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    Try Ujong Pasir, a little township just outside of Malacca. It is a Kristang (Malay-Portugese ethnic group) community. It is nice around Christmas time in case you are missing Santa Claus. There are two summer festivals of saints there, too, that bring large crowds.

    There is also St. John's Hill (or St. John's Fort), although really all that is left is the Dutch fort. The main remaining evidence of the Portuguese, outside the unique community of the Kristang , is the Porta de Santiago, the only part of the Portuguese Fort, Afamousa, that still survives--the rest of what you see if Dutch. The later is in the middle of Malacca, but St. John's is outside of town. almost 10 years ago

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    There's no such thing as Malay-Portuguese etnic in Melaka. I have to correct you sir, that etnic that you are referring to is called Serani, the mix between the Portuguese and Indian. And yes they can be found easily in Ujong Pasir or you can try to look for them in a place called Kampung Morterm. over 9 years ago

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    Go see the A Famosa - which is an old Portuguese fort. The Portuguese influence goes beyond architecture. Several Malay words are derived from Portuguese, and some words like roda (wheel) and bendera (flag) are almost exactly the same. over 3 years ago

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