5 Jan

Nikita's Blog

Melaka is known as ‘Heritage Town’. Populated by Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and eventually the British. Over the last 600 years the town turned into a mix of heritage sites. You can walk around the city center from the Dutch town hall (it was slightly odd seeing Dutch street names in Malaysia), to China town and to Little India while smelling all the different types of food that come with the respective Countries. Though, even they had a windmill on the square, I didn’t find Dutch food 😉

The Chen Hoon Teng temple was built in 1645 and is the oldest functioning temple in the city. Below some photo’s I took around the temple and in a tea house down the  road.

Gallery:

Some history as found on amazingmeleka.com:

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is not only a Taoist temple, it is also the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. “Cheng Hoon Teng” literally means “Temple of Clear Clouds”…

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