RED COLOR – Existing Shop lot at Malacca river is shown during era Portuguese Malacca was the territory of Malacca that, for 130 years (1511–1641), it was a Portuguese colony. According to the 16th-century Portuguese historian. Then Dutch Malacca (1641–1825) was the longest period that Malacca was under foreign control. The Dutch ruled for almost 183 years with intermittent British. Nowadays Melaka Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage listing comprising the historic urban centers.