Sat 9 Jul 2005 - Sat 9 Jul 2005
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!
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!