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We spent far too long in Melaka. Not that it was a bad place. There wasn't much to do after we'd done the bits we wanted to see. Melaka has had a bit of a colourful history. First of all it was a little fishing village. Then a sultanate ruled the place and built it up into a thriving port. This attracted the Portuguese, who came and took it over in the 16th century. After 150 years or so and a after a few attempts, the Dutch took over. They hung around until the early 19th century, when ...
... necessary for the good luck). I did find a geocache there (they were surprisingly difficult to find in Singapore).
From there I walked to Bugis market, which I had read about in tourist brochures. I'd describe it as an air-conditioned outdoor market, crossed with a normal shopping centre. I didn't spend much time there as none of the shops grabbed my attention but it was nice being in the air-conditioning.
It was well past lunch time by this ...
... Dutch, always weird if you haven't spoken it in a while! I had a great time (and great dumplings) with Floor, and she even complimented me on my tan! Which is great as for the past weeks I've only been made fun of, but see guys: for a Dutchie my level of (barely existent) tan is still quite the achievement! Floor was also quite a bit stressed about upcoming exams, which made me realize that unfortunately that life is about to start for me again as well.. I could travel on ...
... it off and handed it to one child and quickly made three more. It was such a good toy idea!
There were five games at the carnival such as marbles, ring toss, bang bang (shoot a toy gun), goal (roll ball into divot) and a random draw. I played four and won a small paper inflatable beach ball. Daphne's family and aunt joined us and we had some snacks as well. I tried the Malay kachang puteh, colourful nuts that are spiced or flavoured and easy to crunch on. There ...
... crying. Not to mention when the lights went off for rest time it became play time for a few families with toddlers. Thankfully I had predicted this from past unpleasant experiences and bought some noise canceling headphones. They were fantastic and whilst they weren't perfect they made a huge improvement! Anyway - here we are in Singapore waiting for our flight to Colombo. It's after midnight at home so we are a little weary - especially thanks to the screaming ...
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