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Batu Caves and Malacca


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One bright morning fellow TP'er Hien picked us up from our hotel for a fun filled day of Malaysian adventure. After a spot of fish porridge for breakfast, we started our walk up the 270 something steps towards the Batu Caves. A very rewarding climb though!

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As the day heated up, we hopped in the car for a two hour trip to Malacca, a historic Malaysian town which has previously been under both Portuguese and Dutch rule. Though the remains from that area are fairly limited, the town does has a very nice character. After finding second TP'er Jared, who had made the bus trip there from Singapore, we headed straight for a lunch of Chicken Rice; rice balls with some steamed chicken basically, all served by our 7 year old waitress.

Walking around town, you can still see some of the remaining buildings from the Dutch era and just one small portion of the old Portuguese fort. A wander down Jonker Street led us past numerous antique stores full of interesting stuff that would have been great if they could fit in a suitcase!

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A Famosa - Portuguese Fort

A Famosa - Portuguese Fort

Rickshaws at Stadthuys

Rickshaws at Stadthuys

Stadthuys

Stadthuys

Posted by Peter 13:08 Archived in Malaysia

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I miss Malacca. The last time I was there was more than 10 years ago!

by zags

272 steps to be exact!

by Hien

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