March 5, 2015

Malacca, Malaysia

What Lonely Planet said: One of Malaysia’s most eagerly sought-after destinations, the small city-state of Melaka (Malacca) lures droves of visitors to its namesake historic port city, where they are quickly steeped in an intoxicating multicultural world of heritage architecture and the alluring aromas of distinctive local cooking.

I was there: August 2-3, 2013

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D

Malacca River

Boat carrying tourists down Sungai Melaka, the Malay name of the river

Clock tower at Stadhuys

Stadhuys, Dutch for city hall, is the main attraction of the Malacca. The town is also call Melaka in the local language

The area also known as Red Square in the historical centre of the town. It has buildings from past colonial masters - Portuguese, Dutch and British

Colourful trishaws for tourists

Vendors setting up stalls for the Jonker Walk night market. Will be back later.

Kling Mosque with very distinctive architecture unique to Melaka

A tiny Chinese temple near Jonker Walk

Very cute painting. I am not familiar with the character though

These I know. Ghibli Studio's Totoro!

A statue at a rest area/restroom at Jonker Walk

I think he is a big deal here...

Colourful building

Tomb of Hang Jebat, a legendary character in Malacca history with a very interesting story

Malacca River at night

A church by the river. The empty lot in front of it is an archaeological site 

Light trail photo I took with the help of a mini tripod

Day two. Walked past the area again

Wall of a fortress guarding the old town

A replica of a water wheel used in the olden days

On the way up to St Paul Hill right in the middle of town

Church ruins on top of the hill

Busker in the church

Not much is left there except the stone walls

Tourists posing for a photo

Bas-relief at A Famosa fortress

Gatehouse of the fortress

What I assume is a replica of the old Malacca palace

Floating mosque at Malacca Straits

Back at Jonker Walk for the second day

A model of Zhenghe treasure ship

A wind mill at Stadhuys

I took the opportunity to take more night time photos

Church and Fountain

A row of colonial era buildings in town