Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sight-Seeing To Our Historic City

So... we went to Melaka last Saturday.

Daddy grumbled to Son that he had to drive 70 odd km just because Mommy wanted to run 21K!Hahaha Adoi. Yeah, Mommy wanted to run "just" 21K at Skyhawk Nature Run last Sunday.

Didn't plan anything special to sightsee on Saturday so we decided to go all touristy and visited Bandar Melaka.
We parked our car somewhere near the Melaka Pirate Park and started our walk.
Strolling along the river bank watching river cruises pass by and occasionally going up to street level to check out the "activities" there.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the MELAKA TREE! As Malaysians, you all know the story about Parameswara and the founding of Melaka, right? ^^
Street level.

Red building so we know we are close to :
Massive tourists crowd, a renovation in progress + two local production shooting = stifling area.

The Stadthuys is currently under renovation and was covered in scaffolding and cloth (not to mention a whole lot of stalls selling souvenirs).
The Queen Victoria fountain built in 1901 and the tower clock in the background. Still functioning perfectly and quite free of debris. heh

And then you can't miss this :
I'm sorry but these are some awesomely tacky trishaws and man... do they need to be loud too? It's not enough to assault our eyes but our eardrums too? Sorry, Hello Kitty decked trishaw is just not my cup of tea.

Then we walked up to Bukit St Paul (St Paul's Hill) and bumped into two fellow runners. Two famous and fast runners, if I might add and got a family potrait of us taken. Thank you KK!
Photo credit : Kin K Yum
A South African connection found here, Ru!

Frau Van Riebeeck died in Melaka in 1664 at the age of 35. There's a Japan connection too, in this story as the husband had proposed of selling South African hides to Japan. I trust you have more info on that too, Ru. Right? ^^

Just a short stroll and then we decided to head to the famous Jonker Street.
Bumped into more runner here at Jonker Street. ;-)

Then it was time to head back to our hotel and we enjoyed the night walk by the riverside. It's a different sight between strolling during daytime and nighttime.
Had dinner, showered and Son kicked us out from our hotel room as he told us to "jalan" some more. HAHAHA

So both of us went out and spend more time, this time just the two of us before heading back to our room around midnight.

Can't stay up too late. I gotta run early Sunday morning, remember? ^^

28 comments:

  1. agree on tacky trishaw decoration! why, oh, WHY??? plastic flowers ain't my thang. bleurgh

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    1. Yeah!

      Why can't they be more refined and focus on a more traditional approach?

      Yucks

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  2. founding of melaka? errr.....errr...wait ah...have to korek back the archives in the "coconut"...errr......

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    1. alamak...renovation....they tear down or just repairing...hope it's just repairing la

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    2. climb up the the hill ah...last time i climb already semput :(

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    3. where is my pineapple tarts!!!! :p

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    4. Repairing la...

      Alamak! Ini Mama Kucing... takkan naik bukit a bit sudah semput. You can run after Small Kucing sure you have no problem naik tangga what! ;)

      Pineapple tarts all masuk my perut. :P

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  3. wow, what a nice trip to the Historical City of Malacca!! i have not been there for ages, i remember the last time i went for a short trip was in 2007.. awww, more than 6 years ago~~

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    1. so much has changed since then as i looked at the photos.. especially the first two photos, i don't remember seeing the cruise and also that beautiful bridge across the river.. ah, at least back then, Raimie was already existing in this world~~ :D

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    2. very beautiful family portrait!! i like that!! so happy and all were smiling in synch just like a very well bonded family.. great shot and no wonder this is made your FB profile picture huh.. :)

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    3. what is the place in the last photo?? so foreign feel, at first i thought it actually looks like Notre Dame, haha.. and why did Raimie kick you both out of the room, while he stays in the room alone??

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    4. You're much better than me. The last time I was at Melaka was when I was a student there in 1991 & 1992! :P

      Last photo : that's the Church of St Francis Xavier

      Raimie wanted to enjoy the hotel experience. So he told us to go jalan-jalan and let him spend time in peace! LOL

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    5. I went to Melaka countless of times and the longest stay was 6 days, hunting for antiques from shop to shop! That was during the 80s!! Lina still wearing blue uniform then.

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  4. The photos are lovely and the camera man was smart. It gave me the vacation mood!

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    1. Why papa bising just to be the driver? Someday mama will run 70km and he just need to drive 21km to reach there. Fair deal.

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    2. The best part I loved about Melaka is their river cruise. It is world class to observe the mixed developments of kampungs, Chinatown backlanes and modern buildings. I have cruised twice and would try their night cruise someday as they light up the whole river journey.

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    3. I prefer walking than taking the rive cruise. But that's maybe because we are stingy! LOL

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    4. Adoi...you are not kedekut but wise! I am a curious person by nature and wanted to see how nice the cruise was because the CM guaranteed it. I really agree that it was good.

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  5. Hahaha! 2 in 1 activity. I've not been to melaka for a very looòoooooong time.

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    1. Well, if not for the run; we wouldn't have visited Melaka either!

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  6. I have not visited the Melaka tree in my previous visit. Mm. Actually didn't know it is there at all :|

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    1. If we didn't follow the river walk route, i wouldn't have known either ;-)

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  7. wow, I must visit Melaka again!

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  8. becox u are sooo glemmmmm!!

    kelassss kau jah... =)

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  9. Nice photos taken! I wish to drop by Malacca too!

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