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|The Malacca Clock Tower, built during the Dutch era in the 17th century|
|Victoria Square near the Stadt House|
|The Victoria Fountain, built in the 19th century to commemorate Queen Victoria's rule|
|Replica of a Duthch Windmill|
|A typical Malay village house in Malacca|
|The Art Gallery, which used to be the General Post Office|
Malacca is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia being at least 500 years old. It has been ruled by the Indo-Malays (13- 16th centuries), then later conquered by the Portuguese in the 16th century (1511) and again later by the Dutch in the 17th century. Sometime in the 19th century the Dutch exchanged it for Benkoolen in Sumatra with the English. Today its a very popular tourist destination- last year alone more than 2 million people visited this tiny state.
|Greg Mortenson with some of his students in Pakistan|
|She's already showing her curiosity|
|Smokey the new addition to the family|