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... of museums and Jonker Street, Chinatown's epicenter. Originally it was colonized by the Portuguese in 1511. Instead of achieving their ambition of dominating Asian trade, the Portuguese had disrupted the organisation of the network. This unfriendly relationship lasted till the Dutch came and defeated the Portuguese in 1641 and took control. They were much fairer to the locals and more considerate of their cultures, holding only the ...
... our early start the next morning..9am and a four and a half hour bus ride to Singapore!Our final stop before heading our separate ways... And my final country of Southeast Asia... ARGH.Where have the last four months gone?! Melaka is most definitely worth a visit... Great atmosphere (despite the glow in the dark tuk-tuks), quaint colonial feel, tasty food... And apparently a fierce love for Mister Potato. Oh how his moustached-face still haunts me.
... imaginable kind of restaurant. On our second day we had some blinding dim sum for brekkie, then a big bowl of shaved ice, ice cream and mango, then some Malayan veggie spring rolls, then some weird pyramid-shaped blue dumplings and roast Chinese chicken (phew!! I feel a bit queasy just reading that back).
A couple of days ago we decided to fly up to Penang, it was a sort of impulse buy, once I saw the flight was going to cost about £7.50 each, ...
... br> We wandered aimlessly through, becoming increasingly desperate for some sort of class to make itself known. Just as our spirits were drooping, the clarion call of Miley Cyrus played through tinny speakers came up behind us. We spun around to see a line of trickshaws (like tuk-tuks, but pedaled rather than motorised), decked out in bright feathers and Hello Kitty merchandise, with flashing lights and pom-poms adorning every edge. It was like a teenage girl's bedroom had ...
... to avoid the one way streets!) where I found an abandoned theme park, a local pavement cafe where everything was written in Malay so I just pointed and hoped; it turned out well, a nice rice, prawn and egg dish materialized. There was also a monorail which opened in 2010 but closed a short while later due to safety fears so now it only runs once in a blue moon, I.e. when the government allows it to. Then I stumbled upon some traditional Malay houses- beautiful wooden ...
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