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Malacca Town

Malacca is known as the historic state in Malaysia. It is also the third smallest state, after Perlis and Penang, and located on the south-western coast of Malay Peninsula, opposite Sumatra. You need to travel roughly about 150 kilometers away from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. 2 hours express bus will take you there easily. One of the most historical landmarks here is the town itself named Malacca Town (Bandar Melaka). If you take your own car to this place, all you need to do is just find a parking place and take a walk together with your lovely cameras. I am sure that one or two rolls of films are just not enough for you. When I reached the town last time, it was just lunch time.

Malacca is known as the historic state in Malaysia. It is also the third smallest state, after Perlis and Penang, and located on the south-western coast of Malay Peninsula, opposite Sumatra. You need to travel roughly about 150 kilometers away from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. 2 hours express bus will take you there easily. One of the most historical landmarks here is the town itself named Malacca Town (Bandar Melaka). If you take your own car to this place, all you need to do is just find a parking place and take a walk together with your lovely cameras. I am sure that one or two rolls of films are just not enough for you. When I reached the town last time, it was just lunch time.

The most famous local food cannot escape me. They call it the “Chicken Rice Ball”. The rice has the fish ball shape. With the roasted chicken added, you will automatically say “Wow”!! The taste is just great! I miss the balls now! After my stomach was filled up, I just took a walk around the town. If possible, you must try the trishaw. I regret that I didn’t try it that time. The trishaw will take you through streets and corners of Malacca that you could easily miss out if you decide to venture on your own. It can be rented on hourly or distance cover basis at The Stadthuys. Do you see a red building on my photos? It is the place called The Stadthuys or also known as the Red Square because of the crimson colored old buildings. And also, the former Dutch Reformed Church of Malacca is just located here. Besides that, you can buy a lot of historical goodies around here such as clothes, keychain, gifts and many more! If you have more energy, you must walk up onto the hill named St. Paul’s Hill (A’Famosa). Let me tell you something about the history.

The Portuguese colonized Malacca from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A’Famosa. The fort walls were just about to be destroyed by the Dutch that time. And now, the fort just looks awesome for every Lomographer! I did some double exposure tricks that time with my LC-A. So the outcome is not so clear to show the fort walls. Malacca is not just only the place where we can study more about the history, it is also the place what the Lomographer must visit too if they are visiting Malaysia. Have you heard about “Nyonya-Baba” or “Baba dan Nyonya” before? Did you know there is a famous delicacy called “Dodol”? It has all came from Malacca.

http://www.melaka.gov.my/
http://www.tourism-melaka.com/meetpoint/index.php

written by reinertlee

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