Christ Church Melaka; and the famous fountain at Stadhuys – Walking on grounds trodden by the Dutch since more than 300 years ago.
Guess what? After a brief hiatus (two years, in fact), I was back in Melaka for an unofficial annual pilgrimage. It has been ingrained somewhat into the mind of this Motormouth; to honour the promise of visiting this town with the richest history in Malaysia; bursting with character and quaint charm almost unrivalled, at least once a year.
Last year was out of the question since the eventual move to KL took me some time to settle down amidst the barrage of workload inherited from my predecessor.
Since December is off limits again this year, might as well squeeze in a short getaway (about 1.5 – 2 hours of drive from Kuala Lumpur) in October when everyone’s still not in the holiday mood. Yet.
A hodge-podge of collective colonial elements, punctuated with influences from the Peranakan heritage and local flavours injected from the myriad of races staying within the neighbourhood, Melaka town is undoubtedly one of the best place in Malaysia to experience the spirit of 1Malaysia.
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