The capital of the state of the same name. It is located in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula
The city was founded on the basis of empires that traded in spices and textiles. Its history is drenched in blood of battles, as competing colonial powers constantly fought among themselves for possession of the port. Malacca was at its peak in the 15th century as the busiest port in Southeast Asia, with up to 2,000 ships docked there at times. Today, high-rise buildings bring you back to modernity, while the colonial past remains in the architecture and various landmarks. In 2008, UNESCO declared Malacca along with Georgetown in the state of Pinang as Historic Cities of the Strait of Malacca.