A really short flying visit to this old trading port town. Of all the places we have been this was link a mini Europe in Asia with narrow lanes, terrace houses, bridges over the river and classic forts from the height of Dutch, Portuguese and English rule over this once central spice route port. Some forts and buildings date back to 1511.
The old town part where we stayed was close to Jonkers St, the centre of the old town. So close we were able to cycle around the town and visit most of the attractions.
Malacca for me holds a special place as my grandfather served all through this region as part of the Royal Australian Navy's Far East Strategic Reserve. I grew up on stories of the strait and the pirates and tropical heat.
I'm glad we got to visit if only for 48hrs.
We arrived and departed by coach - I am really impressed with the transport network thought out Malaysia.