Portuguese explorers, Malay sultans, and British colonists have ruled and shaped Malacca over the centuries. Its tactical location on the Asian straits made it an important place for controlling trade throughout the continent. These days, that rich past is still palpable at the red-painted clocktower and Dutch-style town hall that stand in the center. Around that, walking streets play host to buzzing night bazaars. And there’s Capitol Satay Celup, a legend on the Malay dining scene, where skewers of veg and meat are dipped into boiling cauldrons of capsicum-peanut sauce.
- World Heritage Sites in Asia Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.