Melacca, Malaysia

When we were still planning our backpacking itinerary, I made sure to include visiting the Historic Melacca , even for just a day .

 The inter City Bus Terminal . Catching the bus to Melacca , around 2 hours travel . VIP bus for just 9 ringgit ( around 110 pesos)

The inter City Bus Terminal . Catching the bus to Melacca , around 2 hours travel . VIP bus for just 9 ringgit ( around 110 pesos)

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Melacca is rich in History and is a known international port since the dawn of Asian Trade between Malay, India and China. It was also said that in the 15th Century, the princess of China’s Ming Dynasty was married to the Sultan of Melacca , which signified strong ties between the 2 kingdoms.  The Melaccan Monarchy was abolished during the 16th Century with the colonization of the Portuguese . and later on , captured by the Dutch. As such, European Architectural influence is much evident in this part of Malaysia .

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Sample of an Old World Malay Architecture , with its prominent high pitched roof suitable for Malaysia’s tropical Climate

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The Xavier Church on top of a Hill .

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Jonker Street , Melacca. Malaysia did a good job in preserving the old streets of this town . Indeed you would feel like you’re in an old world Chinese town when you walk on this area.

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Enjoyed Free tastes on this Chinese/Malay delicacy station =)

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Yogurt ice cream shaped like an egg.  5 Ringgit . I tried the Passion Fruit Flavor .

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