Our first stop in Malaysia was Malacca. Conquered by the Portuguese in 1511, the town was one of the first sultanates and had already been a center of trade for hundreds of years. After the Portuguese the city had many other rulers including the Dutch, British, and the Japanese during WWII . The city is full of different architecture styles melting together the different cultures and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.
The city was quiet during the day but Friday-Sunday nights everything went out for the Jonker Walk Night Market. Everyone piled into the street for amazing food and lots of random stuff to buy. We tasted so many things and enjoyed ourselves a lot at the market.
Malacca also had a nice river where you could take boat cruises. It was either too hot or raining whenever we wanted to do it but we can’t do everything.
There were temples and churches and mosques all on the same streets, everyone living together in harmony. I know some other people in the world who could learn a think or two from that.
Here is a giant statue dedicated to Mr Malaysia, the pride of Malaysian bodybuilding.
We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of this city. It felt like a small town really. The food was fantastic and made us super excited to explore more of the country! Stay tuned for our trip to the big city, Kuala Lumpur!!!!