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Malaysia Open House Christmas 2010




Reino dos Gifs, muito mais gifs para você

Feliz Natal ! at the Portuguese Settlement Ujong Pasir this 26/12/2010. The event will start at 8.00pm till midnight. So come to and brings your friends to celebrate Malaysian style. The more the merrier.

They will be lots of dancing and loads of singing there. Feliz Natal!



— asmaliana

Jingling Nona




Jingling nona jingling nona yokare kasa
Kasa rata kota jele lagu pasa
Teng alah oteng pak oteng sala oteng
Teng alah oteng pak oteng sala oteng

That few lyrics from a Malacca Portuguese Song Jingling Nona…

Melaka have it’s unique Kristang folk song from the Portuguese Descendant. The Kristang song also famous with the Malaka Portuguese Descendants folk dance – Branyo and Farapeira. Branyo and Farapeira also adopt by local Malay into their Joget Lambak Dance. Joget Lambak dance is unique to the Malays in Melaka. History of this Portuguese dance can be traced as far as 16th century when Portugal Fleet came to Melaka lead by Portugal Naval Army Commander Afonso de Albuquerque in 1511.

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— asmaliana

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The Fiesta As Usual

As usual Festa San Juang is celebrated every each year on 23rd June. Every house at the Portuguese Settlement will lighten up by candles, children dress in green overall pajamas said to symbolizing their innocence. Lot of dance, stalls and food unique to the Small Portuguese Community that tries to preserved their culture and Identity. This year festa supported by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and State Government.

Gate Decorated Every Year

 san pedro gate

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— asmaliana

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Portuguese Settlement – A living Musuem

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One of its kind in Malaysia, a reservation for about 1000 of Portuguese Eurasians. With 28 acres of area, the land integrate own school, a square, fishing village, restaurant and now they have a hotel too. Locals call the Portuguese Eurasians as ‘Serani’. In their language its Kristang (Christian). Historian named them Luso – Malays, descendants of Portuguese came during 15th century and after the conquest of Melaka, stayed here and married with local women same as the Peranakans.

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— asmaliana

gate to settlement

Fiesta San Juang & San Pedro 2008

gate to settlement

Melaka the land of fiesta they say… this coming 23rd June till 29 June 2008 Portuguese here will celebrate their actual feast. An import made locally at the Portuguese Settlement. Fiesta you only can see at Melaka and not anywhere in Malaysia. Blend between West and Asian Heritage. So what is actually a Fiesta San Juang & San Pedro?

portuguese  dance

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— asmaliana