For my recent birthday, I visited Melaka, Malaysia. Formerly controlled by the Dutch (and before that Portugese and Indian), this UNESCO Heritage Site is small but inviting and filled with a great merge of cultures. I met up with my two dear friends from Singapore, Daphne and Hweesh, for a short but fun-filled weekend. First of all, the plane ride was fantastic.
Below, some early morning wanderings around the center of town:
Daphne, cheerful as usual:
Daphne and Hweesh:
Part one, the mentally ill Hweesh:
Part two, the correct pose:
Some cool wall art:
Strange car symbols:
The fabulous cyclo/tuk-tuk type of transportation, probably the weirdest I’ve seen in Asia:
One of the oldest churches (18th century):
Old school story on the Pokok Melaka:
A disappointing but off-the-beaten-path market:
The tiniest papayas I’ve ever seen:
The market had truly strange architecture:
This fish man asked if I wanted to hug the fish:
I wonder if they know the connection to hip hop:
Strangest ingredients at this Melaka bake shop:
Huge bars of baking chocolate:
Scenes from the Chinese medicine shop, where I bought some great tea:
Cambodian delicacy in Malaysia? Hmm….
Bake shop time. But no ugly ducklings this day.
Instead we had this marvelous delight, a yolky-cream-sugar-filled hot puff thing:
I think Daphne found it too hot: