Travel Blogs from Melaka, Malaysia

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Having eventually left Singapore after our extended stay, we took a bus from Singapore to Malaysia, with our first stop being a small city called Melaka on the west coast.  If only the bus journeys and border crossings for the rest of the trip are as ...

You should never go back, unless its Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

You should never go back, unless its Malacca

A travel blog entry by piholland

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I don't think a trip to Malaysia could be complete without a trip to Malacca, its got bags of history and has managed to keep a old world charm in a country with a breathtaking ability to reinvent and rebuild its image in modern Asia. The outskirts of the ...

Crazy KungFu, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy KungFu

A travel blog entry by zee

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... waiting for my flight from KL to Kuching, Sarawak, I decided to go to what Lonely Planet calls the "premier tourist destination" of Malaysia. Why is it so described? Not even the locals could tell you. The writer must have been on some really good drugs ...

Me lika Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Me lika Melaka

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... we are lucky because if it were any hotter we might drown in our own sweat. The city is on the southwestern coast of Malaysia, and was once a booming port town, belonging to the Dutch and then Portuguese so it has some European flavor and heaps of ...

High Tea High Up!, Penang, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

High Tea High Up!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... town and has a real charm about it. There are lots of little markets dotted around the Historical district in amongst Malaysia oldest Buddhist Temple oldest Mosque. There are lots of little Antique shops selling some wonderful stuff and big squares and ...

Day 135, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Day 135

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... Caves before heading to Melaka so I took my time, enjoying a cooked breakfast with dormitory-mates and left at 1pm. Melaka is on the West coast of Malaysia and has switched hands a few times as a result of being on a handy shipping route (The Straits of ...

Day 136, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Day 136

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... Express and he won in straight sets leaving me wondering what to do for the rest of the day. I walked down to where the Melaka "Sound and Light show" should be but instead of finding that I found the cinema and watched a supremely poor film - "Epic ...

Discovery in Melaka - days 17 to 28, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Discovery in Melaka - days 17 to 28

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... by the Portuguese in the early 1500s, the Dutch in the 1600s, and was under British rule from the early 1800s until Malaysia was returned mid-Twentieth Century.  The result is a place which reflects very much on its history, most evidently within ...

Archery In A Mall, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Archery In A Mall

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... myself- just practicing for Mongolia. Still not sure that archery in a mall will catch on?? Melaka also confirmed another bit of folklore about Malaysia- the suggestion that about half of the population is employed cooking food for the other half of ...

The Fast and the Flowery, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

The Fast and the Flowery

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Earliest bus available with seats to Meleka was 11:30am with my watch strap breaking on arrival, so that lasted less than 24 hours. The bus station is quite a ride out of town so took a local bus into it with the conductor repeatedly telling me ...

Melaka ka ka kaaaaa, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka ka ka kaaaaa

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... back in the hostel where it all started. We had gone full circle and the nerves we starting to surface as our onward journey loomed. Malaysia will have a special place in our hearts, if there wasn't so much of the world left to see this could easily be a ...

The Star Of The Show, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

The Star Of The Show

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... ! In Melaka we stayed at Apa Kaba Home Stay with Kenny and his family which included his two children. Melaka is the historical centre of Malaysia and an area of National Heritage. Historically Melaka has been used as a major Asian port, and has been ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... internet looking for accomodationoptions. Malaysian railways have a line called the Jungle Line which runs up through the middle of Peninsular Malaysia and skirts round Taman Nagara National Park. It's meant to be a beautiful train journey, and is how ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... Stadthuys, which was beautiful, and then visited Christ Church a very impressive Church constructed from bricks brought over to Melaka from Zeeland in 1753, which is equally impressive! A little walk through the pretty streets including Herren Street, ...

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 ...

My first foray into Malaysia, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

My first foray into Malaysia

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... cafe listening to what I presume to be the Malay equivalent of Bic Runga (whose mum incedentally, was a nightclub performer in Malaysia I just found out) and listening to little kids bash the hell out of little computer sprites. I've booked my hostel in ...

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 ...

Chapter 26: Best Supp. Actor in a Malay Miniseries, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Chapter 26: Best Supp. Actor in a Malay Miniseries

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... backtracking a little, I decided to go there too and see a new city. I'm glad I made that decision - Melaka is the coolest! It's one of Malaysia's most historically important port cities, and it's a relaxed and friendly place to hang out for a few ...

Enjoying Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Enjoying Melaka

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... this vantage point with the region's favourite beer: Tiger. The guesthouse turned out being in an excellent location. Melaka has some interesting historical relics, an entertaining Chinatown and relaxing bars/restaurants along the canal. After this, ...

No Pirates in Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

No Pirates in Melaka

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... out in Melaka. We were quickly absorbed by its quaint ambience, charming architecture, delicious cuisines, and relaxed atmosphere. Melaka's history as a strategic trading post is evident everywhere; characterized by Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, and Dutch ...

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 ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Melaka was once an It city of the world a few centuries ago. Four hu Sorry I wrote a huge entry on this and the computer decided to crash... One of the joys of using internet cafes... I'll write some more some other ...

Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and back again, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and back again

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... 't go into it as you might switch off) we finally made it back to the bus. It was certainly an experience we wont forget. Melaka We headed a few hour south of KL to the old historic town of Melaka yesterday for a night. It was pretty interesting, ...

Meandering in Melaka, Friendly and Quaint, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Meandering in Melaka, Friendly and Quaint

A travel blog entry by benandtrudie

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... not impressed with Melaka or our hostel. We expected more of a village and less of a city. The hostel (Travellers Lodge, 214B Taman Melaka Raya) was casually run and a real maze. After dropping our bags we went for a walk around with our new friends, Liam ...

Its a Cracker, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

Its a Cracker

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... they'd just been fed (chicken limbs still visible in between those vast jaws). Down the road was a park called "Mini Malaysia" (construction costs estimated to be one miiiiillion dollars). This has 13 life sized traditional Malaysian houses and some Thai, ...

Portugal? China? Holland? England?, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Portugal? China? Holland? England?

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... very much more multi-cultural than the other countries I've visited in South East Asia - Malays, Chinese, Indian, the odd Portugese. Malaysia is also richer - which makes them taller and fatter. They even wear helmets on motorbikes, if their not driving ...

'The World's Best Coconut Fingerer', Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

'The World's Best Coconut Fingerer'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... with giggles and squeals - absolute pandemonium considering we were right in the middle of the restaurant while the rest of the place was trying to dine. Again, MADNESS. I can't say I've had many nights like that. I've been in Malaysia only a ...

deeper levels of patience, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

deeper levels of patience

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... I have to head back to Bukittinggi to catch another bus to Dumai in eastern Sumatra from which we catch a ferry to Melaka in Malaysia. After standing the two hours on the public bus from Maninjou to Bukittingi, we are already becoming exhausted. After a ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by faff

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... 's guesthouse helped us plan our entire itinery for Malaysia. So it now looks like we will be spending 3-4 weeks in Malaysia: Melaka -> Pulau Tioman -> KL -> Cameroon Highlands -> Taiman Negara -> Pulau Perhentian -> Kota ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Melaka in our entry from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia entitled 'Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei and Bugs'. Cheers, K & ...

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