Snapshot: The Heritage City of Malacca


The Ruins of A Famosa

Malacca, Malaysia


The City of Malacca is the capital of Malaysian state of the same name, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

Situated on the western coast of Malaysian Peninsula, the history of the Malacca can be traced back in the 15th and the 16th century. From the establishment of a Malay Sultanate to the colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as well as the big influence of the Chinese, making it a diverse and historical city.

The memories of  Malacca ‘s vibrant past are still evident today like the ruins of A Famosa, a Portuguese fort. This snapshot is Porta de Santiago, the gate of the old fortress and the only surviving structure of a once-mighty fortress.