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    Chinese carneval

    by yatingchen Written Feb 25, 2007
    Hui at carneval street

    Favorite thing: 25% inhabitants in Malaysia are Chinese. Once a year from all Malaysian states they come to Melaka for Chinese carneval during the lunar new year. (shows on roads) In year 2007 it happened on Feb. 24.

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    Porta de Santiago (A'Formosa)

    by yatingchen Updated Feb 24, 2007

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    Wen in fron of the gate

    Favorite thing: The gate was at first built by Portuguese in 1511, but then heavily damaged by British invasion in 1641. Since 1808 the gate has kept its original looking.

    The material of walls are mainly shells and turtles' eggs.

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    Comparative costs

    by SWFC_Fan Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Market stalls in Melaka

    Favorite thing: I visited Melaka in December 2005. I present below the prices of some of the items I purchased during my trip, by way of providing information about the general costs of living.

    At December 2005: 6.4 RM = £1

    - 330ml can of soft drink from a supermarket = 1 - 1.50 RM

    - 330ml bottle of imported beer in a restaurant = 12 - 15 RM

    - A meal of noodles/rice with meat in a simple restaurant = 3 - 5 RM

    - Cakes and pastries from a western style bakery = 2 RM

    - Large stuffed crust pizza at Pizza Hut = 30 RM

    - Pitcher of Pepsi (circa 6 large glasses) at Pizza Hut = 4.50 RM

    - Postcards from souvenir shops next to Stadthuys = 0.70 RM each

    - Entrance to Maritime/Naval Museum = 2 RM

    - Entrance to Stadthuys (5 museums) = 5 RM

    - 4km taxi ride (city centre to bus station) = 12 - 15 RM

    - Coach to Kuala Lumpur = 9.40 RM

    - Single room, with en-suite, air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge and buffet breakfast in a modern 3* hotel = 125 RM per night.

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    Street scenes in Chinatown

    by DanielF Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    Favorite thing: In post modern South East Asia everybody wants to escape the Equatorial heat and humidity and more and more activities tend to be done in artificially cooled buildings and vehicles. In Chinatown, however, most daily activities seemed to be done on the street or with the house doors wide open. Children playing chess, adults singing karaoke, people selling and buying, eating... they were all common sights while we walked in Chinatown.

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    Maritime Museum

    by black_mimi99 Written May 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The museum is the model of a Portuguese galleon remind us of the ship “flora De La Mar”. It exhibits the maritime history of Malacca during seven eras: Malay Sultanate era, Portuguese era, the Dutch era, the British era, and the Malaysia independence era.

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    Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

    by black_mimi99 Written May 18, 2006

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    Baba Nyonya - mi's

    Favorite thing: Intermarriage between early Chinese settler and Malays resulted in the unique Baba Nyonya culture..... here we can learn more about the culture.

    Fondest memory: The traditional cloths of Baba Nyonya.... i like it so much! not like Chinese cloths or Malays...

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    Melaka Theme? (I don't think so)

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Melaka Theme? I don't  think so!!
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    Favorite thing: Since Melaka is such a historical city and food heaven, the demands for visiting tourists to Melaka to bring back something is always there. In short, I am going to list out some of the things you should buy from Melaka because of the uniqueness of the city.

    The wooden clogs (are high on aunties' list), Cencaluk (fermented shrimp), Aik Cheong Coffee, paintings and postcards of Melaka, Orang Utan t-shirts, and some old antiques from collectors' boutiques should be considered.

    There are at most 2 shops that selling some low quality Balinese landscaping items and I don't think you should waste your precious time/money buying them and better get yourself an oil change session at Hoe Kee/Chong Wah chicken rice stores.

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    Economy & Wealth Distribution

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Street artist, not homeless
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    Favorite thing: State of Melaka as a whole is still very much depending on agricultural products with the exception of touristy and artistic charms around the Bandar Hilir. Street artists, food and drinks industries however blend in very well in Melaka because of its unique richness in both cultural and heritage values.

