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This is the most attractive traditional Chinese house at Melaka old town with red tiles sticking on the wall. Over hundred Chinese traditional houses can be find at Melaka Town. The traditional Chinese resident quarter at Melaka town has cheer the listing of Unesco world heritage at July 2008.

Related history from wikipedia :-

The development of relations between Malacca and China was at that time a strategic decision to ward off further Siamese attacks.

Because of its strategic location, Malacca was an important outpost for Zheng He's spectacular exploration fleet. To enhance relations, Hang Li Po, allegedly a princess of the Ming Emperor of China, arrived in Malacca, accompanied by 500 attendants, to marry Sultan Manshur Shah who reigned from 1456 until 1477. Her attendants married the locals and settled mostly in Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill).

A cultural result of the vibrant trade was the expansion of the Peranakan people, who spread to other major settlements in the region.

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