The Tomb of the Underrated Legend near Malacca’s Harmony Street

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8 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks for sharing a little bit about the history of Malacca. I’ve been fascinated by its history ever since I first traveled there.

    • Teja says:

      You’re welcome! I personally feel that the accessible Melaka history is quite surficial and touristy, favouring the post-colonial period. As more of an ancient cultures aficionado myself, I think the pre-colonial period is more interesting (if a bit more legendlike).

  2. gramvi says:

    Thank you for sharing this historical information.

  3. clement says:

    The mast thing that is seen in Cheng Hoon teng is not related to shipping. It is a permanent flag mast and the watch tower thing is actually meant as a mini platform for securing prayer items. During large prayer festivals, oiled paper lanterns or banners will be hung on the mast to inform the neighbourhood that a festival is starting.

  4. Christin says:

    What a great way to connect history to current politics. It takes a lot of reflection and insight to draw those conclusions. I feel like I learned a lot about Malaysia reading this post. Thanks for sharing.

    • Teja says:

      That is wonderful to hear. When I travel abroad, I’m so grateful when I’m able to gain a deeper understanding of the place. Travel guides about Malaysia are many. But I want mine to go deep, so that you’d understand the *people*. I’m glad this one did it for you.

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