Strategically located along the Straits of Malacca, Malacca was once the epicentre of an important trading empire which attracted thousands of traders from all over the world. Historical buildings and sites abound in Malacca, the birthplace of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage. Remnants of its long and illustrious past under the successive rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and British as well-preserved and can be still seen today, earning it the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008. Beyond the historical crowd-pullers are scenic kampong settlements and a rich cultural landscape

Courtesy of Tourism Board of Malaysia