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On my second day in Melaka, I headed to the tourist information centre for a free guided tour of the cities major sights. The tour guide was very well informed about the cities mercantile history and stopped at all the places I had hoped to visit. We started by learning about the origins of the town, before learning about the Dutch square. We looked in Christ Church but were unfortunately unable to access the 'Staduthys'(town hall) as the site was closed ...
... cheeks! After the procession was gone (heading to a nearby Temple) we all headed back to get ready for the Lanterns we were going to light up later and walk to another Temple. With the Lai family we also had Ruth and Jonathan who are from Bristol England who had arrived earlier in the day. Together we all walked around the Old Quarter saying hello to everyone else who had lanterns out, including some very shy children. We arrived at a gathering, similar to a Temple where there was ...
... 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 ...
... we watched the sunset over the Melacca Straight though the window. It was awesome. Later we met up with a Malay traveler about our age who was staying in the same ****** hostel as us and we talked for hours. We asked her all sorts of questions about Malaysia and we had a great time getting to know each other until 4 am when we had to finally go to sleep in our storage closet turned hostel room.
Melacca has a river running though it and it's really beautiful at ...