Visitors to Malacca can find a Malay kampung (village) that is a "living museum" of the rural way of life in the ... More
Visitors to Malacca can find a Malay kampung (village) that is a "living museum" of the rural way of life in the close vicinity of the town center. Kampung Morten was named after J.F. Morten, who was the Commissioner of Land in the early 1920s during the early history of the village. The site was originally a swamp by the Malacca River from which a cluster of wooden houses on stilts gradually came into being. Today, the swamp had long been paved over, and the village has become a tourist attraction.
This was the primary location for congregations of Portuguese Catholics who had it constructed in 1710, during the period of
Dutch rule. Now it qualifies as the oldest Catholic Church in Malaysia and still serves resident worshippers of the ...
The Tranquerah Mosque reflects both Chinese and Indian influences in its architectural design. This is especially evident in the tall,
pagoda shaped minarets and the three tiered roofs. Other mosques in Malacca with similar architectural designs include the Jamek ...
In 1808, the British decided to level it and folks in town were thrilled because at last all the poor
people of Malacca could become rich from the money they earn demolishing the Fort. But spades, picks and crowbars ...