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Friday, May 4, 2012

Malaysia : Melaka, 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."
Source : UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Postcard # 1:
This beautiful postcard was sent to me by Ilyani Mat alias Imajica from Malaysia. The postcard shows generations-old Chinese houses, built in 15th century, which still line the banks of Malacca River till today. It is an amazing sight, seeing houses built so close to the flowing river. The civilization in this region started as early as 13th century.
The stamp used on the postcard is from the Malaysian Cartoons Series from 2008. It is one of the 4 stamps of the set and says "Permainan Anak Kampung". I wonder what this means in English? Can someone tell us?
 What do you think about this postcard? You can leave your comments below!


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