Travel Blogs from Melaka, Malaysia

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Malaysia, truely Asia, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia, truely Asia

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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We were up to get the 8am bus to Melaka in Malaysia.  It's pleasant enough in the morning before the sun gets high and the oppressive heat of the day sets in.  Thankfully our bus had big seats, lots of leg room and air-con so the 4 1/2 hour trip ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by cal_ipi

... back up north we decided to stop off at Melaka for a couple of days as grossly over timed how long we needed to do Malaysia. The things to do ratio in comparison to other countries is somewhat less here and could had saved a few days before Borneo. ...

Crazy karaoke..., Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy karaoke...

A travel blog entry by amyandmark

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But not us this time. Malaysia has a huge Indian population but an even bigger Chinese one, needless to say it wouldn't be long before we came accross some karaoke again. Melaka is a beautiful town of Chinese/Portuguese/Indian/British architecture, but ...

Windmühlen, Super-Inder, China Town und Oettinger, Malakka, Malaysia travel blog

Windmühlen, Super-Inder, China Town und Oettinger

A travel blog entry by zwanzigdreizehn

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... christlichen Kirche, einer Windmühle und dem Eingangstor zu China Town. Auf dem Weg dorthin überqueren wir den überschaubaren Sungai Melaka Fluss, der die Stadt entzweit. Und schon sind wir mitten drin in China Town. Anders als man vielleicht meinen ...

Family ties in food heaven, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Family ties in food heaven

A travel blog entry by tomandhayley

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... trees as far as the eye could see, rolling hills and deep gorges filled with raging rivers. I don’t know what I thought Malaysia would look like, but it certainly wasn’t like this! The jungle canopy spread out like a blanket across the ...

High Tea, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

High Tea

A travel blog entry by sbar1303

4

... taking pictures underwater is damn difficult as you can see by my paltry efforts!! I then left Thailand and travelled down to Malaysia where i have done some walking and drunk loads of tea in the Cameron Highlands and seen some of the capital city ...

Selamat Tinggal, Malaysia!, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Selamat Tinggal, Malaysia!

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

Our stats for our time in Malaysia: 4: cities visited 8: rooms slept in 12: new foods tried (Laksa, ABC, cendol, pineapple tarts, kaya, roti canai,  banana pancake, jalebi, chicken rice, rice balls, honey pancake) 22: hours spent on inter-city ...

First steps into Malaysia - Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

First steps into Malaysia - Melaka

A travel blog entry by barryandemma

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... so far.  Everything has suddenly become a lot cheaper (dinner for two was about 1 pound!) Spent the day wandering round Melaka getting a "vibe" for the place.  Melaka is an old colonial port so there's evidence of Dutch influence around the ...

Stalked by a monk, Malacca City, Malaysia travel blog

Stalked by a monk

A travel blog entry by senorbrian

So it seems wherever i go the past couple of days this monk jumps out of nowhere and demands a donation its crazy i was taking a photo and all a sudden hes trying to force into my hand a piece of paper which if i accepted i would have to offer a payment ...

Mr Universe, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Mr Universe

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... back down the street and had chocolate strawberrys and pancakes before reaching another show. The board said this guy was in the (Malaysia) book of records for quickest man to break a coconut with one finger, what an absolute bollocks record. It turned ...

Top destination, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Top destination

A travel blog entry by missg

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... Neil Sedaka to Billy Ray Cyrus. In fact, all the songs you`d never want to hear. The evening`s entertainmentwas the Melaka sound and light show, a history extravaganza. The mysterious booming voice of history accompanied by a variety of coloured 40 ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... I like somewhere I'm generally happy to move on to the next place but in this case I'm more than happy to be going onto Melaka despite knowing little about it. I actually woke up at 9:30 and had breakfast with Charlotte! Got the Skytrain to the bus ...

We lika Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

We lika Melaka

A travel blog entry by kevsharon

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... might as well have been in the sink so he had to change on the platform , the bus journey was only a couple of hours but Melaka seemed worlds apart , it is a quaint small town with loads of character and history. We got to the guesthouse down one of the ...

Laksamania!!!, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Laksamania!!!

A travel blog entry by noodlesandrice

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... having a peek at temples and waving to passing schoolchildren who were in the tour boats of the canals. A quick round up of Melaka. You can easily survive in Melaka at £10 a day per person including food, accommodation and soft drinks (though ...

Devil Curry.. I think not!, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Devil Curry.. I think not!

A travel blog entry by chlara23

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... loo, we headed out for dinner, we didnt go far jus a few shops along, but i have had the most greatest meal so far in Malaysia, i dont even know what the dish is called.. but it was fish. LOL The next day, the met up with Gerald, the French-Canadian ...

