Travel Blogs from Malacca, Malaysia

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Key Historical Port, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Key Historical Port

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... East India Company and then as a Crown Colony. It formed part of the Straits Settlements, together with Singapore and Penang. After the dissolution of this crown colony, Malacca and Penang became part of the Malayan Union, which later became ...

Food.  It's what's for breakfast, lunch, dinner..., Melacca, Malaysia travel blog

Food. It's what's for breakfast, lunch, dinner...

A travel blog entry by philthy

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We are now in Melacca, Malasia enjoying one more day here before we hear up to the Taman Negara National Park for some hiking. We've gotten a few email questions on the food here and I thought I'd take a moment to descibe what we've been eating so ...

Malacca, history, food, and street races, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Malacca, history, food, and street races

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... not too fancy. They do have an egg counter where we order two soft boiled eggs. Little do we know that soft boiled here in Malaysia is actually hardly boiled so egg white runs out when I crack the shell. We ask the waiter to toss them back in the water ...

Getting Lost in Malacca, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Getting Lost in Malacca

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... for the fire works. After a 4 and a half hour bus ride from Singapore, I have arrived at my first destination in Malaysia: Malacca (or Melaka) (population approx 750,000). Having an MP3 playing music most of the way, along with my stash of snacks ...

Asian Adventure, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Asian Adventure

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... minaret, you could hear the chanting from the Buddhist temple, amazing. The street was very aptly named Harmony Street. Malacca, and Malaysia in general, is just as equally ethnically diverse. The native and majority people are the Malay who are all ...

Its a Cracker, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Its a Cracker

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... already seeing the truth in assurances we'd been given that travel in SE Asia is less troublesome than India! Malacca is the historical seat of Malaysia. In the 14-16th Centuries it was a thriving port and major trading centre. That was until the ...

Revelling in Colonial History, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Revelling in Colonial History

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... which has a very good book exchange. After wrestling with cell phone connection issues for a bit I headed off to Museum Central. Malacca has embraced its multi-cultural heritage like few other cities in Asia. There are 16 museums in the city and 9 of ...

Malaysia here we come!, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia here we come!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... air-conditioned and having loads more leg room than the many buses we took in Oz. The only hiccup came when we had to enter Malaysia. We got to the front of the queue and the official asked us our entry forms. We looked at him blankly and then looked ...

Need some food!, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Need some food!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... into restaurants I was ready to go home, had a wee bit of a hissy fit, the book does state that being a vegetarian in Malaysia is tough, but this place was taking the biscuit, one thing that can instantly turn me into wanting to go home is definitely ...

Last day in Malaysia...., Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Last day in Malaysia....

A travel blog entry by heatherlancelot

Hello Everyone, I am sitting the back of a breezy internet cafe enjoying some very sugary iced coffee in Malacca, the most historical city in Malaysia, about two hours south of Kuala Lumpur. The city has been under the control of Islamic sultanates, ...

Melacca, Melacca, Malaysia travel blog

Melacca

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

Melacca ...

Malacca Malakka so good they named it twice, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Malacca Malakka so good they named it twice

A travel blog entry by reuben_brown

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... all closed up. Livia and I walked a couple of blocks to try and find the seafront. We found a murky channel seperating Malaysia from Indonesia, full of ships and surrounded by wasteland and the now defunct Eye on Malaysia, like the London eye ...

Malaka, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Malaka

A travel blog entry by vermundoalos50

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Hemos vuelto a la ciudad. Donde hay internet y muchos lugares donde comer. Estamos en Chinatown (aquí siempre hay un chinatown y unlittle India) Es muy bonito, todas las calles con farolitos rojos (de plástico por la lluvia) lo más divertido fué que ...

Malacca, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Malacca

A travel blog entry by bee.sass

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... us got in his van & headed off to Malacca (1.5hrs from KL) It was lovely to get out of the city and see Malaysia from another view, there are palm plantations everywhere, on either side of the road the palms grow thick & strong and the only break ...

Mentawai Island, Mentawai Island, Indonesia travel blog

Mentawai Island

A travel blog entry by ardhan

Located in the middle of Indian Ocean, 150 km and takes 9 hours trip from Padang, West Sumatra-Mentawai glowing with all the nature spirits and make it an extraordinary escaping spot from a hectic life. Mentawai is the natural habitat for 16 endemic ...

