A 600-year old town that was once an entrepôt, Melaka today is a town with many stories to tell of early migration, assimilation and cultural influences.
Despite the pandemic affecting our travels, we are thankful in this digital age to be able to still share our beautiful town with you.
We look forward to physically welcoming visitors from all over the world again to Malaysia. In the meantime, we hope this educational website gives a glimpse into the rich melting pot of cultures and heritage that makes Melaka uniquely Malaysian.
Mr. Saari Basiron
General Manager, Tourism Melaka
We hope this educational website gives a glimpse into a rich melting pot of cultures & heritage that makes Melaka uniquely Malaysian.
EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF NETHERLANDS
We are proud to highlight and showcase the Dutch cultural heritage in Melaka.The Netherlands has strong ties with Malaysia, dating back almost four centuries.
Take a virtual tour around amongst others St Paul’s Church and ‘The Stadthuys’ to learn more about the Dutch presence in Melaka.
The Netherlands embassy supports efforts in maintaining and promoting the Dutch heritage in Melaka.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MALAYSIA
The University of Nottingham Malaysia was established 21 years ago. University of Nottingham, UK is ranked 103 university in the world out of more than 1000 universities. The University takes pride in providing an environment for students that is conducive to learning, teaching and carrying out research through its campuses in Malaysia, China and the UK.
This joint project was led by the School of Computer Science under an Undergraduate Summer Internship and PhD programme.
We believe both technology and history can co-exist together in order to stay relevant.
FAMILIES OF MALAKKA
Thank you to each of the families who took the time to share their documentation, memories and stories, photographs and heirlooms for this project:
DeWitt and Koek Family
David Mason and Marien Minjoot
Nigel and Anthony Skelchy
Hazel Westerhout, Geoffrey Morris,
Nanette Westerhout, Burton Westerhout, Justin Mann, Phyl Westerhout McArtney, Vernon Westerhout, Aaron Lee
Special thanks for help:
Audrey Lim Swee Peck
Colin and Daryl Goh