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Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City January 3rd 2013

Budicek 7/15,konecne ranna hygiena,pobalenie sa a odchod na vlak zo starej zel.stanice Kuala Lumpur na Bandar tasik selatan zastavaku,je to piata zastavka. Na perone som sa pre istotu opytal ci nasadam na spravny vlak,jasne,ze nie,moj isol az o 5 minut. Vlak bol prazdny. Na ranajky som si este pred odchodom dal klasiku nasi lemak. Na bus stanici Terminal Bersepadu Selatan bolo vsetko perfektne znacene,som si pripadal ako na lestisku. Na velkej digitalnej tabuli som kukol odchody busov do Melaky,isli dva o 9/00. Vybral som sa do prveho okienka,cena 9r,zobral som to bez toho aby som isiel zistovat dalsiu cenu. Tetula chcela odo mna este moje meno,co mi napisala na listok,Listky su tu na meno ale nikto to nekontroluje. Meno som jej vyhlaskoval,,moja blba anglina skomolila moje moeno na Juarem. S listkom som siel k nastupisku,najskor ma ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City January 2nd 2013

Today we arrived in Malaka. I haven't had any time to look around yet, but I can already tell there is a difference. I think I might miss Singapore a bit. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited to get to explore Malaysia. I just was starting to feel confident in Singapore. I knew how to get around and i knew where to eat. I think I am also going to miss the bathrooms. When I was packing for the trip I read over the items we were instructed to bring and I started to get nervose. I wondered how bad the bathrooms would be that I'd need to carry my own toilet paper and hand sanitizer. I wondered how dirty and mucky it would be that I'd need tons of pills and medicaiton for ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City December 9th 2012

Headed down for a short weekend gateway with my loved one, just a short 6 hours bus journey from Singapore. Stayed near the riverside and the iconic Jonker street, which we basically spent most of our time wandering around and looking for interesting things to get. Managed to try the 'legendary' chicken rice balls in which Malacca is famous for. Well, it is definitely within expectations, especially for a chicken-rice-lover like me, though I have heard friends who aren't impressed by the standards. But any stall along jonker street will bring you a decent plate that will make your lunch/dinner more than filling. A thing to note though, by 6pm-ish, the stalls that open during the day starts to close and pushcarts and night stalls started sprawling out from seemingly nowhere (lol) and before we knew ... read more
The riverside

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City November 17th 2012

Ok so the bus wasn't too bad and we actually made it up to Melaka in 4 hrs and we did it with the pissin rain style again. First impressions as we drove into Melaka were not good. The outskirts of the city are pretty run down and the taxi guy who dropped us to our hotel had to untie the rope on his boot to open it up. When we arrived downtown to our hotel everything started to pick up. Hotel is much nicer than what we had in Singapore, the only issue is that they are doing it up at the moment so when we got into our room it stinked of paint. The smell was gone after a day so instead of getting high on the fumes we hit the town for a ... read more
shopping mall
A'Famosa
Trishaw

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City October 24th 2012

No wifi in Melakka. Or, at least there is wifi in Malakka if you go to the hotel cafe and pay for it. I can wait, I reckon. The train had been somewhat primitive and then we discovered we were the only people on the tour with a large van and a large Indian man whose name has still to be discovered. It was the old story, driving for ages, and then rush rush rush when we got somewhere. Our little plaintive demands for a stop for water, lunch and an ATM (we still only had Singapore dollars) were swept aside with difficulties of the one way road system i.e. too difficult to stop seeing as there were no parks. It was, Brian and Mary, like the 'view the Munich Games Venue' when we were on ... read more
Cyclo all lit up at night
Baba and Nonya House

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Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City August 21st 2012

I took the bus from KL to Meleka which was straightforward and only took a few hours, you then just transfer onto the local bus 17 to go into the centre of town. Melaka was an interesting little town, packed full of culture from all the colonial periods and was a really good break between the big cities of KL and Singapore, it kind of reminded me of the Brighton in comparison to London as it is a small, metropolitan town with a some markets and riverside cafes. The history of the town is fascinating and has Portugese, Japanese, British and Chinese remanents and went through 6 countries during the colonial period. The town was based around a central red square left from the Portugese era and then you can just potter around the town for ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City August 10th 2012

Only have a few mins. They like to limitfree wifi to 20 mins around here and I just wasted most of that booking hotels. Made the trip from KL to Melaka (malacca). About two hours by bus. KL has a huge new sparkling bus terminal which made things nice and paiNfree. Malacca is about 600years old. Founded by locals then taken by the Portuguese then he Dutch and finally the English before finally part of Malaysia after independence. The centre is a UNESCO site. Not a whole lot to do. Sme nice ruins at st Paul's church with 400 year old headstones. Chinatown with allies shops was pretty cool. Walked to the mall for an ACbreak andstopped by the 'beach' to have a look across the strait to Indonesia. The beach iscurrently under construction lol was ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City August 10th 2012

This is a photo I took two weeks ago when traveling through Malaysia. Young Muslim kid, loves Ronald. I found this to be a particularly creepy American influence. I see a future of Islam and childhood obesity. The reason I was in there for the photo because it was the only place I could find unsweetened coffee. Also, the air conditioning. Very hot outside.... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City July 20th 2012

We arrived on Peninsular Malaysia and started our trip up north with Kuala Lumpur again! We were happy to be reunited with this city as we did feel at easy and a bit like at home. It is the city feeling, we guess! We arrived in KL after 3 h delayed at the airport from Kota Kinabalu. We stayed at Submarine guesthouse - Hostel recommended by a Dutch family we met at Sepilok. Located nearby the Central market so very central and near Chinatown. On the next day we did a day-trip to Melaka: only 2 hours by bus. Melaka is a very artistic place, very colourful and historical. Founded by a Hindu prince, protected by the Chinese then dominated by the Portuguese and then the Dutch and finally ceded to the British in 1795. There ... read more
Hanuman
Hindu Temple
Massive statue

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City July 16th 2012

Its time for a change. A new blogger, Lynnes having a rest so read on if you are having trouble sleeping. This blog will be by way of a daily diary covering a week so in Malaysia. THURSDAY We awake to a travel day, as today we leave Bali bound for Malaysia. Checking out at midday from the Quest our oasis in Kuta we travel to Denpassar Airport. You should allow at least an hours travel time by taxi to the airport a distance from Kuta of only 5 or 6 km. The traffic in and around south Bali is horrendous but we are lucky today the journey only taking 45 minutes. There are large billboards all around the airport showing pictures of how the new airport is going to look and if these diagrams are ... read more
Ancas room day view.
another view from Ancasa Express
KL Chinatown




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