The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca
Looking out of the hotel window one night we noticed a lot of neon a short distance away. We were then in a taxi on the way back to the hotel and saw this ‘built-up’ area and asked the driver. That’s The Portuguese Settlement, a historic site in Malacca where the kinsmen of Portugal remained when ships left to set up home and created their very own Kampung. And then gradually over time created The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca.
This Kampung is in the area of Ujong Pasir and is home to the Kristang people who are a Malaysian ethnic group with a mix of Portuguese and Malay heritage. That family lineage goes back to Portuguese rule in Malacca back in 16th and 17th Century. In 1933, 11 hectares of land at Malacca were purchased with the purpose of creating a haven for the scattered Kristang people. The swampy land was cleared and 10 wooden houses with earth floors and attap roofs were built.
Saint John’s village was the original name of that fishing village, and it soon attracted Kristang people from other areas of Malacca. If you happen to be there in June, The Portuguese Settlement holds a yearly “June festival” that opens with Festa de São João and closes with Festa de São Pedro. This festival is attended by about 100,000 visitors from Malaysia and overseas. Sounds very much like my Fiesta times in The Philippines strangely enough. How cool is that? Perhaps we go back in June then?
Let’s have a look at The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca, shall we?
In summary, The Portuguese Settlement Sea Food Restaurants Malacca was good. I think we are spoilt with Singaporean hawker though, as that really was that. It was good. It was not a WOW, well apart from the prawns which blew me away. It was just good. I loved the place though. It was bustling. A great place for people-watching, and just soaking up Malacca culture. It is absolutely well worth a visit if you happen to be visiting Malacca. It gets you out of the city too and off to the coastal areas with a lovely sea breeze to boot. So come try, we’re pretty certain you will indeed – ENJOY!!!