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Malaysia history & heritage
St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa), Melaka

The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A'Famosa. As Melaka was the centre of struggles between super powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack, the A'Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in the Far East.

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Perak State Museum, Perak

The museum is the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in Taiping's town in Perak, about 85 km from Ipoh, the capital state of Perak. It is also close to the Taiping Prison and about 3 km from the city center.

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Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Kota Kuala Muda, Muara Sungai Muda , Kedah

This city is situated at the mouth of Sungai Muda, in the south of Kedah. It is estimated to have been built in the 18th Century. In its heyday, the city was an important trading post in Asia. Goods traded here included silver and spices that attracted traders from China, India, Portugal, Netherlands and England. The lack of land transportation contributed to the it's prosperity.

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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor

On top of a hill in downtown Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore, stands the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia.

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Seri Menanti Royal Museum, Negeri Sembilan

The Seri Menanti Royal Museum was built in 1902 - 1905. It was originally a palace for the Negeri Sembilan Royal family. It is situated in the Royal town of Seri Menanti, about 50 km from Seremban, capital city of Negeri Sembilan. This five storey wooden palace, was built using no nails or screws. The carpenters at the time used wooden pegs so that the palace would be able to withstand the times.

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