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Oct 15, 2007 - Melaka, Malaysia.

This was our first stop in Malaysia. We had to get stamped out of singapore and stamped into Malaysia. Melaka is a small village and we stayed in a historical hotel here. We went for a tour around on trishaws which are bikes and a 2 seat canopy stuck to the side. They were all covered in flowers and things. Here we went to another local restaurant where food was just put out in front of us on the table and we all tasted everything. We had chicken, squid, beef and vegetable dishes. For dessert there was ice with caramel over it and...

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Kevin and Catherine

Jun 16, 2007 - Melaka

Last stop in Maylasia is a pretty old town called Melaka. Here we get some great accomodation in a really nice hotel and a room with a double bed! Sam who is my roomie lets me have it as I will be living in hostels for the next few months and she takes the single..... So nice! I now miss my bed in york! The hotel is so posh it has a jacuzzi on the roof, which is where we have the evening's briefing of what to do in Melaka etc! The hotel also comes with a very friendly member of staff called Sham, who within 5 mintues of arriving has set...

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The Great Escape

Apr 22, 2007 - Melaka

The flight went well but I am knackered. I didn't get hardly any sleep and here it was, 6am in Singapore at 27 degrees. Crap. Well I expected the heat so I can't bitch about that. Before leaving the airport, I got some Malay money which I had failed to do before leaving. I remembered the Yankee and the Thai, even the Singapore but not that. Then I found the MRT and after grabbing my ticket, I jumped on the train and headed for Lavender Street. The bus station was only 500 meters from it so I could get there by foot. I got off the train at...

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Homeless Jobless Bum

Apr 10, 2007 - Melaka in Malaysia

Happy Easter everyone hope you all got loads of easter eggs! We treated each other to a bar of caburys dairy milk, imported from the uk! I tell you caburys over here is just not the same!!! Anyway, I went back into hospital on monday for a check up and finally got the all clear after 10 days! So we decided we had seen nearly every shopping mall Singapour has to offer (and trust us when i say it takes way more than 10 days to see them!)and decided to head up the pensinsular and into Malaysia. The first major town in the travel circuit is...

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Mar 20, 2007 - Melaka

Today we travelled to Melaka. We arrived at the hotel about 11:30. The hotel has two floors and about 20 people staying. There are 2 bathrooms to serve everyone and no hot water. Luckily we are off to singapore tomorrow! We got lunch and then had a tour around Melaka on a tri-sure. This is a cycle with like a side car for two people. We went around Melaka seeing all the sites such as the fort, museum. We were also taken to the first bride over the river where the portugeese first settled.

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Mark's Trip 2007

Mar 18, 2007 - Melaka (Malaysia)

Entering Malaysia was great because it was the first time i'd experienced a land border crossing. Actually its very uneventful and entails you getting on and off the bus a couple of times to get your passport stamped. Melaka was our first destination in Malaysia and it was not what i expected at all. It is city for starters, and for some reason i thought the tour would take us to out of the way places. However, we did stay in the historical part of the city which was v beautiful and made me warm to the place immediately. On our first...

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Emily's Adventures

Jan 14, 2007 - Malaka, Malaysia

We made the relatively short trip into Malaysia from Singapore by bus today. After clearing customs in Singapore and immigration in Johor Bahru, you cruise on great highways to Malaka. The only evidence of the recent major floods was a large open area along the highway that had murky water up to the tops of plam trees and over the dam. Fortunately, the water didn't reach the highway and the area was passable. We arrived in Malaka in the mid afternoon. Malaka is an interesting town that was occupied by just about everyone (Portuguese,...

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Dec 18, 2006 - Melaka in Malaysia

Well, since I got in to Malaysia, it has rained. For all of about 4 hours it stopped, but otherwise it was been an uninterrupted downpour - no drizzle here. This is something that even living in Manchester hasn't prepared me for. I gave my washing to be done at the hostel two days ago and it still isn't dry! I went to buy an umbrella today, but despite the fact it rains so much nowhere appeared to sell one! So here I am, slightly damp, sitting at a computer avoiding the downpour. You would think that a country with so much rain would sell...

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Geraint's World Trip

Nov 30, 2006 - Malacca, Malaysia

$1 US = 3.6 Malaysian Ringgit My first stop in Malaysia was the historic coastal city-state of Malacca. This town has a very interesting past, being influenced first by the Chinese in 1405 when the "three jewelled eunich prince" Cheng Ho arrived in 1405 with gifts from the Ming emperor. Chinese settlers followed, and became known as the Baba (male) and Nonya (female) "Straits Chinese". The Nonya cuisine is still very popular. In fact, I had one of the popular Nonya dishes, candlenut chicken, while here. Then in 1509 the Portugese arrived...

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Where is John Lama?

Nov 23, 2006 - Melaka

Donderdag Na een busreis (waarvan ik weinig van heb meegkregen, zzzzzzzz), die langer duurder dan gepland, zijn we twee uur later bij het guesthouse in Melaka aangekomen. Het guesthouse is erg leuk en de eigenaar erg aardig. Voor backpackers erg ideaal! Het heet Kancil Guest House en bevindt zich in Chinatown in Melaka (www.machinta.com.sg/kancil). Aangezien we niet veel tijd hebben zijn we direct de stad ingegaan. Ik moest eerst naar de bank voor geld. Ik kan nog steeds niet pinnen aangezien ik mijn pasje nog steeds kwijt ben (net als de...

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Dutchie on the move

Sep 19, 2006 - Melaka

I left Johor Bahru this morning at 10.30am and arrived in Melaka at 1.15pm. The bus was really nice, and there weren't many people on it. I watched the scenery as we drove along the roads. There are so many fruit farms, mainly coconuts. In fact, I started to get bored of seeing palm trees! You get some good road signs too, unlike England where we have 'caution deer crossing' signs, here they have 'Caution Monkey' signs! But I didn't see any monkeys. Also, at most of their traffic lights they have a countdown in seconds for when the lights...

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Sep 15, 2006 - Melaka, Malaysia

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006. MELAKA, MALAYSIA. Two hours south of KL is the seaside city of Melaka. The city was a wealthy trade center under the Melakan sultanates. Some say this is where you'll find the soul of Malaysia. I've stopped here in part to break up my trip between KL and Singapore. Islam arrived early here via traders from India in the 15th century. Then came the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch, and finally the British (who traded control of Melaka with the Dutch for a port in Sumatra). In 1957, Malaysia gained its...

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