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Melaka
Date: Mar 03, 2005 - 10:22 AM





Melaka [ Thursday 27th January - Saturday 29th January 2005 ]

We boarded the coach in Singapore and were heading to Melaka in Malaysia. The journey takes just 4 hours and after a brief stop for lunch, we arrived in Melaka at 3 PM.

Melaka is an historic port city on the Straits of Melaka and has some very historic buildings and unique architecture.
We stayed at the Sama-Sama guesthouse, whose owners where somewhat unique, too!
She seemed to be always in a daze or had a hangover - maybe both? Whilst we were there, she fell down a large steep set of steps.
Apparently, a regular occurence for her after she showed us her battle scars from previous falls.


Our time in Melaka was mainly spent wandering around the old streets of the town.
On the Friday night we visited the street market in Chinatown, and as it was almost Chinese New Year the red lanterns were hanging everywhere. The Chinese temples even doubled up as karaoke halls, which was a strange site!

We had a good time in Melaka and it was nice to break up the journey from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur - our next destination.



"Please do not spit". I wasn't dreaming of doing!



The Orugantan House - Melaka



Discovery Cafe - Melaka. Excellent food.



Our first encounter with an asian loo.



Melaka riverfront



Joo by the river



Old Chinese shophouses



Lanterns for Chinese New Year









Trishaw rider.



Shophouses throughout Melaka.









I've got my own pair, thanks!



Lee, with yet another one of 'his' shops!



This guys Mum was fed up of her son talking too much on the phone...



Loony Planet... You're not kidding!



"Right, this is the last one I'm taking a picture of Lee, you've got plenty now!"



Chinese lanterns.



Karaoke in a Chinese Temple in Melaka.






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