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Melaka Facts

 Melaka State Emblem

Melaka State Emblem

There are five colours in the Melaka State Emblem; red, blue, yellow, green and brown. The five keris in the state emblem symbolises the five prominent Malay warriors during the Melaka Sultanate, Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu. The yellow crescent and star in the centre indicate that Islam is the official religion of Melaka.

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The tree and two mouse deers flanked on the sides symbolise the history of the founding of the Melaka Sultanate. Parameswara, the founder of Melaka, witnessed the battle between the mouse deer and his hunting dog while resting under the Melaka tree. He was fascinated by the strength and intelligence of the little mouse deer. Though small in size, the mouse deer was witty and managed to overcome a dog that was bigger than itself. After witnessing the event, Parameswara finally took the decision to set up a base in that place and to name the state Melaka, after the tree which he rested under.

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Melaka’s Official Flower

The Melaka state flower is Kesidang with its scientific name of Vallaris Glabra belongs to the Apocynaceae family in the flower segregation.The Kesidang’s small, white flowers grow in panicles of several blossoms in each bunch. Kesidang flower is also used as decorative flowers in entertainment events and honour locations.

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While small, beautiful and fragrant, all of Melaka will be captivated by the different ethnic groups, the history and progress made today.

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Melaka’s Official Flower

  Melaka’s Flag

Melaka’s Flag

The Melaka Flag incorporates, the colours of the Malaysian flags; red, white, yellow and blue, to assert that Melaka is a member state of Malaysia.

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The star and crescent represent Islam, the official religion of the state and the country. The upper left quarter has a royal blue backdrop with a yellow crescent moon and a yellow five-pointed star. The top right quarter is red and the lower half is white.

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