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Monday, October 05, 2009

Amazing Malacca Trip ( 29 AuGust 2009)

This is a wonderful back dated post which i should review earlier but i don have much time on my reviews to Malacca which this is one of the UNESCO small ship town which i been during my birthday. Is actually my birthday wish to go to Melaka .. and dear had granted and fulfill the wonderful trip

We make our journey there about 2 hours from KL to reach the historical city and there we step into the UNESCO town. So, what should we have is the parking ticket in this town in order to prevent us for kena saman.. hahhaa... and there's our precious ticket .. isn't that so...

I can say is not the same as in Penang as we are using the small little cute machines or human parking .. hahha.. and this is not much too convienient as we went up and down to find where to purchase them...
Walking down the streets we saw this cute beautiful trishaw...where it is for rental to sit. This is different from Penang style trishaw where this is more nice and beautiful.. added in this is incredible expensive travelling in this trishaw. It is RM 40 per person per hour.. but you can see the synery nd the town.
Here comes more trishaw... and there are all standard colors and pattern as well...

There is also a long river along the town which connects two small places of the town.. We need to snap the photo of this as in history book.. this river is VIR ( very Important River) :P ..
Melaka River is a river which flows through the middle Malacca Town in the Malaysian state of Malacca. It was once an important trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century. It has lost most of this function in the present and is a mere tourist attraction

Other than that, we indeed snap the picture of the historical town which is actually like i been back to 20 years ...
The strets and the houses was indeed red.. i can say is a red red town.. like very very Chinese New Year feel.. and the town is extremely clean i can say..
In front of the Christ Church, there is a beautiful nice water shot and is so cooling under it.. and t this is pretty can say .. a landmarked of the state itself..

See how beaurtiful the shot of water

This church is pretty historical.. and there you can see... here.. so whats the history of this church?
The church was constructed in 1753, the structure reflects original Dutch architecture. The building houses hand-crafted church benches, jointless ceiling skylights, a copper replica of the Bible, a headstone written in the Armenian language, and a replica of "The Last Supper".
As at there, we spotted the beautiful tower which is around Red Square The beautiful square around Christ Church and the Stadhuys. On this square you will find the Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower, it looks Dutch, but it is not. It was built in 1886.

We managed to spot more nice places in Melaka which is much really attractive.. and really an adventure..

- There goes to another part of the town-
Besides we venture to places like normal usual historical dutch wall and portugese wall which is used to protect the settlement last time. .. and is similar to the one in Penang which is the Esplanade.. or Fort Cornwallis which is built by the British
- Both me and dear posting in the war place-
On the way to Jonker Street, we pass through the river - malacca river and we take the second shot of the town itself

Other than that, we snap the beautiful town it self.. which i love it so much...

Here come we are venturing at the Jonker Street itself which is one of the famous street for food and souveniers..
Jonker, Heeren and adjacent streets - This is the residential heart of Old Malacca just west of the Malacca River, with its narrow winding streets, beautifully decorated houses, tiny shops, temples and mosques. The whole area is undergoing a renaissance with new shops, restaurants and hotels catering to tourists mushrooming everywhere.
And now is time for food.. after a long venture.. we tasted a numerous of food.. like a MUST to taste will be the chicken ball.. and more and more to go which i will blog them up later at the food blog itself (http://www.malaysianfoodie.com/)

Here is both me and dear keeping ourself enjoyed with the chicken rice balls.. :P

The streets is pretty a much of excitement where ou can hear the sound from the trishaw which given a much excitement and lively town.. with people on the triscycle.

There is a much more souvenier which i can say is indeed too much to buy in the town itself. It does have small little craft inside the town till big and small reptica antiques as well those original big nice antiques from centurys
- Isn't this cute?-
Besides foods and souveniers, there are also big beautiful temples.. which are really an eye opening sight seeing in the town itself..There is so many temples, kuih and all.. in one street which i can say it represent the Malaysia unique of harmony .. and multicultural state.

One of the streets in this area is Harmony Street (officially Temple street or Jalan Tokong), so called because it contains the prayer houses of Malaysia's three main faiths - the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, the Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple, and the Kampung Kling Mosque.
- Antiques all round the town-

Muzium budaya cheng Ho is another place to go for..You can understand a lot from here if you wanna get to know more on Malacca history.. It is one of the Oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia and has an inscription dating 1685 commemorating the deeds of by Kapitan China Li Wei King.

- The beautiful small roads in the town-
- This is cute with the sign MALAYSIA BOLEH!!-
After the visit in JOnKer Street we take a ride down to a place A MUST to visit in the town..where of course the A Famosa.. and is simply beautiful

Here we are at the A Farmosa.. a MUST place to go in Melaka.. which is a KEY place of visit there. A Famosa (Malay: Kota A Famosa), or "The Famous" in Portuguese, is a fortress located in Malacca, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gatehouse, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.

Lets begin with some history of the famous ... A FArMOSa..In 1511, a Portuguese fleet arrived under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque. His forces attacked and successfully defeated the armies of the Malacca Sultanate. Moving quickly to consolidate his gains, Albuquerque had the fortress built around a natural hill near the sea.
Albuquerque believed that Melaka would become an important port linking Portugal to the spice trade from China. At this time other Portuguese were establishing outposts in such places as Macau, China and Goa, India in order to create a string of friendly ports for ships heading to China and returning home to Portugal.

The fortress once consisted of long ramparts and four major towers. One was a four-story keep, while the others held an ammunition storage room, the residence of the captain, and an officers' quarters. Most of the village clustered in town houses inside the fortress walls.
As Melaka's population expanded it outgrew the original fort and extensions were added around 1586. The fort changed hands in 1641 when the Dutch successfully drove the Portuguese out of Melaka. The Dutch renovated the gate in 1670, which explains the logo "ANNO 1670" inscribed on the gate's arch. Above the arch is a bas-relief logo of the Dutch East India Company.

The fortress changed hands again in the early 19th century when the Dutch handed it over to the British to prevent it from falling into the hands of Napoleon's expansionist France.
The English were wary of maintaining the fortification and ordered its destruction in 1806. The fort was almost totally demolished but for the timely intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, who happened to visit Melaka in 1810. Because of his passion for history, this small gate was spared from destruction.

And next to it, there is a mall which able to let us have a quick rest indeed of the shinny hot weather ..So, we went for two malls for a quick rest which is The Dataran Pahlawan

That's ended our one day trip of Melaka.. Bye.. see u sometime when i wanna makan.. :P

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