Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement

Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement, To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang -  founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants.
a full table at Medan Portugis, mmmh
To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang - founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants.

- big anual event: Fiesta San Pedro on june 29th&30th
- easiest way to get there is by taxi or Bus #17 to Jalan Albuquergue
- after the excellent food stop by Celine’s Bar for a game of pool and mingle with the friendly locals


gate into the Portuguese settlement



local Portuguese food at one of the many excellent restaurants at Medan Portugis



Medan Portuguese is located directly at the coast



looking out to the Strait of Malacca


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