Recently I have had a foreign friend who visited Malaysia. And of course, me, being the good host I am, I naturally selected Malacca as one of the must see’s for my friend.
Malacca, being one of the most historical cities in Malaysia, is clearly an obvious choice.
For those of you who don’t know about Malacca, here is a little write up from wikipedia :
Malacca (Malay: Melaka), dubbed The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals) is the third smallest Malaysian state, after Perlis and Penang. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and the state of Johor to the south. The capital is Malacca City, which is 148 km south east of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur, 235 km north west to Johor’s largest city Johor Bahru and 95 km north west to Johor’s second largest city Batu Pahat. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.
My friend was very impressed by the architecture and general mood of the place.
What the photos fail to capture is the extremely tasty food in Malacca that we just have to try out ourselves to know.
We have tried many different foods there such as the Chicken Rice Balls, Malacca cendol, Satay Celup and many more foods which are only available there.
Being a sea person, being close to sea gives me a sense of calm and peace.
There are many places where we can relax and have a nice cup of tea by the riverside.
The windmills reminds me a bit of Holland.
The architecture in Malacca is certainly unique.
In actuality, the journey from my place in Kuala Lumpur to Malacca isn’t such a long one. We only spent about an hour plus on the road. Sometimes its hard to imagine such a wonderful haven is only about an hour plus away =)
For those of you who want to stay for the night, there are plenty of homestays in Melaka available for a good price so there is really no need to worry.
Bon Voyage my friends !