Melaka Old colonial town, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka Old colonial town

A travel blog entry by jonandrose

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After last nights excellent food at the Indian tandoori I am expecting the worst!! so going easy on the breakfast, ended up in a Chinese cafe with dumplings.... So start looking around the town and I really love the place it has a ...

Millionaire reunion, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Millionaire reunion

A travel blog entry by jonandrose

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... 's never really liking big cities but it is clean and safe here like most Malaysian places. It has taken me a while to get used to Malaysia but I have grown very fond of it compared to the Philippines, I like the people a lot. A mad scramble to get a ...

Nyonya - the reason we came..., Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Nyonya - the reason we came...

A travel blog entry by jothomas

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From Singapore we caught a bus to Malacca, a city on the Peninsular Malaysia (West Coast). The border control was alot easier than any we experienced in The 'Americas' and we sailed through with no problems. The journey was comfy to say the ...

Melacca, Melacca, Malaysia travel blog

Melacca

A travel blog entry by gem_and_sprack

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... filmed here - and we saw some massive lizards, at least 3 foot long! The day before we go here the 7 Sultans of Malaysia had been visiting, and so the whole place was decorated beautifully! For dinner we went to a traditional satay restaurant-they have ...

Colonial-ness, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Colonial-ness

A travel blog entry by sitwed

Spent a couple of days in Malacca or Melaka, depending on where you are from depends on its spelling. Sounds the same so all is good. We walked around the town and saw the remnants of the colonial history and what once made it one of the busiest ports in ...

Turtles Typhoid and Taxi's, Melacca malaysia, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles Typhoid and Taxi's

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Turtles Typhoid and Taxi's The above is the order of our favouritism…. After a pretty good night’s sleep we woke about 07;30 and dithered about a bit before going for breakfast. You have to go to the owner’s other guesthouse "Café ...

Its most prosperous days behind it., Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Its most prosperous days behind it.

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Brief visit to this city which I think had once been a thriving sea port till its harbor silted up. Brief stay then on to ...

Sweating so much there's no need to go pee, Melacca (still), Malaysia travel blog

Sweating so much there's no need to go pee

A travel blog entry by fastfamily

... cool things: Strange Art and Cultural centre in Singapore (looks like big bug eyes) Causeway connecting Singapore and Malaysia (then elephants, windows in a ten-storey building filled with weird manequins, cockroaches, bugs, birds, and buses that ...

Malaka, Malaka, Malaysia travel blog

Malaka

A travel blog entry by alexklarka

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English - After 8 months on the road our clothes are looking a little worse for wear. So on the way down to Singapore we stopped off in KL again to catch up on some cheap shopping in China Town. After KL we took a bus down to a place called Malaka - ...

Miles and Malls, Melaca, Malaysia travel blog

Miles and Malls

A travel blog entry by heathermills

... Melaka on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.  The express bus took us from central Singapore to the border with Malaysia via a long causeway linking the island to the mainland. Crossing the border was an arduous process involving getting off the ...

Bazaars and Skyscrapers, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Bazaars and Skyscrapers

A travel blog entry by alexandsarah

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... , we managed to do things fairly cheaply. A lot of walking done in the day and a half we had there. We caught the train to Malacca which is where we are situated @ this point of time, looking to move onto Kuala Lumpar tomorrow. I will end our travel blog ...

I love Jonker Street!, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

I love Jonker Street!

A travel blog entry by jentravels

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... eating lots of street food and buying lots from the amazing stalls at the side of the road! We both loved the atmosphere in Malacca and found ourselves in one of the cafes each day watching the world go by. The street food was pretty good - we tried ...

Last day in Malacca, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Last day in Malacca

A travel blog entry by jonandrose

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... my hosts over the last 5 days and head for Singapore tomorrow and think of my Trip to Cambodia, cant wait to see Ankor Wat and also the grim killing fields of Phnom Penn. Goodbye Malaysia for now as it seems inevitable I will return some day. ...

A Whirl Through Malaysia, Melacca, Malaysia travel blog

A Whirl Through Malaysia

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... 's a pleasant stop on the journey south. I took the opportunity to avail of the cheap Oriental medicine on offer in Melacca's Chinatown and so I'm now recovering from a massage. I asked for a reflexology treatment, which was very good (though not ...

Intriguing and Historical, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia travel blog

Intriguing and Historical

A travel blog entry by smyth

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We had a spectacular trip here from Singapore. We decided to walk (by the way, our packs are working our great)to the local bus station, take an express bus to Johor Bahru and then buy our onward ticket in ringitts (rather than SD dollars.) This turned ...

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