Travelogue

Impressions of Melaka – Street Views

It was a pleasant experience to walk about through the maze of narrow lanes around Melaka old town. The key attractions for tourists are along the river.

After attaining the World Heritage City title from UNESCO, local government had started some renovations along the riverside. This water mill was newly erected, giving me a false impression of being in Li Jiang, China.

The riverside walk was now more accessible, with cafes and cruises.

The wind mill was nearby, and it was not built by the Dutch.

The clock tower was donated by Mr Tan Jiak Kim on 1886. The clock was donated by Japanese company on 1982. True? That was what the sign said.

And around the areas have more red houses/shops.

My favourite has to be the old shops opposite the river, there were so colorful and plenty of things for exploration.

There are many art galleries, antieque shops, and also painted walls.

If you heard loud music approaching, it was likely to be one of these colorful trishaws taking tourists for a tour.

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One response

  1. tskraghu

    Ur lens captures what our eyes miss!

    March 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

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