Mar 02, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
We also managed to enjoy some of the authentic Nyonya food which is local to Melaka and were pleased to see it wasn't based around fried rice and noodles unlike Indonesia!!!!
However there was one negative point about the town....the open sewers didn't leave much to the imagination nor did the smell : (!!!
A short bus journey will see us arrive in Kuala Lumpur!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So apologies firstly as there won't be any photos from Melaka as James' camera took a turn for the worse and has decided not to turn on anymore!!! Very annoying as Melaka was such a quiet, pretty town/city which is recognised by the world heritage society but never mind...at least its still under warranty! Anyway...we decided to stop off in Melaka before heading onto K.L as Singapore was so crazy and we needed a well earned 'rest'. During the two days we spent their we visited a few locally run museums which gave an insight into Melaka's colonial history. The town/city still has a very strong Dutch influence especially in some of the riverside houses and apartments (the houses built on stills were also pretty cool). The rest of the houses in Chinatown where we stayed, were built backwards rather than up, because of 'window tax' that used to be in operation so the poor couldn't afford to have more than 1/2 storey houses, so built long houses that contained open courtyards and little gardens to trap the sunlight and reduce the amount of windows needed. Our hostel was identical to this so each evening we use to read our books and catch the last rays of the day around the courtyard