Lexi and Hiro's Round The World Journey 2008-2009 travel blog

Melaka church at dusk

Mekaka weekend karaoke comp, very peaceful atomosphere

St Paul's church up on the hill

lexi being holywood star!! asked by Malay students for photos

Jonker walk, lots of stalls along the street

local chinese restaurant

We left Singapore on Friday on the 1.30pm bus to Melaka in Malaysia. Melaka is 4 hours from Singapore and 2 hours from KL. Melaka is an historical town which was once run by Portuguese, Dutch and British. This history background make this little town so unique.

We arrived by 5.30pm and checked into our guesthouse then we were off to Jonker Walk, a street in Chinatown which comes alive at night with street vendors selling foods and souvenirs. They even had a karoake stage for locals to get up and sing there hearts out and suprisingly there was quite an audience watching them. This town creates such peaceful and warm country atomosphere, and we loved it. No ones trying to sell you something or rip you off here. We had dinner in a little restuarant off the street and enjoyed dumplings, BBQ pork and duck and vegetables and paid only $10 including two tiger beer.

Next morning we visited the Old Town Square which has Stadthuys a massive red town hall known to be the oldest dutch building in the east. Also there was the ruins of St Pauls Church built in 1521 by the portuguese and is on top of a hill that overlooks the strait of Melaka. Whilst looking around the church I was stopped by a few school girls who wanted to have a photo with me, so I happily had a photo with them. I guess local girls haven't seen many westerners, I was busy taking photos with girls, I felt like I was a holywood superstar!! After walking around in the heat we went and viewed Melaka from the Melaka Tower which raises from the ground and takes you up 80 metres this was preparing me for the Petronis Towers in Kl as I dont like heights at all.

We left Melaka in the afternoon and caught the bus to Kuala Lumpar. We will update KL in a few days.

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