Trip Start Oct 29, 2009
36Trip End Dec 24, 2009
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I made it to the city around noon, and quickly hit all the tourist spots in the downtown region: Christ Church, Stadthuy, A Famosa, Kampong Kling Mosque, and St. Paul's Church. After about two hours in the heat, I needed a break. The humidity is really stifling. I can't imagine what summer is like here. I ate lunch in a nice air conditioned mall, where I also bought a couple of dollars worth of souvenirs.
At 2:30 or so, I took off again, this time for the Portuguese settlement and the Dutch fort, located on the outskirts of town. The Portuguese settlement is a waste of time--nothing worth seeing, but the Dutch fort was interesting. I meandered back into town, seeing a few more sites on the Jonker Walk and Heritage trail, like the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, dating back to the 1600s. I finished the day by relaxing with a trip to the revolving tower and a river cruise, before catching a 7:30 bus back to Johor Bahru.