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Originally posted by johnyou at 2006-12-12 09:53
How about Malacca? I feel it's a must see if you wanna have a complete picture of Asia...!
John - that one way street you travelled to get a glimpse of the ancient Portuguese boat Flor de La Mar is actually the main street to all the important historical sites in Malacca.
Let start from Air Keroh, the highway you took to enter the city.
As you enter are Butterfly park on the left., Slightly below, Birds farms, peacocks, etc......
Auyin hill resort/Formosa Water resorts/zoo is few miles away on the right.
After that, Mcdonald's drive in, opposite, the zoo. Opposite zoo is Paradise camp site. Beside zoo, mini Malaysia resort!!!
Below, crocodile farms.
You come to the city where Renaisannce hotel is.
As you go lower, you reach St Francis church, oldest in Malaysia.
A few km across the river, is Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, oldest one outside China,~1640. Beside Hindu Temple, Muslim Mosque & Tua Pek Kong Temple!!!
Opposite St Francis, is Malacca River cruise. One can see Many "Melaka trees" Fruitings. It began when Parameswara saw the Kancil kicked the tiger under the tree. So that's how Melaka got's it's name.
So 100 mters lower, in Christchurch-Dutch Stadhuys(house), English Fountain, English Clock Tower, Up the hill ruins of St Francis church, A Formosa portuguese Fort. & below the hill, you saw Merdeka square(Independence site), Merdeka Museum, Old Sultan Palace,etcc....
& beside Merdeka square, is latest shopping mall,Carrefour will be there in 2007. Plenty of shops the selling branded clothes, mobile phones but no LV yet!!!
& opposite is Parkson+Mahkota parade+Medical centre.
Just down the road on the right is the River mouth where many tourists brought too. On the left is Melaka Raya, Business district as well REd light ares where bars, pubs, restaurants aplenty!!! Many Bakuteh tehere, spices pork herbal soup!!!
A few historical sites is out of city, 4-5 km away.
YES, opposite Renaissanse is Bukit China(Chinese ancestors hills where myth is gift of Sultan to Princess Hang Li Po of China, is there such a pricess from China from Emperor Yung Lo's time???)
At the foot hill is Adm Cheng Ho temple with Ma Chor Po, queen of the seas!!!
On the right of Renaissanse, 1km away is Confucious Temple!!!
A bit of news about Melaka!!!
I hope i was not proud like a peacock!!!