Title: Declaration of Melaka as a historical city

Category: Festival , Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

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Melaka, founded by Parameswara, Sultan of Melaka, was a prominent trading port for traders from India, Arab and China in the early 15th century. The Chinese migrants established the Peranakan culture in Melaka. In the early 16th century, the Portuguese conquered Melaka, followed by the Dutch in 1641. Melaka was ceded to the British in 1824.