Community In Melaka

Community In Melaka




Culture Malacca began more than six centuries in which various ethnic customs and traditions blended perfectly. Peaceful life of the people of Melaka races due to the life that gave birth to the Malay, Chinese, Indian, Baba and Nyonya, Portuguese, Chitty and Eurasia. Each ethnic group gives a different taste of the famous people of Melaka as a friendly people. 2-budaya.jpg

Each of these races uphold their tradition and this is reflected in the food, religious customs, festivals, culture, design, application, jewelery and handicrafts.

Today Melaka has many things to offer to tourists such as culture, customs istiadar, historic sites, religious festivals, traditional celebrations in the city as well and Jasin.

Malay social organizations in Melaka is divided into two, namely those customary Temenggong the family of the wife by the husband and customs Perpatih, where the husband by the wife's family.

Malay women wear loose clothing and long sleeves called baju and sarong worn together, or tight little shirts and tailored baju kebaya body.

Malay Male Malay dress worn with loose pants with a cloth known as well as tied at the waist. For weddings and feasts, songket cloth to be used as well. Traditions and other characters portrayed through song Malays as Malays Love Dondang and martial arts such as Silat Melayu.


The Chinese came to Malacca since the mass migration of Chinese from South province in central China. Communities such as Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew and Hainanese still follow customs, traditions, food, language and their cultural characteristics.


Indians in Melaka are the Tamils ​​of South India where they inhabit the rubber. However, there are also among those who work in the business of jewelry, fabrics, retailers, merchants and money-lenders.

Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Chinese in Malacca is where their ancestors came and married local women. Such intermarriage has produced a unique Chinese culture and Malay traditions.

Baba and Nyonya ethnic introduced unique furniture, porcelain and crockery, style and delicious food that can only be found in Malacca. Nyonya race wore kebaya with "brooches" various forms and jewelry made from silver or gold.

Malacca is the only state that has a Portuguese settlement founded in 1930. The inhabitants of this place named Sua Chang Padre (Father Land) in conjunction with its founder. People living here are Eurasian of Portuguese descent living as fishermen.

The Portuguese Catholic religious practice and speak Cristang or Cristao. Ethnic Portuguese in Malacca provides traditional life, language, customs and music that appears unique. The most popular dance is Beranyo and Frapeirra. Christians also celebrate festivals with great including Christmas Day and Easter Festival San Pedra.


Malaysia, like most places in the world, also has a bevy of indigenous people. Total indigenous groups in Peninsular Malaysia is small. In Malacca, aboriginal groups typically make findings in rural settlements, the edge of the woods and along the coast.


The Sikh community came to Malacca from India to bring together religious and cultural rights. Normally, the Sikh community consists of police and security guards.

However, the Sikh community now have the opportunity to go into business and assumed the position. They practice a religion based on concepts of god and as the evidence now available, or Sikh temple known as gurdwaras available around Malacca.

    Two festivals are celebrated by the Sikh community, namely:
  • Guru Nanak's birthday, on Dec. 22.
  • Vasakhi, a new year of the Sikh community on April 13.
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