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Travel Blogs from Melaka
... Then the true adventure began - getting back to Kuala Lumpur.
It took me a bit under two hours to get from Tampin station to the historic World Heritage-listed centre of Malacca. I gave myself three hours to get back to Tampin, just to be safe.
Hahahahahahahahahaha! That's not how things work in Malaysia! I had neglected to account for the propensity of Malaysian bus drivers to wait until finishing a cigarette or five until departing. I had forgotten that buses only leave ...
... are shops and food stalls of every variety along the street which is closed to traffic on weekends. You can hardly walk through the crowds strolling along looking at the merchandise or tasting the different Malaysian foods. The photos in this entry of Jonker Street were taken on an early morning walk, not during the active time for the street. Notice the weapon the policeman is carrying in one photo. They set up road blocks sometimes and show their seriousness by carrying these ...
... br> Melaka is just what we needed after the big craziness of Singapore. Its a chilled out little seaside town where everything is walking distance and public transport consists of one bus (#17 - no idea what happened to 1 - 16). No beach but Melaka made up with that with a arrange of funny sights to see. One being, what can only be described as, a London eye for the borrowers. Its as if a fairground wheel was put up, never taken down and has somehow become 'The eye on Melaka'.
... walls. As with most Malaysian homes, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering a place. This is for religious reasons, as the soles of shoes have touched the unclean streets outside. This coupled with the cosy interior created a lovely, homely atmosphere. Whilst we waited for our room, we chatted with Ronnie, the hostel owners father-in-law. He recounted the days when he was younger and backpackers would take everything, including pots and pans, ...
... the Portuguese, Dutch and British influence.
There are lots of great antique shops with genuine items not just tat and the tourists shops have good quality merchandise. We did find that even at 4pm some of the cafes and restaurants were closed. It
was a Wednesday so this seemed strange.
We just wandered the streets the first evening and as the sun set we headed to the river side. There was a huge crowd of people and we realised it was the opening night of a new ...
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