Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Malaka, Melaka, Malaysia

May 26, 2017 - Beautiful Malaka

Our first destination in Malaysia took us to Malaka which to be honest we didn't know a great deal about prior to our arrival. It's a small city by the sea which has rich maritime and colonial heritage. The city itself had influence from the British, Dutch as well as the Portuguese as they all held influence here over the last 500 years. Rather bizarrely the city now has a new breed of influence, namely that of the crazy trishaws which are kitted out with everything from Pokémon to Spiderman. They tour the city with slightly embarrassed...

Jump to full entry

Mar 9, 2011 - Melaka by Bike

After a horrendous bus journey from the Cameron Highlands, which took all day, we finally arrived in Melaka.Arrived at our Homestay(Apa Kaba)and was pleasantly surprised at finding a lovely, old chinese wooden house and friendly owners. Not long after settling it was Up and Atom into the night to discover a Melaka's food emporiums.As usual I was starving!Malaysia has never disappointed me when it comes to food. From the hawker stalls in KL to the little local places of Kota Bahru , its all been good. Melaka hasn't changed my mind. Its a...

Jump to full entry

Jul 30, 2009 - Visiting Melaka

I am writing this entry from the outdoor restaurant at the Aldy Hotel here in Melaka. We just got back from dinner and drinks in Chinatown, so I thought i’d just quickly summarize today’s events before I hit the sack. As we spent last night on 2 buses en route from Jerteh, situated on the western side of peninsular Malaysia, to get here to Melaka, it will be nice to sleep in a real bed tonight instead of in a bus seat. Melaka is a historic old trading city which has been colonized at some point by each of the Dutch, Portuguese and English....

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal

Break From the Law

Mar 7, 2008 - Malaka

29 Feb 2008 A day in KL to catch up with laundry and emails is enough. While waiting for Olivia's arrival in Singapore, I decided to make a little side trip and the dart I threw at the map pointed to Malaka. 1 March 2008 Malaka or Melaka or even Malaqua are the name/s of a wonderful coastal village about 160km south of KL. Established by the Portuguese initially as a trading post to take advantage of trade with China in the 16th century, it changed hands several times, basically as a prize of war between them, the Dutch and English. On a...

Jump to full entry