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... a guest house really. Time to explore.... Jonker street is moments away which is the place to be. Quirky shops. It's very colonial here. With dutch, Portuguese, English and Chinese influence. For a moment I felt like we were back in China! We walked along the Melaka river where on the walkway was a huge monitor lizard! He was encouraged back into the river and then ...
... about other countries from foreign travelers. Foong met me at the Central Market, built in 1888. He took two trains and a bus to get here to meet me. It was an hour long trip from where he shares a room with other students. Foong turned out to be the one bright spot of my interaction with the Malaysian people so far. In most of the other countries I have been to, I have met and spent time with locals. They usually speak to me first. But, in Malaysia, no one has attempted ...
... of a school.
The first point of interest was to stop at a pewter factory. Some very interesting pieces on display for sale. We were able to watch how the alloys were combined, melted, poured, fired, cooled and then cleaned. Pewter forms and cools very quickly as the main compound is tin.
The artisans use razor blades to clean off the excess, and the shavings feel like cotton candy.
Lunch was a feast at one of the ...
Sheila had noodles, chicken spam stuff and bread and butter pudding for breakfast - all on one plate! Have a local paper everyday here and yesterday's told of the young people arrested after the valentine's day celebrations for 'associating', that is boys and girls spending time together, which in this mostly Muslim country is illegal if not married. Interesting! Fire crackers! Why? At 1.30am? And again 5 times till 3.30am? Chinese New Year or ...
... St. Paul (or St. Paul Hill) Christ Church, the Sultanate Palace, St. John's Fort and the Sultan's well. This may sound like a great deal of sightseeing in one day but the fact of the matter is that this is all contained in a 1 km sq area and you can do a lot in a very short space of time.
One of the highlights was the Sultan's Well. We hired a trishaw (2 of them) to take us there as it was out of the 1km radius. A trishaw is unique to this city and ...