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Of all the Malaysian states, Melaka has a charm and character of its own. Its early history as an important port city brought traders from all over the world to its shores. Their varied cultures played an important role in shaping the present day customs and practices of Melakans as a whole. Melaka is an excellent example of how historical events influence the growth and development of the culture of a people. This intermingling of cultures also has served to make Melakans more tolerant and understanding - traits which have played a major role in maintaining the peaceful and harmonious relationship between the major ethnic groups in the state today. Melaka's early success and its colonial past played an important role in the evolvement of the Baba and Nyonyas, the Portuguese/Dutch/English Eurasians and the Chitties. While the descendants of these communities have spread to other parts of Malaysia, it is here in Melaka that it all began.

 
 
 
 
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