Visiting Malacca or Melaka

I recently took what might be my last trip to Malacca. I’ve visited there eight times (I think), and I’ve enjoyed it each time. It’s a great place to take in some history, learn about the Portuguese, Dutch, British and how they elbowed their way into the spice trade. They’ve done a fantastic job developing the river area in the old section, plus you get to visit the vibrant and fun Jonker Street. Here’s a few shots from my trip. Yes, I bought some gula Melaka.

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Malacca River. Great for night time walks or a river cruise.

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Dutch built church in Dutch square. You can attend a service on Sunday morning.

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Here’s my crazy students touring the replica Portuguese ship.

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Up close.

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The tomb of famous Malay folk legend Hang Jebat.

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A typical Malacca building.

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From the rooftop of Hangout Hotel. Jonker Street in full mode.

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St. Paul’s church, built by the Portuguese in 1511. This is a statue of St. Francis Xavier, who was interred her for a time.

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Inside St. Paul’s.

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Malacca city from St. Paul’s hill. The lone standing gate of the old fort, Afamosa, is in the foreground.

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