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Malacca Melaka

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 22 June 2013 | Views [433]

After Singapore, I ventured by bus to Malacca (also spelled Melaka), in the southern region of Malaysia.  Malacca is a small, historical town that was settled by the Portugese until about 1640 when the Dutch defeated the Portugese and took over the city.  All of the architecture represents the Dutch influence.  It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 (Angkor Wat is also a UNESCO Heritage Site), so measures have been taken to ensure that the local architecture is preserved to display the history.  I spent a few days taking it all in.

One thing I did while here but did not capture in photos was to try durian. Well, sort of.  I had it in the form of a creme puff and it was horrible.  horrible, horrible, horrible.  I cannot imagine eating an actual piece of durian, but a Chinese woman attempted to talk me into giving it a second chance.  She said I probably had a bitter piece but I need to ask for a sweet piece.  I don't know I feel about this.  

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