Trip Start Aug 19, 2011
37Trip End Feb 23, 2012
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We arrived at the bus terminal and on the way for a badly needed bathroom break we met "George" who convinced us his place was the place to be in Melaka - Its funny how good you become at determining if someone is a complete wanker or not when your faced with the decision every day and we decided he wasen't so we grabbed a taxi and made our way into Melaka to his hostel.
Turned out to be a really nice place, minus the lack of A/C. We had a quick wash and headed out to have a look around
Next day we went around the town doing a bit of exploring, we had a look at the massive Portugese ship replica they have, then lots of aimless wandering through the side streets in the town. The heat was getting the better of us at this stage, so we headed for the massive shopping mall. Enroute we passed the cordoned off area where the national paintball championships were happening - Yes there are actually people who take paintballing seriously - as you can imagine, pudgy, geeky dudes and very few girlfriends cheering them on!! We sat down in the comfort of the Air Con in the the shopping centre and spent the afternoon hiding from the sun in the cinema upstairs - some Nicholas Cage rubbish (Choices were very limited ok) AND they had no proper popcorn - only this sweetened rubbish
The next day was much of the same, bit of exploring and eating in the morning, another cinema trip in the major heat - "Real Steel" this time with Hugh Jackman which is a really good one, then we eventually made it to the night boat, which was.....grand, bit boring but has to be done. Our time was coming to an end in Melaka so we went back to our sauna of a room and packed for the bus trip to Singapore the next day.
All in all, we had a really good time in Melaka, nothing over exciting about the place, but well worth the visit.