My Malacca Trip - Journey's End (Part 1)

Posted by shloke 27 March 2009
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Title: The CANNON
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 3:56pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A century old cannon.

Title: The Orang Utan House
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:33pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

This shop belongs to Charles Cham (a famous artist from Malacca). Here you can buy shirts designed by Charles.

Title: ROOF
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:37pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A dilapidated building with a TV antenna. The afternoon BLUE SKY was simply breathtaking!

Title: Sacred Wall
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 16 March 2009, 10:47am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

A partial wall of an Indian temple in Malacca. This temple is located close to my guesthouse. The morning prayer/chant in this temple is very soothing :)

Title: The street
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:43pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

I LOVE walking along this lane.

Title: Shop house 1
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:44pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A typical shop house in Malacca - ground floor for business and first floor as residential housing.

Title: LUCKY RED
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:58pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

A striking red coloured building - STUNNING!

Title: Shop house 2
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 4:36pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Most of these shops still retain the pre-war architecture. Every shop has different structures and design.

Title: Welcome
Location: Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese Temple, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 7:05am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.8, ISO Equiv.: 1600

This picture was taken early in the morning.

Title: HUG ME
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 16 March 2009, 11:47am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 280

A close-up picture of a porcelain figure.

Title: The Gate
Location: Somewhere, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 16 March 2009, 1:45pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 100

This silver coloured gate is a great protection against robbers. My parents house have similar gate - strangers will find it difficult to open this type of gate even though the lock is removed!

I've been traveling alone since late last year. I truly enjoyed my solo exploration to places of interest in Malaysia. Some people might say this is a lonely and boring one man trip. But to me, traveling alone is simply a BLISS! I have complete FREEDOM spending my time discovering places and taking photos.

Overall, Malacca is a great place to visit.

a) The people are NICE and COURTEOUS.

b) The Baba and Nyonya food is DELICIOUS.

c) The Malacca's ICE-CENDOL is SWEET & TASTY (thanks to Sharon!)

d) The buildings are UNIQUE.

e) Places of interests easily accesible by foot + lots of buses to move around different districts in Malacca. (thanks to Sharon!)

f) The guesthouse is COMFY and

g) Oh Yeah! I FEEL GOOD!

My next destination will be Perak, Malaysia.

Malacca - Getting there
By car

- From KL

Take the North-South Highway all the way down south.

By train

There are no train routes to Melaka, best way is by bus/coach

By bus


More info:


MALACCA LOCATION (GOOGLE MAPS):

6 comments

  1. Sharon Y. Says:
  2. The picture of the lantern is really captivating!

    and you forgot to add the traffic is very pleasing in Malacca. So easy to walk around on foot in the heart of town. Plus Jonker St night market! Cheers to good baba nyonya food (especially cendol *yum*) :D

     
  3. mylo Says:
  4. Sharon,

    Those are really old lanterns in Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - one of the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia.

    Yep...most places of interest in Malacca are within walking distance. Public buses are aplenty in Malacca - reliable and cheap way to move around different districts in Malacca.

    Missed out the Jonker St. Night Market. I was there on weekdays :( But, I tried those wonderful sweet and cooling cendol = POWER! and some really delicious Baba and Nyonya food - a blend of sweet, sour and spicy taste.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  5. Paco Says:
  6. Studied in Melaka few years back, now still missing the Satay Celup and Chicken Rice Ball.

     
  7. mylo Says:
  8. @Paco,

    No doubt - Malacca's food is WONDERFUL!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  9. Waco Says:
  10. Me same as Paco, studied in Melaka 5 years ago, but never think of taking photo that time (don't have a digital camera also). Nice photos you have.

     
  11. mylo Says:
  12. @Waco,

    Waco + Paco = WAPACO. Real catchy name. Wah! I checked both WAPACO websites; two words to describe - SIMPLY AMAZING!

    I visited your food blog and LOVE those pictures of food!

    By the way, thank you so much for your kind compliment! You can always come back to Malacca to capture the red city with your camera!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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