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Malaka, Malaysia

Weird and wonderful ending to my time in Malaysia



My last Maylasian days were spent in the city of Malaka, south of KL. The girls I had met in KL had decided to join me so it was like a little road trip! We arrived at our hostel and the manager man (I think his name was Alan...) was really scary and telling us all the rules and if we broke any of the rules we would get kicked out! We were a bit shocked at this treatment because it is the first time i have had anyone be like that! But he started exlaining that there has been alot of trouble before he was managing the hostel, and things had got really good there so I kinda trusted him on that! We had a little walk around China Town which is a really nice area of little lanes, it looks like a proper Chinatown! Not like alot of Chinattowns I have been in where it doesnt really feel any different. I actually felt the chinese infuence! I liked it! hehe. Anyways we had a wander round to find somewhere to eat but everywhere seemed to be closed! We ended up by the river and this local place, but the woman couldnt speak a word of english and it took us ages to place an order, then afterwards she tried to tell us there wre items not available be it was impossible to understand her! We ended up leaving still hungry, and till trying to find somewhere to eat. And then we came across this gorgeous restaurant which had live music and food that looked amazing! Who cares that it was quite expensive?! We were starving and it was worth every penny!!

The next day we al got up for a walk around the town. IT WAS BOILING. Clear blue skies, no wind = sweaty girls. We went on a river cruise thing which was quite funny because it played weird music, but we saw loads of building along the riverfront that had art all over them... my sort of thing! After the river cruise we went to a customs museum (it was free) and it just showed you about the customs of Malaysia and items they had siexed... including a can of Fosters?! haha. We then went to this massive ship which turned out to be a museum on ships... not very interesting either, but they were both welcome breaks from the heat. We then went to Dutch Dquare which has a pitiful market and all the buildings are painted red. Beautiful it was but the market had about 6 stalls in all. We then headed down the river to get a closer look at these wonderful buildings. Honestly, i dont understand why we dont have this at home! They were so colourful and vibrant, i think when i get a house im going to do something like that! More than likely get some miserable person putting complainst about it though.

We headed back to the hostel because it was just so hot we couldnt take it any longer! So we had a couple of hours rest, Alan became more friendly and we had a bit of a nap too. Then we went out for some yummy dinner in China Town (after walking around for ages AGAIN trying to find somewhere to eat!!) We then went for a few drinks and stopped at a bar and it was all you can drink, and the owner gave us his iPad to use, a photos of us all, keyrings, playing cards!! Brilliant, good choice me thinks. So had a great night with the girls geting very merry, it just got slightly dodgy towards the end of the night and all the locals were at the bar and one of the girls was asked wether she needed an escort to the toilets! So we stuck together and left as a group! very sensible! And that was it, a short but sweet stay in Malaka. Im now in Singpore preparing myself for Australia! Shopping anyone? :)

Soph xx

Posted by sophie.lee 20:00 Archived in Malaysia

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