24 April 2010
Dear Family and Friends,
At 9:30 am on the dot, Joowee picked me up at my hotel in KL. Together with her friend Michelle, we drove south to Melaka, the ancient city-state and historic port city strategically located on the Selat Melaka – the Strait of Malacca.
I missed Melaka on my first trip to Malaysia four years ago and I was anxious to see it.
Melaka is a great place for a daytime stroll. Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and native Malay architecture all stand together and line the narrow streets: forts, churches, mosques, temples, tombs, fountains, along with plenty of clothing, antique, porcelain and chachka shops.