Malacca is a beautiful state located in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca. Negeri Sembilan and Johor border the northern and western parts of the state, respectively. Malacca is known for its unique history and is one of the top tourist destinations in Malaysia. Malacca was once a well-known international trading center in the East due to its highly strategic international trade routes. Traders from Arabia, China, and India anchored in Malacca, trading at the port of Malacca, and many of their descendants and tribes still exist today in Malacca.
Residents have long been diverse in terms of their races and ethnicities. Malaccans, Chinese, Indians, Baba Nyonyas, Kristangs, Chitty, and Eurasians are the major ethnic groups in Malacca today.
Below are some fascinating photos by Wilford peloquin that depict the street life of Malacca in 1971.