The Oldest city in Malaysia, Malacca, Malaysia travel blog

The Oldest city in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... until WWII, when the Japanese briefly took over but after the war, it was returned to the British's hand until Malaysia declared independence. Due to the multicultural influence it has architectures influences of European, Chinese, Indian and Malay. We ...

Did someone say Satay..., Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Did someone say Satay...

A travel blog entry by thewjgirls

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... to wear jandals! So Melaka has been occupied in the past by the Portugese, the Dutch and finally the English before Malaysia got its independance. Because of this there is an amazing amount of varied architecture and food (did someone say satay?). We ...

Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka

A travel blog entry by tenvols

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... .  The Dutch took it from the Portuguese and ruled for 154 years.  The British took over in 1824 and ruled Melaka and Malaysia until independence in 1957.  The city itself is interesting, but could use a face lift.  We saw several ...

Money, money, money (of niet), Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Money, money, money (of niet)

A travel blog entry by thomascarlijn

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... we ons wel thuis! We hebben het stadje goed bezocht, en hebben delen van de ‘Dutch Heritage Walk’ bezocht. Melaka was eerst van de Portugezen, maar ‘wij’ hebben ze verjaagd om een betere handelspositie in Azië te verkrijgen. Een ...

Melaka: kleines Juwel an der Westkueste, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Melaka: kleines Juwel an der Westkueste

A travel blog entry by pesche

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Melaka war unser zweites Reiseziel in Malaysia. Nach ein paar schoenen Tagen an der Sonne und am Meer sind wir in diese kleinere Stadt im Westen gezogen. Highlights von Melaka ist eindeutig sein kleines aber feines Chinatown mit alten Haeusern, gutes ...

Back In Melaka Again, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Back In Melaka Again

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

One of my more favoured spots in Malaysia, I had absolutely no problem in coming back to Melaka. Although this visit would be a bit more fleeting and more used for some down time between destinations I knew coming here that when it came ...

Enduring Beauty, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Enduring Beauty

A travel blog entry by gayled

Another lie in this morning!  Yippee!!  Getting a bit too used to these at the moment!  I met up with Bex, Hella and the Arlies (ie Charlie and Carly) at 10am and headed off to the Museum of Enduring Beauty.  What a fascinating ...

Tilbage til de lidt mere stille omgivelser, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Tilbage til de lidt mere stille omgivelser

A travel blog entry by travelrookies

... helt sikkert var billetter til busser paa den straekning, men dem kan man foerst koebe i Singapore, klart. Da jeg kom til Melaka regnede det og jeg manglede stadig at finde et hostel. I Lonely Planet, som australieren havde foraeret mig, var Samudra Inn ...

... et retour en Asie!, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

... et retour en Asie!

A travel blog entry by marie-julie

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Retour en Asie, mais cette fois-ci accompagnée de 2 accoyltes qui viennent se joindre à moi pour quelques vacances... Petit circuit Singapour-Malaisie concocté pour l'occasion! Vol Genève-Dubai puis Dubai-Singapour, et départ le lendemain en bus ...

All We Do Is Eat, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

All We Do Is Eat

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

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... meandered our way out to Bukit (Book Club) Jalil (White) to catch a bus for the 2-hour ride to Melaka (costing less than US$10 total).  If Malaysia's bus system were featured in the movie Training Day, it'd probably say, "BOLT BUS ain't got nothing ...

Meanders in Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Meanders in Melaka

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... – roti, chapatti and tosai – alongside the usual array of dhal and other spicy dips for the bread. While Malaysia was a lovely, and relatively relaxing, alternative to the rest of South-East Asia, arguably its biggest highlight for us was the ...

Happy (Chinese) New Year, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Happy (Chinese) New Year

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

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... , but nonetheless chaotically friendly.  Big crowds with bags are never comfortable, but as we found everywhere in Malaysia there was a common courtesy where people are aware of one another and will make the smallest space into one just big ...

Crocevia, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Crocevia

A travel blog entry by planetvale

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... le ho apprezzate io. Sono sicuro di si. Gli ultimi tre giorni insieme sono stati un po' movimentati, a cominciare dall'arrivo a Melaka: alla stazione degli autobus, appena scesi un paio d'ore dopo aver lasciato Kuala Lumpur, un tizio ci ha offerto una ...

Couple of days in Melaka..., Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Couple of days in Melaka...

A travel blog entry by katandewan

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... going for a meal down by the river and a couple of beers.  So far the only thing that seems particularly expensive in Malaysia is alcohol which is quite heavily taxed at around 7-10RM/2GBP for a small bottle of beer, which while not expensive for ...

Louise, Melaka, and  value of friends on the road, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Louise, Melaka, and value of friends on the road

A travel blog entry by wandering_man

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... save up some traveling $$$ and then get right back on the Asia trail.  Hope I see him somewhere farther on down the road. Melaka was a strategic port in the spice trade from the 14th-16th Century, up there with Goa and Macau.  Then the Dutch ...

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