions and identities.
With such diversity, we only managed to see and experience a small portion of what Melaka has to offer. Our favourite is walking along the Melaka river at night; it goes for miles and we didn’t get to do it all. We found our favourite chendol and taufu fa here too. Other places in Malaysia and Singapore don’t measure up to them here. And we have our haircuts here ($5 CAD for Tim, $7 CAD for Lucas).