About Melaka Properties

Malacca (Melaka in Malay) is a state along the South western coast of Peninsular Malaysia bordered by the Straits of Malacca. Famous for its rich history, it is called as "The Historic State". Its capital, Malacca City, is a World Heritage City. Unlike most Malaysian States, it does not have a local monarchy so the head of state is a Governor.

The Malacca Sultanate was founded by Iskandar Shah (Parameswara) in the 1400s when he realized the importance of the strategic location of Malacca as an international port for trade. In 1511, Portuguese captured Malacca but were unsuccessful in controlling the Asian trade. After several attempts, the Dutch finally defeated the Portuguese and ruled Malacca until it was ceded to the British East India Company in 1824. Then it became a part of the Straits Settlement in 1826, Crown Colony in 1867, Malayan Union in 1946 and Federation of Malaya in 1948. It gained independence in 1957 and became a state in Malaysia in 1963.

The strength of its economy is based almost entirely on the service sector and manufacturing with a small contribution from agriculture. There are a large number of industrial areas and international factories that employ a huge workforce and produce a lot of goods that support Malacca's economy.

The predominant ethnic group is Malay and Islam is the primary religion. Other ethnic groups include Chinese and Peranakan, Indians and Chitty, Sikhs, Portuguese descendants and indigenous Temuan. The Peranakans have unique culture and crafts such as furniture, porcelain, crockery and food. Those of Portuguese descent celebrate traditional Santa Cruz and Entrudo (water festival marking the beginning of Lent) and also perform traditional Branyu dance. Malaccan Malay is mainly spoken, but English is also widely used among many other minority languages.

Cuisine that must not be missed include Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls – rice boiled in chicken soup and rolled into a ball, Satay Celup – skewered raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat and vegetables dunked into a pot of boiling satay gravy, Cendol – traditional dessert made of coconut milk, green noodles, shaved ice, palm sugar and various add ons and Asam Pedas Fish – spicy and sour fish curry cooked with eggplant, long beans, tomato and tamarind juice.

There are numerous historical sites and buildings that preserve and showcase the rich history of Malacca. Attractions include Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Chitty Museum, Aborigines Museum, Malay and Islamic World Museum, Christ Church, State Mosque, Saint Paul's Hill, Stadhuys, A'Famosa Resort, Malacca Wonderland, Pirate Park and finally Jonker Walk and Puteri Beach to experience the night markets. Malacca Gateway is a cluster of man-made islands currently under development that is expected to reel in tourists in droves.

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Latest Melaka Properties for Sale

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 620,000

Casa Lago

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 500,000

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 560,000

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 620,000

Melaka Perdana Resort Homes

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 10,097

RM 1,235,000 (Guide Price)

Taman Seri Duyong 2, Melaka

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 1,400

RM 120,000

taman belia antarabangsa, ayer keroh

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 10,280

RM 850,000 (Guide Price)

taman belia antarabangsa, ayer keroh

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 12,013

RM 420,455 (Guide Price)

Ayer Keroh DS Semi-D Tasik Utama Refurbished

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 3,360

RM 480,000

vista kirana

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,239

RM 1,220,000

Ozana

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 1,500

RM 680,000

2 story semi-D at Bukit Beruang

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 1,690

RM 580,000

TAMAN SERI PERTAM, SEBATU, JASIN

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,200

RM 173,000 (Negotiable)

Taman Paya Rumput Permai

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,200

RM 280,000 (Negotiable)

JALAN CHENG PERDANA

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,400

RM 428,000

JALAN TAMAN RAMBAI JAYA

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,200

RM 158,000 (Negotiable)

Latest Melaka Properties for Rent

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 1,800

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,300

Cheng Heights Condominium

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 1,800 (Non-negotiable)

SILVERSCAPE LEXURY RESIDENCES FULLY FURNISH

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,300

TAMAN SERI JATI

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,400

RM 1,350 (Negotiable)

Taman Bunga Raya

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,584

RM 950 (Negotiable)

JALAN TAMAN CHENG SETIA

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,650

RM 1,200 (Negotiable)

Ujong Pasir - Padang Temu DS Hse Furnished

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,430

RM 1,700