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Criss cross/weave & herringbone, typical patterns found in a traditional Kedah Malay house. #malaysia

(Continuation of last pin) What came with a large group of different ethnic religious groups came a variety of different goods. Malacca was the modern day Walmart, Target, or Meijer. It took away specifics of the roads like the Silk Road, Kings Highway, S.S Road, Amber Road and brought everything to one place.

Coming into Malacca as a trader, you could always expect to be treated with importance and care. Shabandar's would always be there to help you find a fimiliar or native place to get food, lodging, social gathering place for people of your religion or region. Shabandar's also provided protection and unloading of your goods and your crew.

During Malacca's growth in popularity, traders anywhere from Europe to China were selling and buying the imense varity of goods sold. The Culture of Trade is what allowed Malacca to be so successful. The Culture of Trade was the ability to communicate without speaking the same language or have the same ethnic or religious backgrounds. Even though Malacca was a Muslim city they embraced all religions and all who traded were made to feel at home.

When you arrive in Malacca, you will be directed to a residential area within the city which is administered by people from your home society. In these areas, you can speak your native language, find suitable lodging, and eat your favorite native foods.

Goods offered in Malacca were; a variety of spices ( such as pepper, nutmeg, clove, cumin, cinnamon, sugar, salt, etc.), textiles, livestock, food, jewelry, perfumes, weapons, metals, building supplies, and services.