I took a bus to Melaka, which is a couple of hours (148k) from Kuala Lumpur. I took a bus from this station, the Bandar Tasik Selatan station, which is an LRT station conveniently connected to a bus station.
Some public restrooms featured centralized toilet paper (i.e. one dispenser for the whole restroom, so grab your share before heading to the stall). This was a restroom concept I’d never seen implemented before.
We arrived in Melaka (Malacca). Melaka is a port city which has a bunch of history. It was the capital of the Melaka Sultanate back in the day and was then colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lot of my time in Melaka was spent in the Dutch Square area. Back in the day Melaka was colonized by the Dutch and then the British took over after an agreement with the Dutch, but the Dutch influence remains in this part of the city.
Christ Church Melaka. This is an Anglican church which was originally a Dutch Reformed church. I’m guessing the switch had something to do with the city’s change in status from a Dutch to a British colony.
The myriad changes to the town plan by far is a tremendous damage to the seafront, the urbane fabric and colonial architecture, much of which has seen renovations which do not entirely reflect the character or scale of the original. 536 more words
More than a month ago I went on a solo trip to Malacca with SG being the jump off point: a rash decision made around 6PM, after learning that the last bus (with available tickets) would depart exactly an hour after. 1,018 more words
Sacrificing sleep and a much needed rest after my ICT, we drove off early Saturday morning on our road-trip to Malacca. We set off at 5.30am, and the traffic was smooth the whole way with no hiccups at both immigration checkpoints. 717 more words