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Friday, August 24, 2012

MALAYSIA - Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

"Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible. With its government buildings, churches, squares and fortifications, Melaka demonstrates the early stages of this history originating in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century. Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: A Famosa Fort, Malacca

Built in 1511 by the Portuguese, the A Famosa suffered damages during the Dutch invasion, leaving only its gateway as the hallmark of Malacca today.

Many many thanks generous "bumbum" for sending me this totally surprise postcard!
May you always be blessed!


Postcard 2: Multi-view of UNESCO Sites in Malaysia



Many many thanks Zach for this UNESCO card! Yes, I surely like it! =)


Postcard 3: A Colonial Structure in George Town, Penang

A fine example of Colonial architecture in Penang which now houses a government department.


"Penang is the first place in Malaysia occupied by British",
shares "Battleforest".
Many thanks for sharing with me the above postcard for the RR!


Postcard 4: Khoo Kongsi, George Town, Penang

Khoo Kongsi is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture. It is Located in Cannon Square in the heart of the oldest part of the City of Georgetown, hidden amidst the crowded gridiron of terrace houses and shophouses.

 Just a RAS card from SL Liew. Thanks much!


Postcard 5: Christ Church, Malacca



Thank you so much Ariffin of Bahrain for sharing with me 
this Malaysia UNESCO card!


Postcard 6: Malacca



A thank you card from Imajica whom I sent a card to last February wishing all the best for her wedding and married life... 
Her husband is from Malacca, she shares...
Thank you so much for this card, Imajica... =)


Postcard 7: George Town



Nightview of George Town.
Thank you so much for this card, Yip! =)


Postcard 8: George Town



"Penang is about 4 hours drive north of Kuala Lumpu and is a famous tourist destination. That tall building is the KOMTAR building and is the tallest building there," shares Anne.
Thank you so much Anne for sharing this postcard with me!


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