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We arrived in Malacca early on Friday morning and immediately went to the area around Jonker Street as we'd read this is 'the' place to be. We checked in to Cheng Ho Guesthouse, one street back from Jonker Street, for the first night and moved along to Harmony Lodge for the Saturday night.
In Malacca, we went to ...
... insofar as they chewed betel nut and were constantly spitting their red saliva all over the nice sparkling white walls. Consequently the masters had all the buildings painted red to mask the spit - smart.
Further along the river there is a full sized replica of a Dutch Galleon (or maybe it's Portuguese?) and a jetty where ferries depart for Indonesia - a possible option for us if we can't catch a ferry from Kuala Lumpur or Penang (this is another ...
... in Malacca than in Kuala Lumpur and we were soon flagging. We found a pleasant spot on the riverside where we could enjoy a cold drink and watch the excursion boats pass and decided that we would leave the rest of the sight seeing for Sunday.
Saturday night is a lively one in Malacca and as we strolled back to our hotel, stalls were already being erected along the main street which would soon be closed to traffic for the weekend night ...
... Bez and the other looks like Leonard Nimoy, doing very elegant yet inappropriately-rhythmed ballroom dancing (with an invisible lady). To set it all off, the stage is decked out in shamelessly garish advert for what I believe is a pot noodle. What makes it so much fun is that we have to watch like we’re enjoying it, but not in the ACTUAL way we’re enjoying it, if that makes any sense. ‘Oh she’s such a good singer! <those ...
... an Indian restaurant that was like a canteen, run by Indians and full of Indian people- a good sign. We had a butter naan with chicken tikka and ate with our hands. The next night we ate at a popular restaurant, 'Capitol Satay', which was an interesting dining experience. You sit at round stainless steel tables with a bubbling vat of satay sauce in the middle (that the waitresses continually stir and add to). Similar to fondue you choose the dishes to dunk in on skewers! ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking