Malaysia: May 18, 2014

  • Malacca
  • Decided to do two photo blogs of my place of birth – this is the first.
  • There’s a pretty interesting history about Malacca – which you can read on the ever reliable source Wikipedia, here.
  • Many thanks to my brother Benson for taking me out on his day off – quality family time, yay!
  • Harmony Street: a street representing the many faiths of Malaysia (a Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, and Mosque – only had time for the Buddhist temple and Mosque unfortunately!)
  • Cheng Hoon Teng: the Buddhist temple was built in 1645 and is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia (for more info, go here).
  • Kampung Kling Mosque: originally built in 1748 in wood, and rebuilt in 1872 in brick. Everyone is allowed in, and there are some very nice ladies who will give you a tour. For more history, go here.
  • If you’re in the area, go check out tourist favourite: The Orangutan House, they’ve got someĀ items you might like to bring back as a souvenir.
  • Take a stroll along Melaka river.
  • There are lots of different little cafes, shops and food carts, if you need a break from the heat.
  • Go to a sea-side restaurant.
  • Oh, and there’s my grandma – she’s kind of boss.
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