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Melaka is reputed as the treasure trove of Malaysian legends, legacies and charm.
Melaka is said to have been founded by an exiled Sumatran prince, Parameswara. While hunting in
a village, he stopped to rest under a tree called Pokok Melaka. He then saw one of his hunting dogs
being kicked by a mousedeer.
He was so inspired by the mousedeer's courage that he decided to build his empire at the spot where he
sat, and named his new city Melaka.
The city attracted spice traders from as far as Europe and South America. Control of the city changed
hands first from the Melaka Sultanate, to the Portuguese, the Dutch and then, the English. Melaka today
is a kaleidoscope of rich heritage.
The State may have lost the pomp and grandeur of atrading empire but the legacy is left which is visible
in its many historical relics, the language of its people, its cuisine and traditions.
Red, White, Yellow and Blue refers to the colours of the Malaysia national flag called "Jalur Gemilang"
or Glorious Stripes, that signifies the Melaka state as part of Malaysia.
The crescent and star symbolises the Islamic religion as the official religion of the State and Malaysia.
Song Title : MELAKA MAJU JAYA
Song Lyricist : Saiful Bahri
Composer : Johari Salleh
Melaka negeri Melaka
Tempat tumpah darah kita
Dijunjung dengan sepenuh jiwa
Untuk maju dan jaya
Rakyat jelata sudah bersatu padu
Berikrar taat setia
Jujur berkhidmat setiap masa
Melaka maju jaya