SPOTLIGHT ON MALACCA

Ox-cart transport in Malacca Malaysia
Ox-cart transport in Malacca Malaysia

Malacca is an engaging old town whose architectural gems include Portuguese, Dutch and British buildings, Chinese temples and Nonya (Straits Chinese) houses. Easily seen on foot.


Best Sights : Dutch town hall and clock tower on Red Square, Cheng Hoon Teng, oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia (1646) Baba Nonya Heritage Museum, a unique insight into the Nonya`s opulent lifestyle in Malaysia, at the turn of the century.

Old Dutch Stadhuis in Malacca Malaysia
Old Dutch Stadhuis in Malacca Malaysia

 


Must Do: take a trip down the Malacca river. Look out for the old Chinese clan buildings and unique Malaccan-style wooden houses with long verandahs and tiled steps.

Windows in Malacca, Malaysia
Windows in Malacca, Malaysia

Local Food: Malay and delicious Nonya cooking, especially Laksa lemak soup.

Location: 90 miles east of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Express bus services.
c.Christine Osborne author – Essential Malaysia-AA. Image: Nonya house, Malacca, Malaysia Source: www.copix.co.uk

About Travels with My Hat

Australian photojournalist and author. Used London as a base for nearly forty years while freelancing in the Middle East, Arabian peninsular, Africa and South Asia. Have written and illustrated more than a dozen books and travel guides. Operates a well regarded religious images stock photo library: www.worldreligions.co.uk. Live in Leura in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney.
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