Travel Blogs from Melaka
... at the box office had no clue what it was about, so we purchased the tickets blind. I fell asleep off and on and the movie wasn't Garyn's favourite. It was a comedy about a school getting infected with dengue fever. An interesting experience.
Now we're on the bus ($3 per person for a 2 hour bus ride) to Kuala Lumpur for our next Malaysian stop and yes, we've already been told of what foods to try and where to get them.
Today I joined a tour with Hans Travel to Malacca, the oldest city in Malaysia. The City started back in 1300's settled by the Indian King Parameswara. In the year on 1407, Zhang Ho from China visited and sent Hineses settler to the area. Soon came the Portuguese in 1500's who took over the control for 150 years until the Dutch took over. Malacca went through a period of prosperity under the Dutch in 1600's but soon the War ...
... to cool down with the aircon) he pulled into a roadside cafe and said "half an hour lunch break"! I don't think I have downed as many drinks in my life. The 4 hour journey turned out to be 7 hours from getting on the coach to getting off, but the countryside across was lovely, very hilly with the whole land covered in forest or should I say jungle, and palm trees as far as the eye could see. The coach was so slow going up hills, I could have walked faster ...
... br> - Originally - a simple fishing port;
- First ruled - by the Ming Chinese Dynasty;
- 16th Century: the Portuguese arrived and built a walled fortress;
- 17th Century: the Dutch took hold and destroyed much of the Portuguese heritage.
- 19th Century: the British added it to their Asian colonial portfolio as a result of some land trading with the Dutch.
- WWII - the British retreated from the Japanese ...
... can take some away for lunch too!
Packing my laundry into a couple of plastic bags, I made my way to the nearest laundry and dropped it off, agreeing to collect the clothes at 5pm tonight as I was travelling to Singapore tomorrow and as such wouldn't be around the following morning. My two Aunts, Mandy and Tracy were arriving to travel with me for three weeks across Indonesia and into Bali and I had agreed to collect them from the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHallmark Hotel Melaka
Rooms are small to North American Standard but meets all western needs . Breakfast is average ...
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