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The fame of this celebrated city spread far and wide and attracted conquerors who coveted monopoly of the important spice trade. From 1511, the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the English, took control of the empire until Malaysia obtained her independence in 1957 and Malacca was handed over to its first local Governor.
Each rule left its unique mark behind, and today this charming town is filled with relics too big to be housed by any museum alone. Every street, every monument of Malacca tells its own story of conquest and valour, avarice and victory.
Others than the obvious monuments left by each ruler and traders, what's more important are the "descendants", cultural mixture and cuisine that make Melaka a very unique "melting pot" of people and culture from the east and west.
Malacca is located on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, about 147 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Johor. It covers an area of 658 square kilometres and is divided into three regions - Alor Gajah, Central Malacca and Jasin.
A trip to Malacca is like travelling through history. As the visitor walks the narrow streets, visits old temples, mosques and medieval fortresses, or lingers among ancient ruins and epitaphs, Malacca's history will captivate and enchant.
Aside from the famous ruins, Melaka is famous for its variety of local delicious cuisine. Malay food, Indian Food, Chinese food, Portuguese food and Baba Nyonya Food are in abundance.