Melacca for Chinese New Year

After several days of beaching we sadly said goodbye to Bevon and Claire and caught a bus to Melacca.

Melacca is a coastal town with a rich history. Because of it’s ideal location it has been ruled by the Dutch, British and Japanese and you can see these influences in the architecture. It was Chinese New Year which had its pros and cons for us. It was next to impossible to find a room and we ended up in an 8 person dorm for the first night (and felt lucky!) but there was also lots going on in the town to see and do. The best part was all the market vendors selling all sorts of food and treats. My favourite was the curry mee – a curry noodle soup and the durian tart – a type of fruit found in SE Asia.

Dutch cafes and restaurants along the river – it felt like an asian european fusion!


Trying out jesse’s new Malay hat.

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