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There are seventeen Chinese New Village in Malacca. In Machap Baru itself, there are at least 400 families, represent Malacca’s largest Chinese New Village. As Hakka takes up to 80% in the population, it’s also called Hakka village.
Similar to others new villages within the country, “new village” is formed to prevent spreading power of Malaya Communist Party during British colonisation. Fifteen years after they break apart from British coloniser, government laid eyes on location of the village and decided to build a dam. The dam became the main water source for Malaccaians. The government took the land and relocated new village to the current location. Hence, the difference of Machap Lama and Machap Baru.
Simple living style, friendly locals and delicious local delights. Experience a quaint little village tuck away from the city centre, near the reservoir, where you can taste Hakka Green Tea (Lui Cha), Hakka food and Hakka culture. Definitely a place to visit.