Exploring the Historical capital of Malaysia
Trip Start Oct 24, 2011
57Trip End Jun 01, 2012
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Melaka is the historical capital of Malaysia and played a big part in shaping the country. It has largely managed to retain a lot of its original buildings and charm unlike KL in the North. The city was a major trading port of great significance in the early years of trading and it was the Portuguese in the 16 Century that first developed the port and its fortifications, some of those original buildings still remain. Through the years many different countries ruled here including the Dutch and Britain, we always poke our nose in somewhere down the line !
I took a flight down from Penang to KL and then a bus into Melaka, only had 2 nights here so only around 1.5 days of exploring but that was enough to get a good feel for the town
Well enough of my rant, I did enjoy my stay here, what also makes Malaysia special for me is the food and Melaka is the food capital of the region. It was great trying lots of different foods that I haven’t had before, the local Nonya food here is especially excellent.