Malacca,also known as Melaka in Malay is located 148 kms South of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.Malacca City, the capital is a UNESCO Heritage site due to the well preserved historic sites,buildings,churches.Being here is like going back in time during the Portuguese occupation of 1511.
what to see and do in Melaka
RED SQUARE (Dutch Square)
You aint seen Malacca if you miss the Red Square. Here, you see bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1660 and 1700.
SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH
It is a Portuguese fortress and is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.
HISTORY AND ETHMOLOPHY MUSEUM
Constructed in 1753, the structure reflects original Dutch architecture.
I could tell that my half day walk around the city wasn't enough to cover all the places of interests.That's good coz that means there's more to look forward to when I come back.I will someday bring my wife here :)
one of the defense system of Melaka during the Dutch occupation
A Famosa sanitary sewer line ruin
THE DUTCH GRAVEYARD
This graveyard was first used at the last quarter of the 17th century. Presently 5 Dutch and 33 British graves are sited within its compound.
the river makes the city romantic to my eyes.:)
......perfect for couples and for lazy people who wants to go around faster.In my case,I walked trough the city.Thinking about it,I would have saved me time if I took the rickshaw instead.Rate isRM40 per hour and they have this list heritage areas where you could be taken to.And they will wait for you too.
this is where I had lunch.will blog about it separately soon
HOW I GOT HERE
KKKL bus rate was at RM12.20 but I took Metrobus on my way back for only RM9.90.
One you get to Malacca bus terminal, I took the taxi for RM15.
It will cost you less than that if you can persuade the taxi driver
to use the meter.
WHAT I BOUGHT IN MALACCA?
got these fridge magnets for RM10 =130 pesos? (3pcs) plus the wonderful shirt which is only RM17 (around 229php)
Melaka is such a darling,a small city with many eye-catching sights.Both modern and historic.I definitely would love to come back!More specific posts on Malacca coming soon!!!
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