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Malacca? Malaka? Malaqa?

By on June 14, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Malacca? Malaka? Malaqa?

Just spent the weekend in Malacca. Or is it Malaka? Or possibly Malaqa? I’m not sure. I’ve seen it spelt all three ways over the weekend. Luckily, thanks to the power of the Internet, I may have an answer…. Malacca and Melaka are the same as Melaka is the Malay version of the English Malacca. […]

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Breakfast at 486 Baba Low’s, Malacca, Malaysia

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Breakfast at 486 Baba Low’s, Malacca, Malaysia

Second, and last, morning in Malacca, and I decided to go to 486 Baba Low’s as I had heard that it served the best Laksa in town, and I wasn’t disappointed. Baba Low’s is a little difficult to find as it is not in the town centre (you will need a car to get there) […]

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Pineapple Tarts, Malacca, Malaysia

By on June 13, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Pineapple Tarts, Malacca, Malaysia

Now I had heard great things about the Pineapple Tarts of Malacca so I was keen to try some, and they weren’t difficult to find as they seemed to be on sale on pretty much every street corner, and in every shop. I personally found the tarts to be a bit of a disappointment as […]

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Photos from the streets of Malacca, Malaysia

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Photos from the streets of Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca, Malaysia is an interesting town with some great architecture, and it is certainly a fun place to explore. It is also a great place for some street photography. Early morning breakfast steamer Typical street in the old part of Malacca. Breakfast bundles. The old part of town has some great architecture. Good bird shop […]

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Little India, Jalan Bendahara, Malacca, Malaysia

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Little India, Jalan Bendahara, Malacca, Malaysia

Little India, Jalan Bendahara in Malacca was a bit of a disappointment as I was expecting something similar to the Little Indias I have come across in other parts of Malaysia, with my favourite being in George Town, Penang. The one in Malacca was just a street with a small collections of shops, and there […]

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Riverside Kopitiam, Malacca, Malaysia

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Riverside Kopitiam, Malacca, Malaysia

Stopped for lunch at Riverside Kopitiam in Malacca. We just picked the place pretty much at random as it was near the town centre and it was on the river so we could sit outside and have some lunch. The coffee shop served a range of local dishes, and the food was pretty good, and […]

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Church of St Francis Xavier’s, Malacca, Malaysia

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Church of St Francis Xavier’s, Malacca, Malaysia

Church of St Francis Xavier’s, 12, Jalan Banda Kaba, 75000 Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia is another example of colonial architecture in Malacca. The church was built by Father Farvé, in 1856, in honour of St. Francis Xavier. The site was originally contained an old Portuguese church. The church was at one time the largest church built […]

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Wildlife in Malacca, Malaysia

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Wildlife in Malacca, Malaysia

When you are wandering around a town you don’t expect to see much wildlife, and I was really surprised to see what I believe were two baby Water Monitor Lizards. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on […]

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The Strange Trishaws of Malacca, Malaysia

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The Strange Trishaws of Malacca, Malaysia

One thing that I found very odd in Malacca, and something that I personally thought detracted from the town were all the odd bikes around. I found them to be almost tasteless, and I couldn’t really understand their point. They didn’t seem to fit in with the town. My guess, and this is just a […]

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River Fort, Malacca, Malaysia

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River Fort, Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca, Malaysia, boasts some of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia, and one example of this is the A Famosa, which was built by the Portuguese when they ruled Malacca from 1511 to 1641. Down by the river is a fort, which, as far as I can tell, a reconstruction of […]

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