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Melaka Melacca Malaysia Taman Mera  Stadthuys Nov. 2004

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A:

by Yasushi Kishimoto, 10 meters away

B: Taman Mera

by Willy Kaemena, 20 meters away

Melaka Red Square Nov. 2004

Taman Mera

C: Red Square

by Willy Kaemena, 20 meters away

Taman Mera ( Red Square) in Melaka / Malacca Malaysia

Red Square

D: MALAYSIA - Malacca - Dutch Square

by Julien Mordret, 30 meters away

In 1753, 12 years after conquiering Malacca from the Portuguese, the Dutch founded their "Stadthuys" ...

MALAYSIA - Malacca - Dutch Square

E:

by Yasushi Kishimoto, 40 meters away

F: Melaka Dragon at Jonker Street

by Willy Kaemena, 100 meters away

For the Chinese New Year 2012 a huge dragon was hung over Jonker Street in Melaka.

Melaka Dragon at Jonker Street

G: Melaka River

by Willy Kaemena, 140 meters away

At the Melaka River. March 2009

Melaka River

H: Melaka Water Wheel 2012

by Willy Kaemena, 160 meters away

 Wikipedia: "Malacca (Malay: Melaka), dubbed The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals) is...

Melaka   Water Wheel 2012

I: Melaka River at Night

by Willy Kaemena, 180 meters away

Melaka River at night

Melaka River at Night

J: St. Paul's Church Melaka

by Willy Kaemena, 200 meters away

St. Paul's Church Melaka, Malacca, Malaysia

St. Paul's Church Melaka

This panorama was taken in Malaysia, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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