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... west and south of the old bridge. The chicken rendang with rice balls is something I will recall with a wistful smile for many years.
I spent many happy hours wandering around Chinatown, the ruins of St Paul's Church complete with 17th century Dutch gravestones, the A Famosa gate, the only remains of the Portuguese fortress, praying (as Winston Churchill said, there are times when we all pray) in the 18th century Christ Church which is older than European colonisation of ...
... of the river in the old town of Malaca, now. I went to see the massive ship. I toured the decks, several stories high, then went down some steps. To my surprise the lower decks of the ship had been converted into a very nice museum. There are some photos I took as I wandered around town and some of the famous "Jonker Street". I am staying right in the middle of this area. It's apparently known world wide by serious antique dealers and collectors. Besides the ...
... guesthouses; what used to be the old bus station but is now a small 'fun fair’ with a ferris wheel; and a ‘traditional’ Melaka village. All along the river it is lit up and very atmospheric, so much so that i decided i would have a walk along the river the following morning before leaving town. Sadly however it didn’t have the same appeal in daylight as when lit up at ...
... we sleep too much!
The bathroom was very funky though with gold tiles and a great walk in shower. Amazing at £14 per night, most of the hotels close to Jonker Street were over £20 per room with shared bathrooms.
After a much needed shower and off we went to explore. We only booked 2 nights so we tried to see as much as we could. We walked to Jonker street and had a coffee in the Geographer's cafe, the buildings are lovely and there is a lot of history. You can ...
... and truly in us, we got off the bus and soon found a taxi to take us into the centre. We were checked into Jalan Jalan hostel on Jalan Tukang Emas (Goldsmith's Street to you philistines...). It was a lovely little peaceful place, containing typically Asian rooms with sliding doors. Having dropped off our stuff, we set out to meet the Booths on the riverside for a drink - as this was the starting point of their holiday with us!
After walking to ...