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Sep 7, 2009 - In Hollandhausen

An diesem wirklich schoenen Tag bin ich auf mir Melaka anzutun. Und ich muss sagen, auch wenn es von Hollaendern, also Gebaeuden, dominiert wird, ist es echt ganz schoen. Das Staedtchen hat Charme auch wenn an jeder Ecke gebaut wird oder ein Gebaeude zerfaellt. Auf dem St. Paul's hill, den Ruinen einer alten Kirche, sassen in den Ruinen der alten Kirche zwei Malaysier und haben froehliche amerikanische Evergreens getraellert. Danach erstmal in ein weiteres Shoppingungetuem um einen Rucksack zu finden. Mit Ausdauer die neotig war um in dem...

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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....

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Break From the Law

Jun 18, 2009 - Melaka

Melaka ist beschaulich und pittoresk - da kommt einiges mehr Ferienstimmung auf! Zusaetzlich zum typisch malayischen Malaysia-Indien-China-Mix kommen noch hollaendische und portugiesische Einfluesse aus der Kolonialzeit hinzu. Dieses spannende Kulturgemisch wurde auch gebuehrend geehrt, indem Melaka zum Weltkulturerbe ernannt wurde. Das Chinatown, wo ich uebernachte, ist ueberschaulich und der touristisch interessante Teil laesst sich in einem lockeren 3stuendigen Spaziergang erkunden. Fuer Melaka typisch sind sogenannte Nonyas,...

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Nina in Malaysia

Jun 4, 2009 - Malaysia part 1

So, as per the last blog; our first 2 days in Malaysia were spent with the Tweedie Family. They generously put us up for the night and in the morning, took us to the neighborhood restaurant to experience our first taste of Malaysian food. The Malay breakfast traditionally includes Roti, which is a flat bread similar to Indian Naan. This roti can be plain (roti canai), or dressed up with egg, onion, cheese, etc. The roti is usually served with a lentil curry (dhal) to dip the bread in (roti prata). Then to drink you can have tea, coffee or...

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May 1, 2009 - Melaka

When we arrived in Melaka we had no idea where we were going to stay as usual so we ended up walking around with our bags on in the scorching heat trying to find somewhere. It took us about an hour but we found a really nice little place and the guy was really friendly so it was all good. We didn,t really get to see that much of the place as we weren't even there for 24 hours. We were told to go to this particular indian restaurant but it wasn't that great and took us ages to find it. The only good thing was that we got to see a bit of...

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Mar 2, 2009 - Melaka

A return to the former Portuguese then Dutch and lastly British colony and now small but neat city of Melaka 11 years on, and initial impressions are how much Chinatown has changed. After booking myself into the Eastern Heritage Guesthouse which does its business from a well-kept old building in Chinatown, I started my afternoon with a wander around the rest of Chinatown which I remembered being wall-to-wall antique shops, but economic development has meant that the overpriced antique shops have now been largely replaced offerings of...

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Where's Malcolm?

Feb 22, 2009 - Riding a rickshaw!

On an extremely hot day, and pretty tired from walking to and from museums most of the day, I tried took a rickshaw ride. In some of the images, you can see how elaborately decorated some of them are. In the video, you see me riding down the street in the rickshaw and hear the music the driver played during the ride. Hilarious!

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Feb 22, 2009 - Melaka museums

For a small city, this place has a huge number of museums. They have a couple maritime museums, museums of history, a museum devoted to the main political party, a museum of kites, spinning tops (I'm not kidding), human beatufication, government, and many others. By the end of the day, I was definitely museumed-out, but I saw many of them, including an arquetecturally interesting one that is a replica of an old Portugese ship. The first several photos are of and inside that museum. Notice the sign outside of it about shoes. In Asia, you...

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Feb 21, 2009 - MELAKA, MALAYSIA

Continuing onward after several days in Singapore, I took a bus on this day across the border into Malaysia, home of the Malay people. I decided to stop in Melaka, one of the major cities in the country, and just a 3 hour busride across the border. These images are just some random shots outside my hotel and a video showing my room when I was there.

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Feb 21, 2009 - Chinatown in Melaka

For a small city, Melaka has a pretty impressive Chinatown. Every weekend they have an outdoor street market that stretches for blocks. The following images show the market. I even picked up a few small items myself that night. The last photo has nothing to do with Chinatown, but did you know that McDonalds' in Asia actually do deliveries?

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Feb 20, 2009 - Melaka

Had the afternoon in KL so I had a Roti for breakfast and went to the Post Office to get rid of some of my souvenirs and postcards. The coach journey to Melaka was fairly short and once we arrived we broke up into 3's to get taxi's to the hotel. We ended up with the Lewis Hamilton of the taxi fraternity. At one point he seemed to be braking for the red light but then decided what the heck at 60 mph he could probably make the turn across the traffic without turning the cab over......he was right! Two near misses with pedestrians who thought...

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Feb 9, 2009 - Melaka

Good afternoon! So after touring Singapore yesterday.. I lounged by the pool, got a very impressive tan for being out there only a short while and then popped over to meet my tour group in China town. WOAH what a difference a hotel makes :S I can't say I've ever experienced a room with mold on the ceiling and a dirty bathroom like that but hey- I'm coping. I am paired with a nice girl from England who is new to this travelling on your own business as well. The rest of the group consists of a retired couple from NY, some boys from England,...

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