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Multi-faith Malacca

Impressed with both Singapore and Malaysia's co-existing but independent Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures, we also saw clear signs of multi-faith existence in Malacca. Chinese and Hindu Temples and Islamic Mosques feature in an amazing urbanscape with Portuguese and Dutch architecture and Peranakan shophouses.

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Just walking along Jalan Tokong reveals landmarks of importance for three faiths in Malacca. The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (above) is Chinatown's most elaborate and celebrated Chinese temple. Further east is the Sanduo Temple - another Chinese shrine.

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The Kampung Kling Mosque has a multitiered meru roof, inspired by Hindu temples and a Moorish watchtower.

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The Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple further along is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vinayagar.

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