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Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State

Thursday, November 14, 2013 2 Comments

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Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State

There’s a very good reason to see Malacca, the third smallest state of Malaysia. A few years ago, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we all know that when it's UNESCO approved, it’s always a good one. My recent trips to several cities (more on this on my next posts) have started to trigger my attraction towards rich historical influences. These are the things, places, or people, with historical effects from different cultures – mixing own with others, mixing beginnings and ends, mixing causes and effects.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State

Like how a city is built, not in a day, but in a century full of war and colonization. Or maybe, like how an invention is made, not in a moment, but through years and years of trial and error. Everything about this idea is too compelling to ignore.

Now, take Malacca for example. Knowing that this small state has been hugely influenced by the Dutch, Portuguese, and British is just an incredible thought. Seeing how these European influences are immersed in Malaysian soil and how Malaysians are able to get their act together in ensuring they have their identity of their own is indeed a historic thing to be part of. You can see these on their structures, art, and even a little bit on their traditions. 

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Malaysia Photo Essay: Malacca, the Historic State

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 55 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

2 Wandering Thoughts:

royalparties said...

Malaysia is a land of scenic beauty,It's a lovely place to spend your weekends. :)

BowdyWanders said...

I agree! I go there at least once a month cos of the good food variety here :-) It's one of the best countries to watch out here in Asia.

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