Melakan Melting Pot!
Trip Start Oct 28, 2009
170Trip End Oct 03, 2010
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The change in temprature during the day is noticably different from the east coast
Walking back to the guesthouse one night some American guy was looking up at this ledge pointing. When we got closer we saw a kitten calling out, it was stuck. I wasted no time in climbing up and carrying it down! As I did a group of local men who were sat across the road stood up and aplauded me, I felt like a hero!
We have eaten in some really nice resturants, the food here is amazing and very cheap. At one of the traditional Malakan restaurants Christophe recommended, Donald & Lily's, the 70 year old owner Donald sat with us while we ate and told us about the history of Malaka. We learnt loads from him and he was very interested in our travel plans around south east Asia. After we had finished eating he invited us into his house which he had set out in a Feng Shui style. He was very proud of it as he had maintained a traditional Malakan layout. There were loads of ornaments and pictures and in the middle of the house was an opening out to the sky. Below this part was a lowered floor with a drain for when it rains. I would love to be sat in this room undercover when it rains, it must be really cool! He showed us pictures of his grandparents and their traditional wedding photos. It was an excellent experience and not something you could get in a museum. (D)