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Museu do Oriente, Lisbon

While in Lisbon recently I wanted to visit the Museu do Oriente, a museum dedicated to the Portuguese presence in Asia. Portugal’s principal possessions in Asia comprised Goa, Malacca, East Timor and Macau together with a trading post in Nagasaki, all places which are relevant to the theme of this blog. 518 more words


Malacca, Malaysia

“Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us” – Charlotte Bronte

May 2014, February 2015


Weekly Photo Challenge : Three Reds

Malacca City is the capital city of Malaysian state of Malacca. Malaysian people named this city as Bandar Melaka. In 2008, this city was listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. 330 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

When in Malacca

I never assumed that I’d get into the whole ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ business, what with in-country tourism being something that’s encouraged in my nation’s dying… 618 more words


Melaka town

One of the much-raved about cities in Malaysia, the UNESCO Heritage Site, Melaka or Malacca.

I was there for in Melaka for a couple of days last week (early Nov 2015-just in case I forgot when was last week) for a working trip with colleagues and students. 308 more words


Malacca, Malaysia

3 nights in Malacca

Having visited Singapore we caught a coach back across the border and into Malaysia again.  Malacca’s historical city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site with Portuguese, Dutch and British influences from consecutive occupations from 1511 to 1957 when Malacca’s independence was declared.   421 more words


Islamic religion in Indonesia

The spread of Islam in the Nusantara is the spread of Islam in the Nusantara(now Indonesia). Islam was brought to the Nusantara by merchants from Gujarat, India during the 11th century, although Muslims have come to the… 781 more words