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Malacca murals

Posted by rod - 30.05.2013

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The historic centre of Malacca, Malaysia was inscribed on the World Heritage List on 7 July 2008. Malacca is a land of many sights and attractions, rich in colour and contrasts. Along the Melaka river there are some awesome murals that are densely influenced by the city’s culture – Malay, Chinese, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese.

According to a popular legend, Parameswara was resting under a tree near a river while hunting, when one of his dogs cornered a mouse deer. In self-defence, the mouse deer pushed the dog into the river. Impressed by the courage of the deer, and taking it as a propitious omen of the weak overcoming the powerful, Parameswara decided on the spot to found an empire on that very spot. He named it ‘Melaka’ after the tree under which he had taken shelter, the Melaka tree

Thanks to Neha Deshmukh for the tip and for sending over some of the above pictures

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