Why is Malacca known as the ‘Historical State of Malaysia?
Malacca is known as the ‘Historical State’ of Malaysia because it is the earliest state in Malaysia where the Malay sultanates existed. Despite this, Malacca no longer has a monarchy which still exists in other states and today, it is headed by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri. The monarchy was abolished when the Portuguese conquered the majestic Malacca Empire in 1511 and subsequently ruled the state and the straits before the Dutch took over in 1641. Today, a lot of the historical remnants can still be seen around Malacca where the state has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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