• All these waves of people have made Malacca one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse little cities in the world. After all, the Strait of Malacca may be where the monsoons meet, but the Port of Malacca itself is well-sheltered, offering protection to those ships that blow in with the wind—and, so long as they accept the laws of the land—a home to all the people on board.

Photography by David Hagerman

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