Chong Hoe Hotel
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... and I crossed the border from the state of Melaka into Negeri Sembilan. The border rends the town in twain. I can now tick another Malaysian state off my bucket list, if only by about twenty metres.
From there it was a bus ride to Melaka Sentral bus station, then another local bus into the historic heart of Malacca. Malacca is simply amazing for architecture and food buffs. The buildings show evidence of Dutch, British, Portuguese and Chinese influence. The food is to die ...
... a 45 minute trip. You reach an old Malay settlement that is classified as a national heritage site. The people still live in the 'old lifestyle', which makes the village like a living museum. Said to be the birthplace of Malaca, the Melaca River runs for 10 km. The Sumatran prince built his palace on the east-bank of the river, just at the foot of St. Paul's hill, in the 1400's. Malaca was a valuable seaport in the early centuries and the King of Portugal sent his men to make ...
... in Chinatown which gets rave reviews on line and i can see why. I 'splashed' out 18 ringitts on the 6 bed air con dorm as opposed to 15 for the 10 bed fan dorm. The historical centre of Melaka is nothing special with few remnants of Portuguese or Dutch colonial times however Chinatown is full of temples and several mosques. Hired a bicycle for the day and rode round sightseeing which was ...
... crisps and gravy, due to the fact the noodles seemed to be deep fried. We reached our hostel, Travellers Planet, in a rickety old taxi whose engine sounded like it would cut out at any point. I'm pretty sure it would not have been deemed road-worthy in England. Nevertheless, we reached our hostel in one piece. On arrival our room was not yet ready, so we sat around the table in the quaint living area. The lounge consisted of cushions organised around the edge ...
Our journey from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca took just 1 hour and 45 minutes and we disembarked at Melaka Sentral Bus Station about 3 km out of town. The roads in Malaysia are great, they drive on the left and everyone keeps to their lane, no crazy kamikazi driving or death defying over taking. It's so civilised here.
On first impression Melacca ( also spelt Malaka) looked like most cities with modern buildings and the usual fast food places but I knew the old part would not ...
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