Melaka

Melaka is located on the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula, opposite Sumatra. It is divided into three districts: Central Melaka, Alor Gajah, and Jasin.

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The people of Melaka traded rice, dried fish, wine, rubies, slaves, and gold. Melaka also provided an abundant supply of spices to the international market.

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People traveled to and from Melaka by ships. Because Melaka was along the Strait of Melaka, it was the easiest way for people to transfer goods.

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Melaka made money off of their tin mines, fisheries, and local agriculture. All trading activities in Melaka were controlled by the Sultan.

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"Melaka City." Melaka City. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2013.

Melaka was the center of commerce in Southeast Asia. People from India, China, and the Middle East flocked to Melaka for trade.

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Melaka was the largest marketplace in the world for goods. People sailed to Melaka for all types of goods.

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"Melaka City." Melaka City. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2013.

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