Travel Blogs from Melaka
The bad news is I did my foot in again yesterday, but nowhere near as badly!
The good news is I spent most of the day on the bus anyway!
Arrived malacca sentral bus stop about 2.30 and caught a local bus into town. 3.30
34 degrees in shade, so had a quick stagger around, found a guest house, some pills and settled in to catch up on all the writing. :-)
More tomorow. . .
Hard to remember its only day 4 !
... corridoor to our room and we were shown a very basic room with just 2 cot-like beds in it, the shared bathrooms were horrible with the normal shower/toilet combo but these were grubby, we were not impressed especially as the room wasn't that cheap. That evening we went for a walk around Chinatown, the place was alive with celebrations due to the new year, the tuk tuks were decorated and lit up to the max, there were fireworks, ...
... the Chinese music that was played when Dan and I had watched the fire dragon in Hong Kong. I investigated and saw that it was emanating from a clan house not far away, the doors were open and I saw one man practicing dancing with a dragons head, to the music. I stood respectfully outside and watched, but then one man who was watching inside caught my eye, he walked over and invited me in. I missed his name but he explained that they ...
... Only 20 MR.
Back in the Taxi, I ask Mr Leong if there are any traditional houses around and he says yes there is a village in the old town....just by the river (which they are expanding and renovating/extending so in a couple of years it should be lovely.
He takes us to the Kampeong Village and it's like stepping back in time.
We see all these gorgeous old Malay houses that are decorated so beautifully, matching curtains, so pretty. Flowers painted on steps, windows ...
For a second, we were disappointed, but then, feeling nosey, decided to take a look around anyway. The road-patterned felt carpet led us around a series of interactive road safety games that illustrated such important issues as increased stopping distances on wet roads and obeying speed limits. To be fair, it was in fact quite entertaining, and we happily played our way around the track.
Eventually parting with the strangely fun road safety exhibition, we made ...