Malacca (Malaysia) is an old Portugese port city dating back to the 17th century. After the Portugese ruled over it there were also Dutch colonists and later British. Malacca has some of Asia's oldest Dutch buildings so it's quite an interesting place if you like to look at old buildings. The city has stayed intact for a long time and it feels like going back in time here as well as it did in Penang. Arriving to Malacca takes about 4 hours from Singapore, it's only 230 km away and is pretty cheap by bus. Malacca is quite small, you will see everything in the city center in a few hours and then thats about it. there is a small fort called St. John's just 3km out of downtown but that's pretty much it. More than 1 or 2 nights is not needed to stay here.
There are 2 parts of downtown, Little India and China town
Xaviers Church which was packed on a Sunday
The river that flows through the city
Maritime museum which was one of the most lousy ones I have ever been to....it only looks good from the outside but inside nothing really to see.
This was pretty much the only thing to look at inside
Just outside downtown some unfinished jetty
Top of the hill the oldest Dutch buildings in Asia
St. John's old fort
Biggest Chinese cemetery outside of China. Someone important got himself a pretty cool grave
East side of Malacca
Home-stay hotel, only 25 euro a night and breakfast was included
Hotel living room....
Breakfast at hotel
Loads of different religions here too
Jonker Walk street
Jonker Street, super crowded from morning to night!
Bars by the river, cool place to have a drink in the night
Boat rides on the river leave every 10 minutes