Wednesday, 15 June 2011


  • Three various colors are the colors of the Federation of Malaysia and indicate that the State is part of the Federation. 
  • The five keris represent the five famous warriors of old Melaka. 
  • The star and crescent stand for Islam, the religion of the State. 
  • The Melaka tree is the tree from which the State derives its name. 
  • The two mouse-deer supporting the shield serve to recall the incident involving the mouse-deer which led the first ruler of Melaka to choose the site and found the city. 
  • The State motto reads: "Unity is Strength".

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