The settlement was developed in 1931 with the assistance of the British. After the Dutch defeated the Portuguese with the aid of the Malay army from Johor, the surviving Portuguese people were allowed to stay in Melaka. The Portuguese people managed to survive without relying on anyone for almost 300 years until 1931.
The British Colonial Government gazetted an area by the sea as an exclusive place for the Portuguese who reside in Melaka. The place is in Ujong Pasir, where almost 2,000 Portuguese scion live today. They lead a Portuguese lifestyle, particularly in art, food , clothing, speech and culture. It may be difficult to differentiate them from the Malays on the based on their appearances, but they still maintain their Portuguese last names, such as Gomez, Rodriguez, De Silva, and Lazarus.
Location: Portuguese Settlement, Melaka, 75050 Malacca
Phone: +606-282 4770