    The fondest impression for me (since young) on Melaka are those talented street artists who make a living by painting really nice paintings based on A'Famosa, St. Paul Hill, Dutch Square, even the Jonkers St. and becoming the best tourism publicity material that keep drawing foreign tourists pouring into Melaka because some friends or friends of their visited Melaka before. They may not be rich, but they really contribute great deal to Melaka tourism.

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    Melaka, Great Getaway Destination

    by muddybok Written Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Melaka can be considered as one of the most popular historical destination for both Malaysian and Singaporean. The A'Famosa is the most popular landmark in SEA, even more popular than KLCC Twin Towers.

    Often time, special groups (such as Fiat, Alfa, Lotus and Harley owners' groups) will have treasure hunt or makan cum historical trips to Melaka. Believe me, most of them already been to Melaka many times but they will not mind keep coming back.

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    A'Famosa is spared!!

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The A'Famosa plays a very important role to Melaka's development and that include attracts millions of tourists to Melaka every year. I cannot imagine who will ever visit Melaka just because of Jonkers St, Dutch Square and may be Christ Church. Thank God that Sir Stamford Raffles rescued A'Famosa from being demolished by British in 1808.


    I was quite shocked to read that some people actually hate the ass out of A'Famosa Fort & those canons that constantly molested till really smooth and shine whenever kids, families, tourists, foreigners taking photos with lot of smiles and magnificent backdrop of A'Famosa. Luckily those tips are sinking to the bottom and I was so worry that it will bring about bad publicity for Melaka tourism.

    Melaka people may have suffered tough lives during the colonial period, but the ability to endure and stand up under great suffering is what we looking for. Just as we all know that we are going to die one day, are we suppose to feel sad over this starting from our birth? I don't think soooooo!!!!

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    Street Scene (Short Pavement)

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Another attraction for older Melaka town area are those short pavements and they are so close to main streets, that Melaka Authority has to covert most streets into one way street. Behind all these short pavement, there found great treasures for antiques collectors. You can find many shops selling old charcoal irons, typewriters, clocks & watches, even F&N and cokes bottle for real collectors.

    Eaters can find wide range of local and nyonya foods amongst these shops too. Believeeee me, Melaka is quite a food heaven and that's the reason why many Singapore and Malaysia tourists keep visit/re-visit Melaka whenever they manage to find time to escape there.

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    Potpourri of colonial history

    by bkarjee Written Apr 1, 2005
    Centre of Melaka Tourist District

    Favorite thing: The history of Melaka is the most facinating part. Also the easy going and relaxed pace of life in this silent place is invigorating. The other good thing is that you can cover most important tourist attractions on foot. They are all located very close to each other.

    Fondest memory: Talking to the rickshaw driver while enjoying the ride across the city. This guy is a historian, guide, salesman, driver all in one.

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    WI-FI @Geographer & Surrounding

    by muddybok Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Click-click!!

    Favorite thing: For those travelers that bring along their notebook computer may want to upload & create Melaka VT page on the spot.

    However, the wireless login id is required. You may want to check with Geographer guy for temporary login. Of course you need to buy drink from them la!!!

    Hot Spot provider, TM Net (one of the premier telephone operators & ISP in Malaysia)

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    Jln Hang Jebat vs Jonker Street

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Jln Hang Jebat is also known as Jonket Street. The street will be blocked every night from Friday to Sunday. There are a lot of stalls set inside selling handicrafts, food etc..

    There are performances and shows as well.

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    Holland Street vs Tan Cheng Lock Street

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I was asking for direction. A local told me that my map has some problem because they missed out the Holland Street.. so he drew a new map for me..

    After a long while, he said.. hmm.. Oh nono.. actually Holland street is Jln Tan Cheng Lock, but the local never call it Jln Tan Cheng Lock!

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