Trip Start May 05, 2008
119Trip End May 05, 2013
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Melaka -> Pulau Tioman -> KL -> Cameroon Highlands -> Taiman Negara -> Pulau Perhentian -> Kota Bharu
My first impressions of Melaka are that it is a bustling port town with lots of life. It is a bit grotty in places and the traffic system is a bit chaotic but we are getting used to this now.Melaka has a lot of history attached due to it's stragegic position on the Straits of Melaka. It first came to prominence in the 14th century when a Sumatrian prince fled to Melaka where he made it his HQ. It became a favoured port for resupplying ships. Later it was taken over by the Portuguese, Dutch and the English
The night we arrived the whole china-town area was closed off for the chinese night market. Usual market stuff on offer. There are loads of cafe's and bars here. The Discovery Cafe is a good on to down a few Myramars (beer that is), the staff are very friendly there and can help you with travel tips etc.
We spent 2 nights here.
P.S. Pics to follow...