A'Famosa Resort Hotel Melaka
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Surprisingly, we ended up staying in Kuala Lumpur for 6 nights. The only place we stayed longer than there so far was Hanoi. Susie seemed quite excited by the place when she was looking up things to do here, but we ended up doing very little. After we did the shower thing on the first day in KL, we went off for a look at some bits near us for some food. The hotel was a five minute walk from Berjaya Times Square, which is a big old shopping mall, so we got some food there, then ...
... stumble upon a large queue! We had not experienced a queue for a restaurant since we left home, so we did question our decision. But with the recommendation, a queue meaning only good things, and seeing what we were about to feast upon, made us join the back of the queue.
‘Capitol Satay’ was a one of kind restaurant in Malacca, serving various skewers for 1.10 ringgit each (around £0.18), from the expected chicken, to colourful vegetables, which you ...
... After we had finished with tea we had some time before Jane was taking me, Ruth and Jonathan out sightseeing for sunset at the Ocean. After a short drive we were at the Ocean and also a beautiful Mosque which was built backing onto the ocean. Jane told us that the sunset, being so lovely, was quite rare as normally there is too many clouds and the weather is not good - we were super lucky! After the ocean we stopped by St John's Fort on another hill in Malacca. After this we ...
... In 1586 the fort was enlarged to include the growing Malaca population.
Then, in 1641, the Dutch took control of the fort from the Portuguese and drove them out of the city. The Dutch rebuilt the fort in 1670 after the seige.
The fort, A'Formosa (St John's HIll), changed hands again when the British took over during the Napoleonic times. The British were to be caretakers of Malaca until the Dutch were able to fully resume control. But, the fort ...
A short taxi ride took us to the bus terminal where all the Malaysia bound coaches depart from. After a four hour journey through the Malaysian countryside (lots of farmed palm oil trees) we arrive at Malaka Sentral (The Malaysian's don't seem to like Cs!). The first thing of note was a huge Tesco, apparently the largest in Malaysia. We didn't have the pleasure of shopping there as our lodgings were in the old ...