Malacca Images 12 images Created 23 Jul 2012
Originally Melaka was the capital of the Malacca Sultanate and was the centre of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century after the Malays moved here from Sumatra. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as well as development of Straits Chinese Peranakan culture influenced the architecture of the town. The Portuguese A Famosa, the Dutch Stadthuys and the Chinese & British influenced traditional town houses. Malacca was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with George Town Penang in July 2008.