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Malacca

A fairly short drive from Kuala Lumpur and we were in Malacca.

This old town has retained much of it's character and old buildings.

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sweeties!

 

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It is a tradition to extensively decorate the trishaws

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St Paul's the oldest church

 

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Mark shows off his souvenir bottle of cow urine

(no joke!)

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the old buildings were beautiful

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Baba Nnyonya Museum.  Three houses that had been knocked through at the turn of the 1900's and converted to a wealthy single family home.  The house is more or less as it was then and forms the museum.  It is still owned by the same family.

 

Our hotel

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the hotel lobby

 

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the style is that of the Baba Nnyonya's, who were the very wealthy Chinese/Malay traders who built the houses at the turn of the century.

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letter box

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We had cocktails at Harpers, and even managed to persuade Rose the manager to give us a free one.  We got quite drunk, in fact so much that we slept through the 8.7 earthquake!

 

We were sober at this stage!

just how many beers does it take to sleep through an 8.7 earthquake?

 

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birds nested and flew in out hotel lobby

 

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next door to our hotel

the house opposite our hotel

 

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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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the temple was built in 1645 by a sea captain and is the oldest Buddhist temple in Malaysia

 

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The time we visited coincided with the 20 days of old-souls.  A time to pray and remember the dead. 

 

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This shop was selling paper goods of every description (satellite dishes, mobile phones, cheque books, passports etc) which the family burn in front of the memorial tablet of the person they are remembering to provide them with goods in the next life.

 

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a couple of bums!

 
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